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Jul 14, 2014

In this episode, Michelle and Ben get listeners caught up on what is going on in the world of MTBParks.com, including the upcoming summer tour. Michelle discusses the new, great updates to the MTBParks Pass and reminds listeners what the pass has to offer. She also give a lot of this week's park updates and events rundown. 

 

After Michelle and Ben are done, listen in to hear Ben's interviews with Enduro Cup and Visit Sun Valley about the upcoming Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival, which includes the Sun Valley Super Enduro. 

 

If you're looking for bike park news, opening dates, trail reports, information about upcoming events, as well as a quick recap of what happened on the trails in the past week, this show is for you. The MTBParks Podcast covers lift accessed bike parks throughout North America in this weekly roundup with Mountain Bike Radio's Ben Welnak and MTBparks.com founder Michelle Good. 

 

Want to get your park on the show? Contact us today at info@mountainbikeradio.com. 

 

Related Show Notes:

Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival

Scott Enduro Cup presented by GoPro

MTBParks.com Website

MTBParks.com Facebook Page

MTBParks.com Twitter

MTBParks.com Instagram

MTBParks.com YouTube

MTBParks.com Vimeo

YouTube.com/MTBparks
Vimeo.com/MTBparks

Email Michelle at MTBParks.com

Support MTBParks.com

Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member

 

 

Currently Open Parks:

 

The Rock Bike Park - WI   

Mountain Creek Bike Park - NJ

Plattekill Bike Park - NY

Blue Mountain Bike Park - PA   

Angel Fire Bike Park - NM   

Whistler Mountain Bike Park - BC

Bryce Mountain Bike Park - VA

Sir Sam's Mountain Bike Park - Ontario
Bromont Bike Park - Quebec

Mount Snow Bike Park - VT

Snowshoe Bike Park - WV

Attitash Bike Park - NH

Spirit Mountain - MN

Highland - NH

Mammoth, CA

Snow Summit, CA

Granby Ranch, CO

Launch, PA

Sundance, UT

Burke Bike Park at Kingdom Trails

Grand Targhee Mtb Park

Whiteface Mountain Bike Park

Evolution Bike Park | Crested Butte

Silver Mountain Bike Park

 

 

Upcoming Park Openings:

 

Bike Snowmass

Opening Day - Saturday, June 21
Location:  Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Park News:

 

Whistler Bike Park, BC

Whistler's extended play takes effect this weekend giving you three more hours to shred each day AND the resort announced recently that the Garbanzo Zone will be opening up on June 21st, a full week earlier than last year.

 

Silver Star, BC

Silver Star Mountain Resort, located in Vernon, British Columbia, recently announced that it plans to add 25 kilometers of new cross country mountain bike trails this year, with more in the works for 2015. When complete, the expansion's estimated cost will equal more than $250,000 and will provide riders of all abilities a more diverse selection of trail options. Silver Star began its expansion in 2013 to introduce a new XC, all-mountain riding component to the resort.

 

Silver Star has expanded its downhill trail network to provide riders with the option of riding a new intermediate trail from the summit to the mountain base. Jedi Mind Trick, a blue trail that runs from the base of the mountain to half-way up is being extended to the summit and the double black diamond trail Pro-Star – Walk the Line, that runs from the summit to half way down the mountain will be extended to the bottom. The trail network that will link existing trails with new trails are currently in their final stages of construction.

 

China Peak, CA

The VP Components EnduroFest is coming up June 21 & 22. Running at high elevation, this event features a course that puts the “endure” into enduro, with three arduous transfer climbs plus three technically demanding timed downhill stages on loose, rocky and dusty terrain.

The winner in each category is based on the fastest total time in the three special stages. The eleven categories include beginner, sport, expert and pro riders. $4,000 goes to the top 20 Pro/Open men; with $1,000 split between the top ten Pro/Open women. Awards go three deep in all other categories.

