Author Archives: "Ryan "Squirrel" LaBar"

Osprey Women’s Hydration Pack Benefiting Breast Cancer Fund

03.12.2011 //

Source: Osprey Packs, Inc. Osprey Packs, Inc. has announced a support effort for the Breast Cancer Fund, a national non-profit dedicated to identifying and eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer. Osprey has produced a special, limited-edition version of their popular women’s multisport hydration pack, the Verve 10. Four dollars ($4) of the purchase price

Ray’s Women’s Weekend – Just One of the Guys

03.11.2011 //

Words: Kristin Butcher Photos: Greg Maino Being a female in the sausage party that is mountain biking comes with some benefits: If we get a mechanical, good Samaritans instantly appear offering help (note to single guys: the time to ask a girl out is not while you’re demonstrating your mini-pump skills.) And we never experience

Ray’s MTB Dukes of Hazard Video Contest

03.11.2011 //

Make a rad, 60-second BMX video inside your living facilities and win a trip to Ray’s MTB park in Cleveland, Ohio, for the finals where you could win up to $2,000. The top five videos (the ones that get to go to Ray’s MTB) will be picked March 21st, so get on it. Rules and

Scott Sports Signs The Coastal Crew

03.10.2011 //

Source: Scott Sports Scott Sports recently announced that they have signed The Coastal Crew freeriders to its Global Team. The Coastal Crew, based on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, is a group of three friends and riding buddies–Dylan Dunkerton, Kyle Norbraten and Curtis Robinson–who all ride, film, and compete together under the same banner.

Diamondback Bikes signs McGarry, Porter, Thomas and Lewis

03.10.2011 //

Diamondback Bikes recently introduced it roster of riders that will represent the brand throughout the 2011-12 seasons. The team will include Kelly McGarry, Eric Porter, Kyle Thomas and Billy Lewis. Each rider has been signed to a two-year contract and will participate in a broad range of events throughout the year. The team will aid

Video Teaser: Where the Trail Ends

03.09.2011 //

Freeride Entertainment’s upcoming film. Video starts off slow, but gets awesome in the second half.

Thinking About Going to British Columbia?

03.09.2011 //

The Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA) has launched a new website to provide information for mountain biking in British Columbia. “This province is arguably the hub of the mountain biking market for North America in regards to concentration of riders and the incredible amount of trail access we enjoy,” says Martin Littlejohn, Executive Director of

Video: Anthony Messere – Self Filmed

03.07.2011 //

Got a feeling that we’ll be seeing more of this up-and-coming ripper.

Mechanic Mondays

03.07.2011 //

This week Squirrel shows you how to change the hose and bleed a RockShox Reverb seatpost. Skip to 3:04 for bleed instructions only.

Duncan Riffle and Lars Sternberg – snow ride.

03.06.2011 //

Duncan Riffle and Lars Sternberg aren’t letting a little snow on Galbraith Mountain slow them down.

GoPro Releases the Battery BacPac

03.05.2011 //

GoPro has released its second back-attaching expansion accessory: the Battery BacPac. The Battery BacPac is a standalone GoPro battery charger that attaches to the back of the 1080p HD HERO, nearly doubling recording times for video and time-lapse photos to over 5 hours. The Battery BacPac is available now for $50 at

Chris Akrigg is Amazing

03.04.2011 //

This video of Chris Akrigg has been posted everywhere, but it’s that good. Watch it. Then watch it again.

The Hunt

03.03.2011 //

Rad video from one of Sterling Lorence’s photo shoots with Matt Hunter. It’s in high definition too, so switch the settings if you’ve got fast internet.

March 2011

03.03.2011 //

Dual Tester Review Rocky Mountain Slayer 70. Baja Mexico Good times in Punta San Carlos. Chilcotins A near death northern-BC adventure. Bay Area Ridge Trail Exploring the vast trail network around San Francisco. Sh*tbike Uncle Sh*tbike needs you.

Dizzy Yet?

03.02.2011 //

Looks rad. And dizzying.

Race Sea Otter for Free by Helping Kids Get On Bikes.

03.02.2011 //

When you raise $500 for one of our two favorite kids’ bike charities, Specialized First Gear will cover your Sea Otter race fee and give you a free First Gear riding kit. With your help, First Gear has its sights set on getting 10,000 kids on bikes this year who might not otherwise have had

11 Questions: Kristin Butcher

03.01.2011 //

Kristin Butcher is one of Bike magazine’s hired guns. She has an almost unhealthy love for bacon, a 15-year-old boy’s affinity for the word ‘beaver’, a pumptrack in her backyard and also dabbles in trials riding. In 2008, Butcher was a Santa Cruz Hell Ride competitor, and would have most likely won had she not

Airborne Seeks New Flight Crew Members

02.28.2011 //

Other bike companies have race teams. Airborne Bicycles has the Flight Crew–a dozen citizen rider/racers who like riding (and occasionally racing) all kinds of bikes, and who just happen to be great at spreading the word about Airborne and their love of riding in general via social media and spoken word. Currently, the Airborne folks

Danny MacAskill: How To Bump Hop

02.28.2011 //

Danny MacAskill is an absolutely amazing trials rider. We cannot promise that this video will allow you to magically ride like him, but it’s still rad to watch and it’ll give you the basics.

Mechanic Mondays

02.28.2011 //

This week Squirrel shows you how to improve your bike’s shifting by lubing your cables and housing.

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