An Essential Piece of Equipment: Rebecca Rusch’s Blood Road Bike

When you decide to head overseas on a bike trip that takes a month, there’s just a wee bit of planning that needs to be done. And in that planning, you’ve got to pick a bike that you trust is going to work for you. During Rebecca Rusch’s amazing journey …

The United States of Dirt: The Whiskey Off Road with Peloton Magazine and Team Clif Bar

We challenge you. Do a search for mountain bike races around the country. Cross country ain’t dead and Team Clif Bar and Peloton Magazine are out to prove that not only isn’t it dead, but it’s alive and well.  As a part of their United States of Dirt series, Peloton caught up with …

#Ride2Mammoth: Amanda Nauman Preps for Dirty Kanza

Watch the story of Amanda “Panda” Nauman’s ride that started at the Pacific ocean, in the sand, wound its way through the desert and finally into the mountains and the snow.  To meet and follow Niner’s other four riders on their Road to Kanza, go HERE.

Kirt Voreis and the Legendary Jackalope

Jackalope? What’s that? As a kid on my first drive across the U.S. with my folks, there was talk about something called a jackalope. Postcards at Wall Drug showed images of a rabbit with antlers. Did this thing really exist? Or shall we ask, “Does this thing exist?” All you …

ROAD TO KANZA: MENSO DE JONG, FROM SINGLETRACK RACING TO GRAVEL

No stranger to grinding it out in the saddle for hours on end, Menso de Jong, a member of Team Clif Bar Mountain Biking and Cyclocross, talks about getting ready on his Road to Kanza. Watch the short video and read about a ride he once did with 14k of climbing. …

Grass Roots Racing in the Mid-Atlantic: Dylan Johnson Wins the Cohutta 100

83 fast-paced miles. Hit the gas at the start. Don’t let up. That’s what Dylan Johnson of Cameron Mountain Bike Racing did this past weekend. Here’s his recap: The Cohutta 100 is often one of the more tactical of the National Ultra Endurance Race Series (NUE) races with over 65 miles …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 3: Amanda, the Team and a Large Mammal

Day 3 of the #Ride2Mammoth took the team up the highway, off onto some scenic gravel and up to the resort and snow. Here’s the final recap of the story in video, pictures and words.(If you missed Day 1 or 2, here are the recaps: DAY 1, DAY 2) In …

Check, Check, Bike Check with Kirt Voreis and his Niner trail bikes

On a recent road trip along the California coast with Kirt Voreis, we forced him to stand in the direct sunlight, without his Smith shades, and take pictures with his JET 9 RDO and his RIP 9 RDO. (He loved every minute of it.) Both frames use Niner’s Carbon Compaction …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 2: Amanda and the Team Face Heat in the High Desert

Day 2 of the #Ride2Mammoth found Amanda and her SDG Factory Teammates facing long, straight highways, high heat and relentless sunshine. Here’s the story in video, pictures and words: (If you missed Day 1, here’s the recap.)     In Amanda’s Words: Day 2 of the #Ride2Mammoth was a hot …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 1: From the Ocean into the Mountains with Amanda Nauman

Here’s an interesting idea. Start at the Pacific Coast, get on your bike with your training partners, ride east into the LA mountains on your way to the Sierra Nevadas. Amanda “Panda” Nauman and members of the SDG Factory Team are headed on a 400+ mile journey over three days, …