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  Here are some links and info we've found useful:

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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
Online Resources:

  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.

Light systems:

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
  Submit link suggestions to cf@foothilltrailhounds.com.

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  Updated: 1/14/2011 22:10 PST