 

Park City Mountain Resort, UT

Summer arrived in Park City last week as the resort fired up the Town Lift for mountain bikes on June 6. The Crescent Lift is scheduled to open June 21, which will provide more than 70 miles of lift-accessed terrain on the town’s centralized resort.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

POC Eastern States Cup - Blue Mtn PA - PA State Championship - June 22

 

NEMBAfest - Vermont, Kingdom Trails - June 20-22  

 

Sun Valley, ID: June 27-29, 2014

Enduro Cup : Part of the Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival and the North American Enduro Tour

This two day race featuring an evening prologue on the 27th promises to be one of the longest and most grueling enduro races riders will find anywhere in North America.

 

British Columbia June 28-July 5, 2014

BC Bike Race, all competitors start each day together in a mass start, working their way against the clock and through the course to the daily finish line. Racers' finish times are recorded at the end of each day completed. At the end of the race, each of the stage race times is added up to calculate the overall winners in each category. In BC Bike Race, we have 7 days, or 7 stages, of incredible mountain bike racing.


July 5 Killington VT East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship

 

Canyons Resort, UT: July 19, 2014
The North American Enduro Tour comes to Utah! Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort features a true European format, 6 stages covering 17 miles, 3 timed technical descents and 3 untimed climbs. While the climbs are untimed, there is a cut off time.
Racers will be treated to a premier event based out of the Canyons Resort village, in the mountain bike mecca of Park City, Utah. Beautiful and challenging aspen lined trails, professional chip timing, a post-race meal, athlete gift bag and raffle.

July 20 Plattekill NY Plattepalooza 


Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014
Part of the North American Enduro Tour
As part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.

 

Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014
The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills.

August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship 


Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014
Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing.


Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals 


Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014
Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs.


Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014


Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series

 

Big Mountain Enduro at Snowmass
Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22
Location:  Snowmass, CO

Durango - June 28-29

The Durango Enduro is not for the timid; it is a true backcountry event that will

Keystone - July 12-13


This premier stop will also be part of the 2014 North American Enduro Tour.


The Keystone Bike Park contains some of the most raw and rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the US. With rock gardens, drops and high-speed features, there will not be a dull moment on your bike. Our courses will challenge riders to the fullest and combine the top trails on the mountain, along with unique course designs never seen before at Keystone. Throughout the weekend, expect to see at least six rowdy stages with some pedal transitions, a non-stop festival taking place in the village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.


Moab - August 23

 

Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte

Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014
The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!
Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate.


This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.

 

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Related Show Notes:

Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival

Scott Enduro Cup presented by GoPro

MTBParks.com Website

MTBParks.com Facebook Page

MTBParks.com Twitter

MTBParks.com Instagram

MTBParks.com YouTube

MTBParks.com Vimeo

YouTube.com/MTBparks
Vimeo.com/MTBparks

Email Michelle at MTBParks.com

Support MTBParks.com

Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member

 

 

Currently Open Parks:

 

The Rock Bike Park - WI   

Mountain Creek Bike Park - NJ

Plattekill Bike Park - NY

Blue Mountain Bike Park - PA   

Angel Fire Bike Park - NM   

Whistler Mountain Bike Park - BC

Bryce Mountain Bike Park - VA

Sir Sam's Mountain Bike Park - Ontario
Bromont Bike Park - Quebec

Mount Snow Bike Park - VT

Snowshoe Bike Park - WV

Attitash Bike Park - NH

Spirit Mountain - MN

Highland - NH

Mammoth, CA

Snow Summit, CA

Granby Ranch, CO

Launch, PA

Sundance, UT

Burke Bike Park at Kingdom Trails

Grand Targhee Mtb Park

Whiteface Mountain Bike Park

Evolution Bike Park | Crested Butte

Silver Mountain Bike Park

 

 

Upcoming Park Openings:

 

Bike Snowmass

Opening Day - Saturday, June 21
Location:  Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Park News:

 

Whistler Bike Park, BC

Whistler's extended play takes effect this weekend giving you three more hours to shred each day AND the resort announced recently that the Garbanzo Zone will be opening up on June 21st, a full week earlier than last year.

