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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.


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Video: Retallack's Peak to Creek Season Finale
14 Jan 2015
Views: 29,460    Faves: 235    Comments: 24


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: 28,454    Faves: 199    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: 17,713    Faves: 161    Comments: 13

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: 25,796    Faves: 137    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: 21,517    Faves: 97    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: 23,850    Faves: 149    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: 28,454    Faves: 199    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: 34,159    Faves: 104    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: 17,713    Faves: 161    Comments: 13


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: 25,796    Faves: 137    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: 21,517    Faves: 97    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: 54,761    Faves: 273    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

Video: Peak to Creek - Episode One
10 Nov 2014
Views: 23,850    Faves: 149    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.

Episode 2 will be released November 18th 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 @FreehubMag @kinbad

Freehub Magazine: Making a Difference one Subscription at a Time
7 Nov 2014
Freehub Magazine Making a difference one subscription at a time

At Freehub Magazine, we are giving thanks this month by giving back. When you subscribe to Freehub Magazine anytime through November 30th, we will donate $10 of that subscription to World Bicycle Relief. All donations to WBR are being matched $ for $ during November and December so every subscription will be doubled in impact meaning for every bike we raise, two will be distributed.

Our goal is to raise the funds to send 20 bikes to Africa, by the end of November. Your subscriptions will help us reach that goal. Get (or give) the gift of mountain biking's coffee table quarterly and help us provide the gift of two-wheels to communities in need.

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Already a subscriber and still want to help the cause?
You can donate at Freehub's World Bicycle Relief page here: fundraise.worldbicyclerelief.org/freehubmag.

Freehub Magazine Making a difference one subscription at a time

By partnering with microfinance institutions in Africa, World Bicycle Relief has helped provide 3,500 bicycles to merchants through short-term loans. The bikes provide a reliable source of transportation for farmers to bring milk and produce to local markets. These bikes can carry more weight, and have less chances of breaking down, meaning merchants can sell more goods, and make more profits.

Freehub Magazine Making a difference one subscription at a time

Through World Bicycle Relief's Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program, over 24,000 bicycles have been provided to students, teachers and education workers throughout rural Africa. The effects that two wheels can have on a student's life are profound. Bikes reduce the time and effort for students who commute long distances, and both grades and attendance rates consistently improve among students who have received bicycles.

Freehub Magazine Making a difference one subscription at a time

World Bicycle Relief has helped provide 23,000 bicycles to healthcare volunteers caring for people with HIV/AIDS, and children who have been orphaned by the disease. The bicycles have enabled volunteers to increase patient visits by up to 40 percent, and allow peer-to-peer educators help spread HIV/AIDS awareness.

Freehub Magazine Making a difference one subscription at a time

The Buffalo. This bike is specifically designed to endure the rugged roads, and demanding needs of African farmers, students and healthcare volunteers. Designed, produced and assembled in Africa, the Buffalo is easy and low-cost to maintain, with spare parts readily available. World Bicycle Relief has also trained over 900 field mechanics, ensuring bike owners have access to proper repair and maintenance.

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Video: Peak to Creek Teaser
28 Oct 2014
Views: 15,077    Faves: 65    Comments: 4


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.

Images from the Peak to Creek Teaser

We hand picked a crew from the United States and Canada to construct an all-mountain bike trail, that showcases the hands-on experience and dialogue that embodies the process of building one of the world's most versatile trails. From the high-alpine summit of Reco Peak at Retallack Lodge to the streams and forests of valley bottom, this dirt-and-callus-filled chronicle will showcase how trail construction brings people together as a team to create a unified vision—and some badass riding.

Images from the Peak to Creek Teaser

Images from the Peak to Creek Teaser

Episode 1 will be released November 4th 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: @FreehubMag @retallacklodge @treelinesnw

Video: Huntin' For Bigfoot
14 Oct 2014
Views: 20,115    Faves: 87    Comments: 6


We hit the road with Humbolt locals, Tsering Alleyne and Kyle Warner, to explore the Northern Coast of California surrounding Arcata. What we found were an abundance of amazing trails with little to nobody riding them... a mountain bikers dream. Read the full article in Freehub Magazine issue 5.2, and watch the amazing journey here or on the newly launched Freehub mag.
Freehub Magazine: NEW Crankworx Whistler Print Partner
8 May 2014
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Since its inception in 2009, Freehub Magazine has sought to capture the most authentic and beautiful aspects of mountain biking. To further these efforts in 2014, we are proud to announce Freehub’s role as a print media partner for what is possibly our sport’s most colorfully cultural event, Crankworx Whistler. There are few mediums that can tell a story as genuinely or stunningly as print—we will therefore use the timeless, high-quality pages of our magazine to document the figures, faces and festivities that surround Whistler from August 8 through 17. From the event’s heritage to the competitors’ backgrounds to the final scores, Freehub will be there to tell the stories that continue to unfold at Crankworx Whistler.

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With our summer issue printing just days before the festivities, Freehub will be unveiling our most recent dose of mountain bike culture at our on-site booth during Crankworx. We encourage readers to stop by to shake hands, say hello, grab an issue and hear more about what’s on Freehub’s horizon for 2014.

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Perhaps no other event in mountain biking has seen as many milestone moments or started as many pro riders’ careers as Crankworx Whistler, and we are excited and proud to be the print voice of that legacy, and to support both riding in the Pacific Northwest and in communities around the world.

Have a great summer, and we’ll see you at the bottom of Fitzsimmons.

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Video: Wet & Busted
5 May 2014
Views: 41,111    Faves: 355    Comments: 16


Riders Kelend Hawks and Geoff Gulevich spend one wet Washington day riding the local trails around Whatcom County. Take a ride with these two as they get wet and busted on some steep Northwest goods. Thanks to Gravit Digital for making this project happen.

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