The inaugural Frenzy Hills mountain bike race put on by Aravaipa Rides was one very cool event. Some of this was by design, and some was luck of the draw from Mother Nature. In a weekend extravaganza of off-road activity, I raced my singlespeed in the 50-mile category. I think I may have been the…
One of my favorite mountain bike trails just got a little nip and tuck. Find out if it’s good, bad or ugly.
Mountain biking in the moonlight is back: McDowell Mountain Regional Park once again has its night mountain bike rides going for the summer. The May 25 ride was the second of the season, and the first of the year for me. As always, it was a treat to be out there at this excellent park with other mountain bikers after sunset.
The Arizona Republic gets scooped on breaking news in its own backyard – by some schmoe freelancing in his spare time. Think its management has the sense to feel at least a twinge of embarrassment?
Sometimes, I really hate mountain biking. Like this morning, when I learned that a fellow mountain biker died on one of my favorite trails.
Here’s what’s on my mind after the 2012 MBAA Race #1, the famous McDowell Meltdown.
My best mountain bike racing wisdom – it’s better to challenge yourself and come in last than sandbag your way to “glory.” And here’s why.
The course for the Fat Tire 40 at McDowell Mountain is the work of a masochistic dungeon master. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a ton of well-run fun. See what made this a great mountain bike race.
On Jan. 22-23, the MBAA Arizona state championship mountain bike race series got started at McDowell Mountain Regional Park just north of Fountain Hills, Ariz. The park is one of the best outdoor recreation assets in the state, and the weather cooperated to make it a great time for racers and spectators
Hot temperatures force many Phoenix-area mountain bikers to ride at night. Now we’re starting to re-emerge in the broad daylight. It’s almost a whole new experience after months of nighttime riding.
Mountain biking at night used to give me the willies. But I’m so over that – I’ve fully given myself to the Dark Side. Here’s why.
Interested in hooking up for a nighttime mountain bike ride? Grab some good lights and a helmet and check out McDowell Mountain Regional Park’s 16-mile moonlight ride.
I know I’ve mentioned the McDowell Mountain Regional Park before here on WanderingJustin.com. And let me tell you, my love for this park continues unabated. In fact, it’s stronger than ever thanks to some new signage springing up on the Pemberton Trail, aka Trail B. Here’s the thing: The county officials thought most riders would…
EDITOR’S NOTE (May 1, 2012): This post is really old. I will publish an update soon. Subscribe (it’s free) in the box to the right so you don’t miss it! EDITOR’S NOTE PART II (May 11, 2012): UPDATED and cooler than ever. I just recently ran into an old classmate at an ad hoc high…