The day couldn’t have worked out any better. Earlier in the week weather reports were for rain mixed with snow but the weather was great and the trail conditions were great thanks to the MMBTS Trail day on Saturday. Shaft was the trail used for the event and it was expertly buffed in preparation for the race.
The bike ghosting competition was awesome as well. Gotta say there was some serious bike ghosting skills. It was almost as much fun than the riding during the day.
The Alberta Freeride Awards are successful because of the riders. This event is all about you.....the riders of Alberta. So that means that going into next year’s AFA’s the success of the event is up to you. Make sure to get the word out on who’s killin’ on the trails, dirt jumps, parks and trail building on the AFA Facebook page.
Congrats to all the people who got one of the coveted AFA Shovels!
Freeride Advocate: Loyal and Richard Ratte
Park/Urban Rat 17 and under: Markus Dean
Park/Urban Rider 18 and over: Andrew Pike
Trail Builder: MMBTS
Junior DH Racer: Logan Ratte
Senior DH Racer: Cody Ratte
Junior Dirt Jumper 17 and under: Max Langille
Dirt Jump Guru 18 and over: Rhys Ellis
All Around Rider 17 and under: Logan Ratte
All Around Rider 30+ Richard Ratte
All Around Female; Kristine Wiess
All Around Rider 18 – 29: Mike Brothers
Freerider of the Year: Mike Brothers
We want to make sure that this is truly awards for all Alberta riders so if you know of somebody who you think should be nominated, regardless of where they’re from, go for it!
A big shout out goes to our sponsors; Calgary Cycle, Pure Cycle, Devinci, Evoc, Oakley, Troy Lee Designs, Chromag, Santa Cruz, NRG Enterprises and MMBTS
Keep riding. Keep building and we’ll see you again next year for the 12th Annual Alberta Freeride Awards.