BetterRide

I founded BetterRide in 1989 and it has been quite an adventure over the last 21 years. I have coached 1,000s of riders from beginners to top pro racers like Ross Schnell, Mitch Ropelato, Cody Kelly etc. "You don’t need more nerve or more experience; you need to learn the correct techniques and practice them. MTB skills aren’t reserved for special people."

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BetterRide sarahmoore's article
Jan 6, 2021 at 11:22
Jan 6, 2021
Video: Loose Riders Sign 57 Year Old Skateboard Legend Turned Mountain Biker Mark Partain
Love it! My oldest student was Fred Schmidt, he was 78 when I coached him and he went on to do the Leadville 100 in under 12 hours when he was 80. You don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing!
BetterRide IanHylands's article
Dec 29, 2020 at 13:07
Dec 29, 2020
Photo Story: Ian Hylands' 2020 Year in Photos
The photos were stunning and damn, Kirt Voreis has style!
BetterRide giantbicycles's article
Dec 29, 2020 at 7:43
Dec 29, 2020
Video: Reece Wallace Overshoots 70ft Jump
@emptybe-er: So well said!
BetterRide mikelevy's article
Dec 23, 2020 at 8:40
Dec 23, 2020
Field Test: 10 Trail and Enduro bikes VS the Impossible Climb
Interesting, looks like a tough climb and you are really fit and good at hops. Did you happen to notice that you were looking straight down every time you stalled? Where we are looking is our goal and you kept achieving your goal. Maybe if you were looking a little further ahead...
BetterRide wwpaddler03's article
Dec 20, 2020 at 9:07
Dec 20, 2020
9 Exercises to Improve your Hip Mobility & Stability
These are great, thanks for sharing. Many of my students have no idea how tight and weak their hips are (compared to how mobile they could be) and how much tight hips interfer with their riding. This is also the cause of much/all of their back pain.
BetterRide SandellFilms's article
Dec 19, 2020 at 15:04
Dec 19, 2020
Video: Niko Velasco Rips Through Scorched Trails in South Africa
Glad to see the trails weren't harmed in the fire! It does look dry though. Stay safe.
BetterRide Outlawmtb's article
Dec 3, 2020 at 7:56
Dec 3, 2020
Video: 13 Year Olds Sending It at the Old Rampage Sites
I don't think we are pushing these kids. When I was a kid my hero was Evel Knievel and I jumped 14 kids lined up off a crappy little jump. I wasn't wearing a helmet and in the photos it is obvious that my fork (on my department store bmx bike) is broken as it is way too slack. Kids have been pushing themselves since there were kids.
BetterRide Shawnneer's article
Nov 27, 2020 at 10:33
Nov 27, 2020
Video: Shawn Neer Rides Bikes Ridiculously Fast & Announces Support of Grow Cycling Foundation
Nice Shawn, still waiting for an edit showing what you can really do on a bike! That nose bonk to manual was a mini example from mini-Mac but I've seen you go bigger, faster, and with even more style. Great to see you doing what you love and letting it kill you!
BetterRide jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 13, 2020 at 10:25
Nov 13, 2020
Move to Bentonville and Get $600 Towards a Mountain Bike Plus $10,000 Cash
I'm from the South and that was hysterical! The PC police need to chill out.
BetterRide edspratt's article
Nov 9, 2020 at 8:00
Nov 9, 2020
Round Up: 4 New Green Initiatives from Alpkit, Clif, Thule and the UCI
Really, the UCI is being green by making the 20 or so World Championship jerseys they use each year "green"? One "double header" World Cup every decade would have a much bigger and better effect on the environment than that.
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