Freehub Magazine Winter Vol. 4.3

Dec 9, 2013
by Freehub Magazine  
It's new issue time, and we are excited to release our first winter issue to date! Freehub Magazine has gone quarterly for 2014 thanks to the support of our readers and demand for more great stories. We have spent the last four and a half years refining our publication to create a one-of-a-kind mountain bike magazine that revolves around community and the people within it. Freehub strives to tell the stories of people on every level in the community, people chasing their dreams as riders, entrepreneurs, engineers, and travellers for the love of biking. This is 'Who We Are'.

Cover Vol 4.3
  While Katie Holden billy goats along a cliffside climbing trail in Vantage, WA, artist Shawn Okeefe uses his signature artistic style to add some off season chill to the winter Freehub Magazine cover.

We are the ones with winter’s muddy war paint. And frozen noses and toes. With muscles burning in the cold and screeching, wet brakes. We are the ones soaked to the core, but driven with a passion there too. For this is what we do.

We ride—all year.

At Freehub, like you, we are riders—season in and season out. And that’s a great thing to be this time of year, because it means we don’t have to surrender to some so-called off-season. While others concede to winter’s cold, we don warmer clothes and pedal out into it. As darkness falls, we shine lights and get rowdier than ever. And when the trails are too greasy to ride, that’s when we dig and we build.

Sure, there’s a kind of seasonal rhythm dictating the mountain biker’s life. But there is no “off-season.” This—we’ve learned from you.

Over the last four years, your dedication year-round to mountain biking has fueled the soul behind Freehub. From building trail to advocacy initiatives, exploring new zones to slaying your own local grounds, you aren’t deterred by the flux of the seasons.

Because of all this, we’re excited to say that we’re expanding to four issues next year. Freehub stories have always reflected the community at its most core level, where passion, knowledge and the dream that is mountain biking, are shared throughout the year.

So a huge Thank You to our supporters, our friends, family and readers: We couldn’t do any of this without you. And we promise you this: As long as you continue to work day-in and day-out to grow the spirit and culture and sport of mountain biking, we’ll continue to grow with you. We are your year-round ride crew.

Adrienne Schofhauser, editor

Stories In This Issue:
Home | The Wanderlust Way of Craig Bierly
Lost Gold | Park City’s Growing Bike Culture
The Land of 10,000 Frozen Lakes | Fat Tires, Snow Plows and a True Midwestern Winter
The Aura of Competence | Oversized Packages and Pedal-Philes at Dirty Finger Bike Shop
Wild West | Renegade Roots, Tough-As-Nails Terrain and Sedona’s Efforts to Become A World-Class Mountain Biking Destination
Youth Gone Wild | Paris Gore, from Yearbook Class to the World Cup

You can subscribe to Freehub Magazine for a 40% discount as part of our Shared Reader program with Pinkbike by following the link below. Thanks for your support, and happy trails.


Winter 4.3

Last light: Eric Porter rides the upper reaches of the legendary Wasatch Crest trail 4,000 feet above town as a setting sun melts the first snowfall of the season. Photo: Colin Wiseman

Winter 4.3

For devoted mountain biker Craig Bierly, home is where he parks it.

Winter 4.3

The Mississippi River is over 2,300 miles long, reaching from nearly the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico. Frozen over with a thick layer of perfect ice and covered in less than an inch of snow, the backwater miles around Winona in northern Minnesota are a fat-bikers dream.

Winter 4.3

Cathedral Rock viewed from the Secret Slick Rock Trail and Ridge Trail. Photo: Lars Romig

Volume 4.3

How the finger became dirty, a story about one of Hood Rivers most unique bike shop. Dirty Finger signature stained glass friezes by Jess Caudill.

Winter 4.3

Brandon Semenuk didnt quite get the run he wanted at Red Bull Rampage 2013, but still sent his massive canyon stepdown as seen in the Paris Gore profile.

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We take pride in offering the very people who read Freehub a chance to get published by submitting their own stories based on personal experiences. In the magazine you can find trail and ride reviews, profiles on riders, photographers and filmers, stories focused on companies and their origins, stories on biking communities, and authentic Freehub features. If you care to contact us for content submissions, subscriptions, or feedback you can do so through our website at


  • + 11
 Freehub always runs neat covers on their magazines.
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 Brandon Semenuk's canyon stepdown is just mind blowing,that is one amazing picture!
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 massive view on that semenuk gap. first second was thinking what gap is that? you do not only need massive balls but also massive skill. well deserved second place. bet he will win it one day, zinks backflip also mindblowing, dont get it why he didnt win, kelly also risked his life and many riders did, but zink was just totally.... nutter,

just think about it kids jumping that huge drop is insane
  • + 1
 You need massive balls to do Semenuks massive gap? That doesn't sound weird at all...
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 i dont underastand what your trying to say. of course you need to be able to push your fear away woudnt it be for that brandon woudnt stand where he does now
  • + 1
 My comment was about anal sex
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 I'm a huge fan of Freehub, and can't wait to read the latest issue. Thanks for putting it out!
  • + 5
 Totally agree! Subscribed a while ago and really like the magazine. High quality publication, stands out from the rest.
  • + 4
 Rad-di-CAL! Loved the Paris Gore section.
  • + 2
 I don't minding spending $10 on a magazine when it's Freehub.
Great article on RaceFace in your last issue.
  • + 3
 Winona is almost Iowa...just sayin
  • + 1
 Since when is Winona part of Northern MN? Winona is about as far south and east as it gets.
  • + 1
 Regardless, Freehub is a great read.
  • + 1
 I rode that trail while camping for a Dave Matthews Band concert!
  • + 1
 What trail is this? I'm nearish and want to check it out?
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 I was soooo pumped to see that! Smile
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 How many pages does this have?
  • + 1
 Stoked! Best quality magazine out there
  • + 1
 Hell YES!!

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