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Special thanks to our local supporters:
Jackson Family Sports
275 E. Highway 88
Jackson, CA 95642
Bodies n Balance
244 French Bar Road
Jackson, CA 95642
New York Fitness
615 New York Ranch Rd, Ste 1
Jackson, CA 95642
International Mountain Biking Association - create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers
California State Parks - detail on MTB areas
- lots of GPS data, now encompasses
MTBGuru - trails and maps with GPS data
MTBR - Reviews, forums, classifieds and more
Twenty Nine Inches - site devoted to 29er bikes
Bike Exchange - webzine with tons of stuff, including Ask the Mechanic, Articles and Photos, and funny Cartoons.
Crank Collective - virtiual trailhead: offers GPS mountain bike trails, trail conditions, pictures, video, reviews, trail maps, elevation profiles, and much more for all you fat tire junkies.
Bike Pedia - bicycle industry encyclopedia.
MTB Path - create a blog, post videos, photos or use the forum to discuss bike trails and topics.
MOMBAT - Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology - very cool MTB history site.
GPS Mountain Bike Trail Guide - a few different trails in Northern California and elsewhere.
Mountain biking section from Active.com.
Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail - ride it! Hike it! BIKE IT!
American Trails - working on behalf of America's trails. Also see the California section. FTH was nominated for their 2008 American Trails Website Contest.
Tahoe Rim Trail - a trail like no other
The Flume Trail - shuttle service and mountain bike rental
Arnold Rim Trail - mission is to develop the Arnold Rim Trail into one of the most unique recreational and educational resources in the Sierra Nevada Range.
MTB Live 555 - The Internet's mountain bike park
Ogre's Guide - tons of very useful trail info, including the Sierra-Central section and New Melones Glory Hole Loops
Steve's Mountain Bike Page
The Fish - Northern California trails from a local rider
Single Serving - lots of links
Great Rides from MTB Non-Stop
Singletracks.com - bike the net
Bicycles Plus Ride Maps - from a bike shop in Folsom
Folsom Rodeo Cross - winter cyclocross
Prairie City Race Series - weekly race series, Spring 2011 season will be here soon!
Sea Otter Classic - April 14 - 17, 2011 - huge event in Monterey CA
Global Biorhythm Events - 2011 schedule is out!
Team Bigfoot - 2011 schedule out soon
TBF racing - racing events mostly at Granite Bay
California Events on MTBCalendar.com
Mountain Bike Action magazine
Leave No Trace - nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors
El Dorado National Forest - conditions, info, and more, including a trail use guide.
Park Watch Report - your one-stop website for all local trail and public land related issues and alerts for Folsom Lake and Auburn State Recreation Areas.
Sacramento Valley Conservancy - preserve the beauty, character and diversity of the Sacramento Valley landscape.
MTB Resource - links, product reviews, mechanical advice, trail reviews, and other interesting things.
Gear ratio calculator - very useful, comprehensive gear ratio calculator, plus several articles.
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Clubs & Orgs:
Foothill Cycling Group - our parent organization
Murieta Cycling Group - Rancho Murieta group
Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition - maintain local trails, keep the public informed of important issues regarding our sport, and ride, ride, ride...
Monterey Off Road Cycling Association - an organized voice for responsible mountain biking in Monterey County.
Monterey Bay Bicycle/Equestrian Trails Assistance Team - establish volunteer equestrian, hiking, and mountain bike patrols of public trail systems in the Monterey Bay region.
Lake Oroville Bicyclists Organization - promoting safe bicycling
Revolutions Cycling Center - comprehensive services including bicycle fitting, testing services, coaching, skill sessions, and Nutrition Services. Also runs Team Revolutions.
NorCal High School Cycling League - organized to provide a well defined race season for junior racers and to promote the formation of teams at public high schools.
National Interscholastic Cycling Association - the National Governing Body for grades 9-12 interscholastic mountain biking.
Bike Monkey - a grass-roots organization in the North Bay (Sonoma County) that celebrates the bike and publishes a
quarterly magazine with a very unique spin on the cycling culture.
Bicyclists of Nevada County - committed to fun rides and better trails.
Bayside Adventure Sports - they do all kinds of outdoor things, including mountain biking.
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Commercial & Shops:
Jackson Family Sports - our own beloved LBS here in Jackson - Specialized, Performance, DeFeet...and more
Bodies n Balance - customized personal training
Full Cycle Sports - focused on the Cycling industry and itís advancement as a sport, recreational activity, and transportation alternative.
