BIKES

Bike Review: Canyon Strive CF 7.0

June 18, 2018 Eric McKeegan 0

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 44 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” Canyon has made its long-awaited entry into the U.S. market. One of the biggest consumer-direct brands in Europe, the looming threat of Canyon

ADVOCACY

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

NEWS

Meet the new Webatron5000 team

June 12, 2018 Carolyne Whelan 1

Dirt Rag has been secretly devising a masterful plan for world domination digital development and it is time to unveil the team unleashed to deliver fun, visually stunning content to our online platforms. Drumroll, please:

Bikepacking

Chasing the Tune of Kokopelli

June 11, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 2

by Maureen Gaffney Riding the Kokopelli, the 150-mile trail between the esteemed mountain bike destinations of Fruita, Colorado and Moab, Utah for a second time is like childbirth. Your mind neatly erases the painful bits, assembles a sparkly highlight

FEATURED RIDES

Trail Report: Fair Hill, MD

June 6, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 9

Whenever one has committed to a weekend road trip out of town, the motivation to maximize the time away from work and chores is at an all-time high. As we pointed ourselves eastward on the

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Blast From the Past: Guerrilla Girls

June 1, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Dirt Rag Issue #85, published in April 2001. Words by Cynthia Carbone Ward. Art by Sherri Dobay. I arrived in California on Groundhog Day of 1982, a refugee

COLUMNISTS

Hike-a-Bike Diaries

May 30, 2018 Dirt Rag Contributor 4

Words and Photos by Andrea Wilson I hail originally from the hot, flat realm of Memphis, Tennessee. I moved to the Colorado Front Range almost three years ago, and I’ve been obsessed with finding all

Photo by Dr. Jonathan Dowell
FEATURES

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

May 24, 2018 Carolyne Whelan 7

Or: Why I Always Carry a Map Mountain biking is a lot like the military in two ways: It’s a family and operates as an “army of one” (in most every other way it is

BIKE CULTURE

Backyard and Beyond: Purple Lizard Maps

May 18, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

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

Bikepacking

Sheep, Kiwis & RVs

May 15, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Words and Photos by Colleen O’neil   I’m grinding up the gravel road, sweating profusely in my rain jacket. A sudden summer shower just passed, so now it’s 80 degrees and sweltering again. Drops of

Bike Industry News

Trek Full Stache – 29plus – full-sus

April 5, 2018 Eric McKeegan 0

Trek’s Stache 29plus hardtail has opened many eyes to the wonderful weirdness of 29plus tires. Ever since the introduction of the SE4/XR4 29×3 tire in the Fall of 2017 I’ve been wondering if there might