Ridin’ Dirty? 5 Steps to a Clean, Fast Bike

By Jeremiah “Scratch” Stone There’s something disheartening about a dirty bike. You cringe at the creaks and grinds, avert your eyes from the grime, and roll out for a ride with shame that you haven’t been kinder to the machine that brings you so much joy. Good news: you’re just 5 steps away from breathing Read More →

Ninja Adventure Spotlight: Duthie Hill Park

Imagine a magical mountain biking playground where dozens of trails weave through the trees with jumps, berms, rollers, and drops that are prime for progression. A place where confidence is boosted by every lap, new session buddies are made, and high fives abound… welcome to Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah, Washington. The Evergreen Mountain Bike Read More →

Pre-Turn: the Key to Smooth, Fast Corners

Picture this: it’s the exact moment that you settle into the flow of a descent when the singletrack throws a hard left or right at you. You lay on the brakes, eek your way around the turn, pedal like mad to get back up to speed and do your best to find your rhythm again… Read More →

8 Steps to Successfully Introducing a Friend to Mountain Biking

If your introduction to mountain biking was anything like mine, you know that there is a right way and a very wrong way to introduce someone to the sport. My first singletrack experience? A backcountry shuttle ride in Utah on a borrowed bike with tennis shoes and an outdated helmet. On the first descent I Read More →

Meet Ninja’s Furriest Employees

Wombat finds the perfect spot

Ninja relies on the talents of our furry companions to execute over 600 skills events around the country every year. So in honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day on June 21st, we’d like to introduce you to the dogs of Ninja and how their unique abilities contribute to our success. Name: Wombat Supervisor: Read More →

Party of One! 9 Tips for Riding Solo

Are you interested in pedaling solo but not-so-sure about the prospect of being out there alone? Maybe you’re wondering – How do I navigate the trails? What happens if I break my bike and can’t fix it? Where should I ride? Stop worrying! Riding by yourself doesn’t have to be scary – in fact – Read More →

History Made: Ninja Instructor Retreat

What happens when 37 Ninja Instructors from 17 states gather in one place for 5 days and you add a mini bike park, a jump line, 1 outdoor shower, and 547 cups of coffee? Ninja’s first ever Instructor Retreat. The goal was simple: to join forces to further develop the Ninja curriculum so it’s clear Read More →

Mountain Biking is like Mexican Food – Dirt Rag Feature

Dirt Rag Magazine showed up to a 2-Day Camp in Stokesville, Virginia and left with the key ingredients for a margarita-worthy feast. “Every time I thought I had my weight forward or backward, or was turning with my belly button, or keeping my eyes up and scanning, it was pointed out that I was not. Read More →

Ninja Celebrates Women’s MTB Day

Ninjas all over the country celebrated IMBA’s Women’s MTB Day on May 4th with high fives, happy dances and a hefty dose of getting rowdy on the trails. From Santos, Florida to Bend, Oregon to Stokesville, Virginia, the force was especially strong at our Women’s Fundamentals Clinics where riders took their love of mountain biking Read More →

8 Tips for Riding with Kids

By Teri Ayotte We bought our kids balance bikes before they could walk, played bike videos on YouTube instead of cartoons, and moved them up a wheel size way too early because “they’ll grow into it”. Why? Because as mountain biker parents it’s more than just teaching our kids a sport. We want to share Read More →

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