Review: Grip Studs

February 28, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 4

By Ryan Eisenhower If you have ever spent time in Central Pennsylvania in the middle of winter, you know that we can experience a wide range of conditions over the course of 4-5 months –


How To: Pack a bike for travel

February 13, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Traveling with your bike can be a great way to explore a new locale, but it doesn’t work if your bike is damaged en route. We reached out to Sue George at for some expert tips


The Guide to Trail Etiquette

January 30, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 5

By Katherine Fuller If we could all just live by the great commandment of “Don’t be a jerk,” mountain biking wouldn’t need an etiquette guide. But we have met the enemy and he is us.


Behind the Veil of Faranak Partoazar

January 12, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 3

By Steve Thomas Iran, mountain biking and women: There’s a combo you don’t see every day. Meet Faranak Partoazar, the Iranian national cross-country champion, who is shredding convention and preconceptions. Can we get our prize


Essay: The Bigger Story

January 4, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 2

By Jon Marsden The rain had flashed on and off like a yellow amber in a midnight town since about two-thirty that afternoon and the subject matter in my middle school science classroom was a