Biking Know How is your go-to source for everything mountain biking.
My team and I are committed to providing our readers with the most accurate, in-depth information and advice.
Our topics range from choosing the right gear to mastering trail techniques, and everything in between.
To keep up the standard our readers love, we’ve got some editorial guidelines.
If you’re thinking about submitting an article or content proposal, make sure you go through these criteria carefully.
Here at Biking Know How, our main focus is mountain biking, but we also touch on related disciplines like road biking, cyclocross, and bike-packing.
You’re welcome to write about:
- Bike and gear reviews
- Riding techniques and tips
- Trail adventures
- Bike maintenance
- Fitness and training
- Industry news and trends
- Expertise is Non-Negotiable: All articles come from people who really know their mountain biking—be it professional riders, seasoned coaches, bike mechanics, or anyone who lives and breathes this sport.
- Author Bio: I have included a short bio at the end of every article. This gives me a chance to showcase my expertise and gives my readers some context about who’s enlightening them.
Fact-Checking and Sources
- Only the Facts: I make sure that every piece of content is accurate and supported by reputable sources. If you’re claiming something that isn’t common knowledge, please cite it.
- Primary Sources: I love primary sources. Research papers, interviews, and firsthand experiences are gold.
- Secondary Sources: Established publications, news organizations, and expert blogs are also fine as secondary sources.
- Originality is Key: Please, no plagiarized content. I use software to check for this.
- Tone and Style: The tone here is friendly but know-what-I’m-talking-about authoritative. Clear, concise, and engaging writing is what I’m after.
- Language: Articles have to be in English and need to meet all the standard grammar rules.
Format and Structure
- A Solid Start: Your article should kick off with an introduction that outlines what readers will get from it.
- Subheadings are Your Friend: Use them to make the content easy to skim through.
- Pictures Say a Thousand Words: High-quality, relevant images and videos are more than welcome, just make sure you have the rights to use them.
- Wrap It Up: A conclusion that summarizes your main points is a great way to finish off. If relevant, feel free to include a ‘Next Steps’ or ‘Further Reading’ section.
- Pitch First: Shoot me a quick pitch outlining what you have in mind and why you think you’re the one to write it.
- Draft and Review: Once I give the thumbs-up to your pitch, you can send in your draft. I’ll review it, and if needed, I’ll ask for some tweaks.
- Publication: After the final nod from my end, your piece will go live on the site.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what you’ve got.
Stick to these guidelines and you’ll help us keep Biking Know How the trusted resource it is for mountain biking aficionados everywhere.