2018 BC Bike Race Course

The changes to the BC Bike Race course this year are both big and small, but regardless of size they all achieve the same goals; more singletrack. With the introduction of the Cowichan Valley as the new Day 1 Squamish will be the new Day 7 and the communities in between will flow in the same order along the rugged west coast of British Columbia; Cumberland, Powell River, Earls Cove to Sechelt, Sechelt to Langdale, North Vancouver, and Squamish. Whistler, formerly the site of Day 7, will now be an…

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Video: 16th Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2018

With courses cobbled together from residential hillsides, riders are forced to hunt for seconds off the clock amidst the rooftops and stairways of everyday life. Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo is the most well-established and infamous race in urban DH. Checkout the 2018 full race coverage.  RESULTS Tomas Slavik 2:42.101 Matt Walker 2:42.643 Matias Nuñez 2:44.504 Marcelo Gutierrez 2:45.582 Johannes Fischbach 2:45.764 Bernard Kerr 2:46.567 Pedro Ferreira 2:48.395 Brook Macdonald 2:48.947 Alberto Nicolas 2:50.041 Felipe Agurto 2:50.882

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3rd Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018

South India is known for its bright winters and pleasant climate. This winter, Bengaluru’s Avati hills baked up with the 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival. With three disciplines to choose from to scale the mountain, BMF included Trail running,  Cross Country and Downhill mountain biking. The 2018 edition of BMF is sponsored by 2GO Active Wear in association with Shathayu Ayurveda Yoga Retreat supported by Veloscope, Original Monkey, Red Bull, BOTS, Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Cross Country Pedal junkies from all over India lined up for the Cross Country race starting…

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Crankworx and FMBA Launch Slopestyle World Championship

The sport of Slopestyle mountain biking is entering a new era. The Crankworx World Tour and the Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) are excited to be launching into the 2018 season in unison. Starting this year there will now be one elite-level series of Slopestyle mountain biking events. The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) will replace the FMB Diamond Series and the Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour. SWC events on the Crankworx World Tour will represent the pinnacle of the sport. “We were running two separate elite series’, and eventually had…

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Video: DARKFEST 2018 | On location

WEEK 1 Nico Vink, Sam Reynolds and Clemens Kaudela attack the Franschoek area with 3 massive diggers, in search of the most gnarly course built to date.  WEEK 2  WEEK 3  WEEK 4  When Sam showed me the jumps, I was blown away by the sheer size of these things. Pretty nervous to ride them to be honest – Nico Vink Music: DJ Smokey   \\  Film by: Thomas Sandell and David Clifford Holmes \\  Photos by: Eric Palmer   .

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Video: Nephi’s Twist with Lorin Whitaker

Hidden in the broken and tortured landscape of Southern Utah lies a broken and treacherous MTB trail. It’s namesake is the old Mormon pioneer trail that was carved into the escarpment by Nephi Johnson to facilitate travel between Toquerville and what was then known as Pocketville (Now called the Town of Virgin). This steep, craggy, winding wagon trail became known as Nephi’s Twist. Not to be outdone by Nephi Johnson, a few local modern day pioneers with pick axes and shovels scraped a new and even steeper route down the…

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Event Alert: Red Bull Pump Track World Championship 2018

A unique new global race series is set to excite the cycling community in 2018 with the first ever Red Bull Pump Track World Championship. The series will take pump track racing to a new level and bring a fresh face to bike racing all around the world from New Zealand to the USA, Chile to India and France to Japan. Velosolutions, globally recognized for their leading pump track and bike park construction, have teamed up with Red Bull to launch the exciting series. Qualifier events will take place around…

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Iconic BMX and skateboard indoor events 2018

When the planet’s best riders and skaters line up again in Estonian capital Tallinn this week for the third year in a row, it will represent the 18th year that Simple Session has provided a platform to show off their skills. The BMX and skateboarding extravaganza will be held in the fan friendly Saku Arena where competitors from over 30 countries will be pitted against each other ending in two days of intense weekend battle. Training will start on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 with qualifiers on the morning of Saturday 3…

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Rewind: Mission impossible made possible

The MTB rider, who hit a top speed of 167.6km/h in Chile in December 2016 to break the speed record for a standard mountain bike, returned to his daredevil ways to clock 106km/h on the notorious Hahnenkamm downhill course in his native Austria. Once again, the 43-year-old stressed it was on a fairly standard bike, although his choice of courses are far from regular. “My goal is to do everything with a regular bike that everybody can buy,” he explained after his latest stunt. “It is a pure way of riding. It is not…

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Video: Shiven Aerohawk’s day at the Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018

Join India’s top XC hitter, Shiven as he races at the Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 – XC Race and then checks-out the popular, Balls of Steel Downhill race.  The 2018 Bangalore Mountain Festival is dedicated to fallen brother, Ajay Padval from Pune, India.  

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