 

Silver Star, BC

Silver Star Mountain Resort, located in Vernon, British Columbia, recently announced that it plans to add 25 kilometers of new cross country mountain bike trails this year, with more in the works for 2015. When complete, the expansion's estimated cost will equal more than $250,000 and will provide riders of all abilities a more diverse selection of trail options. Silver Star began its expansion in 2013 to introduce a new XC, all-mountain riding component to the resort.

 

Silver Star has expanded its downhill trail network to provide riders with the option of riding a new intermediate trail from the summit to the mountain base. Jedi Mind Trick, a blue trail that runs from the base of the mountain to half-way up is being extended to the summit and the double black diamond trail Pro-Star – Walk the Line, that runs from the summit to half way down the mountain will be extended to the bottom. The trail network that will link existing trails with new trails are currently in their final stages of construction.

 

China Peak, CA

The VP Components EnduroFest is coming up June 21 & 22. Running at high elevation, this event features a course that puts the “endure” into enduro, with three arduous transfer climbs plus three technically demanding timed downhill stages on loose, rocky and dusty terrain.

The winner in each category is based on the fastest total time in the three special stages. The eleven categories include beginner, sport, expert and pro riders. $4,000 goes to the top 20 Pro/Open men; with $1,000 split between the top ten Pro/Open women. Awards go three deep in all other categories.

 

Park City Mountain Resort, UT

Summer arrived in Park City last week as the resort fired up the Town Lift for mountain bikes on June 6. The Crescent Lift is scheduled to open June 21, which will provide more than 70 miles of lift-accessed terrain on the town’s centralized resort.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

POC Eastern States Cup - Blue Mtn PA - PA State Championship - June 22

 

NEMBAfest - Vermont, Kingdom Trails - June 20-22  

 

Sun Valley, ID: June 27-29, 2014

Enduro Cup : Part of the Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival and the North American Enduro Tour

This two day race featuring an evening prologue on the 27th promises to be one of the longest and most grueling enduro races riders will find anywhere in North America.

 

British Columbia June 28-July 5, 2014

BC Bike Race, all competitors start each day together in a mass start, working their way against the clock and through the course to the daily finish line. Racers' finish times are recorded at the end of each day completed. At the end of the race, each of the stage race times is added up to calculate the overall winners in each category. In BC Bike Race, we have 7 days, or 7 stages, of incredible mountain bike racing.


July 5 Killington VT East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship

 

Canyons Resort, UT: July 19, 2014
The North American Enduro Tour comes to Utah! Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort features a true European format, 6 stages covering 17 miles, 3 timed technical descents and 3 untimed climbs. While the climbs are untimed, there is a cut off time.
Racers will be treated to a premier event based out of the Canyons Resort village, in the mountain bike mecca of Park City, Utah. Beautiful and challenging aspen lined trails, professional chip timing, a post-race meal, athlete gift bag and raffle.

July 20 Plattekill NY Plattepalooza 


Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014
Part of the North American Enduro Tour
As part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.

 

Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014
The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills.

August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship 


Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014
Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing.


Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals 


Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014
Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs.


Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014


Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series

 

Big Mountain Enduro at Snowmass
Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22
Location:  Snowmass, CO

Durango - June 28-29

The Durango Enduro is not for the timid; it is a true backcountry event that will

Keystone - July 12-13


This premier stop will also be part of the 2014 North American Enduro Tour.


The Keystone Bike Park contains some of the most raw and rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the US. With rock gardens, drops and high-speed features, there will not be a dull moment on your bike. Our courses will challenge riders to the fullest and combine the top trails on the mountain, along with unique course designs never seen before at Keystone. Throughout the weekend, expect to see at least six rowdy stages with some pedal transitions, a non-stop festival taking place in the village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.


Moab - August 23

 

Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte

Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014
The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!
Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate.


This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.

 

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Enjoy one complimentary, one-day lift ticket at each of these bike parks during the 2014 season. The list of bike parks offering one free day of riding this season–with your MTBparks Pass–is still growing, so be sure to check back often!

Get the MTBParks Pass NOW

(Use code "MTBradio" to get $10 off!)

