ESSAYS

Essay: Ignorance is bliss

June 6, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

Words by Helena Kotala, photos by Evan Gross As someone who has been serious about riding bikes for a relatively short period of time, I still vividly remember being a beginner. Well, to be honest,

BIKES

First Impression: Jamis Dragonfly 26+ Pro

May 18, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

The Jamis Dragonfly is a 26plus steel hardtail designed as a women’s-specific bike, featuring a shorter top tube in relation to seat tube, lower standover height, a shorter wheelbase and smaller sizing than its counterpart, the Dragonslayer.

NEWS

Sacred Rides launches Getaways Program

May 9, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

The Sacred Rides Getaways Program was launched last fall as a way for mountain bikers who are passionate about guiding rides and showing people their home trails to lead trips under the Sacred Rides umbrella.

FEATURES

Video: Escape to Hurricane

May 4, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Ride along with professional mountain biker Jeff Kendall-Weed as he jumps and wheelies across the desert of Hurricane, Utah. ——————– Like what you see? Please support independent publishing by Subscribing To Dirt Rag Magazine today.

EQUIPMENT

First Look: Wolf Tooth B-RAD system

April 21, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Wolf Tooth’s B-RAD, aka Be-Rad or Bottle Relocation and Accessory Device, is a versatile system for organizing your water bottles and other essentials using bottle cage mounts. The system is built on three different mounting

BIKE CULTURE

We Want Your #VANLIFE Stories!

April 8, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Our current issue of Dirt Rag Magazine is all about the van life. Inside the covers, four different van-dwellers tell their tales and tell us about their experiences with the nomadic lifestyle. This lifestyle comes in many

NEWS

Watch: No Room for Error

April 1, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Eric Porter has spent 15 years traveling the world in search of beautiful trails. But his favorite spot is Alaska, and he’s returned to ride a ridgeline that has been on his mind since his

BIKES

NAHBS 2017: Funk Cycles

March 31, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Funk Cycles was born in 1988 as the brainchild of Darryl Funk, whose passion lies in rethinking the status quo and creating bikes that are outside of the box. Starting out in aluminum when most of

ESSAYS

Adventure: It’s what you make of it

March 13, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

I think today more than ever, it’s easy to get caught up in the belief that our own lives are mundane. The internet constantly throws articles about traveling to far-off lands in our faces. Instagram

BIKES

Some Interesting Bikes of NAHBS 2017

March 13, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

There was no shortage of cool bikes to be seen at NAHBS this year. While it’s impossible for me to pick my absolute favorite, there are definitely a number that I noticed and appreciated for one

BIKES

NAHBS 2017: Day 1 Photo Dump

March 10, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Hello from Salt Lake City! We’re here at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, checking out some highly unique and interesting bikes and bike-related things from builders around the country and world. This is personally

ESSAYS

Reset Button

February 24, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

I came really close to bailing on the ride. I felt overwhelmed with stuff to get done. It was a dreary day. I was tired. Maybe I’d just take a nap and then spend the