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Niche Social Networking Site for Mountain Bikers Launches First Major Release

The first ever social networking site for mountain bikers!

Mountain bikers finally have a site to call their own thanks to, the first ever pure-play social networking site for mountain biking enthusiasts. Mybikenet is very different from other social networking sites. In addition to being focused solely on the mountain bike (MTB) rider and their needs, the site’s design and features facilitate the building of online AND real world friendships. Members can easily identify other riders with similar riding interest (e.g. cross country, enduro/all-mountain, downhill, BMX, free style, etc.) and meet up online to share photos, videos, trails, gear talk, and more. As mountain biking is an outdoor sport that happens to be very social in nature, members can use the Event manager and Trail Map features to make plans to meet up for rides with those who live near them or in any other location around the world when travelling. Forum users will love its simplicity and ability to see all info in one neat place.

Wolfgang Haselwander, the site’s founder, stated, “There are plenty of portals out there that offer some news feeds and forums with advertisement and commercials cluttered around it; so much so that you feel like you’re in a flea market. Mybikenet is pure user-generated content. Everything from wall posts to trails maps to events is one hundred percent for MTBers by MTBers. That’s what makes Mybikenet tick."

Mybikenet’s mission is to connect the world’s mountain bikers to help them share, engage and have fun with those who share their passion. It is free to join, easy to use and lots of fun, especially when your fellow MTB buddies are in your “friend” network. Members benefit from a suite of vertical features that can be used to connect with fellow riders locally or worldwide, discover local or global events, plan weekly rides with friends, upload/download trail maps, photos, videos and share their MTB experiences on the advanced activity feed wall posts. Mybikenet, which launched a beta version in March 2012 and started marketing the site in July is growing exponentially with members in 57 countries. At present is available in English and Spanish with more languages in the works for future releases.

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