11 episodes

Driftless Dirt is based out of La Crosse, WI which is nearly centered in the Driftless Area. The Driftless Area is a region of the Upper Midwest comprised of SW Wisconsin, NE Iowa, NW Illinois and SE Minnesota. Known for its steep jagged blufftops, massive rock outcroppings, rivers, and spring-fed streams, this area provides excellent topography for nearly all things outdoors. Spared from the glaciers of the last Ice Age, the steep peaks and valleys were formed. While mostly unknown, the Driftless Region has a rich history in Mountain Biking spanning back to the mid 80’s. Paired with seemingly endless miles of paved and gravel roads, this area is a cyclists dream. While cycling may be a large part of this show, we will also bring you the various aspects that make this area great.

Driftless Dirt The Outdoor Route

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Driftless Dirt is based out of La Crosse, WI which is nearly centered in the Driftless Area. The Driftless Area is a region of the Upper Midwest comprised of SW Wisconsin, NE Iowa, NW Illinois and SE Minnesota. Known for its steep jagged blufftops, massive rock outcroppings, rivers, and spring-fed streams, this area provides excellent topography for nearly all things outdoors. Spared from the glaciers of the last Ice Age, the steep peaks and valleys were formed. While mostly unknown, the Driftless Region has a rich history in Mountain Biking spanning back to the mid 80’s. Paired with seemingly endless miles of paved and gravel roads, this area is a cyclists dream. While cycling may be a large part of this show, we will also bring you the various aspects that make this area great.

    #11 - "The Bentonville Series #5 - Gary Vernon - The Man Behind the Trails" (April 30, 2020 | Host: Josh Blum)

    #11 - "The Bentonville Series #5 - Gary Vernon - The Man Behind the Trails" (April 30, 2020 | Host: Josh Blum)

    Josh sits down with Gary to discuss mountain biking and Bentonville, and how the expansion of trails has happened in Arkansas.  
    Topics Covered:
    Gary's backstory, How Bentonville got to where it is today,
    OZ Trails and the backstory behind the brand / region known, Women of OZ, State Parks and Monument Trails, 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships, The Future of OZ Trails and their goal of being the epicenter of cycling in the world 
    Community Development through Trails

    • 42 min
    #10 - "The Bentonville Series #4 - Rich Drew of The Ride Series" (April 18, 2020 | #10 | Host: Josh Blum)

    #10 - "The Bentonville Series #4 - Rich Drew of The Ride Series" (April 18, 2020 | #10 | Host: Josh Blum)

    Josh sits down with Rich to discuss Mountain Biking and Bentonville. Rich now calls Bentonville home, but that wasn’t until recently when he decided to take the leap from Texas to OZ. They discuss Rich's backstory, how he discovered Bentonville. How the Bentonville Community Rallies around cycling and mountain biking
    They also discuss the The Ride Series, new riders, YouTube and more..
    The Bentonville Series has been brought to you by Evolution Trail Services. Check out www.evotrails.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #9 - "Bentonville Special #3 - Travis Greenlee of Kreadiv Nadiv Concepts" (April 12, 2020 | #9 | Host: Josh Blum)

    #9 - "Bentonville Special #3 - Travis Greenlee of Kreadiv Nadiv Concepts" (April 12, 2020 | #9 | Host: Josh Blum)

    Josh sits down with Travis Greenlee, who is the owner of Kreadiv Nadiv Concepts, a trail building company based out of NW Arkansas. Topics Discussed include: Arkansas State Parks / Monument Trails Program, Travis's trailbuilding history, what makes a good trail, the diversity of trails, how Bentonville has embraced mountain biking, and the power of getting people on bikes. The Bentonville Series has been brought to you by Evolution Trail Services. For more information check out www.evotrails.com

    • 25 min
    #8 - "Bentonville Special #2 - David Wright" (April 2, 2020 | #8 | Host: Josh Blum)

    #8 - "Bentonville Special #2 - David Wright" (April 2, 2020 | #8 | Host: Josh Blum)

    This is the second episode of a 5-episode special recorded on location in Bentonville, Arkansas. Josh sits down with David Wright, the Director of Parks & Recreation in Bentonville, Arkansas. They discuss how recreation plays an essential role in developing and sustaining an active, involved, and successful community.
    The Bentonville Series has been brought to you by Evolution Trail Services. For more information about Evolution Trail Services check out www.evotrails.com

    • 44 min
    #7 - "Bentonville Special #1 - Luke Hall" (March 24, 2020 | #7 | Host: Josh Blum)

    #7 - "Bentonville Special #1 - Luke Hall" (March 24, 2020 | #7 | Host: Josh Blum)

    This is the first episode of a 5-episode special recorded on location in Bentonville, Arkansas. Josh sits down with local, Luke Hall. They discuss Luke’s diverse background and finding the bike again. Luke discusses his move to Bentonville from Kansas City and the various jobs he has had related to cycling in the region. Luke also shares why gravel riding is important to him. The Bentonville Series is brought to you by Evolution Trail Services (www.evotrails.com)

    • 38 min
    #6 - "Episode 6 - Mark Frise" (January 16, 2020 | Host: Josh Blum)

    #6 - "Episode 6 - Mark Frise" (January 16, 2020 | Host: Josh Blum)

    Josh sits down with Mark Frise who is a pioneer in U.S. pro road cycling and mountain biking. Mark was a multi-time participant is U.S. Nationals and World Championships in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Mark was also one of the first U.S. mountain bike professionals. In 1989, Mark was also one of four who made the first journey by bike to Nome Alaska by bike on the Iditarod Trail across Alaska.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Crestedchicken ,

Very informative!

My family and I are moving to the La Crosse area this summer. This has been an excellent resource to learn more about what the trail building/mountain biking scene is like. We are very excited to see what the areas trail systems will be like in the coming years!

Pinotenvy ,

So good!

It’s great to hear from people that make the sport of cycling fun. From trail builders to word class cyclists the interviews are great.

wiscowright ,

Drift less dirt

Great podcast! Thanks for making the area known

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