6 Ways to Spread Trail Magic / The MTB Edition

The term “Trail Magic” is most often associated with the Appalachian Trail and refers to seemingly small, but largely impactful acts of kindness that happen trail-side (picking up trash, offering up extra food, being nice to strangers). This year, we’d like to introduce you to the Mountain Bike Edition of Trail Magic and 6 simple Read More →

DIY Manual Machine Plans

The manual is a useful skill for lofting your front wheel over an obstacle. Yes, lofting as opposed to lifting. Once you know how to manual you’ll start to see the trail from a different perspective. You’ll no longer have to ride over small trail obstacles, you’ll be able to effortlessly loft the front end Read More →

Finding Joy at Every Turn

As we enter the season of reflection and gratitude, we’re taking the time to focus on the joys found in the everyday mountain biking experience.  We’re not talking about the epic once-in-a-lifetime bike adventures –  these are all the tiny joys that keep us returning to the bike day after day; the smell of the trail, Read More →

Sorry, but we’re closing

We’re shutting it all down… Website (dark)Phone (voicemail)Inbox (ignore)LiveChat (crickets)Smoke signals (hmm… maybe!?)  For the fifth year in a row, this Black Friday we encourage our employees, our customers, and our communities to #OptOutside.  We joined this movement because we believe that being outside (and on our bikes) makes us our best selves. Our bodies are Read More →

Trails 2 Ales Podcast “Sharpens the Saw” with Ninja

Every Wednesday the Trails 2 Ales Podcast dives into “a Bike Thing, a Beer Thing, and a Bonus Thing.” They joined us for two Ninja skills events in Stokesville, VA and guess what?! Last week’s “Bike Thing” was all about their experience! Have a listen to find out about “sharpening the saw”, their biggest takeaways, Read More →

5 Moves to Knock Out “Knee Cave”

Last month, Ninja Instructor and Personal Trainer Bekah Rottenberg helped us understand how adding strength training to your routine will have you reaping huge benefits on the bike (check it out here). Today Bekah’s giving us the tools to tackle a serious challenge for many riders, one that impacts the most important position in mountain Read More →

Shred the Red in Sedona

By Jeremiah Stone “Rojo Velcro” is the term the locals use to describe that perfect ribbon of red singletrack that winds through the beautiful high desert setting in Sedona, Arizona. With hundreds of miles of this “shred carpet” (another well-deserved name for the trails) and a town a full of sights, food, and entertainment, this Read More →

Ninja’s Turning 9!

It’s hard to believe it’s been 9 years since the first Ninja Instructors gathered on a sunny fall afternoon to translate what they knew about riding into a teaching curriculum. Those instructors focused on sharing both their success and failures and pushing one another to a common goal. What was that goal? To help others Read More →

5 Key Components to Keeping Your Feet on The Pedals While Jumping

Have you ever felt your feet come off the pedals while you’re jumping? Scary, right? This October, scary should be left for ghosts and goblins, not jumping your mountain bike. Here are the 5 key components to keeping your feet on the pedals and keeping your heart from racing. 1. Technique The most common reason Read More →

5 Reasons NOT to Mountain Bike

By Hannah Levine Thinking about getting into mountain biking, but coming up with all sorts of reasons why you can’t?  Or maybe you have a friend that is full of excuses for why they don’t want to try mountain biking? Here are 5 of the most common excuses (and my responses).  1. That bike costs Read More →