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April 7, 2020
Martin is back after taking a little time to restructure the show. In this episode he introduces his new copilot for this podcast. Ben Jones joins Martin to be frequent host of the show. They spend some time discussing Ben's history and help you get to know him. Listen in to get a feel for Ben's thoughts on vintage bikes as he and Martin settle into cohost roles. Please send any feedback, thoughts, and/or ideas over to us anytime to Martin at econdspincycles@gmail.com and Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com.
April 6, 2020
Nathan, Tani, and Auk try to keep pedaling forward as they record remotely. They get caught up on shop procedures and latest news to get customers through the current situation. Nathan captured some questions on Instagram and they answer several of them. It’s important to remember to support all small businesses right now, including The Path. They are definitely doing what they can and following proper procedures to provide you the service you’ve come to expect. Thank you!
April 6, 2020
From the offices of Ben and Ben this is Episode 5 of Bens’ Week in Review. This week…. Nathan from The Path Podcast is in the house. This episode is Presented by Follow Hollow. Use code MBR5 for $5 off your order. Thanks to Handup Gloves for supporting the show – use code MTBRadio to get 10% off
April 4, 2020
We dive back into the old topic of eMTBs with a fresh perspective: Joe Vadeboncoeur, President of the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association discusses his article: “eMTB Thoughts”. Prior to being Board President, Joe worked in the Bike Industry at Trek, and he shares what it was like going from there into the world of advocacy. Briefly, we follow up with what messaging organizations are using to communicate safe riding to their members.
April 3, 2020
Andrea Wilson, from Just Riding Along, has been doing some writing over on Medium. In her latest post, she comes to the realization that, during the current pandemic, the best decision is to not to do an event she has prepped for over the last year. This is an audio version of that post. Enjoy and stay healthy!
April 2, 2020
This is the second episode of a 5-episode special recorded on location in Bentonville, Arkansas. Josh sits down with David Wright, the Director of Parks & Recreation in Bentonville, Arkansas. They discuss how recreation plays an essential role in developing and sustaining an active, involved, and successful community.  The Bentonville Series has been brought to you by Evolution Trail Services. For more information about Evolution Trail Services check out www.evotrails.com
April 1, 2020
A shorter episode catching up on some things in early March. Kenny is throwing pee out of windows, Andrea laughs uncontrollable, Matt hangs out in the Revel Suite, and plenty more shenanigans.
March 30, 2020
MTB Ben sits down with a crew at Burnt Timber Brewing & Tavern in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire after their first Wolfeboro Singletrack Trail Alliance Poker Run. They discuss the event, as well as what they have going in Wolfeboro. The winter trails are new to their area and have been a great start at bigger plans in the area. Listen in for a fun chat in one of Ben’s favorite recording spots yet.
March 25, 2020
This is the first episode of a 5-episode special recorded on location in Bentonville, Arkansas. Josh sits down with local, Luke Hall. They discuss Luke’s diverse background and finding the bike again. Luke discusses his move to Bentonville from Kansas City and the various jobs he has had related to cycling in the region. Luke also shares why gravel riding is important to him. The Bentonville Series is brought to you by Evolution Trail Services (www.evotrails.com)
March 20, 2020
With recent global events regarding COVID-19, the podcast is returning two weeks early. We’ll be hearing from a few different trail associations on what they’re doing to address the Pandemic. We’ll also hear from Eleanor Blick, Senior Communications & Advocacy Manager at the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Stay safe! Another episode will be out on April 3rd. SPECIAL PROMOTION FROM TOOLS FOR TRAILS! GO TO https://toolsfortrails.com/discount/podcast
March 20, 2020
The gang is catching up on life and it's been changing rapidly. Matt spent February out on the road, including at Old Pueblo. Andrea has been hunkered down searching Ace Hardware for bike pieces and Kenny has been doing Kenny things, including getting fan mail (ok...it's just a question, but still..).
March 16, 2020
From the offices of Ben and Ben this is Episode 4 of Bens’ Week in Review. This week…. Virtual Trade Shows, EMTBs Could Go to Jail, Belted, Good Listen and More. This episode is Presented by Follow Hollow. Use code MBR5 for $5 off your order. Thanks to Handup Gloves for supporting the show – use code MTBRadio to get 10% off
March 13, 2020
Guitar Ted sits down with Marty Larson from The Heywood at Impact Coffee Bar in Decorah, Iowa to discuss The Heywood, which is planned for May 16, 2020. Listen in as they chat all about the ride, the area, and why you should head over to Northfield in May. What is The Heywood? “The Heywood is a gravel road ride taking place in the rolling countryside south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro plex. We call it Deep South Metro. You may know it as Northfield.
March 11, 2020
Nathan, Tani, and Auk give you your regular dose of bikes, wheels, and trail chat. They go through some news, a discussion of wheels, the Scout, and plenty more. Sit it with them for some of this episode’s shop talk.
