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May 19 2015 - 10:19am | by wendyengelberg

The event planning for me started Monday. The weather forecast was looking very bleak with snow predicted up to 5 inches and roads requiring chains and snow tires. As of about Thursday, after the Amgen tour was cancelled for Friday in Big Bear due to bad weather, I had lost hope and was leaning towards a plan B of riding local with friends. Then the sun came out Friday and seemed to melt everything away. I kept checking road conditions and the weather. Road conditions were good, no snow, but the chill factor was off the charts at mid 30's for Saturday and 50"s for Sunday.

Now my...

My 1st Enduro!
My 1st Enduro!
My 1st Enduro!
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Events
May 15 2015 - 10:57am | by stansnotubeswom...

ZOIC is proud to announce our sponsorship of the Stan's NoTubes Women's Elite Team for 2015, within that team is our beloved Brand Ambassador Sue Haywood! Below is a recap of the kick off to the event season, THE SEA OTTER CLASSIC! Here are some quotes and pics from our amazing ladies team...

Sarah Kaufmann: Whew...Sea Otter weekend! What a wild and fun event. We were thrilled to have all eight of our Stan’s NoTubes Women’s Elite Team members in the same place for this bikecentric weekend! Actually this is the first time we have managed that in the five years of the team’s...

Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
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Events
Apr 30 2015 - 12:01pm | by steveboyd

I love the springtime. About the 1st of April every year the mornings begin to warm up enough where I don’t need a jacket or long sleeve jersey for the morning ride. I like this because mornings (early) are my favorite time to ride, and I do not like being cold. Heat I can take, but numb fingers and toes are at the bottom of my list.

Last year, April 2014, was my 1st go at the Whiskey 50 race in Prescott, AZ. What could be more fun? Mountain biking awesome trails, great food, beer gardens, 2000+ friendly MTBers, and perfect weather….uh, unless the weather doesn’t cooperate....

Whiskey or Bust!
Whiskey or Bust!
Whiskey or Bust!
Whiskey or Bust!
Whiskey or Bust!
Whiskey or Bust!
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Events
Apr 29 2015 - 3:18pm | by kenavery

Living in New England is fun. The seasons change, the trails are technical, and dirt is grippy (even if the roots aren’t). Every spring the snow melts, and the local MTB crew starts to buzz about which trails are open, and where the next ride is meeting. Right about that time, the industry migrates to Monterey, CA, for the annual kick-off weekend, known as the Sea Otter Classic.

I look forward to attending this event every year, as it supercharges the spring energy that was buzzing back east. All the new gear, the new teams, the pro races, and media coverage, has made this event...

The Kick Off Event of the Year!
The Kick Off Event of the Year!
The Kick Off Event of the Year!
The Kick Off Event of the Year!
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Events
Apr 10 2015 - 11:03am | by andrewfiore

(MY) ORIGINS

Holy smokes, ever since I was 9 years old and reading comic books by the stack I have wanted to tell my own origin story. Now I have the opportunity. Regrettably, my story doesn’t include an adamantium skeleton, a fortress of solitude or a bite from a spider that led to amazing super powers, but this is my origin story and I’m sticking by it. Hopefully I am able to tell it in a way that connects with the reader and sparks a fire, perhaps even inspires. You know, like a super-hero. I’m not holding my breath, but we’ll see what happens.

Like most people, I’ve...

Whistler, B.C.
Moab, UT
Portland, OR
Chico, CA
Elijay, GA
Prescott, AZ
Moab, UT
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Biking
Mar 30 2015 - 12:21pm | by elisabethjohnson

I come from a competitive roadie background. Give me a crit and I’m in hog heaven. Last month marked my first year riding a mountain bike. It has been a blast! One of the best things that has come out of mountain biking is all of the awesome people I have met and friends I have made.

About 7 months ago I moved to a new state and started a new job. I knew four people when I moved to Reno and knew no one at my new job. I have always been someone who is a little shy around new people and slow to make friends. I quickly became the “biker chick” in the office due to the fact...

Chicks riding bikes with chicks...
Chicks riding bikes with chicks...
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Biking
Mar 23 2015 - 12:29pm | by craigpayne

Recently I adventured into the South with three goals in mind… the wedding of my amazing daughter in Savannah, the surf at Tybee Island, and to taste the endless single track of the Pisgah & DuPont in North Carolina.

Leaving on a cold Texas morning the snow began to fall. Experiencing a few unforeseen challenges on the way I finally reached my first destination of Savannah. Georgia’s oldest city rich in history, fantastic cuisine, music and arts. It also happens to be the place where my beautiful daughter and awesome son in law decided to start their story. The wedding was...

Into the South...
Into the South...
Into the South...
Into the South...
Into the South...
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Biking
Mar 16 2015 - 1:04pm | by dylanrenn

When I was 12 years old I got my first bicycle at The Cove bike shop in Sausalito. I rode it everywhere and off everything and in the end I destroyed that bike. The next 25 years I rode and broke a lot more bikes from 22 pound X-C bikes to 50 pound DH bikes and everything in between.

My name is Dylan Renn and I’m addicted to mountain bikes.

My early years as a racer was in Cross country category for the most part with hill climbs mixed in. As soon as gravity racing started I jumped on board and raced until 2005. After that I still raced on and off but mostly the past 6...

What I do...
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Biking
Mar 10 2015 - 1:51pm | by miguelramos

Well its that time of year…base season!!

The cycling season is soon upon us, and the preparation for a good season is largely justified by one training phase.
The base phase. Base is a cycling phrase and training block where you put in long hours on the road bike at a specific heart rate. Base is broken in 2 blocks of 8 weeks with 3 hour increments of ridding time each week. At the end of base season, I'm generally riding about 26 hours on my last week of base. The hours get long, and the road seems to never end. I do my best to enjoy the view. One key ingredient is to keep...

Time to SPIN!
Time to SPIN!
Time to SPIN!
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Biking
Feb 25 2015 - 2:07pm | by kenna

After reading a few Bermstyle reviews on FB and other social platforms, it became clear to me that Bermstyle's Jason Van Horn and Inga Beck are serious about what they do and what they love! That obvious dedication led me to send these two adventure gear junkies our cold weather gear to test through and through....

Bermstyle is an online journal documenting and revolving around life on two wheels, with an emphasis on the culture and gear. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, they maintain roots in Portland and Southern Oregon, and live to ride bikes. Whether it’s on frequent road...

Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
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