Lehigh Valley Free Riders...Hucking the (Hudson) Valley one trail at a time.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

AGM - "All We Do" Trailer

A great trailer for the full length free-ride feature, "All We Do" from our free ride brothers at AGM productions in Finland.

Yes, Finland.  Lot's of crashing...but they sure are enthusiastic!!

Love the rider at 1.13 putting the bike in full tilt boogie mode.

Check it out...pretty sweet.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


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Photo of the Day


A few cool shots of Ryan Berrecloth of Knolly Bikes riding the "Dr. Greenthumb" trail on the North Shore, B.C.

Courtesy of: Knolly Bikes

Monday, November 23, 2009

Put some BLING on your bike

If you're like me and lean towards the more gravity oriented riding style, you probably run some nice big wide bars like I do. The perfect bar for my all-mountain bike needs to be low, wide, light, and strong.

Among the offerings that fit the bill,  and have been fitted to my bikes, from the likes of Specialized, Easton, Sunline, and FSA Gravity Light....there hasn't been much in the way of color offerings. The recent trends in component colorways left most riders who's demands are like mine with little more than a choice between black, black, or black. (Or silver and anodized, but you get my point.)

To this point in my riding "career", I have not utilized any of the handlebar offerings from our mountain biking brethren to the north at RaceFace. With the introduction of the new, multi-colored Atlas FR handlebars, I may just have to add some Canadian Bling to my all-mountain steed.

Offered in anondized colors, including "Gold Member", "Bad Ass Black", "Tooth Blue", "Nurple Purple", "Rum Red", "Orange Whip", and "Tom Green", the Atlas FR bar features a 1/2 inch rise and measures a whopping 785mm wide, or 31 inches!


The Atlas Freeride Bar has been manufactured out of Air Alloy material, that features an internal taper that not only increases strength, but keeps the overall weight down. Weighing in at 328grams, the Atlas FR bars are in the right ball park to compete with the offerings from Sunline, Easton, and the other usual suspects.

If you've been watching the World Cup Downhill races and seen the pro's rocking crazy factory colorways and coordinated anodized components, the Atlas FR bars are a great way to add a little bling to your bike. Featuring graphics depicting topographic maps of famous riding spots on the North Shore, these bars should have the guts to back up the bling.

I will be strapping a shiny new Atlas FR bar on my bike and will have a full review coming soon.

You can find more information on the Atlas FR Bars and RaceRace's entire suite of mountain bike components, including the new color matched stems and cranksets at their website.


PS....bikebling.com (Bike Bling) is running a sale on the Atlas FR bars. (Yes...they have all the colors.)


  • sweep: 9 deg rearward /4 deg upward 
  • clamp dia.: 31.8mm
  • weight: 328g
  • rise: .5in
  • width: 795mm / 31"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

VMB - Valley Mountain Bikers

Valley Mountain Bikers

The official home of Mountain Biking in the Lehigh Valley.

Check it out: Valley Mountain Bikers

MADE Trailer

Another very cool trailer for the full length mountain biking film, "MADE".

MADE is an inspirational mountain bike film about the best riders in the world doing what they love, riding bikes. Visit www.madethefilm.com for more info

Sals - Fresh Cuts

A few new rough cuts up at Sals. A couple new short sections running down the hill off of the red trail by the dialysis center... including a few nice drops and a rolling, natural berm leading to a North Shore style bridge jump. Not done yet...but should be fully huckable by next week.

More pics and video to come.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Foot Out Flat Out II - Trailer

If this doesn't make you want to get out and ride...you should give me your bike and let me ride it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Free Riders Blog

Welcome to the home of hucking in the Lehigh Valley. As a life long rider and resident of the Lehigh Valley, I have had the opportunity to ride all the great trails we have in and around our little slice of mtb heaven. As the gravity fed trails in the Valley continue to develop, I wanted to write this blog to cover the more aggressive side of mountain biking in the LV.

For those who don't mind earning their downs and love to huck everything on the way to the bottom, this blog will hopefully be for you. I hope to cover and provide information about the riding, trails, building, and freeride lifestyle in the Lehigh Valley.

There are some great trails and riders in the Valley and in the coming months, I hope I can give my freeriding brothers and sisters something to read over the winter in anticipation of the 2010 riding season.

This is my first attempt at writing a blog, so bear with me....but I love to write and love to ride and hopefully I can write something interesting about what we all love to do.

For now....keep your Kenda's (or Maxxis, WTB, etc.) down.

(More to come soon)