BC Bike Race Day 4: Earls Cove to Sechelt

The Queen stage of Earls Cove to Sechelt in the BC Bike Race is often the most tactile of all the stages. Bodies are beginning to feel the aches, pains, and euphoric effects of three days of trail riding. The forest texture changes from the extra lush first three days to a crispness that tells the tale of a dryer understory when tires press into loamy trails minus the moisture content. Visually the eyes are constantly adjusting to a white light piercing through the forest canopy, causing a...

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Jul 4, 2014



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BC Bike Race Day 3: Powell River

For Canada Day the third stage of the BC Bike Race presented by Lululemon Athletica eased into the isolated town of Powell River on the Sunshine Coast. A short walk with the sunset as a backdrop and a village of people cheering for their arrival was the riders first introduction to this outpost of...

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Bc Bike Race Day 2: Cumberland

Day two of the BC Bike Race sponsored by Rocky Mountain Bicycles returned to it's annual stop in the village of Cumberland for a new 48km course never used in the BCBR. Taking up most of the small main street, 600 racers launched out of town going the opposite direction from the town's traditional...

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BCBR Day 1: Recap.

BC Bike Race has returned to the fabled North Shore of Vancouver for stage one presented by BC Ferries with the most attended edition of the ultimate singletrack experience. Without the North Shore the BCBR was missing the one obvious stage that represented a huge part of the history of mountain...

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Red Bull District Ride gets a brand new course.

If you haven't already, then grab a big marker and highlight September 6th in your calendar. This is the day that Red Bull District Ride returns and it will be bigger than ever! The entire world will be watching freeride athletes take to the streets of the historical town of Nuremberg. Starting at...

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Gunn-Rita Dahle winner at Bundesliga Opener.

Northwave enjoyed an outstanding success at Bundesliga Opener in Saalhausen (Germany) with evergreen Gunn-Rita Dahle bringing her Extreme Tech MTB Plus at the top spot of the podium in the women's race. Multivan Merida's biker preceded on the finish line another Northwave's athlete, German Sabine...

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Neko Mulally Takes His First World Cup Podium.

Round 2 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup took place today in Cairns, in very difficult conditions that saw the venue pounded by torrential rains during the week, with very muggy and steamy conditions today. The track was extremely slippery in places and brought many an experienced rider undone....

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Santa Cruz World Cup race report

The UCI World Cup Downhill Series kicked off in the southern hemisphere in Greg Minnaar's backyard inPietermaritzburg. Minnaar had only been on a downhill bike for five weeks since recovering from ACL reconstruction and meniscus surgery last October. He didn't have any idea where his fitness would...

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Enduro World Series starts in Chile. Now.

As mountain bike season kicks off, the enduro mountain bike racing community is headed south, massing in Chile for the first round of the 2014 Enduro World Series this weekend, April 19-20.   Against the backdrop and thin air of the Nevados de Chillan volcano, the Santa Cruz Montenbaik...

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Out of Bound Festival: Fast and trick filled.

Saalfelden Leogang in Salzburger Land, Austria, April 14th 2014 – With the mountain bike season upon us, the biggest players on the downhill scene are gearing up for the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup at the Out of Bounds Festival in the idyllic village of Leogang in Austria's Salzburger...

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ABSA Cape Epic Stage 7, wrap.

MENNEN AND HYNEK KINGS OF THE EPIC LANGVAD AND KLEINHANS WIN LARGEST PRIZE PURSE FOR WOMEN It was a traditional final day, all culminating at Lourensford Wine Estate where a hero's welcome awaited the tired riders. It was a short day with a late start, but definitely not a free ride to the...

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ABSA Cape Epic Stage 4.

It was another dramatic day at the Absa Cape Epic. Stage 4 was marred with the withdrawals of four-times champion Karl Platt and second-place mixed racer Cherise Stander.  Team Bulls' Platt from Germany has finished all 10 previous editions of the Cape Epic, but was left with no choice but to...

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ABSA Cape Epic Stage 3.

MENNEN AND HYNEK TO WEAR YELLOW TOMORROW Stage 3 was the longest day of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic, and was characterized by rolling hills and gravel roads. It had been described as a transition stage – with less demanding terrain – but a persistent wind made for tough conditions. It took riders...