Mountain Bike News
      :: from CoyoteSep 27, 2000
Trail update for Praireview, Bragg Creek Trail update for Praireview, Bragg Creek
Prairieview Update for those who may be afraid to go to K-Country, thinking there will be snow on the trail...WRONG! I rode Prairieview last night, and not only is it snow free, it's almost mud free - there are only a handful of puddles on the Jewell Pass portion. I had not been on this trail for a while, and was surprised to see how wide the downhill has gotten. If you don't like to go over roots and bumps, stay home - don't go around them! This trail used to be classic single track, now it's almost double track throughout. Before you drive, you may want to check with K-Country (673-3985 or ), as there are currently several bear closures in the area, including most of the trails around Kananaskis village.
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      :: from mentalSep 25, 2000
Dual Eliminator race tonight Dual Eliminator race tonight
Starting at 7:00pm and lasting just over an hour, the final Dual Eliminator race of the season takes place tonight at Canada Olympic Park. Entry is just $10 for season pass holders and $14 for all others. I have more than made my entry back in the draw prizes provided by generous sponsors. James and his crew have done a great job on the course and putting on the races each week.
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      :: from DannySep 25, 2000
Josh Bender Hucks Josh Bender Hucks
Some of you have probably heard of Josh Bender. This guy has been hucking himself off of ridiculous heights, sometimes making it, sometimes not. At the NORBA races in Deer Valley this past July he sparked a huge contoversy when he hucked a 30 foot double retaining wall after the end of the downhill races. To read an interesting article on the event and to see video footage of the huck go
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      :: from RadekSep 21, 2000
The winner and a new draw. The winner and a new draw.
The Calgary Cycle video box set give away has come to a close. Over 1000 of you registered to win over the last week or so. There was about a 50/50 split between local people and the rest of the world. Now we pull a random name out of the hat. Mark Webster you win!

NEXT CONTEST
For our next give away we were lucky enough to get our hands on some spankin' new Race Face North Shore XS cranks. Some deal applies. At the end of a week or 2, we draw a random name. To make it more interesting, Read as"bribery", for every cool riding picture you submit during this time, your entry in the contest will be counted as an extra 4 ballots. (Make sure you use the same e-mail in the photo submission as the contest entry. Only your own pictures please.)
      :: from Mike BlarowskiSep 21, 2000
COP downhill #4 race results and pictures COP downhill #4 race results and pictures
Last Saturday almost 50 racers took part in the Downhill race #4 at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. The day couldn't have been better. Warm temperatures, sunny skies and a well designed course made this an excellent event. Racers battled it out in 4 different categories; senior men, junior men, women and hardtail. The course featured a nice double just seconds out of the start gate, several 3+ foot drops, single track and a steep descent with a nice launch at the top ending in a 90 degree berm turn. Instead of racing, I was the picture guy for this race so enjoy the .
      :: from RadekSep 20, 2000
We're baaack! We're baaack!
So we got our selves a spanking new dedicated server. It's big, shinny and fast! It should fill our needs for quite sometime and allow us to bring you the best service we can.
I really like to thank all the people that contributed in setting up our new home.
Ben Shelton, Helsinki, Finland
Jani Reinikainen, Helsinki, Finland
Derek Anderson, Vancouver
Victor Mulyk, Calgary
      :: from RadekSep 17, 2000
Upgrading! Upgrading!
Due to the recent popularity of the site, Pinkbike is upgrading to it's own dedicated server!
This will allow us to bring you faster and better service, including streaming video.
      :: from James RadkeSep 14, 2000
Downhill #4 at Canada Olympic Park Downhill #4 at Canada Olympic Park
Here is some information on our downhill race this weekend. This is not an ABA event, but rather a race for fun in a relaxed riding environment. The race will have 4 categories, all of which are sponsored by pokes and Attire, Big Rock and Powerbar: hard-tail, sr men, jr men and women. The cost is $14, however, if you would like to race in the hard-tail category and another category you can do so for another $5 ($19 total). The race starts at 1:00pm on Saturday September 16 and you can register by phone at (403)247-5452 or in person until 12:00pm on Saturday. If you have any questions or you would like information on the Dual Eliminator on September 24 please call James or Aimee at (403)247-5457. See you there!
      :: from MimoSep 14, 2000
We came, we saw, it kicked some ass. We came, we saw, it kicked some ass.

On Saturday September 9, 80 tough riders took on the Bow Cycle Bowness Nationals- race of pain in Bragg Creek, Alberta.

The conditions were perfect - running slightly cloudy 10 or so degrees, and NO RAIN!

Right off the bat, I will have to say that this was pretty much the best organized race I have ever seen ...

