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Cannondale / Northwave go one two at Internazionali D'Italia

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Apr 11, 2014
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Cannondale Factory’s bikers keep on dominating at Internazionali d’Italia MTB, as Manuel Fumic led a strong 1-2 finish in Nalles ahead of Marco Aurelio Fontana. The two riders, both equipped with Northwave Extreme Tech MTB shoes, dominated the race from the early going, with the Italian holding the lead until a puncture forced him to give way to the German teammate.

 

Rockshox releases fat fork: Bluto.

  • SRAM
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  • Apr 10, 2014
  • 3595

You’ve probably observed more and more riders are on bikes that look “different” on your trails. Bikes that have wheels and tires of gigantic proportion – and we’re not talking about 29ers here.

Red Bull Joyride: Athletes revealed.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Mar 27, 2014
  • 2855

Fusing elements of slopestyle, dirt jump and North Shore mountain biking, Red Bull Joyride will once again culminate into one gravity-fed, season-defining freeride mountain bike competition on Saturday, August 17 in Whistler, BC. Eighteen of the world's best riders have been officially invited to battle it out for a chunk of the $50,000 in prize money and historical bragging rights.

 

Danny MacAskill hits the road.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Mar 19, 2014
  • 2087

Danny MacAskill – Quite possibly the best known bike rider in the world has teamed up with top trials riders and good friends, Duncan Shaw, Ali C and young gun Fabio Wibmer, for the all new Drop and Roll Tour! Strapped in, they will travel across Europe in a custom made Drop and Roll tour bus, pulling a 3.5 ton trailer with all the equipment they need to amaze and impress the live audiences!

Two more riders kicked out of ABSA Cape Epic due to doping.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Mar 14, 2014
  • 2754

Two South African mountain bikers are out of the Absa Cape Epic after failing anti-doping tests. One of the riders has been provisionally suspended by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) and in the meantime is not eligible to take part in any races sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI) - including the Cape Epic. His case is currently being reviewed by SAIDS.

Join Trek World Racing for a week.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Mar 12, 2014
  • 1902

Trek World Racing is once again running its popular "Local Support Crew" program. The Local Support Crew program was first created in 2001 with one of our earlier teams, as a way for fans to join the team as support crew when the team visited a race near to where they lived.

 

60 riders signed up to battle for 12k euro purse.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Mar 10, 2014
  • 1705

The countdown is on! In three weeks, the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle is opening its doors to thousands of spectators, eager to watch the world's dirt jump elite at the second FMB World Tour contest of the year. With ideal indoor conditions, huge kickers and valuable Silver event points up for grabs, you can expect to see the biggest names in Stuttgart this month.

 

Canyon riders hopping around like Mexican jumping beans.

  • Rasoulution
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  • Mar 5, 2014
  • 1613

The attitude of the CANYON Factory Freeride Team riders could not be more #mååh – which means nothing less than having fun with every pedal stroke along the way! After all, these young guns are out there for a good time and just do what they do best. Packed with new tricks, Thomas Genon, Anton Thelander and "newbie" Peter Henke are ready to rock'n'roll the 2014 FMB World Tour year.

Mind Blown: SRAM goes less gears.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Mar 4, 2014
  • 1369

So, basically the same thing you have seen over the last few years, but optimized for DH applications.  The Cassette is 7 speed, 10-24 gearing with 2 steps in each gear.

Shifter is same styled XO, just chopped to 7 speeds instead of 10/11.

Rear deraileur is very similar, with it also being optimized for the 7 speed cassette, and it will be availalble in 2 different cage lengths.

Canyon presents: Thomas Genon & Anton Thelander

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Jan 17, 2014
  • 1110
Photo by: Ale Di Lullo

It''s scary how fast the 2013 season came and went. Then again, with all the action, nail biting contests and heart stopping moments, it''s no surprise that the year flew past. Surrounded by the heated battle for the FMB World Tour title, both CANYON riders, Thomas Genon and Anton Thelander had their best season to date. One year ago, they had their first ride on the new CANYON ''Stitched'' dirt bike and from there they toured the globe, competing at the biggest competitions on the FMB World Tour calendar. These included: Red Bull Berg Line and X Games Munich in Germany, Crankworx Les Deux Alpes in France, Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx in the Canadian Whistler as well as Red Bull Rampage in the desert of Utah. 2013 was packed with highlights but the new season recap clip summarizes their season and re-lives their best, podium winning runs.

Leogang, in images.

