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 maintained the machine that brings you so much joy. Good news: you’re just 5 steps away from breathing new life 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 A backcountry shuttle ride in Utah on a borrowed bike with tennis shoes and an outdated helmet.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 →

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 →

10 Yoga Moves for Mountain Bikers

By Jeremiah Stone Do you ever wake up feeling like the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz? If only there was a can of oil to make it all feel right again! Luckily, we have the next best thing to get your body loose and ready to ride. Here are 10 Yoga moves for mountain Read More →

21 Signs You’re a Mountain Biker

1. You get back from vacation and look like you got in a bar fight….with a pile of rocks. 2. You’re shocked that some people use their garages for cars. 3. You know your preferred front and rear tire pressure down to a fraction, but you can’t remember your significant other’s birthday. 4. Case, send, Read More →

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