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Inside Mountain Bike Radio is your place to listen to interviews of people involved in the mountain bike world. You'll hear everything from businesses to racing to advocacy and everything in between.


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Brian Matter Wins His 4th Iceman Cometh

November 13, 2014


Brian Matter checks in to discuss his recent win against some of the strongest riders in the country at the Iceman Cometh in Michigan. Brian recaps the epic conditions and details his win, as well as chats about his win at the Chequamegon 40 and second place finish at the Ore to Shore.

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Tuscobia Winter Ultramarathon

November 6, 2014


The Tuscobia Winter Ultramarathon has quickly become one of the go-to winter endurance events for fatbikers, runner, and skiers. Race directors, Chris and Helen Scotch, join the show to give listeners a behind-the-scenes look at the race, as well as what racers can expect, and some of the race details. 

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Penn Cycle's Pat Sorensen

November 5, 2014


The owner of Penn Cycle in Minnesota, Pat Sorensen, joins the show to discuss several items that Penn is currently involved in, including the MORC Gala, Get Phat with Pat fatbike races, and Cross for Tots. We also chat about Pat's very long history of being in the cycling industry and how Penn Cycle started. 

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Urban Singletrack Project

August 21, 2014


We were out on location on Monday, August 18th at Urban Steam Coffee in Colorado Springs, Colorado in support of the newly formed Urban Singletrack Project. Listen in to find out what the Urban Singletrack Project is, who benefits from it, who supports it, and what riders think.

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Skirts in the Dirt Mountain Bike Race

July 31, 2014


Founders of the Skirts in the Dirt mountain bike race join the show to give listeners an idea of what the race is all about. The race is a benefit for the West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance. Listen in for a fun discussion with two passionate mountain bikers!

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Josh Tostado wins the Breckenridge 100

July 25, 2014


Josh Tostado joins the show to discuss his recent win at the Breckenridge 100. The "Breck 100" is considered one of the hardest 100-milers anywhere and this year marked Josh's 10th year racing this classic Colorado race. Listen in as he discusses his 7th win and what's on tap as he moves on from possible his last Breck 100.

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X100 Mountain Bike Race

June 19, 2014


John Kolarevic is the director of the X100 mountain bike race in Traverse City, Michigan on Saturday, August 23, 2014. He joins the show to discuss the race, including pre and post-race information, race distance options, and course details. 

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Jeremiah Bishop

June 15, 2014


Jeremiah joins the show the discuss his win at the Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic, as well as being a father of two young children, while balancing his training and racing, The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, and the rest of his busy life. 

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Mike Riemer - Salsa Cycles

May 31, 2014


Mike Riemer, the Marketing Manager of Salsa Cycles, joins the show to discuss a variety of topics. He shares stories of his journey from picker and packer on the shipment line in his early days at QBP through the many levels to land the position he has been successfully holding for years.

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Rocky Mountain Endurance

May 28, 2014


Ben talks with Rocky Mountain Endurance Director, Thane Wright, about the upcoming PV Derby on Saturday, May 31 in Elbert, Colorado. Listen in to hear about the race, venue, course, and extras like the kid's races. Thane also shares some information about the upcoming final two races of the series. The PV Derby is a great opportunity to race a private course that offers varied terrain in a beautiful setting.

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LaMere Cycles

May 2, 2014


JP LaMere joins the show to discuss LaMere Cycles. They jumped on to the scene this past winter with the release of their own carbon fatbike. JP discusses many topics including his background, the company, and his thoughts on the cycling industry.

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April 29, 2014


Dee Tidwell is an experienced and successful conditioning coach who is knowledgeable in many areas of helping athletes form a strong foundation. Listen in as he discusses and more.

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Brad Stinson - Nox Composites

April 17, 2014


Brad Stinson of Nox Composites gives listeners a history of Nox, as well as some about his personal riding and racing. He also provides great information about the details of carbon wheels in general as well as the wheels that Nox has to offer. A must listen if you've been looking to improve your ride!

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Todd Sadow - Epic Rides

April 9, 2014


Todd Sadow joins the show to give listeners an update from Epic Rides HQ. Listen to hear what to expect in a couple weeks at the Whiskey Off Road in Prescott, Arizona and more!

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Carrie Cheadle - Mental Skills Coach & Author

April 3, 2014


Do you feel like you need an extra edge on and off the bike? Have you lost your motivation? Wish you could focus more? Carrie can help!

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Jonathan Davis Recaps the True Grit Epic

March 25, 2014


Frequent guest and good friend of Mountain Bike Radio, Jonathan Davis, joins the show to discuss his recent 5th place at the True Grit. He brings some great experience with the True Grit as he's raced it each year that it's been a race.

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Tailwind Nutrition

March 4, 2014


Tailwind Nutrition's Jeff Vierling discusses a variety of topics, including the history of Tailwind, details of the science behind refueling the body, product specifics and tips from Jeff's extensive Leadville 100 experience.

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Wolf Tooth Components

December 18, 2013


Brendan Moore of Wolf Tooth Components joined Ben to discuss the company, the chainrings, what they have going on, and even hints at a lot more coming from them. You even get a sneak peak of the crazy fatbike ride one of the other owners is doing soon.


Listen in to hear more about the chainring options that Wolf Tooth Components gives you.



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Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival

September 16, 2013


The second race of the Midwest "Triple Crown" is in the books. Brian Matter and Chloe Woodruff were the men's and women's winners. For Brian, it's his 5th win of one of the largest races in the country. Chloe is one of the top women's mountain bikers in the country and had a top 5 at the 2012 race.


