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.
Brendan Howey, our most faithful of freeriders, took advantage of some free time to shoot a video at home on the Sunshine Coast in BC. It’s a track he made himself and his friend and well-known videographer Scott Secco was there to document it. Here’s what they had to say...
Sina Frei of Ghost Factory Racing Team - entirely supplied with Northwave Ghost Pro shoes - claimed a prestigious success at HC event Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race in Nals (Bozen, Northern Italy), stage 2 of Internazionali d’Italia Series, the most important Italian Cross Country circuit, supported by Northwave as main partner and official jersey supplier.
Behind every podium is the multi-faceted story of grit, preparation and support. Beginning April 22nd, FOX will take viewers behind the scenes of the 2019 UCI World Cup race series, providing an insider’s view on what it takes to support a team of world class athletes.
The Road Trip. The act of taking the idea of escaping the day-to-day, to go explore and experience new surroundings. KM1919 was no exception. Calvin Huth, Steve Shannon and I had been eager to get out and explore the vast dreamland known as Farwell Canyon. This unique and sought-after zone that was founded and ridden in the early ’90s by the pioneers of freeride mountain biking. Fortunately for us, SCOTT had just released a new, badass, do anything bike – the perfect tool for the trip.
The stars were aligning, emails were sent, and we had a plan to head out west.
The timing on this trip was a little funny. Calvin and myself were down in Utah for Rampage when we realized there was only a small weather window left up North before winter was set to strike. Needless to say, there was a bit of a “road trip” just to get to point A. The day after finals Calvin’s truck was packed, and we left Utah to embark on the mission back to Canada. After a few liters of coffee and approximately 30+ hours driving, we were in the wild, wild west of The Cariboo Chilcotin. Arriving late at night, camp was set up and the beds were hit in preparation for the next days’ adventures.
Farwell is a special place. If you were to toss Alaskan backcountry skiing, and mountain biking into a blender, you’d get a delicious Farwell freeride smoothie. Like skiing, conditions need to be just right out here. If it’s been too sunny and dry the ground firms up and you’re a dead man when you need to slow down. A little bit of rain, and your tires gunk up and stop rolling. Certain lines are also virtually impossible to scope, due to the technical and steep terrain. Last, but not least, you must earn your turns, no shuttles or chairlifts here- “hike a bike baby!”
When I raised this adventure I was very clear that it must be something very special, it was the first time I was going to spend several days with an E-Bike on the mountains and I wanted to live the experience intensely, touching, smelling and savoring every second of it.
Two hearts beat within Danny MacAskill’s chest. Trials Danny and Enduro Danny battle each other in the streets of Edinburgh and in the local woods; both of them busting out a wild array of different tricks while sporting their all-new signature pedal, the Crankbrothers Stamp 7 MacAskill Edition. Who will stomp the most tricks and take the win? Find out by checking out “Danny MacAskill vs Danny MacAskill: Game of Bike”!
Eberspaecher Brand Ambassador Danny MacAskill just recently qualified for his truck driver's license. On the premiere tour with his campervan – also known as "The Truck" – he together with his friends and world-class trials riders Duncan Shaw and Ali Clarkson went to Dusseldorf, Germany, for four Drop and Roll shows at the Caravan Salon: see what they have experienced in their newest Clip.
Danny MacAskill, the Syndicate, and the Morzine bike park. The boys join up for some mid-season berm blasting on the new 5010 before heading off to the World Cup DH at Vallnord. It all comes full circle when Loris returns to Morzine for the muddy mosh pit that was French Nationals. Don't miss out.
BC Bike Race is proud to release their third feature film, THE JOURNEY. Follow the international field of racers from the moment they affix their race plates to their bars to the tears of joy and exhaustion as they cross the final finish line seven days later. Travel along the route with the racers as they cross the Salish Sea to Vancouver Island before visiting the Sunshine Coast and finally returning to the Sea-to-Sky corridor.