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Sunny skies broke over Squamish for the first time in three days along the BC coast. It was shaping up to be a perfect finale to a week of incredible racing. BCBR started with a quick tune-up Prologue on Vancouver's North Shore. This lightning fast mini-stage seeded racers for the feast of single-track stage racing that would follow.


After five stages, the trail starts to take its toll. Yesterday was a grinder, a boat load of up and down, with plenty of fast pedaling to make the legs beg for mercy.


It's Stage 5. Racers are in a relationship now - with BC singletrack. But the honeymoon is over. And like any relationship, this one's going to take effort if its' going to work.


For sure, this summer is reaaaally hot and you might definitely need some coolness! Camille Servant and the Rocky Mountain Bicycles Altitude Powerplay are on their way to face a new challenge : climb up a dried canyon with its trials and canted sections curved by the water flow.


Red sky at night, mountain biker's delight. Yesterday racers snapped Insta pix of a gorgeous evening as the sun set over the Strait of Georgia. Spirits were high, buoyed by a dry forecast. Call it the calm before the rainstorm that was forecasted for Wednesday.



Give a poet a microphone and who knows when they'll stop talking. "We are mountain bikers. We eat pain for breakfast,” Cumberland's town crier shouted out, welcoming BCBR'ers to the start line Monday morning.


Sometimes they like to serve it up greasy in Cumberland. For West Coast mountain bikers, a little drizzle puts a little dazzle into the trail. However, for BCBR's guests from Spain, Mexico, the American Southwest and anywhere else where a drop of rain is enough to cancel a ride, they were left wondering who smeared bacon fat on the roots and rocks of the local trails.


It was business time this morning as elite men and women rolled up to the start line hoping to put Katerina Nash (Team Clif Bar) and Geoff Kabush (Team Yeti-Maxxis) on notice that this year the BCBR story will unfold in a different fashion. One the menu: the incredible two-mountain, tidal wave of fun that is Stage 1, in the beautiful Cowichan Valley.


Raindrops pattered from a grey West Coast sky, threatening to unleash a tempest of a storm. It was a meteorological foreshadow of things to come. Six hundred BC Bike Racers, representing 38 countries, descended on the North Shore July 4 for the launch of BC Bike Race, version Lucky 13.


Since ancient times water courses served to delimit borders and separate peoples, but beyond this purely administrative demarcation, rivers have helped to unite landscapes and cultures throughout history.


We slapped and shaped it until it was ripe. Friends once from different areas and different backgrounds - on a path now brotherly, enjoying sinking their teeth into this fruit of their labour together…


The bike season in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is in full swing! Following a packed and successful Opening Weekend, the next scheduled highlight is already around the corner and it’s one especially for the Ladies: from 16-18 August, female shredders can look forward to hitting the trails with pro rider Angie Hohenwarter during a three-day Trail Session.



A good few years ago I discovered this fantastic valley, it was thanks to my friend and great photographer Mikel Helsing.


Either one of these pieces are easily confused with casual wear, and could be worn out on the town without anyone batting an eye.  In fact I wore them around the house for most of the day before my family even noticed that they were riding pieces.




Kialani Hines (USA) and Adrien Loron (FRA) are each riding a high after pulling out all the mental and physical stops at Crankworx Innsbruck Day 2, each closing it out with wins in the RockShox Innsbruck Pump Track Challenge.


From the top of the Slopestyle World, it’s a long way down to the bottom. Within the space of weeks, Swedish Slopestyle prodigy Emil Johansson went from Slopestyle World Champion to being faced with the reality that he might never ride a bike again.


The 2019 Out of Bounds Festival in Saalfelden Leogang has exceeded all expectations. Next to the spectacular racing at the third stop of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup, the 25,000 mountain bike fans who made the pilgrimage to the Epic Bikepark Leogang were treated with sunshine, warm temperatures, spectacular views and a stacked program of side events.


The 33-year-old’s newest video showcases both Danny’s trails and enduro mountain biking skills – each of which merge to create a highly entertaining and creative edit.




Danny MacAskill has dropped another banger of a video; this time on his own YouTube channel. “Danny Daycare” premiered on May 20 and has since been viewed well over 2.000.000 times as well as trending on Youtube in several countries.


The event: where heroes are made and legends begin. A celebration of what and who mountain biking is today, where it’s come from and where it’s going. An opportunity to bear witness to the living history and progression of the sport. A chance to experience mountain bike culture’s many layers.



It would seem three really is the magic number, as Isabeau Courdurier and Martin Maes continued their unbroken winning streak at the third round of the Enduro World Series in Madeira.


My right foot remains firm and precise, my arms semiflexed but waiting for any signal to react, the wonderful roar of the V8 engine is music to my ears and the 625 hp of the McLaren MP4-12C push me furiously down the back roads.