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Behind the Veil of Faranak Partoazar

January 12, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 1

By Steve Thomas Iran, mountain biking and women: There’s a combo you don’t see every day. Meet Faranak Partoazar, the Iranian national cross-country champion, who is shredding convention and preconceptions. Can we get our prize

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Video: Ride of the Dead

December 16, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Ride of the Dead takes us into the world of the Mexican mountain bike culture during the famous annual celebration known as Dia De Los Muertos. This film follows Oaxacan-born-and-raised rider and trail builder Yefra

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Video: Wade Simmons’ Pipedream

December 8, 2017 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Wade Simmons has been in the freeride game since the beginning. He’s left his mark on our sport through an extensive catalogue of images and video segments, showcasing his creative ability to conquer any line

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Video: The Silver Lining

December 6, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

This is Gerry Creighton’s story of losing his wife Susan after a 19-year battle with late-stage breast cancer and how mountain bike friends stepped up to support him in his time of need. Gerry says, “In

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Access: The Power of Paper Maps

November 24, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 6

By Brian Fox, United States Geological Survey  Mapping is important these days. Maps are critical to helping people discover the closest coffee shop, navigate to a new place or, in our case, discover and experience

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PBE 2017: Fat Chance

November 15, 2017 Brett Rothmeyer 1

If you follow the lineage of New England frame-builders back to its roots you will find Witcomb USA and Serotta. Both companies, which established themselves in 1972, would go on to become the breeding ground

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Philly Bike Expo 2017: Engin Cycles

November 8, 2017 Brett Rothmeyer 1

At the Philly Bike Expo this past weekend the Pennsylvania Convention Center was filled with custom frame makers, component manufacturers, food trucks and yes, even e-bikes. Over the years the Expo has morphed into a

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The Lunch Ride

October 30, 2017 Brett Rothmeyer 4

“A bike ride fixes everything;” that is a statement that is pretty much completely true. Look, I know if you have a broken leg or a blown out knee and you are reading this you’ll

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Video: A Whole New Way

September 19, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words and photo by Devon Balet, video by Will Campbell When I heard the words from the ER Doctor, “You have a broken scaphoid bone in your right wrist,” it felt as though my entire

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Essay: Very most favorite

September 6, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

By Stevil Kinevil It wasn’t the first cyclocross bike I’d owned, and it’s most likely not going to be the last. I can say, however, without reservation that beside all of my other bikes past and