International UCI XC Race – Mishmar Ha’emek

International UCI XC Race – Mishmar Ha’emek

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 »

Naftaly Mountains Singletrack

Naftaly Mountains Singletrack

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 »

Green and sunny late December ride

Green and sunny late December ride

Just as folks around the world were preparing for, or at least hoping for a white Christmas, we just got our usual winter weather. Gotta love it! Meaning, short riding clothes are back out and grippy singletrack with fresh green growth and blue skies are what the day is all about. This time our mid-week … Continue reading »

Desert Shred with Sarah Leishman and Mike Hopkins

Desert Shred with Sarah Leishman and Mike Hopkins

Near the southernmost tip of Israel and only a short drive from Eilat and its beautiful red sea beaches, high in the mountains overlooking the Jordan valley lay hidden some of our favorite technical desert singletrack in Israel. We were happy to get an official invitation from the ministry of tourism to join a group … Continue reading »

Video: Summer Shredding in Misgav

Video: Summer Shredding in Misgav

Misgav is one of our favorite trail centeres. With a good mix of technical XC single track and unofficial mini-DH trails, there’s something for any mountain bike rider to enjoy. This local video shows the faster side of our dusty summer trails, have fun!