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Video: Mountain Biking is Becoming a Popular High School Sport

While mountain biking is still a young sport compared to its action sports counterparts, it’s growing fast. One of the biggest catalysts for growth is the next generation. Kids and teens are stoked as Matt and Jason from IFHT discovered from a visit to Waterloo, Wisconsin for a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) event.

RELATED: Mountain Biking Should be a Family Affair

Currently, there are 18,500 kids competing in over 1000 teams within NICA, and it’s only looking to grow. And as the sport gains momentum thanks to groups like NICA, kids are learning that biking is more than just riding fun singletrack, but an incredible tool for character building and connecting with your fellow peers.

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Video: 82-Year-Old Proves You’re Never Too Old to Mountain Bike
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Video: 82-Year-Old Proves You’re Never Too Old to Mountain Bike

Video: 82-Year-Old Proves You’re Never Too Old to Mountain Bike

If you've ever been a bit hesitant to try mountain biking you'll be inspired by 82-year-old Alf. He was motivated to learn after recovering from cancer, when he needed an outlet to get fit again. RELATED: Mountain In the Hallway — Brian and Tate’s goal to summit the Grand Teton Amidst their battle with Cancer. His son, who knew that his father was an avid road cyclist in his youth, brought him a mountain bike to try out. He was hooked. His advice: you don’t have to do anything crazy when

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Video: Cam Zink Slides to a First Descent in Nevada
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Video: Cam Zink Slides to a First Descent in Nevada

Video: Cam Zink Slides to a First Descent in Nevada

Follow Cam ZInk, Ray Syron, and Trevor Boldi as they snag a first mountain bike descent on Nevada's Slide Mountain.  While Cam is no stranger to sketchy lines, the high angle and unstable ground of this particular mountainside have kept riders away...until now, that is.   Related: Josh Bryceland AKA Ratboy Launches Cannondale Sessions We're glad to see Cam in high spirits after aggravating his persistent shoulder injury at Red Bull Rampage 2018, though this

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Video: Marcelo Gutierrez’s Sketchy Urban DH Win
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Video: Marcelo Gutierrez’s Sketchy Urban DH Win

Video: Marcelo Gutierrez’s Sketchy Urban DH Win

Do you know what’s less forgiving than dirt? Concrete. This is especially true when you’re bombing through narrow alleyways and staircases of Manizales, Colombia like urban DH phenom Marcelo Gutierrez. Despite the consequences, Gutierrez doesn’t seem the least bit fazed as he whizzes down the track. Not only did the hometown hero win this year's race, but he’s consistently dominated the podium here over the past few years.  Check out his equally sketchy run from