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Sep 11, 2019

September 11, 2019

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Maurice Tierney is the Publisher and Founder of Dirt Rag Magazine. He sits down with Ben and Ben to discuss the history of Dirt Rag, Dirt Fest, and more. A great discussion if you're looking for some insight into what Dirt Rag is all about, have a listen!

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RELATED SHOW LINKS

Dirt Rag Magazine - https://dirtragmag.com/

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Sep 8, 2019

September 7, 2019

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Nicole Bloch is a Dirt Rag Dirt Fest groupie. She is a huge fan of the event, the people, the atmosphere, and makes sure to put it on her calendar every year.

About Erra Creations: Erra Creations was imagined in 2011 after messing around with my great grandmother’s broken costume jewelry, then a mocking dare by my best friend to make jewelry from used bicycle parts, and everything since has been created from crazy ideas by me and wonderful custom requests! Handmade with love and care, Erra is a fun look at things we use in our lives and adorn our bodies and homes with.

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RELATED SHOW LINKS

Erra Creations - https://www.erracreations.com/
Erra Creations on Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/erracreations
Erra Creations on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erracreations/
Erra Creations on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erracreations
Email Nicole - shoperra@gmail.com

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Aug 28, 2019

August 27, 2019

Dirt Rag Dirt Fest PA 2019 Show Page

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Martin Kozaczek is the guy behind Second Spin Cycles and Be Kind Rewind. He's an expert in the world of vintage mountain bikes and clearly has a passion for them. His goal with Second Spin Cycles is to deliver fully restored, turnkey, vintage mountain bikes to bike enthusiasts. In this interview, Martin share stories of old bikes, his current bikes, finding vintage mountain bikes, and riding his cool finds rather than just putting them on the wall. Ben & Ben were happy to get the opportunity to sit down with Martin and get a glimpse into his wealth of vintage mountain bike knowledge. Now you get the chance by listening in! Enjoy!

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RELATED SHOW LINKS

Second Spin Cycles - http://www.secondspincycles.com/
Be Kind Rewind on Dirt Rag - https://www.dirtragmag.com/articles/be-kind-rewind-fat-chance-team-comp
Second Spin on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/secondspin/
Second Spin on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/secondspincycles/

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Aug 1, 2019

July 31, 2019

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Bryan Shipley is a Market Coordinator for REI's Mid Atlantic Region. He joins MTB Ben and Ben to discuss Washington DC's outdoor market and REI's work, advocacy, and role in that area, as well as beyond that area. It's great to hear about the work that Bryan and many others from REI are doing and the time and money. The guys discuss bringing groups and users together, working with NICA, and getting new people into the sport.

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

GREI - https://www.rei.com/
REI on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/reifindout
Ben Moon - https://benmoon.com/
DC Adventure Film Festival - https://www.facebook.com/DCAdventureFilmFestival/ 

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Jul 30, 2019

July 29, 2019

Dirt Rag Dirt Fest PA 2019 Show Page

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

MTB Ben and Ben Welnak are your hosts for this episode while at Dirt Rag Dirt Fest in Pennsylvania in May. They are joined by the crew from Tröegs Independent Brewing that is based in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Tim (Brewing Manager) , Mark (Brewer), and Jancy (Marketing & Events Coordinator) join the show to chat about Tröegs, their beer, what makes a good pilsner, events, Dirt Fest, and more. It’s a fun time getting out and having some great conversation with those making the craft beer scene what it is. Grab a brew and listen in!

ABOUT TRÖEGS

Founded in Pennsylvania in 1996 by brothers John and Chris Trogner, Tröegs Independent Brewing is driven by a sense of adventure and curiosity. From the beginning, our brewery has been built by family, friends and kindred spirits who share a love of great beer. 100% independent.

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RELATED LINKS

Tröegs Independent Brewing – https://troegs.com/
Tröegs on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/troegsbeer/
Tröegs on Twitter – https://twitter.com/troegsbeer
Tröegs on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/troegsbeer/
Tröegs on Untappd – https://untappd.com/troegsbrewingcompany
Susquehanna Mountain Bike Association – http://sambabiker.com/samba/
Dirt Rag Dirt Fest – https://www.dirtragdirtfest.com/

You can support this content by becoming a Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mtnbikeradio

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

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ABOUT GOOD BREW

Good Brew is more than just about the beer, it’s about the story of beer and it’s deep rooted connection to what binds us together as humans outdoors exploring our greater world. So grab a stool and slide on up to the bar, and let’s talk some Good Brew.

