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CRANKWORX COVERAGE: Hill and Fairclough go one-two at Canadian Open DH; Ragot takes it for the women
Crankworx ended with a bang on Sunday as nearly 300 racers tried their hand at the Kona-sponsored Canadian Open DH. The course was the work of local ripper Tyler Morland, and left many comparing it to a World Cup track. So it’s not surprising that World Cup honch and Specialized/Monster Energy team captain Sam Hill was the fastest down it with a time of 3:02.56. Teammate Brendan Fairclough logged the next fasted run—a full 8 second back—for second place, followed by Evil/MS Racing’s Stevie Smith. In the Pro Women category, Emmeline Ragot(FRA) took first place with a time of 3:45.05, followed Micayla Gatto and Clair Buchar—2 and 5 seconds back, respectively.
Brian Lopes completed his tear through the Crankworx race circuits with a convincing win in the Canadian Open Enduro, a first-time Kokanee Crankworx event.
Results and photos from the 2009 Kokanee Crankworx dual slalom.
The Air DH took over the Whistler Mountain Bike Park with over 340 competitors ripping down the most well-known DH course on the planet, A-Line. Brian Lopes continued his reign in the number one spot with a fourth straight Air DH title, scoring the fastest time of the day at 4:20:45.
Freeride Entertainment, producers of New World Disorder films, is celebrating its tenth anniversary and the release of its latest film “Dust and Bones” in Whistler tomorrow tonight. The party, hosted with Kona and Red Bull, will be held at Blake Jorgenson’s gallery at the Westin Hotel in Whistler’s village and then move to the Firerock Lounge.
The rocky hills of central Pennsylvania might not be a well-known destination, but they have serious mountain biking heritage. The area around State College and Penn State University is home to an IMBA Epic called the Rothrock Ride in nearby Rothrock State Forest, host of the annual Wilderness 101 endurance race, and State College hosted
It was survival of the fittest as ladies endured a full day of riding in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park at the third annual WomenzWorx event presented by Sombrio Girl, proving once again that girls can hold their own in the Bike Park.
Justin Leov beats the dust, and the rest of the field to take top spot in the Monster Energy Garbanzo DH at Kokanee Crankworx 2009.
Bike Parks BC, a marketing consortium of lift accessed bike parks (Whistler-Blackcomb, Mount Washington, Silver Star, Sun Peaks, and Tourism Fernie) is pleased to announce the grand prize winners of the 2009 Ultimate Road Trip Contest, a one week mountain biking odyssey through British Columbia led by two time world masters downhill champion, Shaums March.
I’ve always wanted to go to the Downieville Classic for a variety of reasons. First of all, and most importantly, the riding sounded sweet. Second of all, the sound of Mark Weir’s voice slinging BS about his ultimateness needed to be addressed. Two things happened last year that confirmed my plans for this year, first off, I spent a weekend in Downieville last fall riding some damn fine singletrack, second, Rad Ross went and took care of Weir (even though a much quieter Jason Moeschler actually always wins the All Mountain) at last year’s event so I wouldn’t look like a sissy if I got beat… Mostly it was the prospect of doing a week of kick-ass riding in the name of “practice” and swimming in the North Yuba River in the name of “recovery” that sealed the deal for Kelli and I.
We’re gearing up for IMBA’s 2009 Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. The event will take place on Saturday, October 3, when groups and clubs and families around the world will organize mountain biking rides for kids. The 2008 celebration was held in locations around the globe, including events in Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico
OAKLAND, CA–Capping a landmark year for high school cycling, the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League and SoCal Interscholastic Cycling Leagues will be represented by 30 riders in the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships at Sol Vista Bike Park, Granby, Co. July 16-19, 2009. Nine riders who attended the Invitational Camp were selected for
This weekend features the new Race Face Women’s Weekend at Mount Washington’s Bike Park. An enhancement of the regular Women’s Day Escape bike programs that run on Tuesdays all summer long, the Race Face Women’s Weekend Clinics give you a 3 hour lesson, Rocky Mountain Flatline bike rental, armour, helmet, and a sweet apres including
Whistler Creekside was thriving with energy as the seventh and final stage of the BC Bike Race rolled into town. 370 racers from more than 16 countries have tested their bodies, their bikes and, in some cases, their friendships this week while pedaling through more than 350 kilometers of singletrack in south western British Columbia.
Squamish is known as the recreation capital of Canada and on Friday more than 400 BC Bike Race competitors discovered why mountain biking falls under that umbrella. Despite a network of incredible singletrack, racers didn’t linger on the trails long. The first Men’s Open category team, current race leaders Jamis/Santa Cruz, finished in just 2:44:03,
Thursday’s BC Bike Race route, the second one on the Sunshine Coast, was much anticipated by both BCBR staff and return riders simply because its notorious Hwy 102 trail brings riders to a slick and swoopy mountain bike nirvana. Not a bad way to wrap up a solid day of mountain biking. Beneath endless bluebird
How was the track? The track was awesome! It offered a good variety of terrain, from shale and loose rock at the top, to loamy root corners at the bottom. The track was decently long, but what made it really challenging was that the technicality of it continued to ramp up ’til about two-thrids of