Tag archives for mountain biking

Watch: The Trail to Kazbegi, A Bikepacking Adventure

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, bikes are a wonderful way to explore the world. They are an elegant, efficient, and exhilarating tool for adventure. You can cover a large sum of ground in a single day, gorge on fresh oxygen for hours on end, take in exquisite views, and enjoy the…

Biking a Path of War, Intrigue, and Tragedy in Bosnia

A filmmaker recalls the horrors of the war his father ended. On a perfect July day in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I pedal out of Sarajevo, passing buildings pockmarked by gunfire and shells two decades earlier. These physical reminders of the war are stark and ugly, but something even more disturbing lurks inside so many people…

Watch: Mountain Bikers Glow and Soar on Epic Midnight Ride

The latest short film from Sweetgrass Productions is predictably epic and beautiful, though surprisingly features mountain biking instead of their true love, skiing. Check it out. Here filmmaker Mike Brown gives us a little inside scoop on how they made it happen. Where is this shot? The beginning reminds me of your glorious summer skiing…

A Workout Shirt with Sweat-Activated Ventilation—That Works

“The world’s only sweat-activated venting system. Exclusive FreeVent Pro active venting technology uses moisture-activated polymers in strategic sweat zones. The polymers expand to lift open critical airflow channels as the pace climbs, and then close when the body cools and sweat evaporates. Laser-cut patterns aid cooling process and are placed specifically where venting is most…

Utah by Dirt: Off Road and Behind the Lens

A desert road trip is something that I look forward to year in and year out. As a neighboring Coloradan, it’s become a staple of the yearly adventure diet. While I may not call Utah my home, there is something there that I can’t live without. Anyone who has been there and experienced the full value…

Utah by Dirt: Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

For Utah by Dirt, four friends find as much Utah adventure as possible accessed by dirt roads. Follow their story on The Adventurists blog. The beautiful inner workings of the desert began to reveal themselves to us the more we kept on pedaling. As we grew tired in the heat, under the brutal mid-day sun, we…

Utah by Dirt: Desert Mountain Biking Near Green River

For Utah by Dirt, four friends find as much Utah adventure as possible accessed by dirt roads. Follow their story on The Adventurists blog. With a backdrop of striking shadows cast from back-lit rock spines, a mountain biker stirs a billowing cloud of dust as he or she descends an impossibly steep line, pops off of a…

Utah by Dirt: The Ultimate Adventure Road Trip

Follow along as we chase dirt trails, ride the red-water rapids of the Colorado River, and explore hidden canyons in Escalante on our Utah by Dirt adventure. Follow along with the hashtag #UTbyDirt. The looming sandstone towers obscured the entire northern skyline from where we had parked and were now setting up camp. We found…

Exploring the Cold Coast: Mountain Biking in Bellingham – Dispatch #5

Errant rays of light cut the dark forest floor as the afternoon sun lay heavy over the hills below Mount Baker, Washington. The hand-crafted trail sheared methodically through the dense forest undergrowth, snaking ribbon-like through the otherwise thick green carpet of verdure and deadfall. Like a ghost in his full-face mask, Micah Evangelista emerged from the…

Video: Three Friends’ Bold Adventure Mountain Biking in the Peruvian Andes

In the winter of 2014, I set out for the Peruvian Andes with my great friends and trusted adventure partners, Thomas Woodson and Sam Seward. The trip was fueled by the ever evolving need to make each adventure bigger and more thrilling than the last. We went in search of high alpine single track in…