Jul 27, 2019

July 26, 2019

Dirt Rag Dirt Fest PA 2019 Show Page

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Michael joins the guys to discuss. Michael is the Account Executive for Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling for the Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina areas. He has been with Giant since 2003 and has a lot of experience in the cycling world before his time at Giant. Michael discusses the Giant and Liv bikes and the brands, shares his thoughts on the improving the cycling community, gender and bikes, advocacy, and more.

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Giant Bicycles – https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us
Liv Cycling – https://www.liv-cycling.com/us

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Jul 26, 2019

July 25, 2019

Dirt Rag Dirt Fest PA 2019 Show Page

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Billy and Sharon are new brand ambassadors for VanDOit. After a lot of time and effort put into finding a van, Billy googled “adventure van” and the rest is history. They share their thoughts on life on the road in their VanDOit, discuss the company and van options, and share some of the Dirt Fest experience.

VanDoit – https://www.vandoit.com/
VanDoit on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOEIZiQLi4ZqWQvNMvRmZqQ/videos
VanDoit on Pinterest – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOEIZiQLi4ZqWQvNMvRmZqQ/videos
VanDoit on Twitter – https://twitter.com/vandoitco
VanDoit on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/vandoitco
VanDoit on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/vandoitco/

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Jul 25, 2019

July 25, 2019

Dirt Rag Dirt Fest PA 2019 Show Page

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Best for Grabbin' Bars & Beers! Troy Stewart is the Marketing Director at Handup Gloves. They sit down for a good chat about the Handup brand, design inspiration, the bike world, and more. Troy was a great and fun guest to have on. If you'd like an honest take from the Handup crew, listen in!

Handup Gloves - https://handupgloves.com/
Handup Gloves on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/handupgloves/
Handup Gloves on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9lczcrDiZxOzx9miAJgoMA
Handup Gloves on SnapChat - https://www.snapchat.com/add/handupgloves

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Jul 17, 2019

July 17, 2019

Dirt Rag Dirt Fest PA 2019 Show Page

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Patrick Reed is the owner of Dirt Components in Austin, Texas. He sits down to share the story of Dirt Components, the products, running a small business, the new frame project and the life of an entreprenuer.

Dirt Components – https://www.dirtcomponents.com/
Dirt Components on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dirtcomponents
Dirt Components on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dirtcomponents/

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Jul 16, 2019

July 16, 2019 

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Brendon has some unique experience and perspective. He has spent several years in the bike world and enjoys a lot of time on his bike and he is now an ultrarunner and owns White Dot Productions, which is the only trail running guide company serving the 500,000+ acres of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They chat about a wide range of topics to give you some idea of what the Dirt Rag Dirt Fest experience is all about.

Happy Mutant CBD – https://www.thehappymutant.com/full-spectrum-cbd/
White Dot Productions – http://www.whitedotproductions.com/
White Dot Productions on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pg/whitedotadventures/
White Dot Productions on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whitedotadventures/

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Jul 16, 2019

July 16, 2019 

Dirt Fest PA 2019 Show Page

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Harlan Price is an experienced and successful rider and instructor on the East Coast. He is the owner of TakeAim Cycling. He sits down with the guys to discuss several topics related to mountain bike instruction, including dropper posts, skills, coaching vs instruction, and more that will get you thinking about what feeling you may be missing on your next ride.

TakeAim Cycling – https://www.takeaimcycling.com/
TakeAim Cycling on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TakeaimCycling/
TakeAim Cycling on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/takeaimcycling/

 

ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Jul 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Doug Dalton joins the guys to chat about Dirt Fest, the cycling industry, and a lot more. Doug is an industry veteran who has spent time as a World Cup level mechanic, Brand Manager, SRAM Senior Brand Ambassador, and many other things. Learn more about Doug right HERE.

ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Jul 14, 2019

July 14, 2019 

Dirt Fest PA 2019 Show Page

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Ben Welnak and Ben Hall (aka MTB Ben) sit down before the start of Dirt Rag Dirt Fest Pennsylvania and share what the experience is like so far and what to expect. 

Next episode: Doug Dalton from SRAM. 

ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

Jul 13, 2019

July 13, 2019

Dirt Rag Dirt Fest PA Show Page

This is a real quick 3 minute intro to what is coming to the Mountain Bike Radio feed. You're going to start hearing a lot of content from Dirt Rag Dirt Fest from May in Pennsylvania which was a great time. Ben Welnak and Ben Hall (aka MTB Ben from New England Dirt) were fortunate to sit down with a wide variety of guests. Then after the Pennsylvania content, you'll get some from Dirt Rag Dirt Fest from July in West Virginia. Stay tuned!

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ABOUT DIRT FEST

Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.” 

The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers. 

Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.

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