Bike check, One, Two….is this thing working?!

Things on your bike can change from one ride to another – bolts loosen, tire pressure changes, parts wear down – and taking the time to regularly glance over your bike can be the difference between a quick fix vs. a pricey bike shop visit or lots of miles vs. stopping every mile to fix Read More →

The What, Why, and How of Jumping your Mountain Bike

To really become good at jumping your mountain bike you must first understand the various types of jumps and related terminology.  From there, it’s time to understand the what, why and how of jumping. And once you’ve got all that dialed, learn how to apply your new understanding of jumping mechanics to all the different Read More →

4 Tips for Finding “The One”

A few reasons you might be looking for “The One”… Your friends are disappearing to seek new singletrack and you’ve been left behind plateauing with your boring old partner. You’re just entering the market for the first time and are astonished by the sheer number of options, bells, and whistles. “Ahem… that button does what?!” Read More →

Top 10 Tips to Riding in Sand – Like a Boss

mountain biking in sand

  (Photo courtesy of First Tracks Productions) Riding in sand can be challenging and even a little scary, which makes it a frequently discussed topic at our desert teaching locations (looking at you Arizona and Nevada!).  Doesn’t it seem like those sandy patches always appear right after a nice hard-packed section or on a corner? Read More →

5 Things Ninja Doesn’t Tell You About Their Camps

I joined the Ninja team as the Conductor of Stoke back in April so if you follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook (which you should!) then you’ve gotten to know me a bit over the past few months. Even though I’ve been riding for seven years, I’ve never had any formal skills Read More →

5 Pieces of Bad Mountain Biking Advice

Maybe you’ve heard it, maybe you’ve even offered it. Advice given out on the trail can be downright terrible with frustrating and  painful results. Here are the five worst pieces of riding advice we’ve heard out on the trails. 1. “The bike knows what to do – just let it roll!” No matter how much Read More →

TKMBD – Celebrating the Next Generation of Ninjas

Saturday, October 6th, IMBA is celebrating its fourteenth-annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) and this is a great opportunity for you to share your passion for pedaling with the next generation of Ninjas! This will be our 8th year celebrating in San Diego and we have an exciting afternoon planned. We will set Read More →

Fall in Love with these 4 Adventure Clinics

You had big goals for the Summer of 2018; you were finally going to take your riding to the next level and put it to the test on a grand adventure. Summer may have snuck away from you, but you still have plenty of opportunities to dial your skills and explore a new bike destination Read More →

Decision-Making Made Easy in Stowe, Vermont

You have options when it comes to where you take your mountain bike for a weekend getaway. We are here to make that decision easy for you.  Pack your bags. It’s time to get away to Stowe, Vermont. It didn’t take much convincing for us to add The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont to Read More →

Rock (Squirrel?) Dodge Technique

Have you ever been riding down the trail, turned your front wheel to avoid a large rock and then BUMP, your back wheel hits that same darn rock you were trying to avoid?  As you’ve likely figured out, the back wheel doesn’t follow the same path as your front wheel when turning.  The Solution? Introducing Read More →

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