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Rad Rider Rigs: Henry Tan Van

Rad Rider Rigs: Henry Tan Van

There are people who love mountain biking, and there are those who love it so much they dedicate a vehicle to mountain biking. Chris and Leslie Kehmeier are two of those people, and Henry Tan Van is one such vehicle. The Kehmeiers live in Golden, Colorado, and have each worked at IMBA for over six years. ...


Sardines and Singletrack Part 4: Adventures in the North

Sardines and Singletrack Part 4: Adventures in the North

To get to the north we decided to go by train rather than automobile or plane, relying on our previous travel experience to “wing it.” How hard could it be anyway? Most of the time it can be as simple as getting on the train, buying a ticket and figuring the rest out as you ...


PASSING THROUGH: SPOKANE

PASSING THROUGH: SPOKANE

Mountain bikers may be forgiven for overlooking Seattle’s smaller east-side sibling; the second most populous city in Washington and the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis, Spokane (pronounced Spo-CAN) has managed to stay off the radar of ride destinations. But over the last two decades, the riding community has quietly built an enviable trail network, ...


Sardines and Singletrack Part 3: The Sintra Sessions

Sardines and Singletrack Part 3: The Sintra Sessions

With nearly 200 miles of pedaling in our legs, we were happy to start the second week in Portugal with a day of shuttling trails. With eucalyptus smells blasting our faces, we had traded frame bags for fanny packs, well on our way up to a fun week of trail riding.   Based just north of ...


Passing Through: Windham, New York

Passing Through: Windham, New York

Settlers first moved into the northeastern reaches of New York’s Catskill Mountains in the 1780s, and the town of Windham was formed along the banks of the Batavia Kill in 1798. Tanneries, sawmills and gristmills eventually sprouted along the watercourse. By 1851, the original expanse of Windham was divided to create six additional towns: Ashland, ...


This Land Is Your Land

This Land Is Your Land

For the better part of 20 years, I called myself a cartographer. So what nerdier thing could I do to pay homage to a career that eventually merged with my mountain bike life than to travel to the last-mapped region in the United States? Even though I knew that Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Capitol ...


A Chat with Kitsbow about their move to North Carolina

A Chat with Kitsbow about their move to North Carolina

Joining a growing list of bike and outdoor brands, in August, Kitsbow announced they would be moving its operations to North Carolina. We reached out to David Billstrom, the chief executive officer of Kitsbow, and asked him a few questions on what helped make that final decision. Dirt Rag: I know that you were looking at ...


A beginners guide to randonneuring

A beginners guide to randonneuring

Randonneuring is long-distance, unsupported, noncompetitive cycling within prescribed time limits. The events—called brevets—are 200km (13.5 hour time cut-off ), 300km (20 hours), 400km (27 hours), 600km (40 hours), and 1000km (75 hours). Grand Randonnées are 1200km and riders must finish in 90 hours or less.


Passing Through: Little Creek Mesa, UT

Passing Through: Little Creek Mesa, UT

by James Murren Southwestern Utah, with St. George and Hurricane, is a true mountain bike destination. Add in Gooseberry Mesa, and you easily have an extra-long weekend of riding available to you. Throw in Little Creek Mesa, and you now have a week of riding red dirt and slick rock in your purse of riches. ...


In Print: Hearing the Whale Song on Martha’s Vineyard

In Print: Hearing the Whale Song on Martha’s Vineyard

Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in issue 209 of Dirt Rag Magazine. Like what you see? Subscribe now to catch issue 212, currently in the works. The original run of this story neglected to mention some very helpful heroes who made this trip happen. They were mentioned in essence — the ferry was mentioned, ...


Beyond the Troll Bridge

Beyond the Troll Bridge

Editors note: This story originally appeared in issue 209, our island adventure issue. If you like what you see and would like to see content like this more often, consider becoming a subscriber or invite us to your adventure Island! Photos and Words by Brett Rothmeyer A voice breaks through the crackle of AM radio: ...


Passing Through: Marquette, Michigan

Passing Through: Marquette, Michigan

Passing Through: Marquette, Michigan By Scott Williams Photos by Brett Rothmeyer Could you draw the state of Michigan without cheating? Chances are, your first effort would be an outline of the famous “mitten,” completely forgetting the other third of the state. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Mislabeling or entirely omitting the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) has ...


Riding With Vikings

Riding With Vikings

Originally this story appeared as our cover story for Issue #202. We are always grateful and excited when Leslie’s work shows up in our inbox. A world traveler, mountain biker, and a fantastic photographer, we are very excited to share this feature with you.  By Leslie Kehmeier It’s 10:30 p.m. on Day 5. It’s just ...


A Quick trip to Bend, Oregon

A Quick trip to Bend, Oregon

I’ve spent time in Portland and Eugene, Oregon, but never made it out to Bend. I had two days to get a quick taste of just how delightful this town is. Let me start by saying two days is not enough time! This not-so-small resort town is packed full of outdoor activities, coffee shops, bike ...


Mountain Biking Denmark

Mountain Biking Denmark

Editor’s note: Our latest print issue of Dirt Rag Magazine, The Road Trip Issue, just dropped in the mailboxes for subscribers and newsstands. Here’s an awesome write-up of mountain biking in Denmark to accompany the print issue. Interested in subscribing? Click here! By Shawna Kenney pamphlet translated by Shawna Kenney with help from Anja Klemp ...


Win a Kessler Mountain Jam registration & Fayetteville schwag bag

Win a Kessler Mountain Jam registration & Fayetteville schwag bag

  Enter for a chance to win a registration to a Kessler Mountain Jam and a Fayetteville schwag bag! Start clickin’ below to earn 20+ entries. Once you enter, you’ll receive an email with additional sharing instructions to improve your odds! 🙌 The Kessler Mountain Jam is the newest event in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It’s a two-day mountain ...


‘Expect The Rain’ Mountain Biking In Costa Rica with Jeff Kendall-Weed

‘Expect The Rain’ Mountain Biking In Costa Rica with Jeff Kendall-Weed

In their latest film Jeff Kendall-Weed and Co. head to Costa Rica to ride with the locals and find out just what mountain biking in this beautiful Central American country is all about. Enjoy the film and to see more from this trip check out the story and photos below! https://readymag.com/1107972


Sheep, Kiwis & RVs

Sheep, Kiwis & RVs

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 water spill from the huge ferns lining the road. My husband Montana stands at the top of the hill, fiddling ...


Win a Planetary Design Coffee Prize Pack

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How To: Pack a bike for travel

How To: Pack a bike for travel

Traveling with your bike can be a great way to explore a new locale, but it doesn’t work if your bike is damaged en route. We reached out to Sue George at BikeFlights.com for some expert tips on how to pack your trusty steed. What are a handful of steps that are must-dos for packing a bike? ...




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