Son’s Gonna Rise: A Father-Son Story

For Ethan and Andrew Shandro, time in the outdoors has always revolved around riding bikes. Of course, when your dad is a two-time world cup winner and a freeride legend, it’s not surprising to learn that the bike would play a huge role in shaping Ethan’s youth. But that’s not the point here. The point is that you don’t have to be one of the world’s best mountain bikers to have an amazing experience with your kids in the woods. You just gotta go into those woods with your kids…

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Event Alert: Great Days 2019

The Carosello 3000 Mountain Park celebrates everything there is to love about mountain biking and the outdoors with its second edition of the Great Days event. A jam-packed programme of mountain bike riding, excursions, parties and a treasure hunt on the famous Tutti Frutti trail designed by Hans Rey. Great Days takes place in Livigno from 12 to 14 July. Life is mostly a daily grind of deadlines and commitments. It’s this normality that makes us feel we are necessary cogs in the machine of modern society. And then there’s…

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Video: Canadian Sky Pilot

“After moving to back Vancouver Island, I had the pleasure of discovering the mecca of downhill trails on Mt Prevost. Being the only trails you can shuttle top to bottom, it harbours most of the downhillers on the island. The trails here are steep and fast, unlike anything I was used to on the north shore of Vancouver. The local riding community is amazing. I have met so many great people here”.  On any given Sunday you may bump into some of Canada’s top downhillers including Mark Wallace, Finn…

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BOAR LINES ep.2 ‘Sky Fall’

Roaming between french E-bike Enduro Series ( n°1 after the first round ) and the Enduro World Series ( 15th in Madeira ),Camille Servant is not loosing his time at all.  He’s now up to look for the most incredible lines that french ground has to offer. Freeriding some steep alpine slopes and reaching a great flow on bike park lines, it’s in ‘Montclar les 2 vallées’ that our wild boar wants to lead you this time, and as usual, with his Rocky Mountain Powerplay.  

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Quick Look: UCI MTB World Cup XCO standings

Explore the current Men and Women UCI MTB World Cup XCO standings. Here is all you need to know: Women’s XCO Nové Mesto selected results: 1. Kate Courtney USA 1hr 27m 31s 2. Rebecca Ellen McConnell AUS +0.36 3. Haley Smith CAN +0.42 4. Sina Frei SUI +0.45 5. Malene Degn DEN +1.33 10. Anne Tauber NED +2.38 30. Jenny Rissveds SWE +1 lap Sina Frei, Rebecca McConnell, Kate Courtney, Haley Smith, Malene Degn stand on the podium at UCI XCO World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic…

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Video: Kurt Sorge | Dirty Dreams

Words: Kurt Sorge  Watch Kurt Sorge shred his custom Siskiu N8 on his local trail in British Columbia!  I had just built up my Polygon Siskiu N. The Siskiu N, although being an Enduro bike, was capable of handling the variety of terrain and I had so much riding it I figured I would give it a try back home on some freeride lines down Dirty Dreams . There is something to learn every time you step out into the forest or back country. Tree riding the Siskiu N…

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Video: Brumotti does it again in Frankfurt – road bike freestyle on top of 200m tower

. Vittorio Brumotti does it again in Frankfurt. On May 1st – the day of The German Classic Eschborn-Frankfurt (www.eschborn-frankfurt.de) – the Italian trials superstar rides his bike amongst other spectacular spots on the top of the 200m high Henninger Turm in Frankfurt. He shows his incredible and spectacular riding skills in the heart of the international city of Frankfurt. Amongst other places he rides at the Römerberg, the bridge Eiserner Steg, the Hauptwache, on a 10cm railing at the shopping center MyZeil, close to the European Central Bank and…

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Apu Wamani – Mountain Gods of the Andes

The Inca worshipped the mountains as protective deities. These “Guardians of the Valley” were called „Apu Wamani“ in Quechua, the language of the Inca. An ambitious bike project in Chile wanted to try and bike five of these mountains to raise awareness of the history of these people that are no longer. I followed an invitation to the last big mountain of this multi-year expedition. Words: Gerhard Czerner | Photography: Martin Bissig The Llullaillaco is the third highest volcano on Earth with its 6739m. It’s also the highest mountain with no glacial…

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Video: Bike Storm in Italy

Italy is known for amazing trails apart from world class Pizza’s.  All trails in Sestri Levante are characterized by rock and breath-taking panoramas on the sea. The trail of the video, called U-Turiun, begins in Colle del Lago and finishes in Trigoso. The first part is a latch, than you can ride downhill first on a steep rocky section and the last part is a curvy flow line in the Mediterranean scrub. More mountain biking trails in Italy can be ridden with Italy Bike Adventures. Visit: www.italybikeadventures.com Riders: Stefano “Rusitck” Poletti & Luca…

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Event Alert: North Quest Challenge 2019 – Ladakh, India

Coming up this September in one of the highest riding zones of India, Ladakh, for its 3rd year, North Quest Challenge 2019.  Last year saw nearly 250 racers competing over different categories. The 2018 champion Kiran Kumar Raju from Bengaluru pulled all his power to take the win at this highest accredited XC race in the world. The North Quest Challenge is accredited by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI). The race was xcm (cross country marathon) format, a gruelling 9.5km course x 6laps with a 3km constant climb…

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