March 8, 2020
From the offices of Ben and Ben this is episode 3 of Bens’ Week in Review. This week…. Kingdom Trail Update, Sea Otter – We’ll Sea What Happens, Strava! & Trump’s Land & Water. This episode is Presented by Follow Hollow. Use code MBR5 for $5 off your order. Thanks to Handup Gloves for supporting the show – use code MTBRadio to get 10% off
February 28, 2020
From the offices of Ben and Ben this is episode 2 of Bens’ Week in Review. This week…. Gas Will Not be Released in Moab, Trail Development, New Carbon, Serotta Back in the Saddle, Seth + 1, Howls & More. Bens' Week in Review is Presented by Follow Hollow Thanks to Handup Gloves for supporting the show – use code MTBRadio to get 10% off
February 27, 2020
Kenny spent some time on his new wheels and gives some thoughts. They discuss the transition from the old ok bikes to the new crop of awesome bikes. Andrea starts a full discussion of stand over height. Matt has been up to no good and has a seemingly endless fleet of new personal bikes to talk too much about. It's here, so why not listen?
February 25, 2020
Nathan, Tani, and Auk are joined by regular guest, Brandon. Brandon was recently out at Pivot HQ in Arizona. The guys jump deep into the weeds about angles, suspension, and bike things. Tani is pretty interested in the width of people’s backsides. Nathan is new to skiing and brings up a great observation about being a newbie to a sport. Listen in to get your usual news update and a full episode of some great bike discussion.
February 24, 2020
The Bens kick off Episode 1 with a quick explanation of what you can expect. We’re playing a little catch up to kick things off, but you get troubles in the Kingdom, bike brand news, Mike Sinyard has gone psychedelic, black fungus, and missing elk. Thanks to Dirt Rag for all the years!
February 18, 2020
The gang has been around and learning some things. Matt learns about the DEF tank while out on the road, Kenny mounts a new piece, and Andrea delves into the world of paranormal. Kenny's solution is just to pee in the DEF tank. What is smudging? Find out.
February 17, 2020
MTB Ben kicked off his year with a trip to an event in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. Pedal4Paws was a fat bike and snowshoe event to benefit The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire held at Camp Graylag, which is a 300-acre woodland preserve on secluded Wild Goose Pond in Pittsfield. He sat down with Madison, Amy, and Eric Kriete to discuss what the event is all about, how it got started, how it helps animals in need, and history about the Graylag area. Ben had a fun time, so watch for next year's event.
February 5, 2020
*WARNING* If you are offended easily, you may want to find another podcast. Also, all companies who are mentioned and offended as a result may or may not be real or named as such. Matt and Andrea take on the episode alone. Find out what podcasts they listen to as they open up a final episode for 2019. Andrea shares some of her new Tour Divide equipment and they share some of their 2019 highlights. It's a little different style of show. But....if you don't like it, you could always build a time machine.
February 3, 2020
Nathan, Tani, and Auk are now basically freshman in college at this point. They start of with the usual news, with a short discussion of Zipp Moto wheel demos, a dash of down country, an endorsement for Fix Manufacturing, and some more. Then the guys get some more goods. Nathan had a listener ask about his Starling Murmur. Things to never do. Frame material discussion. CT scanning tires. Hang with the guys by listening in.
January 28, 2020
We find out that Mr. Stroker is a show supporter. Kenny has been riding the trainer, Andrea is itching to get out skiing, and it's possible that Matt is just itching. They dive into questions pretty quickly. - John has info on trainer and is eyeing the Trek Supercaliber 9.8. - Dennis wants thoughts on the Archer Components shifting - Mr. Prince is curious about Specialized tires for Breck Epic and about a Fox Step Cast 32 - Joe is wondering about riding from Durango to Moab
January 27, 2020
The entire group got together after a great trip to discuss the experience. You get some perspective from the group about their time in Park City. Aly, Veruska, and Giuseppe are brand new to mountain biking and they chat about being a newbie and their perspective.
January 23, 2020
Bob Radke has been a local force in trail building in the Park City area. Bob sits down with Ben after a great ride at High Star Ranch. Bob gives listeners some great insight into how the trails in the area came to be, area trail management, projects he's had a hand in, and much more. Scott House, our trip guide, jumped in to share some of his thoughts as well.
January 20, 2020
Eric Porter is a mountain bike adventure athlete, environmental advocate, dad, husband and all around good guy. Eric got his first job at the local bike shop and it was on from there. In 2001, Eric won both the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. These days, Eric lives in Midway, Utah with his wife and two young sons, while pushing himself in the adventure riding world, checking out seldom traveled places by bike and inspiring people to get out and explore.
January 18, 2020
The Path Podcast is an entertaining and informative podcast with Nathan, Auk, Tani, and other regular guests covering many aspects of mountain biking, including technical information, listener questions, event details, and just talking bikes in general. Listen in as they take you into their passionate mountain biking minds.
January 14, 2020
Martin and Mike are in for another episode. In this episode, they lay a great foundation of frame material knowledge for you. The guys dig into the history, types of materials, builders who paved the way, and much more. You’ll hear discussion about early Cunningham, Yeti, WTB, titanium, aluminum, steel, and good and bad early options. Martin and Mike clearly bring a wealth of knowledge and passion for the history of bikes and we’re pretty sure you’ll see what we mean in this episode.
