Event Recap: Croatan Buck Fifty

March 23, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

If you look up the word stoke in the English dictionary you will find that it means, “to poke or stir up or supply with fuel” or “to increase the activity, intensity or amount of.”


Cool Shop: Somervelo in Boston, MA

March 23, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

If you are like me, it’s hard to think of the city of Boston, Massachusetts without thinking about bicycles. Boston is home to countless custom frame builders, racing legends and access to some wonderful scenic


Kitsbow announces 2018 Trail Advocate of the Year recipients

March 21, 2018 Press release 0

This year, Kitsbow launched its inaugural Trail Advocate Program, which recognizes local leaders in trail advocacy through a crowd-sourced nomination process. The first Trail Advocate of the Year recipients were announced yesterday: Joe Lopresti (Homer Glen, Illinois), Tim Kugler


Video: The Fun/Suffer Divide

March 14, 2018 Helena Kotala 0

Access to our remote backcountry trails aboard a mountain bike is becoming more and more challenging. Ride along on the Fun/Suffer Divide with Chris Shalbot, Scott Rinckenberger and Justin Olsen as the trio discovers a


Excerpt: An Interview with J Mascis

February 21, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 2

On a cool and rainy evening, a large orange tour bus hums outside of an 18th-century Catholic church that has been converted into a concert venue. Attached to the bus is a black utility trailer


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


NAHBS: Day 2 Highlights

February 18, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 1

Fuzzy eyed and coffee charged, we lumbered our way to Day 2 of NAHBS. The myth of Jenga greatness welcomed our visitors to the Dirt Rag booth today. Young and old looked to achieve legendary status


NAHBS Preview: Olivetti Bicycles

February 14, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

A few weeks ago we caught up with Chris McGovern of McGovern Cycles as he prepares for NAHBS. In our conversation, we asked Chris who he was looking forward to seeing during the show this


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


NAHBS 2018 Preview: Sklar Bikes

February 9, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 1

If you have been paying any attention to the hand-built bicycle scene over the last year, you likely have caught wind of Adam Sklar. His bikes are eye-catching and popping up all over the internet