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Agricultural Education: The Brett Rheeder Story
28 Aug 2015
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Brett Rheeder has climbed the ranks over the last few years and established himself as one of mountain biking's elite. After earning the top spot at Crankworx Rotorua and Les 2 Alpes in 2015, he was the sole contender for the Crankworx Triple Crown of Slopestyle heading into Crankworx Whistler. While he ended up coming up just short of the Triple Crown, he still took the overall win for the Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour. Did we also mention that he took home the first X Games MTB Slopestyle gold medal in Munich this year? So what does it take for a small town boy from rural Ontario to rise to the top of the slopestyle world? We caught up with Brett while he was enjoying some rare "down" time at home in Ontario between contests. However, Brett's idea of down time was building a 30-foot-tall drop-in in his back yard to practice his tricks on—or doing his homework as he calls it. With the help of his brother Christopher, his childhood riding buddy Matt Pollington and the Freehub crew, the structure went up in two days and the homework was immediately underway before heading off to the Les 2 Alpes and then Whistler for the final stop of the Crankworx World Tour. — Presented by Trek
Video: Agricultural Education - The Brett Rheeder Story
27 Aug 2015
Views: 14,438    Faves: 304    Comments: 10


Brett Rheeder has climbed the ranks over the last few years and established himself as one of mountain biking's elite. After earning the top spot at Crankworx Rotorua and Les 2 Alpes in 2015, he was the sole contender for the Crankworx Triple Crown of Slopestyle heading into Crankworx Whistler. While he ended up coming up just short of the Triple Crown, he still took the overall win for the Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour. Did we also mention that he took home the first X Games MTB Slopestyle gold medal in Munich this year? So what does it take for a small town boy from rural Ontario to rise to the top of the slopestyle world? We caught up with Brett while he was enjoying some rare "down" time at home in Ontario between contests. However, Brett's idea of down time was building a 30-foot-tall drop-in, in his backyard to practice his tricks on—or doing his homework as he calls it. With the help of his brother Christopher, his childhood riding buddy Matt Pollington and the Freehub crew, the structure went up in two days and the homework was immediately underway before heading off to the Les 2 Alpes and then Whistler for the final stop of the Crankworx World Tour.


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @trek / @rheederboyz / @officialcrankworx

Video: The Cascadia National Enduro Championships in Port Angeles
31 Jul 2015
Views: 10,637    Faves: 75    Comments: 1


In the Pacific Northwest, the Enduro racing world - and culture - is best represented by the Cascadia Dirt Cup, a multi-venue series focused on the elements that make the modern mountain bike scene so attractive. In the case of racers and fans, it’s also what makes the sport so authentic. Join us as we travel through the Cascadia Dirt Cup, a race series that revolves around community.

In This Episode: For the second stop of the Cascadia Dirt Cup, Lars and the boys head to Port Angeles' Dry Hill, a name that has never been more appropriate. Port Angeles was a two day, seven stage race and with temperatures reaching over 90 degrees and the trails turning to moon dust, the conditions were pretty atypical compared to the usual Olympic Peninsula experience. Lars and friends battle the heat, gruelling climbs, loose corners and even a dreaded pile up at practice. Did we mention there was a huck to flat contest? Join Lars Sternberg, Darrin Seeds and Kelend Hawks at Port Angeles' Dry Hill for Episode Two of Racing Cascadia.— Cascadia Dirt Cup, Smith Optics, Clif Bar #RacingCascadia

Watch Episode One: The North Shore of Racing Cascadia here.


MENTIONS: @CascadiaDirtCup / @TransitionBikeCompany / @SmithOptics / @CLIF

Video: Reflecting With Wade Simmons
9 Jul 2015
Views: 27,784    Faves: 275    Comments: 18


Faces: The Rider Chronicles is a series dedicated to telling the stories of mountain biking. Wade Simmons, Dylan Sherrard, Lorraine Blancher and Chris Johnston are four riders with a unique outlook on the sport and surrounding community. Each offers their own blend of knowledge and experience that encapsulate the mountain bike lifestyle. Join Freehub Magazine for a series dedicated to telling their stories. — Presented by Race Face #rfFaces

In This Episode: From the "Godfather of Freeride" to a father of two, for Episode One of Faces, Freehub Magazine takes us into the world of a mountain biking legend and explores a day in the life of Wade Simmons.


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @wadevsimmons / @dylawn / @lbbikes / @cdub09

Video: They Can't Have a Race on the Shore Without Skinnies
25 Jun 2015
Views: 26,047    Faves: 83    Comments: 0


In the Pacific Northwest, the Enduro racing world - and culture - is best represented by the Cascadia Dirt Cup, a multi-venue series focused on the elements that make the modern mountain bike scene so attractive. In the case of racers and fans, it’s also what makes the sport so authentic. Join us as we travel through the Cascadia Dirt Cup, a race series that revolves around community.

