The 2017 Photo Annual is on newsstands now, showcasing the very best of mountain bike photography from the past year. Bruno Long, a Bike senior photographer, landed on the cover with his image of Mike Hopkins riding the magical landscape of Hawaii’s Big Island during a shoot for Hopkins’ film “DreamRide 2.” Snag a subscription, digital or paper, HERE.
The euphoria for the eyes continues inside with 30 uninterrupted pages of inspiration captured by the sport’s top photographic talents.
The Photo Annual Gallery opens with this spread of Carson Storch in Tuscarora, Nevada, shot by Bend, Oregon-based photograph Tyler Roemer.
Ale Di Lullo captures the festiveness of the Fest Series at the stop in Kamloops, British Columbia.
In “Curators of Self,” writer Lacy Kemp tells the stories of two very different pro athletes, Bryn Atkinson and Mike Hopkins, who are both transitioning into careers behind the camera.
Sterling Lorence, one of the longest-running shooters in the game, continues to push technological boundaries as he strives to use light in new, creative ways. In “Light Fall,” follow his two-year project to successfully light the Utah landscape with a drone and strobe.
The pages aren’t filled completely with stunning landscapes. In the gear section, we test three new bikes, including the 150-millimeter-travel Niner Rip 9, more proof that wagon wheels just might be the optimal choice for all-mountain rigs.