Video: Royal Fest 2018 – Highlights

Another fest series banger – a compilation of insanity from the Royal Hills. Master shaper Nico Vink spent 3 weeks digging up the hills for the guys. A week of shredding and dialed weather with a packed squad resulted in some crazy footage!  Filmed by Thomas Dunzendorfer, Thomas Sandell, Bart Cautaerts, Richard Van Der Vieren, Jelle Harnisfeger. Photography by Eric Palmer

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Discover the true MTB paradise of Val di Sole

Val di Sole is a true paradise for mountain bikers. It may host the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, but it’s not just a playground for pros. Riders of all abilities flock to this MTB Mecca thanks to a huge variety of trails and bike parks. With its network of routes, amenities, lifts and cycle buses, it’s uniquely geared for riders. The 35km long Val di Sole cycle path is the ideal way to get to your starting point. It follows the Noce river through woodland and meadows along the valley…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 7 – Squamish

SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 13, 2018 – Morning temps for the burly 56 km final stage of BC Bike Race in Squamish were expected to be in the mid 20s soaring to the low 30s in the afternoon. Some of BCBR’s 90 Mexican participants might consider it a chilly spring day. On the coast we call it hot. Perennially a people’s choice favorite, the Squamish course was about to serve up a veritable smorgasbord of sumptuous singletrack. After a 5km warm up on asphalt to wake legs fatigued from six…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 6 – North Vancouver

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 12, 2018 – A male rider racing in the top 30 and flying a foreign flag stops midway down Dale’s to adjust his seat height with an allan key. Wrong! You’re obviously not from around here boy. It’s day 6. Welcome to the North Store. Time to bust out the baggy shorts and activate the dropper post. During the mostly road ascent to the top of the first descent, any delusions about this 18km stage being a smooth and easy day were shattered the second…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 5 – Sechelt to Langdal

LANGDALE, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 11, 2018 – Specialized’s Hannah Barnes has ridden in stage races from the Andes to southern France. Some are simply a series of soul crushing climbs followed by equally soul crushing gravel road descents. Lumps of coal when you were expecting diamonds. Not the BC Bike Race. Yes the climbs are tough, but at the top of each ascent lies a diamond – a tasty ribbon of singletrack to sink the knobby tires into. “The days are shorter at BCBR but they’re way more fun,” said…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 4 – Earls Cove to Sechelt

SECHELT, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 10, 2018 – “After that trail, if there’s one game I’ll never play again it’s Frogger,” said an American rider, between laboured breaths. He was in the middle of a multinational chain of BC Bike Racers that included a Chilean, Frenchman, Guatemalan and a Canadian. Forty kilometers into a 62-km day, climbs like the Sechelt classic Frogger can feel like salt on an open wound. That’s when camaraderie is forged on the trail though – the unspoken language of mutual, dig-deep suffering. But there is always…

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Coming soon in India: Polygon Siskiu

With Asian Enduro series and various other enduro mountain bike races taking place in Asia-Pacific, Our country is next in the list as Himalayan Enduro Championship will be the first Enduro mountain bike race of India that will take place during the 5th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival (11th to 14th October). This one day race will be divided in 3 special stages which are extremely steep and technical. You’d be glad to ride a good enduro mountain bike in this race and Polygon’s new range might be a good weapon.…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 1 – Cowichan Valley

BC Bike Race 2018: Day 0 & 1 – Cowichan Valley COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – July 7, 2018: Expectations were high as racers from a record 40 different nations gathered in North Vancouver on a hot summer day for the launch of the 12th edition of the BC Bike Race. From seasoned pros to first time racers, road warriors to single track aficionados, the legend and global appeal of this seven-day stage mountain bike race continues to grow. More than 600 riders were on hand to register, each with a unique…

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Goldstones Talk Airbags, Schnitzel and Rookie Fun

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Austria, June 26,2018 – In a few weeks time, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis will be taken over by mountain bike rookies, with a full week of shredding ahead of them. The MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis will be welcoming hundreds of young rippers and their families to the three Tyrolean villages in Austria from July 30 to August 5. One of them will be 14-year-old mountain bike prodigy Jackson Goldstone, who will be returning with his dad Ron to improve his skills during the “Rookie Camp”, race during the “Kona Rookie Games” and have a boatload of fun.…

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Malta in MTB

Imagine a place surrounded by turquoise waters, with an idyllic climate throughout the year and where you can still hear stories of Greek heroes.  Without a doubt an authentic earthly paradise where to go to rest … or maybe just the opposite, go to practice your favorite sport. Its climate is ideal throughout the year, maybe for our sport the summer months are a little hot, but the rest of the year its weather is great for practicing outdoor activities. Also, if you like to dress up your biker…

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