In This Episode: Racing Cascadia gets underway as Lars and the Freehub crew head across the border to the North Shore trails of BC for the first stop of the CDC. There Lars meets up with fellow enduro riders Adam Craig and Kelend Hawks to send skinnies, talk MTB history and, most importantly, have fun with friends in the woods. — Smith Optics, Clif Bar #RacingCascadia

MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @SmithOptics / @CLIF / @CascadiaDirtCup / @bcenduroseries

Racing Cascadia Series Drops Today
23 Jun 2015
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In the Pacific Northwest, the Enduro racing world—and culture—is best represented by the Cascadia Dirt Cup, a multi-venue series focused on the elements that make the modern mountain bike scene so attractive. In the case of racers and fans, it’s also what makes the sport so authentic. Join us as we travel through the Cascadia Dirt Cup, a race series that revolves around community.

In This Episode: Racing Cascadia gets underway as Lars and the Freehub crew head across the border to the North Shore trails of BC for the first stop of the CDC. There Lars meets up with fellow enduro riders Adam Craig and Kelend Hawks to send skinnies, talk MTB history and, most importantly, have fun with friends in the woods. — Smith Optics, Clif Bar #RacingCascadia


Watch Episode One Here: http://tinyurl.com/racingcascadia
Freehub Magazine Celebrates Five Years
14 Apr 2015
Freehub Magazine Celebrates Five Years

Freehub Magazine celebrates five years of print with the release of Issue 6.1, the Community Issue and a new brand identity. To say thanks for supporting us for the last five years, Freehub Magazine would like to offer all Pinkbike readers a 40% discount on a one-year subscription to Freehub Magazine. That means you get four issues of mountain biking's coffee table quarterly delivered directly to your door for only $21.95!

Click here to score the discount and have Issue 6.1 delivered directly to your door.

Click here to preview "Steel Beauty: Ten Years of Absolute Mashing" from Issue 6.1.

Freehub Magazine Issue 6.1 the Community Issue.


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag

Video: Retallack's Peak to Creek Season Finale
14 Jan 2015
Views: 29,978    Faves: 241    Comments: 25


We began the story of the Peak to Creek trail 12 weeks ago with Matt, Mike and Bill stomping around in the heart of the Kootenays with high alpine dreams. Today those dreams are realized, as riders Geoff Gulevich and Jesse Melamed heli to the top of Reco Peak at over 2500m (8350') and drop in making the 15km (over 9 miles) decent down the freshly forged trail.

Photo Margus Riga


Views: 28,842    Faves: 203    Comments: 12

With the bottom half of the trail nearly complete, the build crew knocks out some woodwork before heading to the high alpine. Once above the tree line they make the transition from stump pulling and bridge building to more straightforward benching...a lot of benching. Watch the dirt fly and the trail sections begin to connect as the crew nears the completion of the Peak to Creek trail.


Views: 17,943    Faves: 166    Comments: 14

With the corridor cleared and a plan in place, meet the full build crew as they descend upon Retallack lodge. watch as the crew battles stubborn stumps and chases elusive dirt as they put in the first 3km of the Peak to Creek trail.


Views: 26,030    Faves: 139    Comments: 12

As the snow melts and the scouting concludes, out come the chaps and chainsaws as the crew begins to bring the Peak to Creek trail into reality. Watch as Matt, Brian and Mike clear the corridor to prepare for the full build crew to come up and start throwing dirt.


Views: 21,627    Faves: 98    Comments: 4

With snow on the ground, the Peak to Creek scouting team takes to the woods—exploring the history and terrain Retallack has to offer. Watch the continued birth of a trail in episode two of our six part Peak to Creek series. Peak to Creek is an educational, on-the-ground mini-series showcasing the process, passion and man-power behind professional-level trail building, from start to finish.


Views: 24,012    Faves: 150    Comments: 15

From Google Earth and topo maps, to boots on the ground and three meters of snow. Watch the birth of a trail in episode one of our six part Peak to Creek series. Peak to Creek is an educational, on-the-ground mini-series showcasing the process, passion and man-power behind professional-level trail building, from start to finish.


Peak to Creek is an educational, on-the-ground, mini-series showcasing the process, passion and man-power behind professional-level trail building, from start to finish.


