Resolutions: Partners in Grime – Felix Burke

For many, completing post-secondary schooling is a difficult task. For others, training and racing for Canada’s grueling weather is overwhelming. But what about doing both? Victoria, B.C. racers and roommates Felix Burke and Quinn Moberg manage to tackle an ambitious lifestyle consisting of equal parts education and maintenance of a competitive national ranking on Canada’s XC racing circuit. So, what does it take to race hard plus earn an Economics or Kinesiology degree in the off season? Teamwork and resilience. The Rocky Mountain/7Mesh riders know that success means more than…

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Video: Dean Tennant | Higher Calling 2

“I can’t believe it’s been three years since the first Higher Calling but I always wanted to film a sequel to it. Higher Calling 2 started in the same way that the first one did: trying to build a unique trail that would be fun to ride. My friends Lyle and Greg Warren were fresh off completing their own trail, Loam Line, and offered to help. Together we scoped a good area to build and got started. It was a ton of fun working with them, and finally riding the…

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Summer Twenty15 B.C

Words/Photo: Vinay Menon. Monsoon skies building up on our hemisphere, I got chasing the sunlight on another. The B.C shores were insight, right in time for their summer. With a new frame from Polygon Bikes India and a blazing custom kit from Psynyde Bikes, the Canadian fest began. Fresh off the gluey Manali dirt, my tires were yet to flake off the desi silt. First up on reaching Vancouver were the North Shore trails! Still running on an Indian time frame, I followed MTBBC’s Martin Littlejohn and crew down on…

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Coast Gravity Park

Coast Gravity Park By: Malcolm McLaws Also featured in Issue #18 | Nov 2013 The newest Mtn Bike Park to be built in BC is the Coast Gravity Park located on the Sunshine Coast near Sechelt and will open in 2014. The park is built by riders for riders and will bring riders an ear to ear smile. This will be the only year round gravity park in the Northwest, built below the snow line to give mountain bikers their adrenaline fueled fill anytime of the year. The Coast Gravity…

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Downhill in Paradise

Downhill in Paradise By: Nico Plattner Location: Lenzerheide – SWITZERLAND Also featured in Issue #5 | Sept 2011 The holiday region Lenzerheide is essentially designed for winter tourism. In winter there are fantastic snow covered mountains which have hundreds of Km of splendid Piste. A few years back Red Bull Bike Attack came to Lenzerheide during summertime and naturally the younger generation’s interest in Downhill and freeride arose through this event. This sport requires full body movement, as each body part needs to move in the twisting and winding trails. For company…

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