Chris Berkley Thunder Mountain Bike Park The Gronk Berm
I’ve ridden in 20 different states. I’ve worked at 5 different bike shops. I’ve run a mountain biking club. I’ve built a custom steel mountain bike frame in my parents’ garage. And now, I’ve started a mountain biking website. That’s because I honestly believe that the vast majority of trails in the northeast are dramatically under-served by existing mountain bike media outlets. That’s why I started North Atlantic Dirt – to ride and write about the rugged trails of the northeastern corridor.

Day Job: Digital Marketing

Hometown: New Paltz, NY

Current Location: New Paltz, NY

Main Squeeze
The 607 steel mountain bike hardtail frame green
The 607 (custom, self-built steel hardtail)

  • Rockshox Pike
  • Stan’s Flow EX wheels
  • Rockshox Reverb
  • SRAM X9 1×10

Other Rides
1. Santa Cruz Blur LT
2. Cannondale SuperSix
3. Specialized Hardrock

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Recent Posts by Chris

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The Windham World Cup: A Love Story

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Opening Weekend at Thunder Mountain Bike Park

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