“It is hard to believe, but it is 20 years since a mad man hatched a plan and Dirt was born."

The ‘Dirt 20 Year Anniversary Book’ is available to order now HERE at the Dirt Shop.

Copies from the first print run (now sold out) will be sent out on December 1, just in time for Christmas!

UK: 3-5 Working Days

Europe: 7-10 Working Days

Rest of World: 10-21 Working Days

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To celebrate two decades of Dirt we have trawled though the archives to bring you this image laden 196 page book. Creating and distilling twenty years of ‘bicycle and dirt action’ into this 20 year anniversary photo special was always going to be tricky. Trying to cut the thousands of images to just a couple of hundred was a difficult task, but we did it, and it is a great journey with a great story.

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We travel back to the beginning in 1996 – a pre-digital time before Facebook, Instagram, live feeds and YouTube – and then march our way through the years to 2016. “In the early days Dirt had the feeling of a glossy fanzine. With its blend of amazing BMX and skate inspired photography, knowledgeable, insightful and witty writing and creative design, Dirt changed people’s perceptions of what mountain biking was all about. It was raw, interesting and funny, but most of all it was cool, exciting and fun."

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We never thought we’d make it this far. Ten years was a huge milestone for us, but 20… nah. Many things have come and gone – people, race series and brands – and there have been some amazing characters along the way. Things change, but in its heart of hearts Dirt remains the same, with a love of bikes, and filled with attitude and energy. It has been a great journey. Here’s to 20 more.

Order your copy at the Dirt Shop.

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