MENTIONS @retallacklodge @RockyMountainBicycles @Maxxis @FreehubMag @Margus @kinbad @Gulevich87

Video: Peak to Creek Episode Five
1 Jan 2015
Views: 28,842    Faves: 203    Comments: 12


With the bottom half of the trail nearly complete, the build crew knocks out some woodwork before heading to the high alpine. Once above the tree line they make the transition from stump pulling and bridge building to more straightforward benching...a lot of benching. Watch the dirt fly and the trail sections begin to connect as the crew nears the completion of the Peak to Creek trail.

Peak to Creek Episode 5

Peak to Creek Episode 5

Peak to Creek Episode 5

Peak to Creek is an educational, on-the-ground, mini-series showcasing the process, passion and man-power behind professional-level trail building, from start to finish. The Series Finale Episode 6 will be released January 13th on FreehubMag.com. Stay up to date with the series and latest episodes on the Peak to Creek page at FreehubMag.com/Peak-to-Creek


MENTIONS: @retallacklodge @RockyMountainBicycles @Maxxis @FreehubMag

Video: Frozen Ground with Britney White
18 Dec 2014
Views: 34,314    Faves: 105    Comments: 5


26 degrees (Fahrenheit), hoar frost, and frozen ferns. I pull into a muddy parking spot at work after a cold ride, followed by a 45 minute commute, I shift my truck into park and a sudden wave of calm overcomes me. All of the day comes flooding back into my head in that one instant. That corner, the icy berm I slid out of, that jump I finally cleared, and a smile washes over my face. The day has left me feeling so suddenly fulfilled and content knowing that nothing else matters, because that happened. Tomorrow I will ride again. It's more of my brain's demand than my own choice really, at least that's how it feels, along with a strong desire to do better than I did yesterday. But for now it's time to focus on work.

It's a slow night at the restaurant and with more time to reflect back on my day, I decide maybe I should have hit that jump again, yeah was that pinot noir or pinot gris? Would I be able to just go back and do it again tomorrow? I must do it again.

On this particular bone chillingly frigid fall day, the leaves were plentiful and flattened by frost. My memories are still fresh, painted orange and yellow, with rich brown dirt covered in roots, tangled, like Medusa's hair. Finding the trail in this cluttered abyss was half the battle. Yes, today was worth the battle.

The combination of my years biking has been a mixed bag of best days ever, close calls, and total biffs to say the least. This last year has been no exception with plenty of ups and downs between injury, life, and racing. I suppose it's ironic, how it's that simple feeling of riding a bike gives me a sense of balance again. In the years to come that laundry list of goals and dreams may or may not materialize, but whatever happens I relish in knowing I have felt such deep passion for something that I love so much. Thank you to all those who support my passion - Freehub, Fox Shox, Transition Bikes, Spank, Profile Racing, Continental, iXS, Alleycat Bike Repair (Duke), Shimano, Royal Racing, Chris King, Five Ten, Disidual and Coal Headwear.

Britney White
​Earning turns.

Britney White
​This photo was self taken earlier in the summer on a ride with my dog, Hueco.

Video: Jay Provins
Music: I am Hotep/Crazy Creepy


MENTIONS @bzmncrew @FreehubMag @foxracingshox @TransitionBikeCompany @ContinentalMTB @iXSsports @shimano @Royal-Racing @chriskingbuzz @FiveTen

Video: Peak to Creek - Episode 4
17 Dec 2014
Views: 17,943    Faves: 166    Comments: 14


With the corridor cleared and a plan in place, meet the full build crew as they descend upon Retallack Lodge. Watch as the crew battle stubborn stumps and chase elusive dirt as they put in the first 3km of the Peak to Creek trail.

Peak to Creek is an educational, on-the-ground, mini-series showcasing the process, passion and man-power behind professional-level trail building, from start to finish.

Episode 5 will be released December 30th on FreehubMag.com, with new episodes releasing every two weeks.

Stay up to date with the series and latest episodes on the Peak to Creek page at FreehubMag.com/Peak-to-Creek


Mentions: @retallacklodge, @RockyMountainBicycles, @Maxxis

Buy One Gift One Free Subscriptions
8 Dec 2014
Buy One Gift One Free Subscriptions

This holiday season treat yourself to a Freehub Magazine subscription and we'll send a gift subscription to a person of your choosing FREE! Order by December 12th to get it there by Christmas with standard shipping. Give a gift that brings the best stories and images from the world of mountain biking to your door 4 times a year. It really is the gift that keeps on giving!

With the newest issue hot off the press, you can look for stories that are dedicated to 'Escape & Adventure'—getting lost on two wheels and exploring the unknown. Check out some of the stories from the issue that ships in time for the holidays.

