July 26, 2019
Dirt Rag Dirt Fest PA 2019 Show Page
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Michael joins the guys to discuss. Michael is the Account Executive for Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling for the Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina areas. He has been with Giant since 2003 and has a lot of experience in the cycling world before his time at Giant. Michael discusses the Giant and Liv bikes and the brands, shares his thoughts on the improving the cycling community, gender and bikes, advocacy, and more.
Giant Bicycles – https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us Liv Cycling – https://www.liv-cycling.com/us
ABOUT DIRT FEST
Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.”
The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers.
Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.