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Cascadia Classics

Pro mountain biker Spencer Paxson shares some of his favorite trails.

Kulshan Quest

The Kulshan Quest is an adventure race that send teams of racers around a secret course on foot, mountain bike and kayak.

Clean bikes go faster

 A bike-cleaning tutorial By Callie Waldschmidt Photos by Brian Chapel With the onset of fall in the Pacific Northwest, cyclists rejoice. The dust of summer is subdued...

Adventures in Cyclocross

By Spencer Paxson Alpinist Fred Beckey once said of mountaineering, “an adventurous goal helps one discover those essential human qualities – curiosity, patience, fear, alertness,...

A wet and wild ride: Ski to Sea 2013

Conditions were soggy but competition was fierce at this year’s Ski to Sea, in which 500 teams skied, ran, biked and paddled the brutal...

Indoor Flow

Build your bike skills at the one-of-a-kind Burlington Bike Park.

Forest Stewards

Recreation Northwest aims for sustainable recreation with the Chuckanut Community Forest as their model.

Kona comes to Bellingham

Story and photos by Teresa Schmidt Kona Bikes, a Whatcom County-bred manufacturing company with a global following, is several months into its bold decision to...

Locally owned, globally known

Locally owned, globally known, by Ian Ferguson. The owners and employees of Transition, a Ferndale-based mountain bike company, are a funny bunch. Call their headquarters and the guy on the voicemail will walk you through the menu in a Hank Hill Texas drawl. Check the...


Mixing it up is helpful for many things - growing a garden, living a happy life and, it turns out, maintaining a successful mountain biking career.