 

RIDE FREE AT THESE PARTICIPATING BIKE PARKS:

United States


Colorado | Bike Snowmass @ Aspen/Snowmass
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

MTBParks Pass holders also get a free Budweiser draft beer at the Elk Camp Restaurant.

 

Colorado | Evolution Bike Park @ Crested Butte
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Idaho | Silver Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Minnesota | Spirit Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New Hampshire | Attitash Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New Mexico | Angel Fire
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New York | Plattekill Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off recurring visits after you use your complimentary day.

New York | Whiteface Bike Park 
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off lift tickets all season long with your MTBparks Pass.
Bike and Stay package coming soon!

 

Pennsylvania | Blue Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Utah | Brian Head Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Vermont | Burke Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Vermont | Mount Snow Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

Virginia | Bryce Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Washington | Stevens Pass Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

West Virginia | Snowshoe Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Wisconsin | The Rock Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Wyoming | Grand Targhee
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Canada

New Brunswick | Sugarloaf Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS:

 

California | China Peak Bike Park

50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.

 

Montana | Whitefish Bike Park
50% of one lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

New Jersey | Mountain Creek Bike Park
50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.

 

All Mountain Cyclery | Boulder City, Nevada
50% off shuttles through the end of the year.

 

WANT EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS?

 

Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Cleveland, OH

One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Cleveland (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)

 

Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Milwaukee, WI

One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Milwaukee (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)

 

Canfield Brothers Bikes

MTBparks Pass holders are eligible to receive a 15% discount on ANY purchase.

 

SR SUNTOUR

SR Suntour's mission is to RIDE MORE WRENCH LESS and as an MTBparks Pass member they are offering 25% off MSRP on any of the company's performance suspension products EpiXon, Auron, Durolux or RUX. To learn more about SR Suntour's line, visit www.srsuntour-cycling.com. For questions or order placement contact our Madison, WI location, email service@usulcorp.com or call 608-229-6610. Please have your member ID available

Jul 14, 2014

In this episode, Andrea points out a disturbing trend she noticed at the Mulberry Gap Women's Weekend - women seem to be riding bikes that have majoy issues, while, knowlingly, their husband/boyfriends do nothing about it. Also, the debate rages on about pressfit bottom brackets and more.

 

Do you suspect that your man friend isn't keeping your bike up to par? Are you one of the guys just throwing your lady out on a crappy bike? Have you ever had a problem with a bottom bracket? Let us know!

 

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for the next episode, contact us at info@mountainbikeradio.com. We also have advertising opportunities available, just contact us. 

 

Related Show Links:

ProGold

BBInfinite 

Mulberry Gap Women's Weekend

Brickhouse Racing Website

Brickhouse Racing Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Facebook Page

Andrea's Twitter

Matt's Twitter

Kenny's Twitter

Andrea's Sponsors:

Jul 14, 2014

Erica Tingey is a professional mountain biker riding with Jamis Bicycles. She joins the show to chat about a lot of topics with Danielle. They discuss family, World Cup racing, the Whole30 diet, the 2016 Olympics, and more!

 

About Erica:

She is a mom, a wife, and a UCI professional mountain bike racer.  With a great support crew and a loving family, she is able to compete across the country, fulfilling her dreams and sharing her passion for riding. 


For 2014 her focus is the national race series, the USCUP/ProXCT tour. She will also be racing the North American World Cups as well as a few in Europe! The rest of weekends will be filled in with other XC racing (such as the Intermountain Cup and the USCS). 


Her husband is also an avid cyclist and together they have a 5 year old boy that is, of course, riding bikes alongside them as often as possible.

 

Related Show Links:

Erica's Website

Erica on Instagram

Erica on Twitter

Contact Erica

The Whole30 Nutrition Program

Erica's Sponsors:

   Jamis Bicycles

   Sunbelt Development & Realty Partners LLC

   Stan's NOTUBES

   Elevated Legs

   Inside Ride

   Gaerne

   Julbo

   Elete Electrolytes

   ESI Grips

   RxBar

   LW Coaching

   Awesome Strap

   Mountain Velo

   Kuat

Danielle's Blog

Danielle's Twitter

Danielle's Instagram

2014 Endurance Race Calendar

 

Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member

Jul 14, 2014

Mark starts off the show with an interview with the 2014 USA Cycling 24 Hour National Champion and endurance mountain biking legend, Josh Tostado. He then gets to the race recaps of some of the recent big races from throughout the country and abroad. 

