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Principles of the No Snow Biathlon

What the heck is No-Snow Biathlon? To understand the No Snow Biathlon, you need to first know what a biathlon is. The biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and precision rifle shooting. Competitors race for miles around a trail system whose total distance is divided into either two or four shooting rounds....

/ February 5, 2017

Be a Race Promoter, not a race director

All race promoters are race directors, but not all race directors are race promoters. Why is that? Because as the race promoter, you are the founder of your racing company, the overall creative strategist of each race, and responsible for the leadership and future direction of your business. And what is YOUR business? Why, it’s...

/ May 24, 2016

Why the collegiate mountain nationals needs some perspective

Years of perspective allows you to be a pretty good judge of a well run event, and when an event needs some help. I’ve seen everything from really impressive venues (full of sponsors and vendors), but with an abysmal course layout, to great course layouts and flowy trails, but with registration running out of the...

/ October 9, 2015

Is Enduro Totally Enduro, or is it Just Enduro? Yes! Wait, What?

If you were to ask 100 mountain bikers to define Enduro mountain bike racing, you would get 100 different answers. This is because enduro, as a sport, is still more of a concept than a discipline, and at its core is essentially a mountain bike stage race that requires riders to use trail bikes for...

/ August 8, 2014
Adrian Jackson (AUS)

How the Jackson Method can improve American MTBO athletes

Analysis of the World Cup MTBO statistics over the past few years reveals that there is a good chance of the same athletes will place almost identical to their World Cup standings during the World MTBO Championships. The past and present performance of recent MTBO athletes provides an excellent leading indicator when predicting who will...

/ July 20, 2013
Enduro combines XC with Downhill

Transition to Gravity MTB Begins with Enduro

Gravity mountain biking has been an interest of mine for some time. But not many cross-country mountain bike riders understand what is involved in Gravity competitions. The skills are different, the gear is different, and even the bikes can be different. The transition from Cross-Country (XC) to Downhill (DH) involves more than just being crazy...

/ June 13, 2013