April 2015 Issue On Stands Now!

Features

Electric Slide

Proposed legislation may put electric bikes on singletrack alongside riders using nothing but lungs and muscle power. Do e-bikes pose a challenge to the way land managers will treat all bikes on trails? Are they going to ruin the sport? Joe Lindsey digs into the details and ponders the bigger questions for the biking community.

The Beta on Brand New Singletrack

Thanks to collaborations between land managers and dedicated local mountain bike groups, a lot of new singletrack is popping up in Colorado and Utah. Ride these new trails!

Bikes and gear

The best new, shiny stuff is here.

Departments

EDITOR’S LETTER

The rise of the bike park.

QUICK HITS

Crested Butte steps up to save Snodgrass, the story behind Eagle’s new singletrack, Vail goes epic for the summer, The Adventure Gap, Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100, Bheestie bags and more.

FLASHPOINT

The winners at the Colorado High School Mountain Bike Championships are impressive, but the best stories come from further back in the pack.

THE TRAIL

Download free GPS for a Colorado National Monument road ride.

HOT SPOT

You may think you know Moab, but we have some surprises for you.

STRAIGHT TALK

USA Pro Challenge champ Tejay Van Garderen talks about life on the road.

THE ROAD

Sonya Looney suffers through a mountain bike race in the Sahara.

ELWAYVILLE

Bikes, dogs and climate change.

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