Earlier in May, we had the pleasure of hosting Mark Scott and Sam Flanagan – two top enduro racers AKA “The Trippin Fellaz” – and Jacob Gibbins from Aspect Media for a week of on and off-bike adventures in Israel that saw us take in the whole country, from the very north to the very … Continue reading »
Pumptracks are becoming more popular in Israel and more tracks are popping up in public areas and parks – free for all, with lighting to keep riders happy after work hours. We love visiting these tracks weather just for fun or for technical skills sessions, as it is really an efficient tool to get the … Continue reading »
Israel hosts several official UCI XC races during 2014, in Haifa (which also hosted a European championship previously), Misgav and Mishmar Ha’emek, the later two being amongst our favorite trail centers. We went to check out the first race of the series in Mishmar Ha’emek. The track laid out for the day was pretty intense … Continue reading »
The Nafataly mountains and the Manara cliff area has long been known as the main DH spot in Israel. Now, instead of being a hardcore attraction only, the mountain is also open for some excellent and epic XC riding. The new Naftaly Mountain Singletrack is a recent addition to the growing network of official mountain biking … Continue reading »
The city of Eilat, located at the southernmost tip of Israel on the shores of the Red Sea, is a popular holiday destination. With an average of only five days of rain per year, Eilat is usually associated with sunny beaches, tropical underwater life, watersports and a good selection of hotels, pubs and restaurants. If … Continue reading »
You may already have heard of YT Industries. Having made a name for themselves with high-end yet affordable bikes they’ve also been in the news recently after expanding their group of talented pro riders with names like American Cam Zink (Freeride) and Frenchman Bryan Regnier (Enduro), joining more veteran riders like Andreu Lacondeguy. So by now, you … Continue reading »
“Another Country” is a straightforward name for a crew that does just as the name suggests – they are out looking for new places to ride mountain bikes, and make videos about it. Just a couple of months ago we were introduced to the guys and asked to show them around some of our favorite … Continue reading »
This ride report takes us from the city of Arad, at about 640 meters above sea level, all the way down to the Dead Sea, 420 meters below sea level and the lowest point on Earth – get ready to dive!