 

Listen in to hear reports about the Bailey Hundo, 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest, the Hilly Billy Roubaix, Stoopid 50, Lumberjack 100, and the European Marathon National Championship.

 

If you are a race director or racer who would like to hear your race report on an episode of The Last Aid Station, please contact Mark at Mark@Mountainbikeradio.com. 

 

We also have advertising opportunities available if you would like to promote your race. Please contact us about advertising at info@mountainbikeradio.com.

 

Related Show Links:

Josh Tostado's website

Josh Tostado's sponsors:

   Swiftwick

   Santa Cruz

   Shimano

   Maxxis

   Smith Optics

   Ergon

   Avalanche Sports Breckenridge

   Stans NOTUBES

   Honey Stinger

   Infinit Nutrition

   Nite Rider

Bailey Hundo

24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest

Hilly Billy Roubaix

Stoopid 50

Lumberjack 100

European UCI Marathon Championships

National Ultra Endurance Series

The Last Aid Station Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Endurance Calendar

About the host, Mark

Email Mark

Email Ben

Jul 14, 2014

This week on the Mountain Bikes Apart Podcast Colin has a couple of things for you. An intro to the What Mountain Bike Guide here on the website, and an interview with Ruth Hallet from Trail42.

As always, before we start, your feedback means tonnes to Colin, so please do get in touch via the following methods:

  • Email – just use the contact form here

  • Comments – pop a comment in at the bottom of this page

  • Voicemail – use the ‘Leave a voicemail’ button on the right

  • iTunes reviews – drop one in via the iTunes Link

Shoutouts to Podcast Listeners

 

Colin has had some great feedback as usual, and here’s a highlight from Mark Saunders:

 

Hi Colin, Just a quick message to say hello and thanks for the podcast which is how I found your website. Keep up the good work there aren’t enough mountain bike podcasts out there. As for a request I am looking at F/S bikes at the moment can you recommend a decent one for a budget of around £1500
Regards
 

Thanks, as always for the kind words Mark. As to your question, have a look below for some info on the What Mountain Bike guide which aims to answer this. But, I will cover this stuff in future podcasts. It’s something Colin is asked a lot (for all sorts of price brackets and bike types) so he'll definitely be filling a hole there.

 

The What Mountain Bike Guide

 

In this episode Colin the What Mountain Bike guide to new listeners. It’s something Colin has been working on for the past two years to answer all of the questions that he gets from beginners and upgraders.

 

It’ll help beginners decide what type of bike to get in the first place, and it’ll help experienced bikers decide on what to upgrade, when and what brands to buy. The guide is currently available to read here on the site, or you can download a Kindle copy on Amazon for the lowest price he can make it.

 

Please let him know what you think of the guide – email me on the contact form, or drop a comment below.

 

Interview with Ruth Hallet from Trail42

 

Colin has had a bit of contact with Trail42 as they’ve launched and grown over the past couple of years. It’s been great to see the success of their ethical mountain biking kit, such as the bamboo biking tops they produce which he has covered in the past.

 

Colin thought it’d be interesting to chat to Ruth about the company and plans for the future, so he asked if she’d come on the Podcast. They ended up talking products and biking and trails in their local area, so if you’re interested in the mountain biking industry or trails in the SW of England, then this’ll be worth a listen.

 

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Trail 42 Website

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Jul 14, 2014

Kelli shares her thoughts and some tips on the recovery window after workouts and rides. She brings her practical approach for everyday athletes. Listen in to learn more about the recovery window, tips on improving your after-ride fueling, and increasing your performance.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, please contact us at info@mountainbikeradio.com

 

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Jul 14, 2014

In this episode of The Mountain Bikes Apart Podcast, Colin answers a question sent in by Gavin Clafton – “What’s your bucket list of UK trails?”

