Dirt Rag Magazine

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Features

Places to Ride: Brown County State Park

By Robert Annis

Many people out west were left scratching their heads when the International Mountain Bicycling Association bestowed “Epic” status on Brown County State Park in southern Indiana last year. But folks who ride these trails on a regular basis had their own question: “What took so long?”

Return to Picashaw

By Carol Hassler

The Picashaw woods are inhabited by something dark, something sinister, something that hunts down mountain bikers. If you’ve ever been alone on a night ride and felt you were being watched you might have been in the presence of the Picashaw Pedaler…

Colorado’s Missing link: how a 100-Mile Race is helping a small town find its singletrack soul.

By Shane Kinkennon

Tiny Bailey, Colorado, hosts to the Bailey Hundo, a 100-mile race that serves as a fundraiser for several of the state’s mountain bike advocacy groups. This no-stoplight town doesn’t have any trails of its own, but that may soon change. If it does, Bailey could link many of the state’s best trail networks together.

NICA and the next generation of mountain bikers

By Gary J. Boulanger

What started as a math teacher’s attempt to cut class turned into a nation-wide effort to make mountain biking a legitimate high school sport. Meet the people behind the movement and learn what it means for the next generation of mountain bikers.

Product reviews

Bikes

  • Scott Spark 29 RC
  • Cannondale Scalpel 29er Carbon 2
  • Van Dessel Gin & Trombones Disc
  • Yeti SB-66

Other

  • RockShox Lyric RC2 DH fork
  • Body armor group test

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