Friday , 6 August 2021

 

TREAD Trails

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH TRAILFORKS?

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH TRAILFORKS?

As a mountain biker, you might have come across Trailforks. As a South African mountain biker, you may not have. Yet. What is Trailforks and why do we need it? Well, here’s a summary of where Trailforks fits in from a South African perspective. You c ...

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WHAT MAKES A GREAT MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL?

WHAT MAKES A GREAT MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL?

A year ago we launched TREAD Top Trails, a campaign aimed at recognising excellence in mountain bike trails in South Africa. We published our Top 15 Trails of 2020 which was subjective and became hugely engaging. As we prepare to launch TREAD Top Tra ...

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THESE ARE SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST POPULAR MTB TRAILS

THESE ARE SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST POPULAR MTB TRAILS

  In our 2020 South African Mountain Biking Survey, presented by Garmin, one of the questions we asked was: Which is your favourite local mountain bike trail (the one you ride most)? We haven’t published the results yet because it’s not so strai ...

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CELEBRATING WORLD BICYCLE DAY WITH SAPPI

CELEBRATING WORLD BICYCLE DAY WITH SAPPI

The bicycle provides so much inspiration that it’s little wonder it has its very own day dedicated to paying homage to this efficient and beautiful creation on World Bicycle Day on 03 June. We all have extremely happy memories of the first time we ro ...

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HOW TO TRANSPORT MULTIPLE FULL-SUS BIKES WITH THULE

HOW TO TRANSPORT MULTIPLE FULL-SUS BIKES WITH THULE

One mountain bike is usually a cinch to transport on any Thule rack. But as soon as you start travelling with more than one bike, that’s when your challenges can begin. They’re not major challenges, but they can be a little frustrating if you’re new ...

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TREAD COMMITS MEDIA PARTNERSHIP TO ENDURO SERIES

TREAD COMMITS MEDIA PARTNERSHIP TO ENDURO SERIES

TREAD Media, South Africa’s premier mountain biking media brand, has thrown its support behind the 2021 Mpumalanga Enduro Series as the series media partner. The partnership will help grow the profile of the series as well as Enduro racing in the Mpu ...

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A DOG’S TALE

A DOG’S TALE

Celebrating the joys of mountain biking through the eyes of the trail dog, aging Raven takes us from her driveway memories in British Columbia to the high deserts of Utah, to freshly cut South African trails and back again. We meet some of the feisti ...

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JONKERSHOEK – THE REVIVAL

JONKERSHOEK – THE REVIVAL

I had an opportunity to see the fire damage to Jonkershoek myself this week. It’s worse than I expected. And that’s after a couple of weeks of volunteer clearing work. Here’s some more detail on what I experienced and what’s being done to revive one ...

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THESE ARE SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP FIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

THESE ARE SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP FIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

The inaugural TREAD Top Trails campaign kicked off halfway through 2020. The objective was to showcase the range of amazing mountain bike trails parks in South Africa. We completed the countdown last week (mid-February 2021) and have compiled a summa ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 2

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 2

We’re fortunate to have such a variety of mountain bike trails in South Africa. From inner-city mountain bike parks to remote wilderness trails, from free-to-ride trails on public land to privately owned mountain biking gems. Since we launched TREAD ...

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