How I Killed Mountain Biking And How You Can Save It – UPDATED

November 16, 2018: Here is an interesting (and long) read by Kevin Alexander of Thrillist about how his article identifying his favorite hamburger joint seems to have caused the place to close down. Guess I’m not the only one who feels a little guilt over sharing secrets. October 29, 2017: Forgive me, for I knew not what I’d done. I thought I was helping friends and strangers find great places to ride mountain bikes. How was I to know I was killing the sport at the same time? A little…

Take The National Mountain Biking Survey And Let Your Voice Be Heard

Ohio University and Appalachian State University researchers have put together one of the more interesting mountain bike surveys I have even taken. The survey is sponsored by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) with funding help from SRAM. While not a big fan of surveys (questions can be slanted and responses can be skewed), this one has some unique questionnaire features where you can drop and shuffle your answers (you’ll understand if you take the survey). Hit this link to take the survey. The survey is open to U.S. residents…

Gooseberry Mesa Rescue Is Lesson For Every Rider

Gooseberry Mesa rests to the east of Hurricane, Utah, and it is one of my favorite mountain biking destinations. What makes the place so appealing (aside from the awesome trails) is its remote location. This is not a place that riders just happen upon. No, a Goose rider has to commit to driving on miles of rutted, rocky dirt roads crossing cattle grates to get to the camping and trail head. This remote location is also Gooseberry’s achilles’ heel. Two riders were recently injured on the Goose so EMTs and…

Hitting This Link Will Cost You An Hour Of Your Life And Unveil 6,821-Miles Of Mountain Biking

I love maps. Printed, digital, 3D or street view, it doesn’t matter. Open any map and I’m already off on a trip in my head. That’s why hitting this link to the Colorado Trail Explorer is going to cost you some serious time units out of your life. But if you are a mountain biker, think of the next hour as an investment, not a cost. The map details a claimed 39,000 miles of trails and over 1,400 trailheads. There are an estimated 6,821 miles of mountain bike trails (sounds…