Michelin Expands Mountain Bike Tire Offering

Michelin today announces extensive additions to its mountain bike tire selection, with four distinct ranges for multiple terrains and performance needs. For the first time, the new products will also feature electric bike readiness and a wider diameter (2.6) on the all-mountain tires.

The new collection of tires is engineered to deliver excellent grip and strength to cover an exceptionally wide variety of terrain. The four new ranges are: MICHELIN Jet XCR, MICHELIN Force XC, MICHELIN Force AM and Michelin Wild AM. [Read more…]

Cranky Monkey MTB Race Series

Cranky-Monkey-MTB-Race-SeriesPhoto by Swim Bike Run Photography

Take on the Cranky Monkey to experience some of the best mountain bike race venues in the Mid-Atlantic! These races are packed full of action with cross country and endurance options so that you can find the perfect class for you, weather you’re new to the sport and want to test your limits at nine miles or a pro who wants to crank out as many miles as possible within six hours. Race individually or make it a group event and race with a team of two or three in a relay fashion.

Venues include the fast flow track of Schaeffer on April 30th, the hidden jewel of Quantico Marine Base on May 28th, the brand new night cross country race on June 18th, and the twisty fun of Rosaryville on June 19th. Aid stations are along the course for support along with plenty of post-race refueling to celebrate your accomplishments. While you’ll be having a blast, you’ll also be giving back to the trails, as all the net proceeds from the event are given back to the trails.

More information on racing the Cranky Monkey with SCORE is available at www.racescore.org.

Diamondback Adventures

IMG_0557Another adventure with Aya and Diamondback in the damp woods after a hard rainfall. Water crossings, log dodging, gravel swallowing and mud traversing for 8 miles was our early evening thrill of choice. Kids love nature and they love their bikes. So hitting the trails on two wheels is always a win win. We can’t wait to get back out there later this week! Aya said we should go for 20 miles this time!