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Pearl Izumi just released a new version of the X-Alp Flow shoe and we have had the chance to try them for the last two months.


The Tinhorn Creek TransRockies Stage Seven broke cool and clear in the quiet town of Crowsnest Pass as riders prepared to take on the final epic ride into Fernie.


The ProGold Stage Six of the TransRockies Classic took riders from Elkford, BC, across the Continental Divide and up to the finish at Crowsnest Pass.



Electrical storms overnight had the start line buzzing with extra energy this morning at Nipika Mountain Resort and the Thule Stage Three of the TransRockies Classic.


Stage Two of the TransRockies Classic was a 75km journey from K2 Ranch to Nipika Mountain Resort. Leaving the Purcell Mountains behind, riders headed east into the Rockies.


The start line of any race is intense, but that of the first day of a seven day stage race brings the energy, anticipation and stoke to a whole new level. Add a thousand meter climb right off the bat, and you can feel the energy pulsing through the field like the low grade hum of a bee hive.


Nothing happens by chance and the reason I undertook this trip is that years ago I was lucky to embark with my wife on a cruise on the Greek islands that stopped in Dubrovnik and frankly left us amazed, my wife for the monuments , the sea and the good atmosphere in the area.



Kate Courtney and Nino Schurter continued their great recent form to claim UCI MTB World Cup XCO victories at the French Alps stop of Les Gets to boost their overall leads in the standings. Here is all you need to know:



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.