Himalayan Mountain Bike Photo Contest 2017

October 12th,  the 4th edition of the wicked Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival returned to Manali, Himachal Pradesh – The Mountain Biking Capital of India. The festival includes BMX street and flatland sessions, roughest Downhill mountain bike race of India and the gnarliest cross country race in the country. Newest addition this year to the Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival was the “Himalayan Mountain Bike Photo Contest” in association with F-Stop Gear. Here, invited photographers competed to put together the best action and lifestyle slideshow from 4th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival. This contest…

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4th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2017

India witnessed the fourth edition of the wicked Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival in Manali, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and race together for 1 week in the holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’, aka “The Mountain Biking Capital of India”. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which is organized by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network hosted a BMX Jam session, flagging off the week’s two wheeled festivities. The weekend included, India’s roughest Downhill Mountain Bike Race and a challenging 2-day Cross Country MTB stage race. The concept behind…

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Event Alert: Red Bull District Ride 2017

  This course is a beast! The legendary event Red Bull District Ride will see 20 world-class slopestyle athletes battle it out in the old town of Nuremberg on September 1-2. The riders will have to come to terms with the challenging course designed by Martin Söderström and send the biggest tricks they have up their sleeves to have a chance for the win. Castle Drop District Riders will need courage and precision right out of the gate with a 5m-high drop from the wall of the medieval Kaiserburg castle.…

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Crankworx Speed & Style

The Cliff Bar Speed & Style went down on a dusty dry teck course at Crankworx Whistler. The term Speed & Style is more speed with some style mixed in. Sure guys tricked but when the dust settled it was speed for the win with a dose of Style. Adrien Loron against Tomas Slavik and finally Loron would take the Gold over last years King of Crankworx, Slavik for Silver. In the small final it was a return to the podium for GBR, Daryl Brown who never seemed to have…

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The Backwoods Jam at Coast Gravity Park

After a high pressure event like Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx riders just want to chill and ride with their Bros. Enter Logan Peat who wanted the same things for his fellow riders who came to Whistler. He created the Backwoods Jam at the Coast Gravity Park on the Sunshine Coast. A short drive and ferry ride from Vancouver, BC the CGP is becoming world renowned as being ‘the’ place to ride. . . . CGP Shuttle vans were busy dropping the riders to the start camp. . . .…

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Red Bull Joyride @ Crankworx 2015

Brandon Semenuk won Red Bull Joyride for a true 3 peat, yes folks that’s 3 times in a row and now has 4 wins to his name. Really that’s like winning the Super Bowl in Football or the World Cup in Soccer, maybe like a Stanley Cup or how about the Cricket World Cup. No one has ever done this before and it’s doubtful it will be repeated unless of course he comes back again next to take it again. I was told by a top rider there was two…

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Canadian Open DH @ Crankworx 2015

The skies cleared and the sun broke out to dry the nights rain.With the woods been wet and slippery and opens dry and dusty this made for a challenging race. The IXS Canadian DH is the last event to be held at Crankworx but certainly not because it’s not a game changer for those racing the event. Bragging rights and cheques awaited the winners in the men’s / women’s pro divisions. When World Cup racers hang around for a chance to beat each other you know we’re in for exciting…

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Rain Delay – Joyride @ Crankworx 2015

Sometimes the god’s are with you sometimes they drop on you: RAIN. Today was a Vegas day, roll the dice and hope for the best. We came up snake eyes, in 13 yrs that this event has run its never been postponed, not this time, the first rider dropped and the heaven’s opened. A rain storm rolled in and quashed Red Bull Joyride. Not one to lay down and die Joyride just delayed the event until a better weather window was coming, Sunday. The practice went down with a few…

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Dual Slalom @ Crankworx 2015

Under the threat of rain and overcast skies the Giant Dual Slalom took place in the early evening at Crankworx.   With a stacked field of some of the best slalom, DH and slopestyle riders on the Crankwork and WC circuit the seeding runs were done and the riders were in the gates locked and loaded. The format is simple first place goes against last qualifier with runs, one on the blue then switch over to red gives everyone a fair chance.     With rider names like the legendary…

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Whip Off @ Crankworx 2015

Since Sven Martin dreamed up the idea of a underground unofficial world whipoffs on the infamous Crabapple hits at the Whistler Bike Park years ago things have changed and evolved. Nothing remains the same and this off the chart contest has now become part of  Crankworx and is now Official World Whipoffs sponsored by Spank. They have it on 3 continents around the world but Whistler is still the best. It is fenced and controlled but the whips by world class riders is staggering and scary. The free riders and…

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