Mountain

Reuss, Dave
Over the last two years, I’ve racked up around 600 miles on the trails, hundreds of dollars in debt, and bruises on every part of my body trying to become a competent mountain biker. I’m still not there, but these are all things I wish someone would’ve told me on day one. Read more >>
Photo by Ryan Krueger
England, Mike
What is it about white lines? Those winding strings of pearl, sinuous rills weaving down mountainsides, carving and cascading through rock like storm clouds harnessed to a rolling boulder. Read more >>
MMBA Staff
With such little time before it starts snowing again, it’s important to do the very best rides around Bozeman. This bucket list is meant to pique your interest to get out and explore new areas by bicycle. Read more >>
Photo by Kene Sperry
Pogge, Drew
Live music is like nothing else. The sound is raw, the lights are blinding, the volume is cranked, and nothing tastes better than an $8 Bud Light after a couple of hours of jamming to your favorite band. Read more >>
Stoops, Kira
The day before Missoula’s 2012 GrizzlyMan Adventure Race, Team First Descents athletes Jordan Stoner and Josh Vandermeer were set to scram with $1,800 in pledges for First Descents, a non-profit that takes young adults with cancer on outdoor adventures. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Think Big Sky is only fun in the winter? Think again. Over the last few years, Big Sky Resort has been ramping up their snowless activities, building a tasty menu of summer options that’s nearly on par with their wintertime fare. Read more >>
Lange, Ted
“I hate switchbacks!” It’s a vehement statement and a red flag that can make a dad scramble for coaching strategies to prevent escalation to “I hate this ride” or even “I hate mountain biking.”  Read more >>
Herzog, Tim
Downhill mountain bikers have “a higher threshold for adrenaline and fear,” says sports psychologist Julie Emmermann. Other PhDs say mountain bikers should “have their heads checked,” “pray,” and “not fall off.” And some say that fear simply isn’t a factor, only fun. Read more >>
Rogel, Christine
Many mountain bikers don’t realize that for every minute they enjoy on their favorite trails, volunteers spent hours manicuring that piece of hillside into flowy singletrack. Read more >>
Mike England
A Three Forks threesome. Read more >>
Janacaro, Tony
While the hills of Bozeman are still mud-laden from snowmelt and spring moisture, Pipestone offers some of the best biking around. Read more >>
Drew Pogge
“Dude, I had brutal chainsuck on that compound disappearing hill and had to dab twice. Then I did a little crotch testing over the stump—wang chung in a big way. Did you pass that brand whore roadie on the tar?” Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
The assignment was simple. Since mountain bike races have been gaining popularity around Bozeman in recent years, my boss made me go compete in one—despite the fact that I hadn’t been on a bike in roughly a decade and didn’t know IMBA from NAMBLA. Read more >>
Harrison, Melynda
When your kid is ready to graduate from beginner status and take to the hills, try one of these (relatively) easy trails:Bozeman Creek / Sourdough Canyon—mileage varies Read more >>
Harrison, Melynda
If you live in the Gallatin Valley, you know that biking is pretty damn fun. What you might not know is that biking with kids can be just as much fun—even though it takes a little more work and planning. Read more >>
Jay Pape
Isn’t it funny how things work? All summer long I dream of backcountry powder, but as soon as those long winter nights set in, I begin passing the time on a bike trainer and dreaming of future “gravel grinder” rides on my cross bike. Read more >>
Lange, Ted
There’s no trail fairy creating new trails around Bozeman, but with partnerships, fund-raising, hard work, and patience, wishes can come true. Read more >>
Villasenor-Allen, Estela
This past summer, while a battle raged between hikers and mountain bikers over access to one section of the Gallatin National Forest (the Hyalite–Porcupine–Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area), a vastly different dynamic took place across the range. Read more >>
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