Welcome to MTBeer by me, James Murren. I am an award-winning independent writer, with numerous pieces published in outdoor sports and recreation media outlets, as well as adventure and travel magazines. Since the early-to-mid 1990s, I have been mountain biking and enjoying beer, mostly of the “craft” variety.
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I wrote for Dirt Rag, Bicycle Times, Bike, Switchback, XXCMag, Bicyclist, Spoke, and still send articles to Cranked and Mountain Flyer, primarily, for mountain biking-specific content. Also, I write a column for Adventure Sports Journal, titled “Earn Your Beer.” Other notable magazines and newspapers I’ve published in include: The Surfer’s Journal, Backpacker, L.A. Times, and San Diego Union-Tribune. Additionally, I’m on the editorial team for Snowshoe Magazine.
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This newsletter is 100% me, with the intent being to focus on mountain biking adventures, trails, locations and local breweries/guides/destinations, as well as beer bars, beers-to-buy, camp beers, all coming together to celebrate bikes and beer. I am the writer, the photographer, and the editor. This will be more unfiltered than my writings that are published at-large, so to speak. Essentially, it’ll be me hanging out with you at the brew pub, the camp fire, the trail head, sharing insights on the ride over a beer or three.
What will you get, you ask, if you subscribe to MTBeer?
Between now and December 31, 2020, I will share free content so that you get an idea of what MTBeer will be about, and then on January 1, 2021 I’ll post the first “subscription/newsletter.” Every now and then, I’ll post free content here, but that will mostly appear at my writer’s website: jamesmurren.com MTBeer is nothing but mountain biking and beer. That’s it.
What will it cost for the paid subscription newsletter? USD $5/month or USD$24/year.
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To get a feel for my writing, you can visit ASJ and check out some of my Earn Your Beer columns: Earn Your Beer
You can also check out my In Search of Dirt series that was in Bicyclist: In Search of Dirt
Here’s an article I wrote for the now defunct magazine, Switchback, which was headed up by the same team as the current Peloton Magazine. At the link is an adventure and guide to MTB Oaxaca, Mexico: MTB Oaxaca, Mexico More of this kind of content is coming yet this month.
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Wishing you positive cheer, and stay safe, healthy, and well. And … In the meantime, tell your friends!
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