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Worst Day of the Year Ride

January 28, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

The 8th annual Worst Day of the Year Ride presented by SKS Germany—to be held in Portland, OR on February 15th, 2009—features an 18-mile urban tour and 40-mile challenge route in one of the world’s

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Web Extras for Issue #140 Access Action

January 26, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Dirt Rag #129 Readings: Highbridge Trails in Manhattanby Stuart Schrader and Harlan Price A three-mile network of technical singletrack recently opened on a wooded promontory in northern Manhattan called Highbridge Park, not far across the

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Bicycle Advocacy Training Offered at NAHBS

January 13, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

The Indiana Bicycle Coalition will host a “Winning Campaigns” training program, conducted by the Thunderhead Alliance For Bicycling and Walking, during the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), scheduled for Feb. 27th through March 1st,

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2009 Tri-Flow XC Indoor Challenge

January 11, 2009 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Ray’s Indoor MTB Park, located in suburban Cleveland. OH, will give amateur racers the chance to compete on a three-lap technical time trial course on Friday, January 23rd, with cash prizes up for grabs. Time

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National Bike Summit 2009

December 31, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Join cycling advocates, industry leaders, and retailers on March 10-12th, 2009 in Washington, DC at the National Bike Summit, as they lobby for expanding Federal support for bicycling—for active transportation and recreation. With the new

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Punk Bike Enduro Video

December 26, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

A tasty mix of snow and mud made the Punk Bike Enduro stage #1 downhill finish particularly exciting the year. Click here to check out all the videos on Dirt Rag‘s YouTube page. Read the

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Moab Trails Spared for the Moment

December 20, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Mountain bikers got involved and made their voices heard, speaking in opposition to a proposed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan that would lease land parcels for oil and gas extraction near iconic trails such

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Help Provide Bicycles to Africa

December 19, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

As you’re gathering gifts for family and loved ones this year, consider giving to the DOUBLEbikeMATCH campaign. An angel donor will double all funds that World Bicycle Relief can collect from Wednesday, Dec. 17th (12:00

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2008 Punk Bike Enduro

December 18, 2008 Jeff Lockwood 0

As soon as my caravan of cycling pilgrims rolled up late to the Promised Land of the Dorseyville Fire Hall on Sunday, I knew that it was a record turnout for the Punk Bike Enduro.

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2009 Pro Mountain Bike XC Tour Announced

December 14, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

USA Cycling has announced the creation of a new professional cross country mountain bike series—the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour (ProXCT) presented by Sho-Air. The ProXCT will be comprised of seven UCI-sanctioned

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IMBA Introduces Gateway Trails

December 9, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) Gateway Trails initiative is a new model for community-based mountain bike trails. IMBA will apply its decades of accumulated trailbuilding expertise and leverage its extensive club network to bring

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Mountain Biking in National Parks: Part II

November 27, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

We previously told you about an upcoming National Park Service regulation change that will benefit Americans by improving mountain biking experiences in national parks. We just received  additional information and clarification from IMBA: Expected Rule

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Ramirez Wins Fifth Conquistadores Crown

November 19, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Costa Rican Federico Ramirez (BCR-Pizza Hut) won the 2008 edition of the La Ruta de los Conquistadores on Saturday, November 15th.The victory represented the fifth championship for Ramirez in the grueling mountain bike stage race.

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Spotlight: Bicycles for Humanity–Ottawa

November 15, 2008 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Bicycles for Humanity–Ottawa is: “a grassroots initiative which aims to empower disadvantaged communities in developing countries through the provision of sustainable transportation. Bicycles for Humanity sends used bikes to developing countries to improve access to