  • Rasoulution
  • News
  • Jan 15, 2014
  • 1124

Bikepark Leogang is one of the international bike spots, every mountain biker has heard of. It is the spot, where the first double backflip was landed during a contest, it is the spot were Greg Minnaar regained his world championship title after 10 years. And it is also the spot where Stevie Smith and Gee Atherton had their legendary final battle for the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup overall title in 2013. Let''s roll back over some of the highlights from the season with these captured moments.

2014 Enduro World Series.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jan 14, 2014
  • 1062

Enduro World Series (EWS) organisers had scant few moments to enjoy the industry accolades that acknowledged its debut season as a "game-changer" before rolling up their sleeves to debut a new centralized registration process to kick-off of the 2014 Series.

Leogang season by the numbers.

  • Rasoulution
  • News
  • Dec 30, 2013
  • 1110

The region of Saalfelden Leogang is again one of the mountain bike top spots of the international stage. At the end of the year the resort looks back to a very intense but also successful season.

Richie Schley: looks back on 2013

  • Rasoulution
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  • Dec 23, 2013
  • 1066

He belongs to the freeride forefathers: Richie "Schleyer" Schley, as a member of the "Rocky Mountain Froriders" together with his buddies Brett Tippie and Wade Simmons, in the late 1990s revolutionized the way of mountain biking.

Canyon welcomes Ludovic May to the team.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Dec 17, 2013
  • 1178

There's no rest for the wicked! After an exhausting enduro season, the CANYON Factory Enduro Team have only a short minute to take a deep breath and let loose before diving into preparations for the upcoming season.

Livigno 2013. Return of the knights.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Dec 10, 2013
  • 1123

Short but intense! That's how you could best describe a summer season in the top Italian bike resort, Livigno. 2013 was indeed intense: after a spectacular show by Danny MacAskill at the Riva bike festival, presented by Livigno Feel the Alps, and a gourmet bike tour in the Alta Rezia region, Livigno ended its season with the spectacular event - the FIAT Nine Knights contest.

ARRIVAL to broadcast free on Nov 28th.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Nov 27, 2013
  • 1016

ARRIVAL has arrived. On Thursday, November 28th starting at 12:00pm/noon PST (9:00pm CET) Second Base Films will broadcast the online premiere of their new short film ARRIVAL to the world.

GoPro might have some competition. New Drift Ghost S released.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Nov 20, 2013
  • 1194

With the depature of Contour from the personal camera market it seemed that GoPro was walking away with it all to themselves. But then Sony released a camera, which seems to be good, but i think it will end up hidden in the mess of other products that they make.

Urge 3 Peaks Enduro.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Nov 15, 2013
  • 1106

Former Junior world cross-country mountain bike champion Anton Cooper, of Christchurch, NZ, will take on some of the quickest racers in the fast-emerging sport of enduro in the first week of December in the hills above Dunedin.

Trek World Racing expanding into Juniors.

  • Trek World Racing
  • News
  • Nov 11, 2013
  • 1100

Trek World Racing is excited to announce that for 2014 it will be expanding to 5 Downhill riders being led by World Cup race winner Brook MacDonald (NZL) and his compatriot George Brannigan.

Continental signs Sam Pilgrim: Helps with new tooth.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Oct 30, 2013
  • 2292
Photo by: Bartek Wolinski

The Conti team is delighted to have a new addition to its family: Sam Pilgrim, the 2013 FMB World Tour Champion, is now relying on Continental tires to keep him gripped to the ground.

Minnaar tears knee, still faster than you.

  • Santa Cruz Bikes
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  • Sep 27, 2013
  • 959

During the final round of the UCI Downhill World Cup in Leogang, Austria, Greg Minnaar suffered a knee injury in practice that put him out of the race.

SRAM World Cup wrap report.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Sep 24, 2013
  • 1037

Going into the final round of the World Cup in Leogang, Austria, all eyes were on Steve Smith (Devinci Global Racing) who was on a roll with his victories at the Mt. Saint Anne and Hafjell World Cup rounds.

This one is about the ladies.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Sep 18, 2013
  • 1055

Last weekend was nothing short of a Gold rush for the German bicycle manufacturer CANYON. Celebrations were all around for the Canyon ladies as they rode their bikes to victory in both Enduro and Cross Country races.

Wet & Wild World Cup nets Neko career best.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Sep 16, 2013
  • 997

Neko Mulally (USA) and George Brannigan (NZL) held down the fort for Trek World Racing this weekend at Round 5 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup here in Hafjell, Norway, with great performances both in the qualifiers yesterday and the finals today.

