BIKE CULTURE

A Visit with Engin Cycles

July 16, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Germantown Avenue seems like a comparatively quiet street when considering the rest of Philadelphia. Trolley tracks and cobbled paths remain from the years gone by, there is a lot that houses a food truck and

BIKE CULTURE

Mixtape Monday Vol.4

July 2, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

We are back with Vol.4 of the Monday Mixtape. This week, we turned the keys to the mixing board over to our Social Media Master and Camera Controller Brett Rothmeyer: I wasn’t quite sure how

ADVOCACY

My Other Bike is a Vessel of Light

June 15, 2018 Carolyne Whelan 1

Since Halloween, I have been fundraising for AIDS/LifeCycle to earn my spot riding with roughly 2,200 other cyclists and 500 volunteers from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The ride brings awareness to the streets of

Bikepacking

Chasing the Tune of Kokopelli

June 11, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 2

by Maureen Gaffney Riding the Kokopelli, the 150-mile trail between the esteemed mountain bike destinations of Fruita, Colorado and Moab, Utah for a second time is like childbirth. Your mind neatly erases the painful bits, assembles a sparkly highlight

BIKE CULTURE

Mixtape Monday: Vol. 3

June 4, 2018 Carolyne Whelan 0

Oh, hello there, I didn’t see you pop in! I’m just here finishing up this sweet tape to send to some of my friends to let them know how excited I am to be back

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Blast From the Past: Guerrilla Girls

June 1, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Dirt Rag Issue #85, published in April 2001. Words by Cynthia Carbone Ward. Art by Sherri Dobay. I arrived in California on Groundhog Day of 1982, a refugee

Photo by Dr. Jonathan Dowell
FEATURES

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

May 24, 2018 Carolyne Whelan 7

Or: Why I Always Carry a Map Mountain biking is a lot like the military in two ways: It’s a family and operates as an “army of one” (in most every other way it is

BIKE CULTURE

Backyard and Beyond: Purple Lizard Maps

May 18, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Welcome to the first installment of the Backyard and Beyond video series. For our first effort, we visit with Purple Lizard Maps. Purple Lizard Maps was created in the mid-1990’s by Michael Herman. Herman, a longtime

Bikepacking

Sheep, Kiwis & RVs

May 15, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Words and Photos by Colleen O’neil   I’m grinding up the gravel road, sweating profusely in my rain jacket. A sudden summer shower just passed, so now it’s 80 degrees and sweltering again. Drops of