NZ bulldog MacDonald put in an unbelievable run in Val Di Sole.

In confirmation of the speed he's had all year, Brook MacDonald threw down a classic 'Bulldog' run on the steep and root strewn track in Italy at the final round of the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. After dislocating his knee in training the day before, there was doubt about his ability to race, yet a strong showing in yesterday's qualifiers for a 10th place showed he had gas in the tank and was ready for a strong final result.

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Aug 24, 2015



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Anneke Beerten is better than you.

Competition began on March 25, traveled to three continents, and required no small amount of dedication — and on Sunday, August 16, 2015, Anneke Beerten was crowned Queen of Crankworx. To win the title, and the $25,000 check that came with it, the 33-year-old enduro specialist from the Netherlands...

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Interview with two of Canada's fastest women.

The final showdown: Red Bull TV wraps up the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season in Val di Sole16 races across eight countries are now behind us. Red Bull TV has trotted the globe capturing the sweat and tears (of joy), thrilling action and dramatic moments. Now the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup...

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Whistler Bike Park opens new lift. Riders rejoicing.

What is “History”? How far back do you have to go for something to be considered historic? How do you “Make History”? Have you ever looked back on a piece of Mountain Bike film from the early 1990’s and chuckled at the lack of suspension, inadequate helmets or skinny bars? You don’t have to look...

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Crankworx world tour comes home. Don't count Semenuk out.

With the dust settling on the second stop of the Crankworx World Tour, Whistler is ready for the big show. Home at last and ready to break new ground in the sport, Crankworx Whistler will see the crowning of the first King and Queen of the Crankworx World Tour, and one athlete will attempt the...

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So a German & a Scott went bike riding in Italy.

Livigno is expanding: as of last week the Italian bike resort has three new trails on its extensive bike map. On Thursday, a new route was opened in Val Minor, an important link between Livigno and Switzerland. On Saturday, Livigno's longterm testimonial Hans Rey and friend, Danny MacAskill took...

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Ryan Nyquist: 26" Challenge accepted.

What can visitors expect from this year's edition of 26TRIX? Well, if history is anything to go by, then off-the-chart rotations and aerial maneuvers. Celebrating the tenth edition of this contest, former champions will return to Bikepark Leogang. Mixing up the pack is BMX legend Ryan Nyquist. The...

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Dirt Diaries are back at Crankworx Whistler.

Crankworx and Whistler Blackcomb will celebrate the creative spirit and storytelling culture of mountain biking for the fourth year with Dirt Diaries. Six mountain bike athletes have been invited to assemble a team of riders and videographers to produce a video showcasing their passion for their...

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If you build it, they will come.

2015 addition of Bell Built campaign is nearing vote time.  There are three different regions, West, Central & East with three finalists in each region.  Voting opens on April 13th, with one grand prize per region to be won. 

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Kid from Boston lawn darts his way into Diamond Series.

In 2014 the new kid on the block, Nicholi Rogatkin from Boston (USA), created ripples in the FMB World Tour scene – this year, he is pre-qualified for the FMB Diamond Series and ready to make waves. Riding with the support of new partners, in 2015 we could be witness to another rider joining the...

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2015 ABSA Cape Epic: Stage 4 Report.

South Africans Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes notched up the first South African win in the 2015 Absa Cape Epic after an audacious early break on Wednesday's rugged 111km Stage 4. The looped route – starting and finishing in Worcester – included some back-breaking climbs and rocky surfaces,...

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2015 ABSA Cape Epic: Stage 2 report.

The women's race of the 92km Stage 2 of the Absa Cape Epic came to a dramatic conclusion late in the day at the Oak Valley Wine Estate race village. Although finishing the day in a blistering time of 4:37.31.1, Team RECM Specialized's Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad had to wait until the very...

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ABSA Cape Epic ready to go, despite early March fires.

In 2009 the Absa Cape Epic Prologue was staged across the face of Table Mountain, in the Table Mountain National Park, but in the days before the event a fire swept across the slopes and much of the course. After a few nervous days the organisers were, however, able to stage what became known as...

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Start gate is fat with talent for Crankworx Rotorua.

The invites are out for the first Slopestyle event of the Crankworx World Tour, launching the quest to secure the Triple Crown of Slopestyle in its inaugural year. The coveted Triple Crown has been created to recognize the perfect trifecta of athletic performance, a win at every round of the...