January 13, 2020
Charlie Sturgis is the Executive Director of Mountain Trails Foundation in Park City, Utah. Charlie has an extensive history in the formation of the trails in and around Park City. Charlie and Ben dive into his history in the area, how the trails came to be, and more. Mountain Trails Foundation is a member-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to building, maintaining and protecting trails for non-motorized recreation in the Park City area.
January 10, 2020
Jay sits down with Ben during lunch to discuss what makes the Park City area special and share what the Park City Point to Point is all about. Ben headed out to Park City, Utah in June to check out the area's riding, the people involved, and take in the great experience that the area has to offer. As someone who has never spent time in or around Park City, it was an eye-opening great experience. It's definitely a world class destination worthy of consideration for a mountain biking vacation.
January 9, 2020
Whitney Thompson is the Senior Manager of Marketing at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah. Whitney and Ben sit down to chat about the National Ability Center, the programs, events, and activities, as well as Whitney's clear passion for mountain biking. Ben headed out to Park City, Utah in June to check out the area's riding, the people involved, and take in the great experience that the area has to offer.
December 19, 2019
Nathan, Tani, and Auk are joined by Tony Z of Fix Manufacturing. Tony is the Founder and Owner of Fix Manufacturing. Fix Manufacturing was born in a garage. That’s where it all started, and where it’s still happening today. The guys discuss Fix Manufacturing, Tony's background, the Fix products, the ins and outs of running a small business, patents, the "Golden Age" of guerilla marketing, and more.
December 18, 2019
Welcome to a special episode of Just Riding Along. Matt and Andrea sit down with Troy from SRAM. This is a great discussion about products, bikes, the industry, brakes, shifting, education in Central America, and more with an open and honest approach. Andrea and Matt met Troy at a training and thought he'd be a great guest and they were correct! Listen in to get some great insight into the industry and SRAM.
December 12, 2019
*WARNING* If you are offended easily, you may want to find another podcast. Also, all companies who are mentioned and offended as a result may or may not be real or named as such. We find out that Shea Vinnerbush is a show supporter and Andrea may be turning into a werewolf. Listen in to find out what Andrea, Matt, and Kenny are up to. BIG NEWS for Matt.
December 12, 2019
Martin is back with Episode 2! He is joined by his cohost, Mike Wilk. They definitely hit the ground running in this episode. They kicks things off with a discussion about suspension. You’ll hear discussion about some of the early suspension, including the first Manitou’s, suspension stems, the riding experience of some of the options, early designers, and plenty more. We hope that you’re enjoying the podcast! Please send questions or feedback anytime to Martin at Secondspincycles@gmail.com.
December 10, 2019
*WARNING* If you are offended easily, you may want to find another podcast. Also, all companies who are mentioned and offended as a result may or may not be real or named as such. Matt is out and about down in Texas, Andrea is holding down the fort in Colorado while continuing to train for the Divide, and Kenny is installing ti valves on aluminum rims. Listen in to see what explodes or doesn’t.
December 9, 2019
Nathan, Tani, and Auk are joined by occasional co-star, Brandon. They kick off a packed episode with some news, discussion about who is correct and then trail maintenance and they go from there. They then go right off the deep end into the deep dark depths of the forests of suspension. The finish things off by finally getting to some listener questions.
December 6, 2019
MTB Ben sits down with Martin Kozaczek to help kick things off for the Second Spin Cycles podcast. Martin is one of the hosts of a new show coming to you throw Mountain Bike Radio. Listen in to hear some of the discussion that you can expect to here, get an idea of who Martin is and why he loves vintage bikes, and hear some stories. This episode will get you primed for the Second Spin Cycles podcast!
December 4, 2019
*WARNING* If you are offended easily, you may want to find another podcast. Also, all companies who are mentioned and offended as a result may or may not be real or named as such. Kenny's dropping money on ti bits, Matt spent some time out in Fruita doing things he hasn't done yet, and Andrea went to Denver to get a bike fit with Natalie at Pedal Fit. Matt forgot his clothes and oddly gives you a lot of details about that, plus he tried out the SB130. Listen for his dropper opinion too.
