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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 EnduroMTBTraining.com and more.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This week's Inside MBR Podcast brings some new voices to the network. Listen in for updates from a new nutrition contributor, Jason from XXCMag.com, and Aaron Hautala is back...
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!
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.
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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This is the first episode of the Inside MBR mountain bike podcast. I covered several topics, including race registrations.
This show brought to you by XXCMag.com.
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