News & Events

Stay up-to-date on the latest news, project updates and stories from the trail.

Big News

One Track Mind Foundation is excited to announce is excited to announce their partnership with The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) to complete the development of approximately 17 miles of mountain bike trails at Mt. Telemark Village in Cable, Wis. This...

Manuals: Going Up!

Manuals are one of the most exciting, fun, and useful techniques in mountain biking. Not only does a manual look cool and make you feel awesome, but it can be a game-changer for navigating challenging trail features. Riding over a log or launching off a ledge or a...

Switchbacks: Downhill Cornering

Steep switchbacks can be some of the most challenging mountain bike riding. They can also be some of the most fun and hold the potential to be an area for riders to make huge gains in speed and efficiency. If you come upon a tight switchback section with hairpin...

Choose Your Ride: Different Bikes for Different Trails

Hardtails, 29ers, full-sus, fatties… There are different types of mountain bikes for virtually every type of riding. The massive variety of wheel sizes, tire widths, frame materials, and suspensions is enough to make anyone’s head spin. For clarity’s sake, we’re...

Wear What You Want

What do you wear when you ride your bike? This is a question that can cause anxiety for everyone from diehard cyclists to first-time riders. Performance or Comfort? I was asked to share my musings on cycling apparel based on my background in trail building. Maybe...

Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners

With the season in full swing, one thing is clear: It’s time to ride. Whether you’ve been mountain biking for years or are about to hit the trails for the first time, I wanted to run down some fundamental mountain biking techniques to help you take your riding to...

Growing Up On The Trail

I’ll humbly admit that local McCall Idaho trail days were simply a source of socialization when I was younger. My 8-year-old self wasn’t a fan of long hot days with miles upon miles of walking, but at least my friends were there. As the years passed, my trail day...

Trail Etiquette

Mountain biking is pure heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping fun. There’s no greater feeling of freedom than when you’re out there ripping it up. It’s just you, your two wheels, and the trail. Well, sort of. Even on solo rides deep in the woods when you don’t see...

Fat’s Where It’s At: 5 Reasons Why We Love Fat Biking

Since 2005 when Surly Bikes debuted the Pugsley, the first mass-produced fat bike, fat biking has grown exponentially in our home state of Minnesota and well beyond. From bikepacking to beach cruising, fat bikes are beloved for their ability to do it all. For those...

Winter Training: Skills

To round out our four-part series on winter training, it’s time to dig into skills! We’ve covered endurance training and strength work to give you a solid foundation to establish a winter training program. We’re obviously still in the thick of winter, but the light...

Winter Training: Strength

In our last OTM blog we looked at cardiovascular training for your winter program. Next up we’ll be considering a strength program to help build power and muscular balance to take your riding to the next level this year. Frequency and Duration I suggest getting...