November 29, 2019
We hear from three Professional Trail Builders. First, Shane Wilson joins us from Hood River, OR, and is the Project Manager with the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Trail Solutions. Pat Podolski is the Owner/Operator of Golden Dirt Trails in BC, Canada. And finally, Greg Mazu is in Fort Collins, CO and is the Chief Encouragement Officer at Singletrack Trails. SPECIAL PROMOTION FROM TOOLS FOR TRAILS! CHECK IT HERE: https://toolsfortrails.com/discount/Frontlines30
November 21, 2019
November 21, 2019 The Path Podcast Show Page ABOUT THIS EPISODE This one is filled with a lot of what you've come to expect from the crew. Get your news. Geometry, tires, bikes, and plenty more. Nathan gives you some unofficial, layperson explanation about patents. Nathan shares a Shredsignaling™ moment. You also get a discussion of rotational weight and bike weight. Get your fix from Nathan, Tani, and Auk. A special thanks to all the listeners who take the time to stop in the shops and say hi! The Path guys welcome all of your questions and encourage you to send them an email with the subject “Podcast Question” to podcast@thepathbikeshop.com. ------------ RELATED SHOW LINKS Shimano Gear Box Patent on PinkBike - https://www.pinkbike.com/news/shimano-gearbox-in-the-works-files-patents-on-hybrid-roller-chain-sequential-shifting-transmission.html The Path Podcast on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/thepathbikeshoptustin Get on The Path Newsletter – https://thepathbikeshop.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=df59964daebd2d58a75cd52b3&id=4aa76a894b Go to top ABOUT THE PATH PODCAST The Path Podcast is an entertaining and informative podcast with Nathan, Auk, Tani, and other regular guests covering many aspects of mountain biking, including technical information, listener questions, event details, and just talking bikes in general. Listen in as they take you into their passionate mountain biking minds. To support The Path directly, you can do the following: – You can follow the hashtag #ThePathPodcast on Instagram & Twitter – If you’re in California, head over to the Tustin and/or Live Oak stores and say hi. – Go to their website at thepathbikeshop.com. – Follow The Path on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Vimeo
November 20, 2019
*WARNING* If you are offended easily by members of We Hate Billie Eilish Club, you may want to find another podcast. Also, all companies who are mentioned and offended as a result may or may not be real or named as such. Find out what they are thinking on gravel options, overrated bikes, and more listener questions. Kenny rants on people complaining about new standards. Plus Andrea gives some thoughts on Divide setups for a wondering listener. You get what you get from Andrea, Matt & Kenny.
November 19, 2019
*WARNING* If you are offended easily by recently unemployed blimp pilots, you may want to find another podcast. Also, all companies who are mentioned and offended as a result may or may not be real or named as such. Andrea lost all her Reese’s to a nice police officer. Matt wants AXS downtube shifters maybe? You get some bike info nuggets. Listen or not. Probably shouldn’t. Or yeah.
November 15, 2019
Continuing with our theme of climate change, we hear from the founder of Minneapolis Bike Parks: Devin Olson and Program Director: Kim Holm. They’re a fantastic example of a successful grassroots organization. They focus on building Bicycle Playgrounds that increase the Bicycle competency in kids, so that future generations are capable and comfortable with using a bike to get around.
November 15, 2019
Val gets the opportunity to chat with Ash Bocast and Andi Zolton of Roam Events ahead of an upcoming event. You get to full lowdown on what Roam is all about, how it all came to be, the Roam Bus, Ryder the Dog, and plenty more. It’ll give you a great idea of what Ash, Andi, and Roam Events are all about! Since ​2015, Roam Events has grown into an industry-leading event management company working with innovative businesses leaders and game changers to create extraordinary outdoor events.
November 14, 2019
MTB Ben spent some time out at a Salsa Cycles demo in Massachusetts earlier this fall. First he sits down with Austin Stephenson, New England Sales Rep, and Mark McCormack, Outside Sales Rep for QBP. They discuss Salsa, as well as some of the other QBP brands, the New England area, recent events and more.
November 1, 2019
Jay Darby of IMBA Canada, returns to continue our discussion on Climate Change and what role Mountain Bike Trail Associations can play in addressing it. In addition to Jay, we’re joined by past guest and Executive Director of the Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program, Patrick Lucas. Both Jay and Patrick share their experience of working in remote British Columbia communities and how Climate Change is directly effecting them and how Mountain Biking is empowering these same communities to address it.
October 31, 2019
The guys share some news and Tani goes down a “giant” tunnel on a Giant Reign build. This episode gets extra bike geeky down the setup of a bike. It’s a good chance to basically pick Tani’s brain to gain some insight into his thought processes with the build. Plus they discuss “Overbiking.” The Path guys welcome all of your questions and encourage you to send them an email with the subject “Podcast Question” to podcast@thepathbikeshop.com. THIS EPISODE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY MOUNTAIN BIK
October 30, 2019
*WARNING* If you are offended easily by Blimp Pilots, you may want to find another podcast. A total lack of entertainment coming your way. Or not. A shorter episode compared to others but they chat about forks they want, answer some questions, and more. Matt rides an ebike for a commuter. Andrea’s getting her swoll on.
October 23, 2019
MTB Ben sits down with Freddie Kapel, East Coast Sales for Industry Nine. They discuss Industry Nine, the products, the industry, how Industry Nine came on so strong in the market, and more. Listen in for some good perspective from inside the industry.
October 23, 2019
MTB Ben, Auggie, and Aiden get one more podcast in as the night is coming to an end. You get some thoughts on how the event was going from their perspective.
