Archive for May, 2010
The Camp of Champions is blowing up. Literally. The Camp of Champions is blowing up the 365 Sports Big Air Bag all summer in “The Compound”. You can now ride at COC from 10AM to 10PM. Like the idea of a foam pit, the 365 Sports Big Air Bag is designed to help riders learn new tricks by having an amazingly soft, safe, landing. The 365 Sports Big Air Bag is enormous so you can attempt any trick you can think of. Best of all you don’t use all your energy digging yourself and your bike out after landing like you do in a foam pit. The 365 Sports Big Air Bag is like a stunt bag you see on movie sets for jumping out of buildings, but designed for going big and learning tricks on a mountain bike and BMX bike. It sets the new standard for learning. 365 Sports, The Camp of Champions and “The Compound” have added a whole new dimension to summer camps and riding in Whistler. (continue reading…)
by Ken Achenbach on May.26, 2010
Last weekend Tippie and I packed up our bikes, baby girl and headed to Brett’s hometown of Kamloops, which is also home to some legendary riding, thanks in part to the legendary……Tippie! We started with some magic velcro soil rips down Harper with Jake, Brett’s younger brother (who launches straight into/onto/over anything, even though he’s only a sporadic MTB’er, he is a natural), then the next day, went back for more, this time with teammate Andrew Baker, and Matt Hunter’s pretty lady, Nikki, showing us even some more some sweet bermy trail, with a bit of woodwork thrown in for good measure.
by Sarah Fenton on May.25, 2010
Cycling BC’s support for the developing downhill riders paid off this weekend in the first Canada Cup of the season at Mt. Tremblant.
BC owned the podium with the Junior Men sweeping eight of the top twelve spots, a 2nd
in women’s elite, and two 1st for women in Junior and U17. In addition, the top three Elite Men were from BC.
by Chad Hendren on May.25, 2010
I would like to start this off by thanking Raceface for stepping up and supporting this event. Great to have you guys on!
Here is the first of the press releases outlining the event. More in the next few weeks…
Arduum 2010 – Bigger and Badder than all the years previous.
Mark your calenders folks for June 19th and 20th, the BC Cup to beat all BC Cup races in technical fun.
by Dan Gronross on May.20, 2010
Over the weekend I had the chance to give back to my local cycling community in a new way. The Revelstoke RCMP hosted a Rules of the Road Course and Bike Safety Check.
by Lorraine Blancher on May.20, 2010
“eh Line… eh?”
wanted to share with you some progress on ONE of the trails I’m working on in Nelson. I call it “EH Line” and no it’s nothing like “A Line” in Whistler. It’s not finished but I’ve put some cool things on it and have hit all of it so far, super fun. The plan for when it is finished is to preserve the gnarl factor but also make it friendly for most skill levels. lots of alternate lines. I like to call them “Girlfriend Lines”
So far this is the top, but not the start…
Crosses a creek to another railing berm,
by Mike Kinrade on May.20, 2010
My brother James and I have been building trails in South Taiwan for a couple of years now. Because the locals will not ride what we build (even if it is low risk) and the weather we have a constant battle with trail maintenance. If we take a couple of weeks off from building or riding it usually takes hours to reclaim the trail from the grass. Spending summers in Canada means that we have to rebuild everything on our return. When we returned last fall we returned to the jumps to find them in worst shape then ever. We were at the point where we were ready to give up on those trails and start somewhere new. After several months of digging our main line is back up and running. It is now bigger and better than it ever was.
Rob (me) table over the first gap.
Sequence of James on the refurbished hip.
Rob (me) tuck no hander on beginner step up.
James table on beginner step up.
The trail grows weekly. After riding in the heat on Sunday we decided to start clearing grass and bamboo for a new berm into a new jump. I will keep everyone posted. For more pictures of our Taiwan adventures click here or here.
by Rob Dunnet on May.18, 2010
Although I never left Kamloops, I have certainly been out of the loop for a while. Breaking my Scaphoid bone in Merritt last fall proved to be one of the most difficult situations I’ve ever dealt with. Being misdiagnosed on my initial trip to the doctor lead to riding on a broken hand for a month and making the injury a lot worse. Long story short, it is May now and I’ve jut begun to ride my bike again.
by Dylan Sherrard on May.17, 2010
I went out this weekend hoping to film a bit and get some photos. What I ended up getting was a great crash sequence thanks to Paul Clarke. I was just feeling out the rail and my front tire missed. You’ll have to wait for the web video to see if it worked out.
by Frankie Vass on May.16, 2010