MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 54: NEKO MULALLY & RIDE KANUGA BIKE PARK”

Listen to Episode #54 | Neko Mulally and Ride Kanuga Bike Park

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Topics Covered:

  • Neko Mulally Backstory and how he got into Professional WC DH Racing
  • The formation of Neko’s own race program: Frameworks
    • Check out the Downtime and Vital MTB Podcast for more depth on the program
  • How the concept of Ride Kanuga Bike Park got started
  • Neko’s take on the land and topography that Ride Kanuga offered
  • 2020 the Pandemic created the time needed to build out Ride Kanuga
  • Building Ride Kanuga 
    • How Callie’s trail building experience helped shape the diversity of trails at Ride Kanuga
  • The Layout of Ride Kanuga
  • How Ride Kanuga offers a diverse trail experience
  • How Ride Kanuga / bike parks in general offer a different experience than public access trails
    • Diverse Trail Experiences
    • Regular Trail Maintenance through paid staff
    • Ride Kanuga Country Club
  • User Numbers at Ride Kanuga and how they have exceeded the expectations of Neko, and how this lets to having 5 trail builders on staff for building and maintenance
  • The differences between Windrock and Ride Kanuga bike parks
  • How Windrock Bike Park came to be, Neko’s Perspective on this 
  • What makes Windrock great for high level downhill style downhill tracks to train and race on
  • 500’ of vertical elevation makes for a great bike park
  • What Neko has incorporated into Ride Kanuga that he’s seen and ridden in other places
    • SE Style Jumpline
    • England Style Rut Tracks – GNCC
  • What makes a good trail community according to Neko (Hint: AMBC)
  • The Ride Kanuga Community
    • Ride Kanuga Holiday Party
  • Downhill Southeast and Enduro Southeast
  • Neko’s 2022 Sponsors

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Ride Kanuga: https://ridekanuga.com/
Neko’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NekoMulally/featured
Downtime Podcast Episode with Neko: https://www.downtimepodcast.com/nekobike/
Vital MTB Podcast Episode with Neko: https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/Neko-Mulally-Will-Race-Handmade-Alloy-DH-Frames-by-Frank-the-Welder,1407

Neko’s Sponsors and Support

Ride Kanuga: https://ridekanuga.com/
Fox Suspension: https://www.ridefox.com/subhome.php?m=bike
Fox Racing:  https://www.foxracing.com/
Maxxis Tires: https://www.maxxis.com/us/tires/bicycle/mountain/
Worldwide Cyclery: https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/
Santa Cruz Reserve Rims: https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/reserve-wheels
GoPro: https://gopro.com/en/us
ODI Grips: https://www.odigrips.com/
Handup Gloves: https://handupgloves.com/
WD40 Bike Products: https://www.wd40.com/products/?category=bike
WTB Tire Sealant: https://www.wtb.com/pages/tcstiresealant
Spank Industries: https://spank-ind.com/
Factor Components: https://www.factorcomponents.com/
Kogel Bearings: https://www.kogel.cc/


Trail EAffect Show Support

Smith’s Bike Shop: https://smithsbikes.com/
Evolution Trail Services: www.evotrails.com
Contact Josh at evolutiontrails@gmail.com

If you have any questions about Mountain Bike Radio in general, please contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com

ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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