Bikes as Healers: Heather Russell uses bikes as a tool to heal

In issue #210 of Dirt Rag Magazine, we spoke with people of varying backgrounds about their experiences learning to mountain bike, build community among riders and use bikes as a tool of self-discovery and self-reliance. Bikes and wilderness both have proven positive effects on our psyche, from destressing after a hard day at work to […]

Photo Epic – A Chilcotin Hogyssey: Kenny Smith, Margus Riga, Fraser Newton, Chester Bush.

A couple weeks back, we posted a teaser timelapse video of A Chilcotin Hogyssey. Here is the full report, below, care of Devinci. 4 guys, 4 bikes, 9 days, 225 km The ultimate Canadian mountain bike adventure; Presented by Cycles Devinci Words by Chester Bush and photography by Margus Riga Chapter One: Waving Good-Bye Chasing […]

Video: Bikepacking the Colorado Trail and Fly-Fishing Salida

Dirt Rag contributor Zach White spent three days with Eric Porter riding their Diamondback Haanjo gravel bikes on a big loop starting and finishing in Salida Colorado on pavement, gravel and singletrack. They rode sections of the Continental Divide Trail and Colorado Trail, through a ghost town, and finished by floating the Arkansas River back […]

Video: A Chilcoltin Hogyssey with Kenny Smith

“It was day four. We arrived at a massive alpine valley lined with creeks and marshes, certain to be filled with mosquitos and shoe-soaking water crossings. Margus led the way, monster trucking through the creeks. We hoped that after the crossing, a ridge would connect us to the top of another mountain; from there, we […]

The Legend of Rafael

A beautiful story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling. After a devastating breakup, Rafael finds solitude and restoration on the open road, pedaling his way to emotional health from Mexico City to northern Colorado. With just $500 to his name, he spearheads a revolution to help the underprivileged members of […]

Big Mountain Enduro wraps up at Glorieta Camps in Northern New Mexico

  The season opener for the Big Mountain Enduro series took place last weekend outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Glorieta Camps in Glorieta, New Mexico, has pristine trails located on a Christian-run, adventure-focused campground. The trails here range from beginner/intermediate to advanced, and the race course is no joke with serious drops and lots of […]

The Moment

It’s the 1990s and in the backwoods of British Columbia and three crews of adventure seekers are quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history – It’s all happening unbeknown to each other, the cycling world and themselves. The film features the likes of Bret Tippie, Wade Simmons, Richie Schley, […]

MTB Heat Check Power Rankings and SoHo MTB Festival

Our friend Bill Schieken from CX Hairs is back with another episode of Mountain Bike Heat Check. In this episode, we check out some of the action from the SoHo Mountain Bike Festival and find out who is topping the rankings in North America. Check out all the action here and stay tuned for coverage […]

MTB Heat Check Episode 2: Epic Rides Whiskey Off Road

Our friend Bill Schieken aka @cxhairs has been traveling around the west coast and catching a bunch of the early season XC racing action. While there is no live coverage for the domestic race scene Schieken has been putting together some delightful videos of the action recapping both the men’s and women’s field. This week […]

The New Ibis Ripley in its Natural Habitat

Did you miss the new Ibis Ripley yesterday? Well, here it is frolicking in the high desert landscape. To see more of the Ripley, check out our first impressions here.

Richie Schley and Cedric Garcia Join Abus

Abus welcomes both Richie Schley and Cedric Garcia to the team. These two legends bring a wealth of experience and skill to the Abus Squad. Both riders will be choosing to ride Abus’ MonTrailer, the latest in the companies off-road offerings. Watch both Schley and Garcia do what they do best in “Roots of Progression” […]

Croatan Buck Fifty Film by Jack Anderson

This years edition of the Croatan Buck Fifty was an amazing event and Jack Anderson was there to capture the race in this little film. Get a glimpse of why this is event is toted as “the best bike game ever” and be sure to stay up with everything Croatan Buck Fifty. You’re not going […]

Local Loam: Getting Rowdy In Texas Hill Country

Jeff Kendall-Weed is back once again with the latest episode in the Local Loam series. This time Jeff is going big in the hills of Texas with the crew from Trail Party and Freeride 512. With a lack of public land available to trail building, Jeff finds out how riders in Texas are creating two-wheeled […]

Local Loam: Jeff Kendall-Weed Rides Tucson, AZ

Jeff Kendall-Weed is back, and this time he heads to Tucson, AZ to check out the local scene and escape the snow of the Pacific North West. This is the first of a new series from Jeff under the ‘Local Loam’ title where he will be highlighting the work of local trail advocacy groups. We […]

Brendan Howey; ‘The Coast’ presented by Commencal Cycles

If you have flipped through issue 209 then you have likely seen our feature on the Sunshine Coast, B.C. In this latest video from Commencal Cycles, Brendan Howey shows off this summer paradise. Enjoy the video and to make sure you don’t miss future issues of Dirt Rag subscribe here!

