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Where The Trail Ends: Behind the Epic MTB Film - Video | Red Bull Bike

Where The Trail Ends: Behind the Epic MTB Film - Video | Red Bull Bike | singletrack minded | Scoop.it
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An interesting look at the making of "Where The Trail Ends." Director's commentary on the challenges faced in shooting and editing the movie.

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New World Disorder 10 - Dust and Bones

Got a moment? New World Disorders full length video takes a look at some truly inspired riders doing what they do best. Really gets you in the mood to ride, that's for sure!

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Eric Johnson's comment, April 23, 2012 3:04 PM
Long, but worth it. Watched the whole video!
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Trek Bicycle: MTB Camps

Trek Bicycle: MTB Camps | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

Trek offers mountain bike camps in order to grow the sport. Camps are available for all levels and are used to help develop skills and create community. Consider it and check it out!

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Where do your passions take you? | The Trail Collector

A video that a friend of mine showed me. This man titles himself "The Trail Collector" and  looks for new trails, new places to be, and new experiences to be had. Where could a passion like mountain biking take you?

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Eric Johnson's comment, April 15, 2012 3:49 AM
I've recently been exploring trails around the Copper Country with my good buddy Kevin Merritt, so viewing videos like this just get me even more pumped. Keep on sharing!
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Interactive Trail Map for Copper Harbor | www.copperharbortrails.org

Interactive Trail Map for Copper Harbor | www.copperharbortrails.org | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

I was checking out new routes to ride up in Copper Harbor, when I stumbled across this really cool feature on their website. It's an interactive trail map, where you can not only get layout of the land and map out a course, but also view video of bikers riding the trail. This way you can an insider look of what the trails look like and how they ride. Check it out, it's a really helpful guide.

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IMBA Epics Rides | Bucket List

IMBA Epics Rides | Bucket List | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

Looking for a change of scenery? Here's IMBA's list of Epic Rides. IMBA's Epic Ride list is a list of trails that constitutes a certain amount of trail features, downhills, range of difficulty levels, and other critera. IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) has compiled a list of some of the best trails in the country into a bucket list. Research, ride, enjoy! Warning: riding epic trails may result in a sincere obsession with mountain biking. 

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Eric Johnson's comment, April 7, 2012 7:15 PM
I AM a mountain biker, and this article has me wondering why I'm even inside typing when I could be out DOING WHAT IS POSTED ON THIS SITE. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing! My bucket list has now expanded ten-fold!!!
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New Indoor “Fatbike” Park Opening in Moab | Mountain Bike Blog

New Indoor “Fatbike” Park Opening in Moab | Mountain Bike Blog | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

A new mountain bike park to open in Moab. Utah! Already a moutain bike mecca, riders in Moab are looking to extend the season by creating an indoor mountain bike park that is especially designed for ultra-fat tires, like those on the Pugsley or Moonlander. This park is even proposing an section using artificial snow to mix it up for all types of terrain and surfaces.

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Nate Anderson's comment, April 5, 2012 12:29 AM
The tires are so big! Next step would be riding in a blimp.
dgsawall's comment, April 8, 2012 9:11 PM
no, first you go to a balloon attached to the handles, THEN the blimp. But yes, it is a really awesome bike, and the indoor riding environment sounds awesome!
Nate Anderson's comment, April 8, 2012 10:37 PM
Touche broski, Touche.
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Buying Your First Mountain Bike | Dirtworld

If you're just getting into mountain biking and are looking to buy your first bike or are just looking for a new bike, here's a great article from Dirtworld on things to consider and look for from the bike to the dealer, how to understand the technical jargon, and find a bike that fits you well. 

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BSA SummitCorps | Mountain Bike Trail Building

The Boy Scouts of America get together to build 30 miles of bike trail. In this particular segment of video they describe how to use a rock armoring technique to create a sustainable bike trail in an area prone to wash outs. Also, take note of how the community gets together to create a great trail and bettering the community. Great stuff. 

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League of American Bicyclists - Basic Maintenance

I had the opportunity to get out on the trails with a group of friends for the first time this season yesterday. We had a great ride and no mechanicals during the ride. However, when I got home a rear flat is going to put my biking on hold for a while. This made me think that it would be a good time to review some basic maintenance rules and such, and thought I would share this resource. The League of American Bicyclists includes a list of common maintenance things that should be checked or are commonly a problem, such as flats. They give great step by step instructions, so check it out!

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Responsible Mountain Bike Riding

Responsible Mountain Bike Riding | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

As the season approaches, here's a good reminder about how to ride within your limits and be a good community member by keeping the trails clean.

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Trek treks to Whistler, B.C.to test out the Trek Session 9.9

Trek treks to Whistler, B.C.to test out the Trek Session 9.9 | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

"Trek Session 9.9 and Slash Launch in Whistler, B.C.. You've seen the bikes, now watch them ride. Trek headed to Whistler to launch the all new 2012 Slash and Session with a group of journalists." 

 

This video is sure to get you ready to ride this season, along with give you rider to rider reviews on the Trek Session 9.9. 

