Mountain Bike in the Moonlight at McDowell Mountain Park

I finally got out to one of the mountain bike night rides put on by Maricopa Parks and Recreation at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. I have been a few times in past years, but haven’t been able to make it this year. It is getting more popular every year. If you haven’t been out there for one of these, you need to go. The turn out is awesome! I heard that officially there were 140… Read More »

Report: 2 Wheels 4 Hope Mountain Bike Benefit Race

It was the hottest day of the year so far, but that doesn’t stop mountain bikers. There was a great turn out for this years 2 Wheels 4 Hope Mountain Bike Benefit Race and Fun Ride. I’d estimate about 100 riders showed up. I’ll have to wait and check the official results for an accurate number. 75 riders showed up for this years event. This years event benefited Heidi Clayton, who was hit on her… Read More »

Night Riding

© copyright July, 01 Stephen W. Medcroft (all rights reserved) A version of this article first appeared in Silent Sports Magazine (published and distributed in Wisconsin) in 2001. At night, on my mountain bike, I live in a twenty-foot bubble of light. The world disappears into blackness at its border. The trails are empty except for me. How far the next hill climbs is of no immediate relevance. Nothing exists beyond the reach of my… Read More »