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The Hidden Downieville

June 27, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 1

Words by Kurt Gensheimer, photos by James Adamson  California is home to nearly 40 million people. With constant urban and suburban sprawl, it’s a state where change and “progress” is inevitable. But there is a

FEATURED RIDES

Access: The 42nd Parallel

June 22, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 2

Words by Anthony Duncan, photos by Jesse Cheers I’ve always been vaguely aware of bear protocol when out in the wild. I say “vaguely” because my bear knowledge has never really been tested … until

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Riding on the Dragon’s Back

June 12, 2017 Helena Kotala 7

There was a hint of skepticism on my guides’ faces as we stood in the parking lot and they looked all 5’3″ of me up and down, no doubt trying to decide if it was

EVENTS

Tour of the White Mountains

May 5, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photos by Brian Leddy  High in the pines of northeastern Arizona lie 200-plus miles of sweet singletrack. Traversing the rocky, volcanic slopes of the White Mountains, the trails flow through ponderosa pine forests

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The Birth of blackriver

April 4, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words by Jeffrey Stern. Photos via blackriver.  On a brisk spring morning we navigated our rental van from Chicago to Madison in search of the best charcuterie we could find, rolling country farm roads and

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