The next best thing to riding a mountain bike is watching World Cup DH Racing (I've been consistently trying to prove this to myself the couple of seasons). Joy Ride Bikes has created a mini fantasy league through Dirt Mag. Assemble your team, give it a name and sign up with the Joy Ride Mini League.
For the winner, Joy Ride is giving away a limited edition 2017 prototype Iron Horse 310mm SHITS (Super Huckster Inspired Tuned Suspension) DH bike. This last part may or may not be at all true.
Oly Dirt friend Devin at Lichen Bikes is getting his company off the ground with a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for equipment that would bring their entire frame production process in-house. Check out the launch video for some more info, and donate here if you want to see his project continue into the future!
Now three frames in, Devin recently went down to the NAHBS to show off the first bike he has built as part of an 8-frame initial production run. His bike had a picture in Pinkbike's coverage of the event, and also got to show off his work in this video.