Transition Bicycle Company: Another Day On Patrol

Transition Bicycle Company brings us a little Monday morning relief by way of ‘Another Day On Patrol’. A video for no other reason than to celebrate a day out on the trails with friends. So clock in or call off and enjoy.

Movie time! “Fat Pursuit: The Pursuit of Fattiness”

Some people like to envision tropical scenes when they feel cold in the winter. Here at Dirt Rag HQ, I’m trying something different, something a bit closer to schadenfreude: watching a video of someone train for, then compete in, a fat bike race. The training for the race takes place in New Jersey, and the […]

Outskirts 2: The Big Land

It’s the Friday after Christmas and also the one before New Year’s Eve. Perhaps you have the day off and are looking for a little time to kill or for a little inspiration for those two-wheeled adventures you have planned for the coming spring and summer. Well, our friends at Wahoo Fitness passed this one […]

Classic Riding in Durango with Jeff-Kendall Weed

Durango, CO is a town that is synonymous with mountain biking. The trails high in the Rockies have had some of the worlds greatest riders roll over them. Legend’s like John Tomac and Missy Giove have left their mark on the mountain and made Durango a hotbed for the sport. To pay tribute to the good […]

Ella shreds: new video from Transition featuring Ella Skalwald in Vermont

Need some mid-week motivation? Check out this sick video of Elite DH racer Ella Skalwald riding her local trail network. Lucky for her, those trails happen to be the iconic Victory Hill Sector of the Victory Hill State Forest,  that has become an East Coast destination spot. Check out more photos here, courtesy Transition Bikes.

GT Bicycles Presents Mallorca’s Treasures

The sun, the sea and Amir Kabbani sending it at full throttle. This fun little edit from GT Bicycles will have you ready to get out the door and on the bike. Enjoy!

Jeff Kendall-Weed Shredding With The Arkansas Riding Community

We are super stoked to share a new video from Jeff Kendall-Weed and Co. Join Jeff and the Arkansas riding community as they showcase the riding in their home state and learn why it is one of the fastest growing mountain bike destinations in the country.  Words by Jeff Kendall-Weed Photos by Denis Kremenetskiy I’ve […]

David Lieb and the GT Bicycles La Bomba

The weekend is upon us and whether you are heading out on the trails with your friends, dodging the rain at your local indoor bike park, or putting hot laps down on the race course, David Lieb brings some visual motivation. From his local track to the big booters at Whistler, Lieb puts the GT La […]

Getting Technical: Reece Wallace and K.C. Dean In Deer Valley, Utah

There are a few things better than a day with friends on amazing trails. Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT has some of the finest bike park trails in the United States and Reece and K.C. revel in the flow and jumps in this latest edit. Sit back relax and get stoked to hit the trails with […]

Spoke Tales Season Finale With Martin Maes

If you have been paying attention to the world of downhill and enduro racing then you have no doubt heard the name, Martin Maes. In 6 years with GT, Martin Maes has gone from rookie to the potential to become one of the world’s best mountain bikers. 2018 was a wild ride for Maes full of 2nd places, […]

Mountain bike the Catalonian Pyrenees

As we enter into the soggy months of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s riding seasons, it’s time to daydream about where to spend the cold and rainy months. This video of the Catalonian Pyrenees is getting my blood pumping for some European terrain. Check it out for yourself! Where do your daydreams take you, what are your vacation dream […]

Red Bull’s “Trails of Fortitude”: Richie’s ‘Rude Awakening’

Standing at the base of Burke Mountain staring up the line of the Mid-Mountain Express lift, fog blows across the top bringing an early morning chill to the valley below. There is a silence only broken every so often by the chirp of morning birds off to a busy day. Living on the east coast, […]

Backyard and Beyond: Purple Lizard Maps

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 mountain biker began compiling trail maps in an effort to improve on the trail user experience. Join us as we […]

RGMTB Talks Dirt Fest With Our Own Evan Gross

The Regular Guy Mountain Biking Podcast recently sat down with Dirt Rag Events Coordinator Evan Gross to discuss all the things Dirt Fest. If you are planning on coming to this year’s event this is a great listen to find out what Dirt Rag Dirt Fest is all about.   If you would like to […]

Video – Kilimanjaro: Mountain of Greatness

In the Fall of 2016, mountain bike legend and mountain bike hall of famer Hans “No Way” Rey teamed up with internet action sports phenom Danny Macaskill and professional mountain bike guide Gerhard Czerner to raise awareness for Rey’s non-profit Wheels 4 Life. Macaskill famous for viral mountain bike videos Wee Day Out and Imaginate […]