Dirt Rag 2014 Editorial Calendar

175: February 11

  • Annual Literature Contest
  • One talented reader walks away with the grand prize.
  • Stuff: Affordable trail bikes roundup and a collection of 29″ wheelsets long-term tested

176: April 1

  • 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • A special issue that looks at how we got here and other significant events in the shaping of modern mountain biking.
  • Stuff: Bikes from top brands with the founder still steering the ship.

177: May 13

  • Up North
  • A special look a Canada’s newest interconnected bike parks.
  • Stuff: Throwdown! Head to head comparisons of 2014′s most interesting bikes

178: July 1

  • The Personality Issue
  • Influential inventors, designers, racers and trail advocates profiled.
  • Stuff: Women’s Gear—Bikes and clothing that actually make a difference.

179: August 12

  • Destination Unknown
  • Top places to ride in the U.S.
  • Stuff: Short travel trail bikes

180: September 30

  • The Lifecycle
  • History and rise (or fall) of significant genres in mountain biking.
  • Stuff: Lights! Cameras! Action! Battery operated goods to light your way, and capture the action

181: November 18

  • Editors Choice
  • The most interesting things of 2014

Our testing themes will cover some, but not all, of the reviews in a given issue—we’ll strive to keep a wide variety of product reviews in each issue to keep our audience interested. A portion of our editorial will reflect our testing themes, but again, variety is the spice of life.