PC: Ben Winder, Lets Gets 2016

Welcome to The Start Gate!

This blog has been in semi-regular operation since 2014, exclusively maintain by me, Zach Faulkner.  I am also known as #mtbjesus to some, a nickname given to me by Boris “Maddog” Beyer in my first year shooting World Cups – fun fact. This site has morphed from a fun blog filled with [usually] bike-related prose to a catalog of my travels, work, and professional evolution. What a ride!

Heading into 2019, The Start Gate is aiming to become a known destination for independent, third-party reviews of products, tech-talk, backyard adventures, and generally fun content that will inspire the new-comers, stoke the enthusiasts, and resonate with the viewership on a whole.

Thanks for tuning in, and stay tuned for what’s to come!

p.s. If you’re new to the site or just curious about what has been produced on here in the past, check out the archive links to the right, lots of old gems in there! ->