The Author,
The Photographer














"The book provides a good general introduction to those who are looking for a non-intimidating entry into the world of mountain biking. Though written for the uninitiated, it includes many interesting nuggets that will satisfy the long time rider."
The Ride Magazine
About The Author

Author J.P. Partland first swung his leg over a bicycle when he was three. Little did he know it would become a lifelong obsession. An avid biker, his work has appeared on numerous web sites and in more than fifty cycling-specific and general interest magazines, including Velo News, Asphalt, Bicycling, Bicyclist, Bike, Women's Sports and Fitness, Fitness, Hooked on the Outdoors and Outside. In addition to his work as a journalist, he has also performed stand-up comedy, and written plays, teleplays, and short stories. He still finds there is never enough time to ride and never enough room for bikes. Mr. Partland lives in New York City.

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About The Photographer

Photographer John Gibson spent the first ten years of his career as a newspaper photographer in Calgary, Alberta. In 1996, he started photographing the mountain bike scene and immersed himself in the bicycle industry. Now, he travels the world taking pictures of people riding their bikes. When he’s not shooting pictures, he enjoys riding the trails that start right outside his home. Mr. Gibson lives in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the province of Alberta.