October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019 Just Riding Along Show Page ABOUT THE EPISODE *WARNING* If you are offended easily by Kelp Farmers, you may want to find another podcast. You get another lengthy discussion/opinion/rant about being Just Riding Along hosts in a touchy environment and how you can support that (HINT HINT) to maintain an honest approach to give you some fun, entertaining, and informative value. Then they dig into questions and the usual. Grab a beer, some bike tools, head out to your garage, and turn up the volume for another episode of Just Riding Along. ----------- LISTENER QUESTIONS – Greg K shared Zirbel Bike, has brake questions, and wants to know what their worst bikes have been. – Al from Maine offers some thoughts about the brain – Britney wants to know about frame protection If you would like to ask a question, please send an email title JRA Question to jra@mountainbikeradio.com.  ----------- LISTENER CONTRIBUTIONS – Jeff Gannon dropped a $100 on the crew – Al from Maine sent over $50 – Nick from Maine sent $25 – James from Vermont gave $50 – Wayne from NJ gave $25 – Joel from CO gave $25 – Mark from CO gave $10 If you would like to support the show, CLICK HERE We want to hear from you! If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for the next episode, contact us at jra@mountainbikeradio.com. ----------- RELATED SHOW LINKS Zirbel Bike – https://www.zirbel.ch/en/ MTX Braking – https://mtxbraking.com/ SRAM G2 – https://www.sram.com/en/sram/mountain/series/g2 All Mountain Style frame protection – https://www.allmountainstyle.com/collections/frontpage Just Riding Along on Twitter – https://twitter.com/TheJRAShow Brickhouse Racing Website – https://www.facebook.com/BrickhouseRacing Brickhouse Racing Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/BrickhouseRacing Brickhouse Racing Instagram – https://instagram.com/brickhouseracing/ Mountain Bike Radio Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/MountainBikeRadio Andrea’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/BrickhouseMTB Matt’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/Beanpolematt Kenny’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/NoFullFaceKenny  
October 22, 2019
MTB Ben, Auggie, and Aiden sat down at the beginning of Dirt Fest WV to chat about first thoughts about the festival, riding, and the upcoming weekend. Backyard Boys is a show in which Ben Hall (MTB Ben) sits down with his kids to get a fresh perspective on getting outside.
October 21, 2019
Nathan and Tani bring you another episode full of bike chat. Get your news, updates, and then a discussion about E-bikes and access. Nathan's continued Bike Buying Adventures. Nathan mentioned an Ibis Ripmo in the last episode and people wanted to know how it felt. They also chat about Cush Core, flat issues, and tires.
October 18, 2019
THIS IS A REPOST FROM 2016 This episode was originally posted in December of 2016. In this episode, Matt drops his original Eagle Tap electronic shifting prediction. -------------- December 25, 2016 - Merry Christmas Yall ABOUT THIS EPISODE The whole crew sits down together and things are better than usual. Matt shares a drunk epiphany, Kenny talks about the hot take new hubs he stumbled across - and how this is an obvious door opening in the product world, and Andrea enjoys herself as usual.
October 18, 2019
As a follow-up from last episode, we check in with IMBA Canada to hear about their Provincial Council Programs. We’re joined by Executive Director on IMBA Canada: AJ Strawson, Jay Darby: Field Program Coordinator for IMBA Canada and the Chair of BC Council and Dean Campbell: Board Member of IMBA Canada and founding Board Member of the Ontario Council. We also introduce the conversation of Climate Change and how we as Mountain Bike Trail Advocates can play an active role in addressing it.
October 17, 2019
Ken and Kevin are the guys behind the Trails2Ales Podcast. The guys are mountain biking enthusiasts riding trails and enjoying ales in Virginia and anywhere else they are lucky enough to explore. In this episode, they chat about their podcast and spend some time sharing the Dirt Fest experience.
October 17, 2019
Bina sits down with Ben to chat about the Philly Bike Expo. They discuss how the Expo started, what it's all about, what it's like to run a large show, and being a new mountain biker. Be sure to check out the 2019 show on November 2nd and 3rd.  Philly Bike Expo - https://phillybikeexpo.com/
October 16, 2019
Becky does the field marketing and other marketing work for WTB. She sits down with Ben to discuss her history of riding fast downhill, how she started at WTB, the gravel scene, what she’s up to now, and plenty more. Plus, Andrea from Just Riding Along gets some well-deserved praise.
October 16, 2019
Cody Wallace from Handup Gloves joins Ben to chat about some details behind the scenes of the company. Cody shares some of the ins and outs of how things got going and how they keep going around Handup. It’s a good discussion if you really want to get an idea of what Handup is all about, their attitude, philosophy, and way of doing things. They’ve had fun along the way and encouraged others to do the same. Plus: Auggie wants a snow cone but only gets a lollipop…wahwah…
October 16, 2019
Chris Ridder from MTBParks.com joins the show to chat about what they have going on. Chris and Ben discuss park riding, downhill riding, trends, the site, van life, and plenty more. MTBparks.com is a complete guide to lift-access bike parks in North America and home to the Best Bike Park Awards & the MTBparks Pass.
October 16, 2019
MTB Ben sits down with Cedar Keyes of Esker Cycles. They Esker gang embodies their philosophy of “Every aspect of Esker is centered on the belief that the rider is the most important part of the process. From the people that built the company, to the design and build of our bikes, to our emphasis on you—rider owned and rider centered is who we are.” In this episode, the guys chat about Esker, travel, places to ride, what Cedar is up to with Esker, and enjoying some time at Dirt Fest.
