Between The Eyes: Jordan Manley’s #dailywalk from 2FLAT on Vimeo. Between The Eyes is an ongoing series of short videos that attempt to explore and communicate the fascinating stories behind photographers and their craft. This isn’t a how-to or a discussion of techniques, but rather it’s a look at the personality and thought that goes […]
When I left home, mostly to find work and to date someone I wasn’t related to, I left my community behind. I was lost. I had friends and family, but something was missing. It wasn’t until I found mountain biking and the people who make mountain biking happen that I felt at home again. My community was no longer a physical location. It was a common interest with no fixed address.
What is the meaning of mountain biking? In this continuing Kitsbow video series, we explore what it means to ride from the motivations and perspectives of those whose tireless efforts have lent the sport meaning and inspiration to our own lives. In this second chapter, we head to the arid hills of Kern County to learn about what mountain biking means to Brien Chartier: the BLM Ranger tasked with policing the region's public wilderness lands.
In this video, Breckenridge local and pro rider, Kevin Soller, takes you on a tour of B-Line, a trail that's part of the town’s trail network (the Breckenridge Freeride Park was one of the first municipally-funded parks in the country), which extends from downtown and is used to access spectacular high-mountain singletrack such as that along the Colorado Trail, Guyot loop, Wheeler Trail and many, many more.
Words & Photo || Gary J Boulanger Since 1981, nearly 2 million bicycles with the name ‘Gary Fisher’ have been sold worldwide, the majority of them for off-road use. Many hail the California native as the godfather of the modern mountain bike, but Fisher himself is quick to point out it was an open-source effort […]
By Colin O’Brien As the dust settles on the 100th edition of the Tour de France, what better way to banish those post-Grande Boucle blues than a book recounting every single edition since the race was conceived? British journalist Ellis Bacon has compiled an interesting, year-by-year look the Tour’s evolution, from 1903 to the present […]
By Jen See | Photo: ASO/Pauline Ballet Watching the Tour from the west coast is not what you’d call easy, unless you’re a morning person. Wait, you’re not a morning person, are you? Because I don’t think we can still be friends, if you are. Each night, I stare at the stage profile, trying to […]
When I was invited by Anthill Films to join them and Matt Hunter on this pioneering journey for their upcoming short film, “Forgotten Dirt,” it was clearly a no-brainer. It was guaranteed to be the adventure of a lifetime. This video and photo gallery hint at what's coming on August 6th.
Much ink has been spilled in praise of Jackson Hole, but if these photos are any indication, this place ain't even close to being over-hyped. Photographer Craig Grant and the rest of the Yeti Cycles crew took a road trip to the Grand Tetons and came back with these outstanding images.
The 100th edition of the Tour de France officially finished. That means there’s no longer any real reason—or excuse—to get up early and sit in front of the television for hours on end. We understand that you might be feeling a bit lost about now without your daily Tour de France fix. But Minitour is […]
Rocky Mountain's Element 970 RSL BC Edition is a cross-country racer, British Columbia style. Light, efficient and surprisingly capable in technical conditions—an excellent choice for grueling endurance races.
What do you do when you open your fridge and all you find is OJ, Cola, Purple Stuff and an empty craft beer growler? You pull out your 2014 Norco Bigfoot Fatbike, put the growler in your Growler Cage and go for a ride through Vancouver's iconic North Shore trails until you reach the Deep Cove Brewery and Distillery.
Words by Kevin Rouse || Photos Courtesy Shimano I remember the first words I read about Shimano’s foray into the world of electronic shifting. (But then there’s also these, of course) In particular I remember the commonly recurring adjectives being used to describe it. “Emotion-robbing,’ ‘robotizing’ and ‘soulless’—to name a few. Questions of reliability and […]
The Global Cycling Network goes behind the scenes with Team Orica-GreenEdge to take a look at how Tour mechanics keep thier riders’ bikes running smoothly for 2000+ kilometers.
Here's a 15-minute documentary on the annual Megavalanche in Alpe d'Huez, France. A couple hundred racers bombing down a glacier and descending nearly 9,000 feet through handlebar-high ruts, rocks, slush, ice and general mayhem--the Megavalanche is always riveting to watch.