Trek World Racing: Two Top 15

  • Trek World Racing
  • News
  • Sep 3, 2013
  • 1051

21 year old George Brannigan had his best ever result at a World Championship today here in Pietermaritzburg when he took 13th place, just one spot ahead of team mate Neko Mulally.

Enduro World Series: 2014 Schedule.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Aug 30, 2013
  • 1121

With the final round of the inaugural Enduro World Series just around the corner, the Enduro Mountain Bike Association has confirmed its ongoing commitment to unite the world''s enduro mountain bike community with a 2014 line-up that kicks off in the southern hemisphere.

Bearclaw Invitational this weekend.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Aug 22, 2013
  • 1078
Photo: Ian Hylands.

Last weekend we saw Brandon Semenuk rule victorious at Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler. But the action doesn''t stop there! Now, Darren Berrecloth is inviting the top dogs, to his 7th edition of the Bearclaw Invitational on Vancouver Island, BC.

Canyon report from Crankworx.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Aug 21, 2013
  • 1041

It is one of THE events of the year: Crankworx Whistler. Every year now, for the last decade, the Canadian town in British Columbia, captivates the entire biking world for 10 solid days of mountain bike action.

Leogang has lots of trails, smiling people.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Aug 8, 2013
  • 1098

The region of Saalfelden Leogang is commonly known for it's bike park as well as the host location for many high-class bike events such as last year's UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, White Style and 26TRIX.

Less well known and yet almost a secret is the fact that the region is one of the largest and most versatile touring bike areas in Austria.

 

And the PRO GRT win goes to: Neko Mulally.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Jul 16, 2013
  • 1025

Making it now 3 wins in the series for 2013, and 5 in his career, Neko Mulally continues his great 2013 season by winning in Snowshoe, West Virginia, and by another solid margin, this time it was 6 seconds.

Jackson goes to Austria.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 19, 2020
  • 974

Jackson Goldstone is a well-known and welcome guest in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Whether shredding in the bike park or racing at the MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, the young Canadian always puts the pedal to the metal and knows the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region as well as the back of his hand.

FITTER, FASTER, STRONGER with N1NO - EP5

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 15, 2020
  • 797
Photo by: Etienne van Rensburg

In the latest episode of "FITTER.FASTER.STRONGER", the World Champion teaches the secrets to transform physique and physical strength into world class lap times on the trails.

Brendan Howey escapes Canadian winter down under.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 15, 2020
  • 330

After spending a few weeks in Australia last year, Brendan Howey made the decision to chase summer this year and spend the majority of his “winter” down under, riding bikes and digging trail in Maydena, Tasmania.

The Legend of Tommy G.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 12, 2020
  • 458
Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide / Sterling Lorence

Every kingdom needs its legends and who better to answer this call for the Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide than Belgian ripper Thomas Genon. Spending lots of time in Switzerland during the year, he welcomed this role with open arms, building upon his own legend with the support of no one less than Anthill Films. To see how Thomas rules his new kingdom, check out “The Legend of Tommy G”: https://youtu.be/_DzstL5RCHk

FITTER, FASTER, STRONGER with N1NO. Ep4.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 8, 2020
  • 395

Nino Schurter pulls back the curtain of the fitness routines of a World Champion in a fresh series of tutorial videos. EP. 4 provides the game-plan for strength and explosiveness. The new episode is live now!

Fabio Wibmer can keep himself pretty busy.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 6, 2020
  • 559
Credit: © Hannes Berger

Right from the start of the five minute action-packed edit it becomes clear that Fabio Wibmer’s life isn’t complete if he’s not on a bike.

Trial Time with Alex Rudeau

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 595

A few weeks after we announced that Alex Rudeau was to join the COMMENCAL Enduro Team it became apparent that, like his teammates, he would have to wait before making his debut in the new team colours at the Enduro World Series.

Jonny Walker rides a Meta Power SX.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 27, 2020
  • 578

Jonny Walker has been riding since the age of nine and he’s now a leading name in enduro racing.We are super stoked to see Jonny training on our 2020 META POWER SX and ABSOLUT.

My line with Vaea Verbeeck.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 21, 2020
  • 622

Spotlighting the reigning crankworx queen, Vaea Verbeeck shares her line in life, dream line on the bike and more in the newest #tldmyline video.