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dgsawall's comment, April 8, 2012 9:12 PM
I want one!!
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Danny MacAskill Insight 2012

Danny MacAskill gives a little insight into his goals for 2012. Great trials rider, fun to watch! Check it out.

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U.P. Mountain Biking Races and Events

I have had the priviledge of living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which is a great destination for mountain biking. Here is the Upper Peninsula Mountain Biking (UPMTB) website, specifically the page for races and events that take place during the season. It is a great resource to find races in your area or ones you would like to make a trip for. It's a great way to get you, your family, and friends out during the summer.

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Mobile Mapping & Tracking Apps for Cyclists' Phones | Bicycling Magazine

Mobile Mapping & Tracking Apps for Cyclists' Phones | Bicycling Magazine | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

MAPMYRIDE is an app for your phone that allows you to follow a prerecorded route or allows you to chart your own to your destination, share your route on Facebook or Twitter, and will also sync up with a fitness caluclator. There are a couple different versions of app's that allow you to map out your path and chart your fitness goals. Check 'em out and try 'em out for your commute.

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Eric Johnson's comment, April 15, 2012 3:50 AM
Apps like this make me want to a get a smartphone.
craniumburrito's comment, April 16, 2012 5:02 AM
hey this is totally legit. i have an app like this that i use to map my runs, they work so well its frightening. i didn't know there was an app for biking too! heck yea! gonna download it right meow and cross my fingers for nice, not windy weather so i can break out my road bike.
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The Collective | Blending Passions of Media and Mountain Biking

The Collective | Blending Passions of Media and Mountain Biking | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

Group of individuals get together to blend media and mountain biking in order to share their passions with others. They participated in a community of people that pushed each other to push their limits on their photography, videography, and biking skills and grew into a network that shared tips, places to ride, and a similar passions. How cool is that? Check out the teaser for their feature length film.

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Inspirational Speech for Riding Your Bike -- You can do it!

Inspirational Speech for Riding Your Bike -- You can do it! | singletrack minded | Scoop.it
Boy gives an inspirational speech after learning to ride a bike.

 

Received this video from a friend of mine so if you need a little encouragement to get out there and ride, listen to this boy's words of wisdom.

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Twelve Best Bikes for 2012 | Mountain Bike Magazine

Twelve Best Bikes for 2012 | Mountain Bike Magazine | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

Mountain Bike magazine takes a look at 12 of the most promising mountain bikes for the year 2012. They cover all types, from 29ers, to lightweight carbon frames, to sturdy downhill bikes. Something for everyone, take a look!

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Learn To Speak Dirt | Dirtworld

Dirtworld is a great resource and I couldn't help but stick up this article on MTB slang terms, it was interesting to read both from the standpoint of a mountain biker and a communications major. Check it out and see how many words you've heard of!

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We Believe in Bikes | Trek Bicycle

As the season approaches I wonder sometimes why people love to bike, what brings biking communities together? This commercial by Trek I think sums up some of the key reasons people do it, why it becomes addicting, and can change a lifestyle. Why do you bike? 

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Eric Johnson's comment, April 2, 2012 2:19 AM
This commercial gets me so jacked up! I just want Spring to dry up so I can bust out my Trek and hit the Tech trails!!
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Belt Drive Mountain Bike | Gear Review

Belt Drive Mountain Bike | Gear Review | singletrack minded | Scoop.it
bike chains have been standard equipment for decades.

 

So what has changed? A new innovation. Depending on your biking needs could be something worth looking into! Gear Junkie takes a look at belt drives as an alternative to the traditional bike chain.

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Ride My Domain Season Premiere Video - Pinkbike.com

Ride My Domain Season Premiere Video - Pinkbike.com | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

Ride My Domain is a 30 minute episode that takes a look at the community and trail systems, this time in Phoenix, Arizona where they take a look at Gnar Gnar Tours, Fishbowl, Price's Pump Track with local riders and community members. They get a look at how these riders and community members get together to create a great atmosphere for people to ride together and to create opportunities to get people involved in the sport and enjoy the great trail systems Phoenix has to offer. Great video to inspire a fervor for riding and also to brainstorm ideas on how you can help out your biking community.

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6 Unusual MTB Trails

6 Unusual MTB Trails | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

Six unusual trails, from different surface textures to location. They're sure to challenge you in one way or another! - The article even includes one from our own beloved Copper Harbor!

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Surly Moonlander | Dirt Rag Magazine - For More Than Just The Snow

Surly Moonlander | Dirt Rag Magazine - For More Than Just The Snow | singletrack minded | Scoop.it

The "fat tire" bikes of the mountain bike world have become more and more popular in recent years especially for those of us who live in wintery wonderlands. The large fat tires allow the bike to float atop the fresh snow and allow a bike enthusaist to continue enjoying their passion through all seasons. John Herron, however, has popularized a new use for these monster trucks of bikes. The same principal behind riding on the snow also applies to sand or other various loose surfaces. Bikers in areas without snow can use these bikes to get to new surf sites or explore coast lines. Innovation from the bike to innovation for its purpose.

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