October 15, 2019
MTB Ben gets things going for the weekend at Dirt Fest West Virginia with TJ Blackman from Motorex. They discuss Motorex, their products, TJ’s role, the Dirt Fest events, kids, and more. TJ has been involved with bikes for years, including riding the 24 Hours of Canaan at 15 years old with his dad. TJ was out at Dirt Fest in Pennsylvania earlier this summer and didn’t get a chance to get in on the interview fun. Listen in to get things going for the Dirt Rag WV Experience!
October 14, 2019
Josh is back with a second episode! He sits down with Jed Olson. Jed is full of life experiences, experiences around the La Crosse area, trails, parks, public land, and digging dirt. Driftless Dirt is based out of La Crosse, WI. The Driftless Area is a region comprised of SW Wisconsin, NE Iowa, NW Illinois and SE Minnesota. Known for its steep jagged blufftops, massive rock outcroppings, rivers, and spring-fed streams, this area provides excellent topography for nearly all things outdoors.
October 8, 2019
Val is joined by Cassie Abel, Co-Founder & CEO of Wild Rye. Wild Rye produces design driven outdoor apparel for women. Cassie’s and Wild Rye’s passion for empowering women while celebrating our surroundings is clear from the discussion. Val and Cassie discuss Wild Rye, running businesses, women and bikes, living in Sun Valley, growth in popular areas including Idaho, and more.
October 7, 2019
October 7, 2019 Front Lines MTB Show Page ABOUT THIS EPISODE Executive Director of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA), Tom Stuessy, returns to the podcast. Tom shares how the Vermont Outdoor Innovation Coalition (VOICe) has evolved in earning the organization and it’s Chapters consistent funding. And a key part of the success of VOICe has been preventing donor fatigue from sponsors and adopters, insuring funding partners are engaged and included. About Brent: Brent is a Trail Builder with the North Shore Mountain Bike Association and focuses on the Upper and Lower Griffen Trails on Mount Fromme. Through his work with Trailforks he’s come to discover the world of advocacy beyond just his home in North Vancouver, and serving as the inspiration to create Front Lines MTB. Do you have a person or company you want to hear on Mountain Bike Radio? If so, let us know at info@mountainbikeradio.com.  ------------ RELATED SHOW LINKS Vermont Mountain Bike Association – https://vmba.org Vermont Mountain Bike Association on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/VermontMountainBikeAssociation/ Vermont Mountain Bike Association on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/vmba802/ Vermont Mountain Bike Association on Twitter – https://twitter.com/vmbadirt VOICe program – https://vmba.org/voice/ Upcoming Events http://frontlinesmtb.com/events/ Support the Show! http://frontlinesmtb.com/support/ http://frontlinesmtb.com/book-club/ http://frontlinesmtb.com/shop/ Amazon Wishlist: http://a.co/dpiekfU Follow Us on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/FrontLinesMTB/ https://twitter.com/FrontLinesMTB https://www.instagram.com/frontlinesmtb/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-gMNwHUwF6OpJnjjF4AwoA Rate & Review on your Favourite Podcatcher https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/front-lines-mtb/id1180212487 https://player.fm/series/front-lines-mtb http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/brentskibikeski/front-lines-mtb Find more music by Lee Rosevere http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/
October 3, 2019
Nathan switches it up and pulls the plug on the Pole. Find out what two bikes he has on order now. The guys chat about some suspension and then get into some good brake discussion and some more usual bike geekery. Then they dig into some listener questions. Listener question: – David is looking at some upgraded wheels, is asking about brakes, and wants saddle recommendations ---- THIS EPISODE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY MOUNTAINBIKINGPARKCITY.COM
October 1, 2019
Kenny discusses his on-its-way SRAM AXS and his riding out at Deer Valley Resort out in Park City, Utah. Andrea shares her recent outings. Matt’s wearing the boot. They knock out some listener questions and have a fun ol’ time! LISTENER QUESTIONS: – Dominik has tire questions – Frank needs help with suspension – Alex is trying decide between rims – Adam is wondering about a Hayduke, as well as a Kona Honzo – Shane has a kangaroo shank (see picture) – Tom has some bearing info
September 25, 2019
Chris Kreidel joins MTB Ben to discuss Unior Tools and some of his journey to get where he is at now. Unior has been making quality tools, in house, for a long time and Chris is helping to grow their presence in the bike industry. Chris also has some great experience in the bike world through travel, working as a high level mechanic, and more. Thanks to Papa Wheelies and Industry Nine for supporting this episode!
September 24, 2019
Sara O'Connor is the Director of Admissions at the Lyndon Institute in Lyndon Center, Vermont. She joins MTB Ben to discuss their bike-related program, called Project Bike Tech. Project Bike Tech is a two-year program at Lyndon Institute where students earn industry certifications from manufacturers. It's a good overview of a cool and unique program in the bike world.
September 24, 2019
Evan Kinzey of Alex Rims sits down with MTB Ben to share the Alex Rims story and chat about the NEMBAfest experience. Thanks to Papa Wheelies and Industry Nine for supporting this episode!
