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Don’t Worry, There Was Plenty of Carnage At the 2020 MaxiAvalanche

While one of mountain biking’s most infamous races – the legendary MegaAvalanche – did not take place this summer, organizers couldn’t resist giving racers a chance to bomb down the mountainside at Alpe D’Huez in a mass-start race. Things were a little different this year, but looked just as rowdy as ever, with lots of carnage and pile-up crashes throughout the day. I mean, come on, what’s there not to like about blasting euro techno at the start line while you and 50 other riders all-out spring directly at a terrifyingly loose turn?

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The Maxi Avalanche was the first big enduro race of the season for most European pros, and it seems plenty were chomping at the bit to get out and put some heaters, with big names like Damien Oton and Ines Thoma taking the men’s and women’s titles respectively.

Check out more POV from racer Morgane Such below. It’s gnarly.

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Now is a Great Time To Support Your Local Trailbuilders
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Now is a Great Time To Support Your Local Trailbuilders

Now is a Great Time To Support Your Local Trailbuilders

For those of us who love to spend our summers ripping singletrack until the sun goes down, now’s a great time to support those who make that all possible: our local trailbuilders. As much as we take it for granted, those perfectly sculpted jumps and berms don’t just take care of themselves, and our trailbuilders could always use a little help to fund the awesome projects they are working on. Whether you live in the Tetons, the PNW, or anywhere with riding, a donation to your local crews goes

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TGR Tested: MTB Essentials for Your Truck
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TGR Tested: MTB Essentials for Your Truck

TGR Tested: MTB Essentials for Your Truck

Level up your tailgating with these handy essentials. Katie Lozancich photo. When I first started mountain biking, I was driving a beat-up little Ford Taurus. Every time I wanted to ride, I had to take the front wheel off and wiggle the bike onto the backseat. It was a hassle, but it got the job done. I recently made the upgrade to a truck—like the rest of Jackson Hole's residents—and to say that I'm excited is an understatement. No more sketchy trunk-mounted bike racks or trying to

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‘Pedal Through’ Highlights Black Joy and Healing on Two Wheels
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‘Pedal Through’ Highlights Black Joy and Healing on Two Wheels

‘Pedal Through’ Highlights Black Joy and Healing on Two Wheels

This week in Women in the Mountains, we sat down with director and filmmaker Analise Cleopatra. Cleopatra co-directed the short film 'Pedal Through' which explores the strength and healing that comes from pushing yourself in the outdoors. Alisa Geiser photo. Even though her body was exhausted from her first day of pedaling the Three Sisters Three Rivers bikepacking route in Central Oregon, Analise Cleopatra couldn’t bring herself to fall asleep just yet. It was a crystal clear evening,