Kinetic Cycles - Specialized Concept Store in Elk Grove
Bicycles Plus - bike shop in Folsom
Folsom Bike & Grind - bike & coffee shop in Folsom
Mad Cat Bicycles - bike shop in Sacramento
Bicycle Planet - bike shop in Folsom
Auburn Bike Works - bike shop in Auburn
Victory Velo - also in Auburn
Mike's Bikes - nice folks, shops all over Northern California
Golden Spoke - bike shop in Placerville
Mountain Pedaler - bike shop in Angels Camp
Bikes, Components, Products, Online Shops:
Specialized Bicycles - my favorite
Gary Fisher Bicycles - pretty good too
Rock Shox - the earth is not flat
SRAM - makers of Rock Shox forks, Avid brakes, and other MTB components
Shimano - they make good stuff
Fox - forks and shocks
Stans Tubless - tubless tire sealant and rims
Wrench Science - custom bikes from Berkeley
Niner Bikes - the first and only production mountain bike company dedicated solely to the 29er movement
Pivot Cycles - I rode the Mach 429 in June '09
Mavic - all kinds of gear and products
WTB - tires, saddles, wheels, components
Garmin 705 GPS - excellent cycling GPS
Love 2 Pedal - tons of great stuff online and on ebay
Bike Nashbar - an online & catalog classic
Performance Bike - online and several retail locations
Pearl Izumi - high quality gear
Louis Garneau - also very good
Aevero MultiSport - high quality jerseys & shorts at reasonable and realistic prices
Park Tool - high end tools
PrestaFlator - presta valve air compressor tire inflator - fantastic
Beljum Budder - all natural, maximum protection from chafing and other friction related problems
Chamois Butt'r - ride harder, longer, faster...without discomfort!
Planet Bike - great lights, fenders, and more.
Nite Rider - broad range of light systems. I run with the MiNewt Mini-USB Plus.
CygoLite - engineered to shine. I used to run with the Mity Cross 350.
MagicShine - VERY affordable Chinese-made version of Lupine. GeoManGear is the US distributor.
NOTE: GeoManGear has recalled several MagicShine battery packs. See the GeoManGear recall page for more details.
Ay Up - high powered LED lights.
Bike Wear World - outfitting one rider at a time
Backcountry.com - lots of cycling & outdoor stuff
XTREME Sports ID - emergency medical information
REI - tons of cycling & outdoor stuff at the Folsom store or the Stockton store
GeoManGear - lights and GPS for cycling, hiking, and running
Jenson USA - your online supplier for mountain bikes, mountain bike parts, and accessories.
Price Point - discounts on mountain and road bike parts, accessories and cycling clothing.
Real Cyclist - wicked fast shipping, all kinds of gear and supplies.
Universal Cycles - online shop.
R2Technik - online shop, best prices I've found for Stans rims.
eCyclingstore.com - online shop - great jerseys
BicycleSupply.net - run by bike shop professionals with over 30 years combined industry experience
Trailscape - trail building
DeFeet - makers of the awesome Woolie Boolie and other fine socks, as well as the Slipstream shoe covers
Bike-O-Vision - created by cyclists to enhance indoor training with motivating "down the road" visuals on DVD
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Following are some supplements that have worked for us:
Clif bar - natural energy bar. I like the MoJo bars.
NOTE: Clif Bar announced a voluntary recall on some pruducts - please see the Clif Bar recall page for details.
Clif Shot Bloks - kind of like square Gummi Bears. Available at Jackson Family Sports and others online.
Clif Shot Rock - protein bites, 20g per package. Available at Jackson Family Sports and others online.
Accelerade - advanced sports drink. Available at REI, lots cheaper online at DPS Nutrition.
Endurolytes - rapidly assimilated Electrolyte source. Available at Jackson Family Sports.
POWERBAR PROTEIN PLUS Reduced Sugar - great protien bar, available at AllStarHealth.com.
GU Roctane - ultra endurance energy gel. Available at Jackson Family Sports.
Hammer gels - rapid energy that lasts. Available at Hammer website.
Carb BOOM - sports nutrition. Available at Performance.
PoweringMuscles.com - an online nutrition information resource for athletes
Great article on hydration from
NUUN - hydration is more than water. Available at REI.
AllStarHealth.com - discounted vitamins, nutritional supplements, and bodybuilding supplements. Lightening-fast shipping.
DPS Nutrition - online shop, over 1500 in stock products from over 100 name brand manufacturers.
Stuff That Doesn't Fit Above:
Anatomy of a mountain bike - click for image
Excellent 29er write up on Gary Fisher site
Rules of the Trail and 10 Responsible Riding Tips both from IMBA
Some funny bike jokes on MTBR
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|Updated: 1/14/2011 22:10 PST|