September 24, 2019
Here’s the answer to some of your questions about the recent happenings around the Potato Farm. Word is that the crew got fired at the coal mine, but that can neither be confirmed or denied. Plus, they may end up at a beet farm in the future…you just never know. The gang takes a step back and explains a lot of what has been woven into the years of Just Riding Along.
September 23, 2019
Abby & Lily Cole are twin sisters who just love to mountain bike. MTB Ben got the opportunity to sit down and get their perspective while out at NEMBAfest 2019. Thanks to Papa Wheelies for supporting New England Dirt! Thank you to Dirt Components for supporting this episode!
September 20, 2019
Our first episode back after our Summer hiatus we hear from two guests. The first, Morgan Lommele of People For Bikes, fills us in on what the order signed by the Secretary of the Interior allowing e-MTBs on Federal Land actually means. And second, we hear from Martin Littlejohn, Executive Director of the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association  and he tells us about the BC Mountain Biking  Tourism Symposium happening in Whistler, BC, October 2nd to 4th.
September 19, 2019
MTB Ben pulls together a full Dirtbag Weekend. He opens this episode with two guests from Loon Mountain Resort, including Brian Norton, who is the Vice President of Operations, and Kevin Bell, the Vice President of Marketing. Ben’s discussions with Brian and Kevin give you some good details about the new Loon Mountain trails. This episode wraps up with a discussion with all the dirtbags. You get to be a fly on the wall with the guys. Thanks to Papa Wheelies and Industry Nine for supporting this epi
September 18, 2019
Nathan got out for a good road trip with some great riding in Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. He spent a lot of time on his van leading up to the trip and it seems to have worked out. Listen in to him discuss his trip, the riding, the bikes, and the experiences. Then.....things go off the rails..... Tani manages to end the tailspin and get back into some Megatower mullet discussion. Then you get a lot of good vintage The Path Podcast discussion, including some downhill bike discussion.
September 17, 2019
This is it people! We’re joined by special guest, Jeff Lenosky, to roll out the Ben’sGiving WINNERS! They discuss Jeff’s ongoing Crime Pays Forward fundraiser that Ben and Ben are getting into. Be sure to check out Jeff’s efforts and his links to get involved! The winners are……..LISTEN IN NOW!
September 13, 2019
Craig Metcalf is an IBD Account Manager with Kuat Racks. He sits down with MTB Ben to chat about the history, the business, and his role with Kuat. In the second half of the episode, MTB Ben's friend, Shawn, and son, Aidan, join in.  Thanks to Papa Wheelies for supporting New England Dirt! Thank you to Dirt Components and Outdoor Gear Exchange for supporting this episode!
September 11, 2019
Maurice Tierney is the Publisher and Founder of Dirt Rag Magazine. He sits down with Ben and Ben to discuss the history of Dirt Rag, Dirt Fest, and more. A great discussion if you're looking for some insight into what Dirt Rag is all about, have a listen
September 10, 2019
The three get through a lot. Matt got stitches but made it through…Kenny gives some good information about riding in his area of Utah, including Park City, Deer Valley, and other areas. Plenty of good banter coming to your from the new Coal Mine location. *Any brands and/or companies that are mentioned are not real and should not be taken as real opinion and you should definitely not listen. For entertainment purposes only. (Said in Smokey Bear voice… Only You Can Read Between the Lines).
September 10, 2019
Andrea tackles Mountain's Revenge and lives to talk about it. She even kicked ass after some high alpine ice, shivering, and a rough time. Listen to her discuss her experience.
September 9, 2019
The band is back together. Nathan, Tani, and Auk are in person and back at it. Auk got his new Santa Cruz Megatower AXS build and gives you the lowdown. They then spend some time discussing the details about that bike. In true Path fashion, that bike discussion turns into a discussion about geometry, Tani’s trip, and a ton more. Tani shares his experience of the trails he rode and that rolls into a discussion of bottom bracket height and mullets. More Pole updates....
September 8, 2019
Nicole Block is a Dirt Rag Dirt Fest groupie. She is a huge fan of the event, the people, the atmosphere, and makes sure to put it on her calendar every year. About Erra Creations: Erra Creations was imagined in 2011 after messing around with my great grandmother’s broken costume jewelry, then a mocking dare by my best friend to make jewelry from used bicycle parts, and everything since has been created from crazy ideas by me and wonderful custom requests! Handmade with love and care.
September 5, 2019
Jay Washer joins MTB Ben to chat about his product, FReD, as well as his company and history. Be sure to check out Fredisatool.com! About FReD: FReD (Fork Retention Device) is produced using 3D printing. This eliminates many of the design restrictions that come along with injection molding. It also allows us to make production changes and offer one-off versions exclusively produced in the US. It is a time-intensive process, each FReD takes approximately 12 hours to complete.
September 5, 2019
This is the second episode from NEMBAfest 2019. MTB Ben and Aidan hang out with their friend, Shawn LaCourse. They are joined by some guests from the public. They give a lay of the land of the experience and get you started into NEMBAfest 2019.  Thanks to Papa Wheelies and Dirt Components for supporting this episode!
