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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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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Video: Royal Fest 2018 – First Hits

The riders arrived this week and their jaws hit the floor seeing the mountains Nico has sculpted. After checking the course top to bottom the excitement quickly grew and the guys were ready to test the course and make friends with the big beasts at the bottom.  RoyalFest is part of the Fest Series and supported by Monster Energy, GoPro, Scott and Royal Hills Experience. #RoyalFest is insanely fun!! All time trains with @basvsteenbergen @vinknico @samreynolds26 🚂 Multiple lines at the top into some big hitters at the bottom,…

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Enduro World Series and Union Cycliste Internationale join hands

– Press Release The Enduro World Series (EWS) announces the next step in its short – but action packed – history as it reaches a historic agreement with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The new partnership signifies the progression of the EWS, cementing its place as the world’s leading enduro series and recognising the rapid progression of the discipline over the last six years. The tight racing, exciting venues and great trails that are the hallmarks of the EWS will remain unchanged following this new agreement, and the Enduro World…

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BIKE Festival Willingen

From 19 to 21 May, 2018, the Hessian Upland region will become the hub of the mountain bike world again as the BIKE Festival Willingen is set to open its doors again directly below the lower terminus of the Ettels Mountain gondola. Germany’s biggest outdoor fair will attract more than 150 exhibitors again which will present the latest developments and products. About 35,000 are expected to visit the fair benefiting from several test events and bikes as well as special rices. In addition, some 3,000 active athletes will enter numerous events.…

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Video: Revolutionary Jam at Wall Ride Park, Hyderabad – BMX

The Revolutionary Jam was one kick butt gathering at the WallRide Park in Hyderabad earlier this April. Good times, good vibes! Here’s some randomness that floated over the weekend… Video: Kimaya Morye   Video: Eika – Omair Quadri

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