 

Colin thought the UK might be a little big to cover, so he decided to split it up a little. He's covering Scottish trails this week and aiming to cover the rest of the UK (and the world!) in future episodes.

 

On that note, if you consider yourself pretty expert in a region of trails then get in touch – he'd love to get you on the podcast and cover your area, wherever you are in the world.

 

Listener Question:

 

Here’s what Gavin asked in the first place:

"Hi. I mainly want to just say thank you for the time and effort to make the great podcasts. I travel a lot with work and save your podcasts for flights and those awkward meals for one where I’m sat with my earphones in. I have you for company! I’m new to mountain biking and just splashed out on a 2nd hand trek fuel 9 over Xmas. I’m pretty sporty though and very competitive so I’ve spent lots of time on YouTube, reading a great book by McCormack and Lopes called Mastering Mountain Bike Skills which I would highly recommend (Colin: me too!). This week I managed my first manual for a metre or so I’m feeling pretty chuffed. Anyway ideas for podcasts: In terms of trails I know a lot of stuff is out there but it would be great to have a top 10 bucket list of uk trails."

Thanks for that great question Gavin. You'll find a summary below, but have a listen to the podcast for full details.

 

As always, before we start, your feedback means tonnes to Colin, so please do get in touch via the following methods:

 

  • Email – just use the contact form here

  • Comments – pop a comment in at the bottom of this page

  • Voicemail – use the ‘Leave a voicemail’ button on the right

  • iTunes reviews – drop one in via the iTunes Link

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The Best Scottish Mountain Bike Trails

Here are Colin's top 5 Scottish mountain bike trails – let him know yours in the comments below! And listen to the podcast here for the full details of what makes them so great.

 

5. Laggan Wolftrax – a trail with a huge amount of variety, some great skills testing sections and a monster bit of northshore!

4. Kirroughtree – One of the most underutilised amazing trails in the country. Fast, flowing and home to the world (?) famous McMoab!

3. Glentress – The perennial UK favourite, and deservedly so. One of the biggest trail centres in the UK, if not THE biggest, with a huge range of trails, from XC to downhill Freeride. And the best facilities around.

2. Innerleithen – Glentress’ less pretty but more exciting big brother, and always a lot quieter.  Check out the 3 drops on Caddon bank for a great challenge.

1. Golspie Highland Wildcat Trails – Even less visited than Kirroughtree, but one of the best trails in existence. The classic up and down, with the longest down around, and split into amazing, jumpy, bermy goodness followed by dark, tree lined, rocky technicals. A biker’s dream.

 

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Related Show Links:

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Colin on Twitter

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Mountain Bikes Apart Facebook Page

 

Reviews:

 

Colin has received some iTunes reviews recently, which is much much appreciated. Here’s the most recent from mulligan4 in the USA:

 

"I’ve been enjoying this podcast on mountain biking. Nice, laid back format and covering some good topics so far. Keep it coming. More episodes and longer episodes if possible."

 

I’m going to do my best to make the episodes more regular in future, so will try to live up to that. And the most recent 2 eps have been a fair bit longer so hopefully that’s meeting your desire for content Mulligan. Thanks for the feedback!

 

I’d really appreciate it if you would review the Podcast – just open up iTunes and go to the podcast page on iTunes and click the ‘View in iTunes’ button.

Jul 1, 2014

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You have to listen in because Kelli recommends licorice, beef jerky, those little cheese crackers, and more as 10 regular food options that you can use to fuel your ride.

 

As a member, you probably know that Kelli is a nutritional superhero. She brings experience, knowledge, and a great sense of real-world practicality to her practice. In this episode, she gives you tips for "real life." Not a Mountain Bike Radio member? Become one today!

 

What if you're out and about and going to do a weekend of riding and camping? Out for a long ride and stopping at the store to grab something to eat? Or, do you just want something tasty without blowing up your diet. Kelli lets you know what you need.

 

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