September 5, 2019
We have FOUR….YES… four episodes of JRA coming your way! Here are two for now. You ready? Here is your rapid fire dose of two episodes of the gang. Some good with the bad, questions, some Crest discussion, Kenny heads to Fazoli’s and more for you… Listen in!  ------------ LISTENER QUESTIONS – Grant opens Pandora’s Box of Questions about direct sales bikes
September 5, 2019
We have FOUR….YES… four episodes of JRA coming your way! Here are two for now. You ready? Here is your rapid fire dose of two episodes of the gang. Some good with the bad, questions, some Crest discussion, Kenny heads to Fazoli’s and more for you… Listen in!
August 28, 2019
Martin Kozaczek is the guy behind Second Spin Cycles and Be Kind Rewind. He's an expert in the world of vintage mountain bikes and clearly has a passion for them. His goal with Second Spin Cycles is to deliver fully restored, turnkey, vintage mountain bikes to bike enthusiasts. In this interview, Martin share stories of old bikes, his current bikes, finding vintage mountain bikes, and riding his cool finds rather than just putting them on the wall.
August 21, 2019
Welcome to Episode 6 of She Shreds! This episode one is with Larissa Connors. Larissa has proven herself to be one of the country’s best mountain bikers over the last several years. She seems to always have a smile and has a great perspective on life, being a teacher, and racing bikes. Larissa and Val discuss her soon-to-be-born daughter, being a teacher, racing, winning the Leadville 100 on a bike her husband designed, and more. Listen in to She Shreds right now!
August 17, 2019
This is a preview of one of our other podcasts produced by The Outdoor Route. Welcome to the 4th episode of CAMBA Country! Ben Welnak and Joe Vadeboncoeur record outside of Riverbrook Bike & Ski in downtown Hayward, WI. In this episode, Cindy Swift joins the show and is one of the owners of Riverbrook and was one of the founding people of CAMBA. She shares some great knowledge and experiences about women on bikes, the early days of mountain biking, the Chequamegon 40, CAMBA, TCC ™, Anti-Launch, and more.
August 16, 2019
Nathan and Tani are getting along with the summer and check in without Auk. Tani was out at Mountain Bike Oregon and shares his experience. You get some further clarification (or not) of “gigawatts,” Shimano brake discussion, and an update to the non-existent Pole. The Path guys welcome all of your questions and encourage you to send them an email with the subject “Podcast Question” to podcast@thepathbikeshop.com.
August 15, 2019
MTB Ben and his oldest son, Aidan, sit down to chat about being at NEMBAfest. They are getting warmed up for the weekend ahead. Thanks to Papa Wheelies for supporting this episode! MTB Ben headed out to Pennsylvania MTB Ben headed out to 2019 NEMBAfest at the Kingdom Trails in Vermont to get some perspective on the event, the people involved, and the overall experience. He chatted with a variety of guests.
August 13, 2019
Things are about to get caught up in the world of JRA! You ready? Here is your rapid fire dose of two episodes of the gang. Dicks blowing off, earwax gnomes, bike stuff, visitors, riding, DOT 5, whatever. Listen in.
August 12, 2019
Things are about to get caught up in the world of JRA! You ready? Here is your rapid fire dose of two episodes of the gang. Dicks blowing off, earwax gnomes, bike stuff, visitors, riding, whatever. Listen in.
August 6, 2019
Ben and Ben have some fun for the month of August! They are kicking off Ben’sGiving with an introduction episode to explain what it is and why they’re doing it. Listen in to find out how you could win something from Industry Nine, Wolftooth Components, and Hand Up Gloves.
August 1, 2019
Bryan Shipley is a Market Coordinator for REI's Mid Atlantic Region. He joins MTB Ben and Ben to discuss Washington DC's outdoor market and REI's work, advocacy, and role in that area, as well as beyond that area. It's great to hear about the work that Bryan and many others from REI are doing and the time and money. The guys discuss bringing groups and users together, working with NICA, and getting new people into the sport.
July 30, 2019
MTB Ben and Ben Welnak are your hosts for this episode while at Dirt Rag Dirt Fest in Pennsylvania in May. They are joined by the crew from Tröegs Independent Brewing that is based in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Tim (Brewing Manager) , Mark (Brewer), and Jancy (Marketing & Events Coordinator) join the show to chat about Tröegs, their beer, what makes a good pilsner, events, Dirt Fest, and more. Grab a brew and listen in!
July 27, 2019
Michael joins the guys to discuss. Michael is the Account Executive for Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling for the Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina areas. He has been with Giant since 2003 and has a lot of experience in the cycling world before his time at Giant. Michael discusses the Giant and Liv bikes and the brands, shares his thoughts on the improving the cycling community, gender and bikes, advocacy, and more.
July 26, 2019
Billy and Sharon are new brand ambassadors for VanDOit. After a lot of time and effort put into finding a van, Billy googled “adventure van” and the rest is history. They share their thoughts on life on the road in their VanDOit, discuss the company and van options, and share some of the Dirt Fest experience.
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