Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Video: Cold Rolled–Snow Biking in the “UP”

09.11.2013 //

Fall is coming. Heck, it might even be here already if you happen to reside somewhere outside the sun belt. And what comes next? If you live in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula (“the UP”), the answer is snow. Lots and lots of snow. That, however, doesn’t stop the riders up in Marquette from riding….

Video: #whyMTB Chapter 3: Vanessa Hauswald

09.10.2013 //

What is the meaning of mountain biking? Why do we ride? In this third chapter, we return to our backyard in Sonoma County and meet Vanessa Hauswald, a former Petaluma English teacher now serving as the Executive Director of the Norcal League.

Off Track Podcast: Val d’Isere

09.10.2013 //

The Enduro World Series may have come to a slightly premature end, but we’re left asking all sorts of questions–is Jerome Clementz truly the world’s best rider? Who can knock him off his throne next year? What will happen to the Enduro World Series in 2014? Tristan Merrick, Seb Kemp and Sven Martin set the record straight.

Video: Chasing a Force of Nature

09.10.2013 //

Each week from June to the end of August, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park plays host to one of the most unique downhill race series in the world–Phat Wednesday. Here’s an inside look as to what makes this series unique.

Video: This Is Peaty–The Ratboy Special

09.10.2013 //

Famous for his infectious laugh and outgoing personality, Josh Bryceland is one of the new guard in Downhill, keeping thing’s fun and fresh, whilst still knowing when to turn it on for race day. Check out Episode 5 of This is Peaty, as Ratboy takes you on a tour from Mt St Anne to Drift Car Racing and an adventure out to Crankworx Whistler!

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

09.10.2013 //

Dylan Dunkerton. Coast, BC

Video: Two Wheels To Freedom

09.09.2013 //

Join Cam McCaul and friends as they explore the South Island of New Zealand on the ultimate mountain biking road trip. After the Teva Slopestyle bike contest in Queenstown, Cam and pros Sam Pilgrim, Chad Kagy, Kelly McGarry, and Kurt Sorge hit the road in search of epic terrain from burly singletrack and concrete bowls to massive backcountry hips.

Video: Heavy Pedal Tour–Granby Ranch

09.09.2013 //

Granby Ranch, formally known as Sol Vista, was a hidden gem where only bike ninjas would come and practice their big bike tricks. They had huge gap jumps and large wooden (drop) features. While a few of the features have been made more “user friendly” (i.e., tamed down a bit for a wider audience), Natty and Trey still found plenty of thrills at this Colorado bike park.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

09.09.2013 //

James Doerfling. Kamloops, BC

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–The Big Finale

09.09.2013 //

After seven, long, brutal days on the steppes, the 2013 Mongolia Bike Challenge has come to a close. Here’s one last great gallery from the event.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

09.08.2013 //

Julian Markewitz. Canyons Bike Park, Utah

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–Stages 5 & 6

09.08.2013 //

Day 5 and 6 are both long and relatively flat–but still brutal and long. It’s difficult to portray how vast this landscape is through photographs; I think you have to be here to truly experience the magnitude.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

09.07.2013 //

Callum Jelley. Oahu, Hawaii

Video: The Gospel of Awesome

09.07.2013 //

Spoke heads to South Australia to check out the trails around Adelaide and Melrose. Riding and rowdiness ensue. Check it out.

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–Stage 4

09.07.2013 //

The track conditions on stage four of Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge were dry and fast and a tail wind followed the racers most of the day – welcome conditions from the wet, muddy conditions of the third stage.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

09.06.2013 //

Jean McAllister and Richard Cox. Banff, Alberta

Video: Fresh Tracks

09.06.2013 //

Kyle Strait,Taylor Sage and Cam Zink and head out in search of new challenges in the Utah desert. Here’s what they found

Dirty Words: My Bike is a Camera

09.06.2013 //

I feel like a camera on two wheels. That’s not a bad thing to be. I love the woods and I love my bikes. Having a camera allows me to save some of those great memories.

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–Stage 2

09.05.2013 //

Stage Two of the 2013 Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge took the racers 78.3 miles (126 kilometers) through an increasingly remote area of Mongolia with 8,005 feet (2,440 meters) of climbing. The route followed the Tuul River, traversing the majestic forests of the Zamt Hills and ended at Jalman Camp.

Video: The Salvadorian Way

09.05.2013 //

It was an idea that, just like the rest of them, was spawned during an un-eventful evening. And, like most ideas, sat in the back of our mind, waiting for the right time to emerge. Before any of us knew it, April rolled around and we found ourselves hurriedly packing bikes and kit, ready to travel to the most un-likely of biking destinations, El Salvador.

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