      :: from Marc WaltonSep 12, 2000
Nice Work! Nice Work!
Jason Christianson of Canmore qualified as the top canadian at the norba nationals in mammoth last weekend he crashed in the final run but qualifying top canadian is damn good for a bow valley boy, he also placed 19th in the fun race they had down the old kamikazee course, Stacy Kohut also of Canmore won the dual slalom in the four wheel category.
      :: from RadekSep 12, 2000
Big Ass Bike! Big Ass Bike!
Here is another shot of the new machine down at Brooklyn Machine Works.
      :: from RadekSep 11, 2000
Dual Eliminator tonight! Dual Eliminator tonight!
Tonight out at COP (Canada Olympic Park) they are staging the weekly Dual Eliminator night. Come out and go head to head with some of the best riders this side of the Rockies. The fun starts at 7pm and runs till 9. Entry is 14 bucks.
The course is a good mixture of fast turns, table tops and a sizable double jump at the finish line. If you don't wanna race come out and see the event. Contact between the riders during the race, has been known to produce some spectacular crashes and carnage. As well some of the guys and girls are going big and showing some great style on the airs.
      :: from RadekSep 10, 2000
Bike video giveaway! Bike video giveaway!
Another Pinkbike giveaway!
This time it's brought to you by Calgary Cycle. We are doing a random draw next week for a box set of 5 classic mountain bike movies. Fill in your name and email to enter this contestGood Luck!
      :: from Geof HarriesSep 10, 2000
Whitehorse(Yukon) Freeride Championships Whitehorse(Yukon) Freeride Championships

Just wanted to share with you some footage from the 1st annual
Whitehorse Freeride Championships
held a couple of weeks back.
Photos can be found at www.venombikes.com

Check out this 6
minute video
as well. You will need Quicktime 4 to view it so
if you don't have is click
here to get it.

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   :: from Tobin RooneySep 7, 2000
Heh, this one really kills me! Heh, this one really kills me!
I am not sure what you had up your sleeves for t-shirts but I thought
I would throw something at you.
This is just an idea, you would need to find some royalty free image
(or not) and put whatever text in that floats your boat.
This is just a concept... Pic would go on the front of the shirt,
logo on back. I kinda like "share the ride" as your catch phrase,
plus it is consistent with your logo and kind of embodies the feel
of your site but that if you wanted to use "We'll ride anything,
even your Momma!" I wouldn't be upset.
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      :: from RadekSep 6, 2000
Here is a little video clip of the BB fest Here is a little video clip of the BB fest

This nice little drop in Calgary claimed 3 BB's in a very short time! A nice 10+ footer to a trany. The landing could be a little steeper. Check out myself, Danny L, Wade S, Mark D, and Scott T on a typical urban ride. (Some of us had to walk home Frown
BTW, that is the second one for Mark that week of this same drop!


Check out http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/list/?date=all&text=Urban%20Calgary&page=2
      :: from mentalSep 5, 2000
Stony Scrambler Cyclo-Cross Race Stony Scrambler Cyclo-Cross Race
The Stony Scrambler Cyclo-Cross Race will take place on Sunday October 1, 2000 in Stony Plain, Alberta. This Alberta Bicycle Association sanctioned race is organized by Harvey Heinrichs & Fern Jordan. The Entry Fee is $15 for licenced riders and $20 for citizens racers. Mountain bikes are permitted, so this is your chance to try this cool event event if you don't have a cyclo-cross bike. For more information download the You can register by calling 780-963-6693 or faxing the above form to 780-963-8842 or by e-mail fjordan@connect.ab.ca. On-site registration is available on Saturday September 30.
      :: from Korban SchwabSep 4, 2000
A moment of silence. A moment of silence.
I just thought I would relay a nasty story I heard yesterday.
I was working talking to a friend of mine from Canmore who works as the front desk manager of the Quality Inn. He told me he had to work overtime to cover for one of his employees who............TORE HIS SCROTUM!!!!! in A horrible Mountain Bike accident of the weekend.
No kidding tore it!!!!! 6 stitches in fact, Ouch!!

      :: from Mike BlarowskiSep 4, 2000
Burning Hot provincial Championship race results! Burning Hot provincial Championship race results!
Race results from the September 2-4 Provincial mountain bike championships in Hinton just arrived. Here are the and the provided to us by Harvey Heinrichs. According to "Mental" (one of the downhill competitors) just under 40 riders braved the snow and rain in Hinton for the Downhill Provincial Championships. If not for the mud and snow, the course would have been very easy. Mental has won the Expert class (Master 30-39). His time was good enough for 5th overall including elite. Congratulations! Glad to be using flats Mental commented. There was no possibility to clip in, everything was completely covered in mud. from the cross country race submitted to us by Andrew Soon.
      :: from Mike BlarowskiSep 3, 2000
More road race results just for you! More road race results just for you!
I hate this weather! Rain, rain and more rain everyday since I got back from California. Instead of getting depressed I decided to catch up on some of the long awaited race results. Below are some of the latest road race results. Enjoy
      :: from Mike BlarowskiSep 2, 2000
Upcomming events at COP Upcomming events at COP
Canada Olympic Park will be a busy place this fall. In addition to their COP fall mountain bike events poster.
      :: from James RadkeSep 1, 2000
Fall race league at COP. Fall race league at COP.

Here is the fall race league schedule for Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta.

Monday nights - Dual Slalom, sponsored by Ridley's.
Tuesday nights - Dual Eliminator, sponsored by Bow Cycle.
Thursday nights- Cross Country sponsored by the Bike Shop.
Cost for each event is $10 if you have a pass and $14 if you don't. The races start at 7pm and go to 9pm with awards in the lounge after.
 
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