Training with Nino.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 16, 2020
  • 828
Photo by: Rained upon Media

Nino Schurter pulls back the curtain of the fitness routines of a World Champion in a fresh series of tutorial videos. EP. 3 provides the toolset to proper recovery. Watch now!

Hugo ROBENEK : BAWAVERA

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 7, 2020
  • 556
Photo by: Lukas Neasi

Hugo is a Czech rider who’s been supported by our distributor FDF Bike Shop/Kamil Tatarkovic for many years. He was able to get the last fews days in filming in Malaga before total confinement.

Let's go faster with N1NO.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 7, 2020
  • 626
Photo by: Rained upon Media

Nino Schurter pulls back the curtain of the fitness routines of a World Champion in a fresh series of tutorial videos. EP 2 diving deep into the secrets of Interval Training live now!

Andreu Lacondeguy.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Mar 19, 2020
  • 596

A few days before COVID-19 hit the old continent hard, our media team had the chance to film with Andreu Lacondeguy, at his home, in Catalonia.

Commencal releases new Supreme DH bike.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Feb 2, 2020
  • 541

Since the 2019 Fort William World Cup, the Commencal/Vallnord Team riders were on a new Supreme adaptation. It had its first race, first win under Amaury Pierron. To be followed by two other beautiful victories in Les Gets and Lenzerheide.

Fabio Wibmer already hucking on his new Canyon.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jan 15, 2020
  • 863
Credit: Hannes Berger)

Is there a better way to start the year than with a short trip to the Mediterranean? That’s exactly what Austrian mountain bike star Fabio Wibmer thought, so he packed his bags, grabbed his brand-new Canyon Torque and hopped on the plane to Israel. In the first video featuring his new bike, Fabio rides across the Middle Eastern country, discovering plenty of bike spots along the way, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and from the Dead Sea to Eilat and the Red Sea down south.

DJ Brandt.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jan 7, 2020
  • 975

Going big from a whole different angle! DJ Brandt is back in the desert living his best life in Freedom 35.

Best of David Cachon. 2019.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Dec 27, 2019
  • 825

David Cachon has had a great year of travel and crazy bike trips. Here is his look back at what he got up to this year.

Emil Johansson gets stylish in the skatepark

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Dec 11, 2019
  • 850

ith the first snowfall in Sweden coming in fast, outdoor riding on dirt jumps is out of the question, so the Swedes flock inside to the dark, into skateparks to practice their crafts and hone their skills for the upcoming season.

What can't Danny MacAskill do?

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 1473

Who wouldn’t want to be the person up there who controls the weather? For trials bike and mountain bike star Danny MacAskill, this dream becomes reality in his newest clip.

Commencal: Our Own Way.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 1240

“The end of this film reminded me why I ride a bike,” said Paul Couderc during the pre-premiere of Our Own Way at Roc d'Azur 2019.

Billder.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Sep 27, 2019
  • 1262

Synopsis: Bill McLane is a trail builder.

Cape Pioneer Trek 2019

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Sep 16, 2019
  • 1007

The Cape Pioneer Trek, is one of the highlights of the international mountain biking calendar.

Moncayo Mountain & The Highlands

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Sep 10, 2019
  • 1064

When I explore new paths I always have the same feeling, that knot in my stomach that grows with the uncertainty of the unknown.

Jackson Goldstone is still better than most of us.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 1265
photo: Richard Bos

For the fourth time Jackson Goldstone takes us along on the trails of Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis to share his knowledge, his tips and tricks on how to become a better mountain bike rider.

 

David Cachon goes to Croatia.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jul 25, 2019
  • 823

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.

By the Rivers of BabyBoar

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jul 10, 2019
  • 803

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.

David Cachon goes to Caceres.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jul 3, 2019
  • 900

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.

Adidas branches out into Danny MacAskill.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jun 5, 2019
  • 1166
adidas Outdoor / Dave Mackison

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 takes on daycare.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 27, 2019
  • 1311

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.

Supercars, gravel bikes and dangerous trails

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 14, 2019
  • 1056

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.

Video time with Brendan Howey!

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 4, 2019
  • 1030

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 and Northwave do an encore at Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 3, 2019
  • 1209

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.

Dialed. It's race week!

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 23, 2019
  • 1067

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.

Chasing Trail. Ep 27 - Farwell Canyon.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Feb 27, 2019
  • 1120

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!”

Brendan Howey on the Coast

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Feb 25, 2019
  • 988

Between Coast Gravity Park and single track trails lost in the middle of the forest, we caught up with Brendan Howey at his home to check out his summer program.