CYCLEMOB is expressing mountain biking through arts, culture and events that inspire people. Contributing to a community that has given to us for years. Our first gathering was on September 29th, 2012 at the Skull Candy Canada and CYCLEMOB present The Intergalactic Whipoff and Great Canadian Scrub Down. Calgary’s first official whip contest. Over 65 of Calgary’s best riders were supporting the whip and walking away with swag from Skull Candy, Kore, Pivot, Leatt, Chromag, Osprey Bags, GoPro, and ESI Grips. Check out these photos and a video from the event!
14 year old Max Langile was the only double winner. He went beast mode and won Best Trick with a backflip, and Best Whip-Not-Brought-Back.
Gabe Khangyi was the clear winner of Best Grom Whip. He out boosted most of the field and took home prizes and bragging rights.
Groupies and Swaggerhouse Records legend, The Kobra heckling whippers.
Sam Finn is making a name racing DH on he BC cup and AB cup circuit. We had to rebuild the lip twice because he was carving so hard into his scrub. There is no disputing. Sam has Calgary's Best Scrub.
Santa mierda taco tiempo!!!
"Upside down and 90 counts right?" - Rhys Ellis, COP Freeride Team Coach, seeking redemption. Stephane Pelletier front flipped the jump behind him. Rhys, Stephane, Max and Sam's riding speaks volumes about the talent coming out of Alberta right now.
One-Foot-Table from the only bmx rider who joined the jam.
Front flips and moto whips. To bad Stephane Pelletier was racing during the best trick contest. We like Stephane. Cranked past 90 in the second photo won him Best Whip.
Left to right. Sam Finn, Ben Pike, and Mike Brothers. All #CYCLEMOB
podium for 19-29 DH race. Never discount a street riders downhill skill.
We had double secret category winners walk away with sponsor swag. Best Girl, Best Whip-not-brought-back, and Best Grom. Kristine Wiess won prizes for being the only girl to hit the jump without crashing. Hopefully next year we see some more girls out there killing it. Max Langile and Gabe Khangyi (top right and bottom left) were stand out youngsters in our eyes. Both riders had amplitude, style, and flow. We had never seen or heard of Gabe before the WHIPOFF and he left a big impression!! Dan Brothers and Kyle Mckinnon (bottom right), 2nd place Scrub and Whip.
"Superman" Dan made the trek from deep in the grasslands to bring back his signature move. Dan and Sam (both nursing some savage dehydration...) battled in the scrub arena all day and Dan ended up second place. Best Whip runner up was the toughest call we had to make. There were at least 10 riders we sent back up for one final lap of the jump. Last jump decided runner up. Underdog, and CC Online rider Kyle "Kmak" Mckinnon took it unanimously. Watch the replay closer and his cranks were rotating back to dick-footed-crazy-steeze in an effort to push it that extra mile.
CYCLEMOB's Mike Brothers holding the custom trophies before we announced the winners. Who wouldn't want to hoist a Gold D3 or a Silver D2 mounted on fork uppers?
Best Scrubber Sam Finn, and Best Whipper Stephane Pelletier. These guys put on a clinic. Check out their winning moves in the official edit below.