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Get ready for high adventure in the alpine

It might seem strange for us to be putting out an issue of Bike that is largely devoted to high-alpine riding at a time when much of the Northern Hemisphere is still buried under snow. Though one could argue that it’s masochistic to pine for something that seems so far away, in practice it’s one of the best ways to ward off the mid-winter doldrums. So go snag a print copy from your local newsstand or download the digital version here.

Lorraine Blancher, Stu Dickson and Brice Minnigh soak up the last of the summer-evening light on Revelstoke's Frisby Ridge.
Lorraine Blancher, Stu Dickson and Brice Minnigh soak up the last of the summer-evening light on Revelstoke’s Frisby Ridge.

It’s time to rise up from whatever restricts you, whether it’s the winter freeze or the job that has you on your knees.

Here’s a preview of some of the March issue highlights:

Jeff Honig and Minnigh set their sights on the summit of Revelstoke's Mt. Cartier.
Jeff Honig and Minnigh set their sights on the summit of Revelstoke’s Mt. Cartier.

Vast tracts of geologic uplift are what interior British Columbia is all about, and riders in Revelstoke definitely know how to earn their turns. Our cover story explores the trail-building revolution that has turned the mountain community of Revelstoke into one of interior B.C.’s riding gems, with some of North America’s finest high-alpine singletrack.

Prize alpine singletrack awaits in Breckenridge, Colorado, where liberal land-use policies prioritize trails.
Prize alpine singletrack awaits in Breckenridge, Colorado, where liberal land-use policies prioritize trails.

If Breckenridge is this charming above the alpine, what on earth is it like below?

If you didn't know that Todd Sadow was the president of Old Pueblo's event promotion company, Epic Rides, you'd think he was a participant.
If you didn’t know that Todd Sadow was the president of Old Pueblo’s event promotion company, Epic Rides, you’d think he was a participant.

Todd Sadow has perfected the art of throwing an enormous bike party.

The less you bring, the more the Chromag Rootdown will bring you back to feeling like a kid on a BMX bike.
The less you bring, the more the Chromag Rootdown will bring you back to feeling like a kid on a BMX bike.

Leave your phone in the car. You aren’t going to be taking any Strava KOMs aboard this steel beauty, and you might as well leave behind that multi-tool as well. While this is not something we’d ordinarily recommend, on this bike we’d urge you to ditch excess gear and distractions.