VIDEOS

Video – “Beyond Trails: Atacama”

February 20, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

“Beyond Trails: Atacama” follows the ambitious human powered adventure of Lorraine Blancher and Robin Munshaw as they embark on a multi-day bikepacking expedition through unmapped trails and canyons in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. The Atacama Desert, known to

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Review: Bontrager women’s winter wear

February 9, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

Bontrager B2 long sleeve base layer – $85 When riding in cold and/or potentially-wet winter conditions, layering and dressing appropriately is of utmost importance. That being said, I usually opt to get my upper body

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Tips for Winter Riding

January 25, 2018 Helena Kotala 9

Riding bikes outside during the depths of winter, especially in the chilly northern regions of the country, can seem rather prohibitive or unpleasant if you aren’t used to the cold or aren’t prepared. But the

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Riding the Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

January 23, 2018 Helena Kotala 2

I have a certain fascination with and interest in exploring abandoned manmade things. There’s a surrealness that comes with being in a place that is in between urban and wild, developed and natural. Rusty metal, crumbling concrete, smashed

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Review: Women’s Club Ride Tour Pants

January 10, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

Club Ride Apparel specializes in bike-centric, functional clothing that is also fashionable and comfortable for everyday living. As the brand’s website pronounces, “Life doesn’t stop after your ride, and neither should your clothes.” While a

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Dirt Rag’s top web posts of 2017

December 23, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

It’s that time of year when we all look back at the past 12 months and take stock of what we’ve accomplished and the memories we’ve made. Here in the world of Dirt Rag Web,

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Welcome to the new Dirt Rag store!

December 21, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

Now that the holiday online shopping rush is just about over (or maybe for some, just beginning… good luck!), we’ve taken this opportunity to change things up a bit in our Dirt Rag Online Store.

BIKE CULTURE

Video: Ride of the Dead

December 16, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Ride of the Dead takes us into the world of the Mexican mountain bike culture during the famous annual celebration known as Dia De Los Muertos. This film follows Oaxacan-born-and-raised rider and trail builder Yefra

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IMBA announces nine new EPICS for 2017

December 13, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

The International Mountain Biking Association has announced its 2017 class of IMBA EPICS, consisting of nine trails and trail systems in the United States and beyond. IMBA EPICS are defined as “demanding, mostly (at least