Graham Agassiz invited some of the best MTB freeriders in the world up to his hometown of Kamloops, B.C. for “Aggy’s Reunion,” a huge freeride event and the first stop on the infamous Fest Series. The idea was basically for MTB riders from all over the globe to fly in, have a good time, party hard, and hit some of the biggest jumps ever built for mountain bikes.
The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup has been coming to Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada for 24 years and in that time little has changed about the classic course. It starts out pretty mellow then heads into some blind jumps. After a speedy runout, it slingshots riders into one of the flowy technical sections that the course shapers of Mont-St-Anne do so well.
With the riding season now in full swing and Crankworx Whistler upon us, RockShox wanted to do something to celebrate those who progress the sport forward. Every year, we see things people once thought, “Can’t be done,” get done. This short film called, “Prove [Can’t] Wrong,” is a salute all those who push boundaries to prove that 'can’t' is a matter of opinion. Let's see what 'can’t' get proven wrong this year.
After a season opener in Chile and several races in Europe, the Enduro World Series traveled to the North American continent. At over 10,000 feet of elevation in Winter Park, Colorado, this race promised to be one of the most physically challenging races of the season.
Deep in the French Alps during a break from a hectic summer of racing, Sam Blenkinsop isn't one for sitting around the hotel twiddling his thumbs… Determined to make the most of every day he can having fun on his bike, a "rest day" on the calendar is just another opportunity to spend a day shredding on the hill.
Yeti Cycles pro rider Hannah Barnes got into cycling relatively late (through her younger brother, Joe) and it was 2005 before she did her first MTB race, aged 18. "I love the variety of doing a bit of everything, and thats why I find Enduro such a good fit for me," she says.
Sam Hill stormed his way to the top of the Mont-Sainte-Anne downhill podium, taking his first win since 2009. The Australian, despite qualifying sixth, managed to hold onto the hotseat and take a 1.24 second lead over the rest of the field. Manon Carpenter tamed the technical track and took first place for the women, leaving Rachel Atherton and Emmeline Ragot sitting in second and third.
Josh Bryceland stormed to victory in Friday's 2014 UCI World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne downhill qualifying race, with current World Cup overall leader Troy Brosnan in second ahead of Andrew Neethling.
Danny Hart lead timed-training at the end of the World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne practice. With more rain forecast over the weekend, it may just be time for Danny to finally register a World Cup win. Stevie Smith definitely won’t be challenging; an ankle injury rules him out of the rest of the weekend.
Follow along with Steve Peat, as he descends the 2014 UCI World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne course.
The Hillbilly Huckfest got underway in Norway. Rowdy beer drinkers, pretty spectators and of course, wicked tricks. This year's huckfest was off the charts.
Current UCI World Cup leader Troy Brosnan has spent the last month having nothing but fun on his bike. Exploring new terrain, challenging himself to new environments and conditions, pushing harder than ever, all in the sprit of fun.
Anthony Messere and Paul Genovese showcase their flow in "Dirt Playground with Anthony Messere." The cinematography is top-notch, as well as the editing, which combined with superb riding, creates euphoric-esque video.
Despite crashing on this very track last year, Claudio Caluori is back on the bike for our preview of a slightly reformatted 2014 Mont-Sainte-Anne course.
From tribulations to triumph, from downhill to slopestyle, Garrett Robertson takes us on his home trails, where he rips through loam and sends manicured jump lines. His style and flow will make you want to push your limits, simply for the love and thrill of the ride.
What does your dream trail look like? Does it include loam-filled forests, steep terrain, huge rock slabs and mountains, all set against a beautiful ocean backdrop? "In the Dirt, Ep. 3" follows Pat Foster as he navigates one of the world’s most inspiring trails, hidden in the Howe Sound of British Columbia. The filmmakers are calling it the "Natural Line" and it's a dream-come-true.
All three event wildcard athletes for Red Bull District Ride are now set. After Szymon Godziek (POL) and Garrett Robertson (CAN) it was Louis Reboul (FRA) who won the last event wildcard.
In "Tales From The Soil, Ep. 6," Nico Vink goes on a journey through the infamous Portes Du Soleil. He and his crew stop off at the new Airline in Les Gets and then head over the border to Switzerland for a session in Morgins. From fast downhill tracks, to smooth bike park lines and big drops, this video showcases Nico Vink's ripping style.
The 2014 Enduro World Series round 5 has wrapped up at Winterpark, Colorado. With spectacular riding, unbelievable scenery and elevations to make even the fittest man winded, this stop was as good as it gets. Below are videos from each day of the event, from practice to day 3.