11 New MacGeyver-Style Mountain Bike Hacks

March 23, 2015

Pho­to: Rus­sell Haines, Nepal You may have already seen our 11 DIY Moun­tain Bike Hacks. Well, as many of us are gear­ing up for rid­ing sea­son, it’s time for some new ones. Lo and behold, here are 11 new MTB hacks that will have you primed for two-wheeled adven­tures, sav­ing mad…

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From White Picket Fence to Mud Splattered Face

March 13, 2015

by Mea­gan Broughton As my role with Sacred Rides is to research, design, test and launch our Women’s Rides around the globe, I have been for­tu­nate enough to con­nect with many inspir­ing women. Some young, some retired, oth­ers just start­ing out in the sport mid-life. Some that race at a…

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Top 5 Moab Mountain Bike Trails

March 8, 2015

Pho­to by Tyson  Swasey By Joshua Doucette Choos­ing the top five trails in Moab is a bit like choos­ing your favorite song. It all depends on what kind of mood you’re in, your ener­gy lev­el or how your day’s been. Maybe you want to blow off some steam, grab your…

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Pricing Changes

March 4, 2015

For 19 years now, all of our Rides have been priced in Cana­di­an dol­lars, reflect­ing our long roots in Cana­da (and our bank­ing and cred­it card sys­tem). Until recent­ly, that has worked just fine for us, but with the recent sharp decline in the Cana­di­an dol­lar (and fore­cast con­tin­ued decline),…

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3 Tips to Structure Your Training

February 28, 2015

Today’s guest blog post comes from Cer­ti­fied High Per­for­mance Coach and Ath­lete, Adam Mor­ka, founder of Wired For Per­for­mance.  First, we must under­stand, what is train­ing? “Train­ing can be defined as the stim­u­la­tion of bio­log­i­cal adap­ta­tions that result in an improve­ment in per­for­mance in a giv­en task.” — Dun­can Mac­dougall. Simple…

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Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

February 26, 2015

On Feb­ru­ary 3rd, 2015, 9  sin­gle­track-lov­ing, adven­ture-hun­gry folks met in New Zealand’s South Island  for what one Rid­er described as “the best week of my life”. Dirt was shred, laughs were had and life­long bonds were formed. The  fol­low­ing is a short Rid­er-sub­mit­ted sto­ry, some snap­shots and a kick­ass 6‑minute…

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Are You a Mountain Bike Racer?

February 14, 2015

Today’s guest post comes to us from Adam Rup­pel, founder of Chico Rac­ing. ARE YOU A MOUNTAIN BIKE RACER?  I know a lot of peo­ple don’t want to be con­sid­ered a moun­tain bike rac­er, espe­cial­ly these days as it is now a seri­ous Olympic sport. But maybe you’re a moun­tain bike…

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Photo Journal: Pura Vida Yoga and Mountain Bike Retreat, Costa Rica

January 3, 2015

Sun Salu­ta­tions on a trop­i­cal beach.  White warm sand nes­tled between your toes.  Thoughts of the days ride induce a smile ear to ear.  The crack­le of a beach­side bon­fire off in the dis­tance.  Novem­ber 29 to Decem­ber 6, 2014 marked the launch of our inau­gur­al Pura Vida Yoga and Mountain…

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The (Daunting) Ride Meal

November 19, 2014

You can feel it com­ing– you deny it at first. That slight­ly …emp­ty feel­ing that begins in your gut. You con­tin­ue ped­al­ing through your favourite sin­gle­track; not a care in the world. Per­haps your mind starts to wan­der; per­haps you ask your­self, “What did I have for break­fast, again?” or “How long…

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HAVE YOU HIT A MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAINING PLATEAU? 4 ACTIONS TO SPIKE THE FLATLINE!

September 20, 2014

Have You Hit a Plateau? Hit­ting a plateau in moun­tain bike skill devel­op­ment is a hard real­i­ty to face, although it hap­pens to the best of us.  Flat­ten­ing out after a major learn­ing curve of dial­ing in and mas­ter­ing new skills is com­mon.  Embrace the plateau!   Know anoth­er learning…

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