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Glaciers, geysers, hot springs and angry volcanoes. Wade Simmons, Stephen Matthews and Chris Winter pedal deep into the land of ice and fire, under the gaze of stony giants. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson


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We often dismiss backyard exploration as not even worth the effort. But when its the Uinta Mountains out your door, down-home adventure can be as exhilarating as the most far-flung locales. Eric Porter and Ian and Neil Provo set up camp underneath a star-studded night sky in Utahs Uintas. Photo: Ian Provo


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Trout: its whats for dinner. Brook trout, although native to the eastern side of Canada and the US, populate many higher lakes and streams in the west. The Uintas are no exception. Photo: Ian Provo


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A farmer and his mule transport goods in Tegucigalpa, Honduras capital. While over 60 percent of Hondurans live below the poverty line, the country has a surprisingly prevalent and passionate mountain biking scene. Photo: Justa Jeskova


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Alftavatn means Swan Lake for the whooper swans that were hunted in the area in the early 1800s. While no water fowl are visible, Stephen Matthews and Chris Winter find plenty of views along the lakes expansive shores. Photo: Mattias Fredriksson


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At 172 scorching miles, the Epic Israel is not your traditional pilgrimage. Its brutal length through the Holy Land is sure to test both your strength and faith, whatever that may be. Photo: Alon Ron


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Recently I got into shooting photos of people at the conclusion of an epic adventure, to try to capture the jubilation, relief, exhaustion and sense of achievement from what we have just completed. In 2012, we rode a 12-day out-and-back through the Uttrakahand region of India, a steep mountainous area tucked under the Himalayas at the edge of the Nepalese border. I shot a portrait of each of our nine-rider team, two minutes after we rolled out of the very last descent on the last day. Then I set up my Leica M9 and handed it to one of the group to shoot me. Somehow I look like I have just finished a Sunday ride, so that clearly did not work this time around.


Freehub Magazine would like to thank everyone that has helped make the dream of telling stories a reality... so we want to give back this holiday season. Share the gift of mountain biking and story telling with the 'Buy One Gift One Free' Holiday subscription package.

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Video: Peak to Creek Episode 3
3 Dec 2014
Views: 26,030    Faves: 139    Comments: 12


As the snow melts and the scouting concludes, out come the chaps and chainsaws as the crew begins to bring the Peak to Creek trail into reality. Watch as Matt, Brian and Mike clear the corridor to prepare for the full build crew to come up and start throwing dirt.

sawyer crew for Peak to Creek

Meet the Saw crew Matt Barrett & Brian Malley


The crew

Peak to Creek is an educational, on-the-ground, mini-series showcasing the process, passion and man-power behind professional-level trail building, from start to finish.

Episode 4 will be released December 16th on FreehubMag.com, with new episodes releasing every two weeks.

Stay up to date with the series and latest episodes on the Peak to Creek page at FreehubMag.com/Peak-to-Creek


MENTIONS @RockyMountainBicycles @Maxxis @retallacklodge @FreehubMag

Video: Peak to Creek - Part Two
18 Nov 2014
Views: 21,627    Faves: 98    Comments: 4


With snow on the ground, the Peak to Creek scouting team takes to the woods - exploring the history and terrain Retallack has to offer. Watch the continued birth of a trail in episode two of our six part Peak to Creek series.

Peak to Creek is an educational, on-the-ground, mini-series showcasing the process, passion and man-power behind professional-level trail building, from start to finish.

Episode 3 will be released December 2nd on FreehubMag.com, with new episodes releasing every two weeks.

Stay up to date with the series and latest episodes on the Peak to Creek page at FreehubMag.com/Peak-to-Creek
Video: Time Machine
12 Nov 2014
Views: 54,994    Faves: 274    Comments: 20

After a slow start to the season due to suffering a broken hand at a local Enduro race, Britney White returned to the saddle with a vengeance. Motivated to make up for lost time, she dedicated herself to her bike and getting back to race form. Britney spent the rest of the summer timing her laps in the woods, crushing most people’s race pace on her “training” runs.

Britney White 2014

When Britney’s not hammering trails on her downhill bike, she’s training on her Enduro bike or hitting the dirt jumps at the Burlington Bike Park. Next year’s plans include racing and additional video projects. Britney would like to thank her sponsors, Fox Suspension, Transition Bikes, Spank, Profile Racing, IXS, Continental Tires, Shimano, Chris King, Disidual Clothing, Coal Headwear and AlleyCat Bike Shop.


Mentions: @foxracingshox @TransitionBikeCompany @spank-bikes @ContinentalMTB @shimano @iXSsports @chriskingbuzz


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