Building the Perfect Lap

Some people change the world and are beautifully oblivious to the fact.

Ron Penney, Brad Stuart, Luke Beers, Eric Simmons, and Krystina Green, together, make up Landmark Trailworks and are some of these people.

Lining up at the Runway.

It’s the ‘90s. Mountain biking has firmly established itself as a…

When the earth speaks, Hylton Turvey listens, taking the time and care to carve trails in South Africa in a way that honors her presence. Soil Searching founder, Fanie Kok, shares this intimate profile of a man who has a true connection with the land he builds upon.

With these words have I followed Hylly into many a gap jump with blind, childlike conviction.

Hylton Bonazan Turvey is a man of few words. …

Ryo Hazuma is a man who can — and will — move mountains. Living in the Minami Alps of Japan, he dedicates himself completely to developing and maintaining trails at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, all while consciously bridging the generational divide.

It is a place where the change in seasons is as elegant as the inaudible ticking of time itself. Flawless. Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun. …

What if you dream of riding renowned trails, but you aren’t lucky enough to live in a mountain biking mecca? Caio Suzarte and Eduardo Arruda know — you build your own.

Passion. Caio Suzarte and Eduardo Arruda are absolutely drenched in it. The two trail builders from Brazil are passionate in their conviction that bikes are more than just playthings, and that riding can change your life and the world for the better.

Growing up in different parts of this…

Will Cadham and Mark Taylor (the “Free Radicals”), are nomads on a trail riding — and trail building — mission.

“Vanlife? That thing on Instagram? Nah, man,” say Will Cadham, “we’re not into that, eh.”

Will Cadham, along with Mark “Sharky” Taylor and Thabisa (that’s their RV’s name…trust us, it’s a long story) are collectively known as the Free Radicals.

While transforming ailing Westfalias or shiny Sprinter vans into…

Australia is home to some of the best mountain bike trail builders in the world — meet Rhys Atkinson and Ryan De La Rue.

Famous for its koalas, kangaroos, eucalyptus forests, Vegemite, Hugh Jackman, and a million things that want to kill you, there’s still one thing not so well known about the Land Down Under. …

Jenn Kriske on the change that needs to happen with women’s cycling clothing and image.

Cycling is beautiful, but if you don’t follow the standard accepted behaviors, or look a certain way, it can feel a little “locals only.” The issue is, how do we make cycling more inclusive and welcoming for everyone? Hosted by Jen Kyle Whalen, this series shines a light on people…

Heather Russell on Using Bikes as a Tool to Healing Sexual Trauma

Cycling is beautiful, but if you don’t follow the standard accepted behaviors, or look a certain way, it can feel a little “locals only.” The issue is, how do we make cycling more inclusive and welcoming for everyone? Hosted by Jen Kyle Whalen, this series shines a light on people…

Justin Williams on Breaking Through Cycling’s Walled Garden

Cycling is beautiful, but if you don’t follow the standard accepted behaviors, or look a certain way, it can feel a little “locals only.” The issue is, how do we make cycling more inclusive and welcoming for everyone? Hosted by Jen Kyle Whalen, this series shines a light on people…

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