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A Visit with Engin Cycles

July 16, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 1

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

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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

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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

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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

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Backyard and Beyond: Purple Lizard Maps

May 18, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 1

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

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Cool Bike: Custom Schwinn Fat Bike Cruiser

May 9, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 8

Walk around the small ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado and it doesn’t take long before you start to notice the bikes parked everywhere. Beach cruisers, converted classic mountain bikes and homages to the klunkers

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Monday Mixtape: Vol. 2

May 7, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Welcome back! It looks as though we are going to make this a regular thing. Each month on the first Monday we will be dropping a new mixtape and this month we handed the keys

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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

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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