Ben caught up with them to discuss their races and overall experiences in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.



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Jeff Kerkove Tackles the Breck Epic

September 2, 2013


Jeff Kerkove discusses his men's duo win at the 2013 Breck Epic. He shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about the race and gives you an idea of what it's like to race it.



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Erie Singletrack Advocates

August 30, 2013


Adam Haid, the man behind the Erie Singletrack Advocates, joins the show to discuss how Erie, Colorado has quickly supported a whole network of new trails.


The Erie Singletrack Advocates is an exciting new group passionate about supporting the community.


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Danielle Musto Discusses the Ore to Shore

August 28, 2013


Danielle Musto, the host of Girls & Gears, joins Ben to discuss her recent 9th place finish (out of 63 women!) at the very popular and competitive Ore to Shore in Marquette, Michigan.


Danielle not only rode strong, but she also did it on a fatbike! Listen in to hear how she did it and what she thinks about the new carbon Salsa Beargrease.


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Checking in from the Breck Epic

August 12, 2013


Listen in to get the perspective of the 1st and 2nd place leaders of the 6-day 40+ men's field at the 2013 Breck Epic.


Jonathan Davis and Curt Wilhelm are putting in strong and consistent rides against the largest and deepest field in the race.


Ben checks in with them, on-location after Stage 2 in Breckenridge, Colorado.


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Endurance Nutrition Plan - Tatanka 100 Executed (Member-Only Episode)

July 24, 2013


Kelli Jennings, host of The Apex Nutrition Podcast, and Ben Welnak, discuss the nutrition plan Kelli developed for Ben for the Tatanka 100 in Sturgis, South Dakota. It was a success for Ben as he finished on the podium in 5th place in a time of 8 hours 48 minutes. The Tatanka 100 is the 7th race of the National Ultra Endurance (NUE) Series.


You can apply the approach (with or without Kelli's help) for your own endurance race or ride.


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Rock a 100-Miler (Member-Only Episode)

July 10, 2013


Drew Edsall, the host of The Dirt, knows his way around endurance mountain bike races. In this member-only episode, Drew joins Ben Welnak to share his expertise about racing 100 milers. From nutrition to bike setup, this episode is packed with great insider tips from a pro.


Just a reminder, access to the full episode is limited to members. If you'd like to become a member, check it out HERE.


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Epic Health Experience

July 2, 2013


Nathan Daley joins the show to discuss the unique opportunity that he has created for anyone who cares about their health.


His new E.P.I.C (Ecological Preventive Integrative and Creative) Health Experience are about true, positive health and happiness.


Ever wanted to attend an outdoor vacation? Listen in to find out more and how to get involved!



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Cycle Burn Challenge

June 22, 2013


The Cycle Burn Challenge is a unique, social mountain biking challenge that connects fellow mountain bikers through healthy competition, while raising money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.


Listen in to hear from Bruce Goshorn of Cycle Burn and 2012 participant, Daphne Young.


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May 25, 2013


Drew Edsall, the host of The Dirt, joins Ben to share some great insight into his recent win at the Syllamo's Revenge Mountain Bike Challenge and his upcoming race at the Trans Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic Stage Race.


If you're into hearing how the pros think and approach races, this is your episode.


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May 25, 2013

Vic Armijo, the Chief Executive Sasquatch of Team Bigfoot, joins the show to discuss what Team Bigfoot is all about, what they have going on, and why you should check out their races.


"....The ball really wasn't picked up..." in reference to USA Cycling.... listen now!


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May 21, 2013

Dan McKay, President and CEO of McKay Insurance Agency, Inc., joins the show to discuss silent sports-related insurance, what McKay has to offer directors and racers, and what the facts are about the USA Cycling insurance situation.


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April 28, 2013 - Steve Johnson, President and CEO of USA Cycling

Steve Johnson, President and CEO of USA Cycling, joins the show to discuss the latest in the UCI Rule 1.2.019 and how it's affecting cycling in the United States.


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February 22, 2013 - Update on Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout and Nathan Daley

Aaron Hautala is back with a report of how the Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout is shaping up for next weekend and Nathan Daley joins the show again to share some supplements to can increase your performance.


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February 8, 2013 - Beet Juice & Performance, Cuyuna Fatbikes, and XXCMag

This week's Inside MBR Podcast brings some new voices to the network. Listen in for updates from a new nutrition contributor, Jason from, and Aaron Hautala is back...


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This episode brought to you by the True Grit Epic

February 1, 2013 - Double Feature

The second Inside MBR episode to come out today is a good one! Aaron Hautala checks in from the Cuyuna Trails in Northern Minnesota and we interview the creator of the Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout Folk Song. Continue Reading for more!


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February 1, 2013 - Beti AllRide Clinic

This episode of Inside MBR is a special episode. Sarah Rawley of Big Mountain Enduro, joins me to discuss the new, very unique, women's Beti AllRide Clinic in Keystone, Colorado. Continue on to listen to the show and learn more.


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January 22, 2013 - Consider Yourself Updated

Welcome to the second episode of the Inside MBR mountain bike podcast. In this second show, I give you some updates on MBR shows and some races.


This show is brought to you by The Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic.


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Episode sponsored by The Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic

January 14, 2013 - The Start

This is the first episode of the Inside MBR mountain bike podcast. I covered several topics, including race registrations.


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