Recent soaring and sustained temparturees across the nation can make for some of the most dangerous riding conditions. In addition to taking this chart seriously, read on about what to do if you’ve experienced heat related illness
Skier, Scholar, Sky Diver, and all-around action sports addict and advocate, Amie Engerbretsen, has joined our Bikeskills family. Fresh out of Columbia graduate school, Amie will be managing various projects including our upcoming weekend on clinics and bike demos this September at Northstar with Santa Cruz Bicycles and featuring Greg Minnaar. Stay tuned for the details from Amie!
Bikeskills’ Greg Minnaar flashes by on his way to another win in the 2010 UCI World Cup Series. Greg has been very consistent this year with first, third, and first place finishes in the still-early World Cup Series. What might be mountain biking’s most spectacular event is also the sports’ most skill-intensive. Read on to learn the basics from the very best, Greg Minnaar.
Every now and then someone captures the essence of mountain biking. Chris Akrigg does just that in this video. Check Chris’ spectacular skills in an equally spectacular setting.
While it took a while, one of our BIKESKILLS instruction videos just hit the 1,000,000 view mark! To be honest, we’re happy not just because one of our videos accomplished something that only 1 out of every 15,000 or so mountain biking videos submitted to YouTube accomplish, but also that viewers appreciate our approach – which is all about the mainstream mountain biker.
Bikeskills NorCal’s Jiro Nakamura holds court at the Mill Valley Middle School
At the base of the mountain that many feel nurtured the growth of mountain biking, a couple of progressive parents are doing what they can to ensure the next generation of mountain bikers get a head start on all mountain riding. Stay tuned for more.
Bikeskills Tahoe’s Karl Rogne dials in brake levers while Bikeskills NorCal’s Jiro Nakamura does the same behind him.
Spring is here in much of the US; and on the way to the rest of it. If you’re like most mountain bikers, it’s been a while since you’ve ridden or taken a good look your ride. So before you grab your trusty steep and ride off only to find a mid-ride problem, here’s a checklist of things to take a look at, some adjustments to make, in order to ensure you and your bike take care of one another and remain friends.
Sounds like some wet trails over the weekend. Generally speaking, you can ride most trails when they are wet (make sure to check that your trails are open before you head out there to ride…) A few tips will make your ride more enjoyable, safer and ensure that your bike emerges unscathed as well. Click here to read more, and check out a wet weather riding video.
Those who can do. Those who can do and can teach do so at Bikeskills. World Champion Joe Lawwill continues to win professional races in cross country, all-mountain “Super D” and Downhill categories. As one of the most experienced professional instructors on the planet, there’s simply no one more qualified, more experienced, or simply better to take a clinic from than Joe Lawwill. Read on for more!
Kenny Roberts on the legendary Yamaha TZ750 on the left and Jon Sigerman on a Santa Cruz Bullit on the right. Two very different men and paths, but two men that can inspire us all.