RIDE ADVENTURES

Video: Patagón by Montanus

April 11, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Patagón is a new short film from Montanus that shares a bike and packraft adventure in a remote area of Southern Patagonia, where, between the Austral Andes and the huge glacial lakes, the traditional Argentine

BLAST FROM THE PAST

A brief history of the dropper seatpost

April 4, 2018 Dirt Rag Magazine 1

In the early days of mountain biking, quick-release seatpost binders were on the bikes even when the wheels were nutted. The trails in those days were usually pretty primitive and bore little semblance to the

BIKE CULTURE

The Monday Mixtape: Vol. 1

April 2, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

We here at Dirt Rag are big music fans. Whether it’s a solo ride with headphones in, tunes in the van to get the crew stoked on the way to the trails, or some mellow

BIKE CULTURE

Passing Through: Charleston, West Virginia

March 28, 2018 Stephen Haynes 2

West Virginia’s capital city, Charleston, springs up from the convergence of the I-64, I-77 and I-79 and spreads out along the banks of the Kanawha and Elk rivers. With a greater metropolitan population of around

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“Repack” by Jim Kelly

March 26, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Charlie Kelly’s brother Jim wrote a series of poems about their mountain bike adventures. He is currently working on turning this series into a publication called “The Bike Cycle.” Here is one of the poems, titled

EVENTS

Event Recap: Croatan Buck Fifty

March 23, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 1

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.”

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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

ADVOCACY

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

RIDE ADVENTURES

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