PURA VIDA: The incredible riding scene in Costa Rica

THIS IS LOCAL LOAM Community. The Central American community. The enduro community. While a few days is nowhere near enough time to really understand a new culture, that one theme kept coming up during our trip to Costa Rica. Just how did this overriding sense of community grab me, you ask? I had never been…

YEEHAW: This is Local Loam AUSTIN, TX

Texas, the second largest US state, has less than 4% publicly accessible land. This creates a substantial challenge for mountain bikers. But we’re nothing if not a determined and crafty group and we’ve found a few unique ways to shred Texas on two knobby tires.

LOCAL LOAM: Riding Mt. Lemmon with TORCA

Tucson has been all over the mountain biking media as of late. Nearly every major outlet has posted content from the area. During my own Tucson pilgrimage in December 2018, I saw for myself just what makes this riding so special.

Hurricane María opened them to mountain bike sustainability…

Special thanks to Martín Hanzlík and Jansen Colberg for covering our travel and lodging on this! Support Cabo Rojo Bike and Hike Trails Association! Every now and then, unique opportunities to visit special, far-off riding destinations pop into my inbox.  Despite my jet-setting ambitions, most of them are beyond my time and budget constraints. But…