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How to Select a Bicycle

March 5, 2004 Guest 0

How many of you went to the bike shop with your parents to pick out a bike? How many of you were able to test ride your bike? Did any of you get fitted for […]

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Biking Safely on Multi-use Trails

February 28, 2004 Guest 0

Although riding on trails  eliminates the danger of sharing the road with motorized vehicles they present their own safety challenges – particularly multi-use trails. Bikers frequently stop without warning and walkers can step in front […]

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Non-singletrack trail grades

February 23, 2004 Guest 0

Orange – extreme: downhill (DH) trails, dirt jumps and freeride areas Bike parks are suitable for: riders aspiring to an elite level of technical ability; incorporates everything from full on downhill riding to ‘big air’ […]

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Cross country single-track trail grades

February 22, 2004 Guest 0

Green grade – easy trails Green grade trails are suitable for: beginners or novice cyclists. Bike required: most bikes and mountain bike hybrids are suitable. Skills needed: basic bike skills are required for this grade. […]

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Proper fit of a bicycle

February 21, 2004 Guest 0

1. Stand straddling the bike. Both feet should be flat on the ground If you are fitting for a road bike there should be one inch of space between the top tube and your crotch […]

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Safety Equipment for Bikers

February 19, 2004 Guest 0

Many safety items can be improvised from other commonly carried objects in hiking or ski packs. Carrying these multi-use items can reduce pack weight and keep you prepared for many situations. Ø Rigid stays in […]

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Mountain biking trail grades

February 2, 2004 Guest 0

Trail grades are split between those for cross-country singletrack trails and those for extreme trails and forest roads. This is to highlight that: forest roads can be of variable difficulty and are not part of a progression […]