Dirt Rag Dirt Fest – West Virginia 2019

MTB Ben headed out to West Virginia to attend the 2019 Dirt Rag Dirt Fest and talked with a variety of guests. Listen in to the discussions and be a fly on the wall at Dirt Rag Dirt Fest. If you’re thinking about attending in the future, check out the Dirt Fest website.

LISTEN TO THE DISCUSSIONS

FREDDIE KAPEL – INDUSTRY NINE

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MTB Ben sits down with Freddie Kapel, East Coast Sales for Industry Nine. They discuss Industry Nine, the products, the industry, how Industry Nine came on so strong in the market, and more. Listen in for some good perspective from inside the industry.

Industry Nine – https://industrynine.com/
Industry Nine on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/industry_nine/
Industry Nine on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Industry9/

BACKYARD BOYS FROM WV #2

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MTB Ben, Auggie, and Aiden get one more podcast in as the night is coming to an end. You get some thoughts on how the event was going from their perspective.

BACKYARD BOYS FROM WV #1

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MTB Ben, Auggie, and Aiden sat down at the beginning of Dirt Fest WV to chat about first thoughts about the festival, riding, and the upcoming weekend. Backyard Boys is a show in which Ben Hall (MTB Ben) sits down with his kids to get a fresh perspective on getting outside.

KEN & KEVIN – TRAILS2ALES PODCAST

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Ken and Kevin are the guys behind the Trails2Ales Podcast. The guys are mountain biking enthusiasts riding trails and enjoying ales in Virginia and anywhere else they are lucky enough to explore. In this episode, they chat about their podcast and spend some time sharing the Dirt Fest experience. 

Trails2Ales – http://trails2ales.com/
Trails2Ales on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/trails2alesva/
Trails2Ales on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/trails2ales/

BINA BILENKY – PHILLY BIKE EXPO

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Bina sits down with Ben to chat about the Philly Bike Expo. They discuss how the Expo started, what it’s all about, what it’s like to run a large show, and being a new mountain biker. Be sure to check out the 2019 show on November 2nd and 3rd. 

Philly Bike Expo – https://phillybikeexpo.com/

BECKY GARDNER – WTB

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Becky does the field marketing and other marketing work for WTB. She sits down with Ben to discuss her history of riding fast downhill, how she started at WTB, the gravel scene, what she’s up to now, and plenty more. Plus, Andrea from Just Riding Along gets some well-deserved praise.

WTB – https://www.wtb.com/
WTB on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/wildernesstrailbikes/
WTB on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wildernesstrailbikes/
Kona – https://www.konaworld.com/
Just Riding Along Show – http://theoutdoorroute.com/listen/mountain-bike-radio/just-riding-along/

CODY WALLACE – HANDUP GLOVES

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Cody Wallace from Handup Gloves joins Ben to chat about some details behind the scenes of the company. Cody shares some of the ins and outs of how things got going and how they keep going around Handup. It’s a good discussion if you really want to get an idea of what Handup is all about, their attitude, philosophy, and way of doing things. They’ve had fun along the way and encouraged others to do the same. Plus: Auggie wants a snow cone but only gets a lollipop…wahwah…

Handup Gloves – https://handupgloves.com/
Handup Gloves on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/handupgloves/
Handup Gloves on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/handupgloves/

CHRIS RIDDER – MTBPARKS.COM

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Chris Ridder from MTBParks.com joins the show to chat about what they have going on. Chris and Ben discuss park riding, downhill riding, trends, the site, van life, and plenty more. MTBparks.com is a complete guide to lift-access bike parks in North America and home to the Best Bike Park Awards & the MTBparks Pass.

MTBParks.com – https://mtbparks.com/
Buy the MTBParks – https://shop.mtbparks.com
MTBParks on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mtbparks/

CEDAR KEYES – ESKER CYCLES

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MTB Ben sits down with Cedar Keyes of Esker Cycles. If you’ve listened to Mountain Bike Radio for any amount of time, you know that we’re friends of Esker Cycles. They Esker gang embodies their philosophy of “Every aspect of Esker is centered on the belief that the rider is the most important part of the process. From the people that built the company, to the design and build of our bikes, to our emphasis on you—rider owned and rider centered is who we are.” In this episode, the guys chat about Esker, travel, places to ride, what Cedar is up to with Esker, and enjoying some time at Dirt Fest.

Esker Cycles – https://eskercycles.com/
Esker Cycles on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/eskercycles/
Esker Cycles on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/eskercycles/

TJ BLACKMAN OF MOTOREX

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MTB Ben gets things going for the weekend at Dirt Fest West Virginia with TJ Blackman from Motorex. They discuss Motorex, their products, TJ’s role, the Dirt Fest events, kids, and more. TJ has been involved with bikes for years, including riding the 24 Hours of Canaan at 15 years old with his dad. TJ was out at Dirt Fest in Pennsylvania earlier this summer and didn’t get a chance to get in on the interview fun. Listen in to get things going for the Dirt Rag WV Experience!

Motorex Bike Line – https://www.motorex.com/en-us/bike-line/