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The best books on cycling

WORDS: Imogen Smith<p>Whether it’s inspiration, information, or entertainment you’re after, there are a bunch of cycling titles out there to keep you …

Cycling

Training Center: Core strength for cyclists

Years ago, I was out to dinner with a group of friends when an unassuming gentleman joined us. (I’m still embarrassed to admit that, at the time, I …

Exercise

Drop 3,000 Vertical Feet in 9 Miles on the Newly-Completed Mills Peak Trail

What started in 2007 as a dream to construct a 9-mile multi-use singletrack trail with 3,000 vertical feet of elevation came to its full realization …

Adventure Travel

4 Great 30-Minute Workouts When You're in a Time Crunch

No time to ride? No problem! You can do these high intensity workouts in just 30 minutes.<p>We’ve all been there: A meeting runs long, a kid needs extra attention, or you got sucked into a Facebook vortex—suddenly, your workout time window has shattered.<p>In that moment, it can be tempting to just call …

First Aid: Communication devices for backcountry emergencies

<i>Welcome to the Bikerumor First Aid Series, where we explore common cycling injuries and what to do if you or your riding partner wreck. In this</i> …

U.S. Coast Guard

9 Lightweight, Inexpensive MTB Survival Items You Probably Don’t Have in Your Pack Yet

On a mountain bike, you can cover 50 miles of backcountry singletrack in a day and still make it home for dinner. With the ability to cover so much …

Mountain Biking

By the Numbers: How Losing Weight Improves Cycling Performance

Cycling favors good power-to-weight ratios, but by how much? We calculated exactly how weight loss can boost your riding performance.<p>You don’t have to ride fast to be a cyclist, but if you want to crush some speedy sections, slimming down can really help your cause.<p>“Any reduction in body weight can …

Watch: The Newest Trail in Grand Junction - Hawkeye

In this episode of Follow Cam Friday, Nate Hills and Sarah Rawley ride the newest trail in Colorado’s Grand Valley: Hawkeye.

10 Most Popular Mountain Bike Articles of 2017

2017 has proven to be a tumultuous year, both in politics and in the world of mountain biking. Many of us look to this sport as a means of escaping …

Watch: Crashing on the Ribbon Trail - Grand Junction, CO

The Lunch Loops is one of the most technical trail systems in the nation, and even for some of the best riders, it doesn’t always go according to …

15 Skills Every Adventurer Needs

Use these essential abilities to slay your next big trip.<p>If you’re well prepared for adventure and can find the humor in things not going according to plan, you’ll never stop exploring. To understand just what will get you to that place, we spoke with endurance athletes, gear gurus, and elite …

Camping

10 Upgrades for Less Than $100 That Will Radically Improve Your Mountain Bike's Performance

We throw a lot of virtual ink around about the latest-and-greatest mountain bikes and components, many of them measured in the thousands of dollars. …

Watch: Four Ways To Improve your Mountain Biking, and Avoid Common Mistakes

If you find yourself struggling when you ride new or technical trails, follow Blake’s advice to improve your technique and stay safe out on your …

Five2Ride: The Best Bike Trails near Kansas City

Moab, Sedona, Fruita, Pisgah… and Kansas City? Not as preposterous a lineup as you might think. Unbeknownst to those outside the area, KC has some of …

30 Ways to Get Fit Without Joining a Gym

No offense, but statistics show you probably won't use that gym membership. Save your cash and still get in shape this winter with these 30 simple tips.<p>Winter training season—otherwise known as “Oh my God, what have I done to myself for the past month, who ate all those holiday cookies?” season—is …

12 Easy (and Secret) Southwestern Escapes

#1. Kelvin to Superior, Arizona<p>Don't Miss: Mountain Biking, Chimichangas<p>Running 800 miles between Utah and Mexico, the Arizona Trail offers countless stretches of high-quality mountain biking. And of the Arizona Trail Association’s 43 total passages, the 38-mile segment southeast of …

Bike Hacks: Three Things to Grease

High-use areas to keep extra greasy<p>Headset bearings see a lot of lateral force under braking, and they can shift even with the tightest of …

10 Best Mountain Bike Trails in Los Padres National Forest

As a largely coastal national forest, the Los Padres National Forest in Southern California allows visitors to ride in one world and see the other. …

10 Tips for Mountain Biking in the Rain

As autumn draws to a close and all the multicolored leaves so many social media posts have been waxing lyrical about lay strewn across the trails, …

Here's how to brake better - MBR

Stop braking bad<p>Losing traction with your rear wheel? Washing out the front? Overrunning corners? We uncover the science behind braking. Here’s how …

Beatdown: Gore One Pro Jacket

It's never too cold to ride when wearing the One Pro<p>Over the years, one thing about my wet-weather riding experiences has remained constant: I never …

The Only Four Cycling Workouts You Really Need

Do these each week and you've got your basic training covered<p>There are as many ways to train as there are coaches, plans, online articles, and books. Even seasoned riders can get lost in the sea of intensity zones, HIIT workouts, mobility moves, plyometrics, strength work, and core training. That’s …

11 Mountain Bike Lights to get you thru winter – Cateye, NiteRider, Light & Motion, Gloworm & more!

The end of Daylight Savings time has put an abrupt halt to the after work trail sessions that many of us northern hemisphere readers had been trying …

Gear & Gadgets

Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness

Last February, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National Fatbike Championships, held in Ogden, Utah. Fat Bike Nats isn’t exactly the Tour de France, but it’s no charity ride, either. Overend had to compete against a field of much younger pros, including …

Exercise

2017 Fall/Winter Gear Guide - 7 Men's Kits Tested

Well, it’s that time of year again: the skies alternate between a postcard-perfect robin’s egg blue with that bit of a crisp chill in the air, and …

Backpacking

The 10 Best Mountain Bike Trails in Sequoia National Forest

<i>Sequoia</i><p>Most who have heard the word associate it with the most impressive trees on the North American continent, if not the world… either that or the …

10 Best Mountain Bike Trails in the Pike National Forest

The Pike National Forest covers much of the Front Range of Colorado, stretching between Colorado Springs and Denver. The forest is home to some …

Night riding tips for mountain bikers

Western Riding

Primer: How to Clean A Hydration Pack

Outdoor adventuring 101: stay hydrated. We’re all quite aware of this necessity while traversing the fine national parks and backcountry badlands of …

Listen: Mountain Bike Concussions Explained

With concern about concussions and traumatic brain injuries growing in sports like football, we explore how the bike industry is poised to deal with …

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