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Kamikaze Bike Games is back for 2014

April 4, 2014 Mike Cushionbury 0

Thirty years after its debut, the famed race is scheduled to return this fall with racing of all types. ——————– Like what you see? Please support independent publishing by Subscribing To Dirt Rag Magazine today.

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25th Anniversary: 25 years of dirt to dish

March 17, 2014 Mike Cushionbury 0

This year is a major milestone for Dirt Rag. We’re celebrating 25 years of printing the magazine. The ‘Rag has gone from being hand-stapled in Maurice and Elaine Tierney’s basement for East Coast consumption in

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Bicycles on Snow: Iditabike 1988

December 5, 2013 Adam Newman 0

I just stumbled across this amazing documentary originally shot for the Discovery Channel about the second-ever Iditabike race across Alaska—210 miles of frozen toes and ruddy cheeks. Produced by Mark Forman, it won the Interbike

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Trailer: The Rider and the Wolf

November 27, 2013 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Crested Butte in 1980 still echoed with the hammers of miners, not the rumble of knobby tires on singletrack. But that was about to change as a young blue-eyed man named Mike Rust wrenched madly,

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Dirt Rag Time Machine – Husker Du? Rag

August 5, 2013 Karl Rosengarth 0

By Karl Rosengarth

As I dove deep into the stack of archives from my most recent excursion in the Dirt Rag Time Machine, a thought occurred to me. Wouldn’t it be fun to play a little trivia quiz game?

Sure it would!

I even came up with a name for my game: Hüsker Dü? Rag. (I hope the makers of the original game have a sense of humor.)

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Turning the tables: Missy Giove interviews Anna Schwinn

June 20, 2013 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

"Missy said she wanted a picture of me with one of the MANY Schwinn cruisers that were parked everywhere. I struck a Missy pose for the photo without thinking about it on account of being such a fangirl. She said ‘Oh, I see what you’re doing there.’ I was actually so insanely embarrassed for being called on it that I aggressively feigned ignorance."

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Catching Up With Bjørn Enga

May 20, 2013 Karl Rosengarth 0

By Karl Rosengarth

If a rider hucks the gnar and nobody is there to film it, did it really happen? Thanks to folks like Bjørn Enga, that question is pretty much a moot point.

After striking a deal in 1996 with Surfer Publications to produce a show called "Bike TV" for the Outdoor Life Network, Enga formed Radical Films with business partner Christian Begin, and sallied forth in a purple bus to make history.

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Blast from the past: Dirt Rag Reader Art

January 8, 2013 Karl Rosengarth 0

By Karl Rosengarth

Over the years, “reader contributions” have had a major influence on Dirt Rag‘s unique flavor. I thought it would be fun to fire up the Dirt Rag Time Machine and make a trip back to the days when black-and-white reader art graced the pages of The Rag. Jump in and fasten your seat belts. If you have a spare flux capacitor, it wouldn’t hurt to pack it.

Forgive the less-than-pristine quality of some of the following items. Time travel is notoriously rough on paper.

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Blast from the past: the Stutterin’ Prick

April 9, 2012 Maurice Tierney 0

Editor’s note: I dragged out this post from our old forums about our founder and publisher’s legendary singlespeed, the Stutterin’ Prick. Note, this was written a decade ago, in 2002.

By Maurice Tierney

The real story of my one speed, named after a Joe Peshi line in what movie?

Here’s the deal: The story from 24 hours of Canaan this year (2002) is the story of a ten-year-old bike that has not passed its prime: Stutterin’ Prick.