Mountain Bike News
      :: from Maureen HendersonJan 31, 2001
Bike  Expo Bike Expo
In response to consumer demand and the phenomenal
growth of the sport, more features and exhibitors from the cycling
industry have been added to The "Coors Light" Outdoor Adventure
Sports Show to create The Bike Expo in both Vancouver and Calgary.
All weekend long bike enthusiasts can talk tech with the industry’s
leading manufacturers and purchase everything they need at great
prices for the upcoming riding season from top retailers. Action
packed events will keep the competition hot and consumers entertained.
[Read more]
   :: from Radek BurkatJan 30, 2001
New Poll New Poll
Thanks to mimo for submitting the next Quick
Poll
idea. Vote on your favorite riding destination. This is
the overall experience so don't forget to include the night life
in your decision.
      :: from Radek BurkatJan 29, 2001
Anyone up for some VIDEO? Anyone up for some VIDEO?

So the 1st Annual Pinkbike Frozen Feet Bike Festival was
a hit. Over 850 people showed up to ride, spectate and drink beer. I was going
to post all the race results and all that boring stuff but I decided that all
of you would enjoy the video first. So here it is. Turn up the tunes and enjoy
the ride.

Frozen Feet Video (300Kbps
mpg4 stream)
or (33MB mpg2 file)
(If the
streaming does not work for you please show your discontent in the forum)

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   :: from Radek BurkatJan 20, 2001
Get off the computer Get off the computer

It's Sunday! Tonight, 6pm at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, it's
the big event. Wahoo!
Get off the computer and head out there right now!

A whopping 500 people signed up online for this one. Crazy! You
can still register at the festival prior to the race. (Registration
and check in starts at 5:15pm at COP. Get there early as we might
have to cap the number of competitors in some events)

See you there!

   :: from Dangerous DaveJan 18, 2001
More Festivities More Festivities
A bunch of the local trials riders will also be putting on demos
at the festival. These are the best trials
riders Calgary has to offer. On their wicked course they will rip
it up and show you what that sport
is all about
.
Remember, this Sunday night (6pm start) at Canada Olympic
Park.
      :: from Radek BurkatJan 18, 2001
Let the games begin Let the games begin

The Festival is this Sunday. Who to
watch for you ask?

Local boy, Danny "Huckin' Bitch" Laroche is in
prime shape and says "50 feet in the distance jump. No problem".
Video clip of Danny


Kenny "Flyin Midget" Dowdle will be parking his
BMX for the night and showing ya Freeride/DH punks what airs are
all about. Video clip of Kenny

Damian Carson is taking a day off practicing for the World's
Nordic Championships in Finland and will show all ya posers what
skills he's brings across from the 90m Ski Jump. (He's on the

   :: from Mike KinradeJan 18, 2001
Nelson dudes in the Festival Nelson dudes in the Festival
The following guys are coming. Myself, Josh Mcullough,
Shawn Denny (2001 Norco Trials team), and Robbie
"Air" Bourden
. Robbie is a rider from the New World
Disorder
film. Check out the picture.
   :: from Radek BurkatJan 16, 2001
Frozen Feet Bike Festival Trophies Frozen Feet Bike Festival Trophies
Straight off the Plasma Table, the first of the many different
trophies that will be presented to the top fliers, crashers
and posers. You have to be tough to carry these out the door! They
are Pinkbike proof, made out of cold rolled steel and weighing over
10lbs each.
Get your online registration in now!
      :: from Radek BurkatJan 15, 2001
Big prize give away! Big prize give away!

- Race Face Turbine Cranks
- Chrome Dirt Jump Helmet
- Race Face clothing, shoes, and bike gear
- Over $1000 in $50 gift certificates to local bike stores
- Tons of Bike shirts, Pinkbike t-shirts, bike videos, COP swag
and more.

This Sunday, January 21st, we will be giving away the biggest set
of prizes in a long time. At the Frozen
Feet Bike Festival
we will be holding random prize draws to
give away all this gear. All you have to do is submit
your name here online
, and you will be in the draw for all this
gear.
Remember, it's a free to come out and watch the event. See
you there.

      :: from Jeff IngramJan 11, 2001
Next season DH news. (Whistler World Cup Canceled) Next season DH news. (Whistler World Cup Canceled)
Happy new year to all and an exciting year it is shaping up to
be! Many changes in the tentative calendars have occurred over the
past few weeks. The Whistler World Cup, Canada Cup Finals, and
Summer Session have all be CANCELED
due to problems arising
with the organizer. Here is the
official word on the cancellation.

This is now paving the way for the anticipated return of a Canada
Cup race in Alberta. Discussions are underway to hold a combined
Canada Cup XC/DH at COP the 14th and 15th of July. [Read
more]
      :: from MentalJan 10, 2001
1st Annual Pinkbike Frozen Feet Bike Festival 1st Annual Pinkbike Frozen Feet Bike Festival
Come out to Canada Olympic Park for the best winter bike festival
in the country. Events will include a Big Air Contest, Jump-for-Distance,
Top Speed Snow Challenge (radar trap courtesy of Calgary
Police Services), Bunny Hop Contest and Tricycle races.
Events are open to all ages and abilities. Competitors will be vying
for custom PinkBike trophies in each event and all riders will be
eligible for $1000's in draw prizes
provided by The Bike Shop, Nouvelle Cycle, Bow Cycle, Calgary Cycle,
Ridley's, Spokes and Attire, Mountainbike City, Cyclepath, Soma
Cycle, Pedalhead, Dynamic Cycle, Campione and the Bicycle Cafe
in Canmore.
Never in the history of the land have so many local shops supported
one event. This WILL be the place to be at! And the bag of draw
prizes, is just sooo FAT.

Also, live music provided by 3 local bands, Mulletor,
Guilt Trip, and Conch
. The lounge will also be open with video
and the photo database playing inside. Just $10 gets you into every
event or $7 gets you and your bike on the hill. Spectating is
free!
Come out and rip up the snowboard park or cheer on your
friends as they crash their way into the history books.
(Event details and Registration)
      :: from endorphinadv@sprint.caJan 9, 2001
Sponsor a Colombian Cyclist? Sponsor a Colombian Cyclist?
A friend of mine in Pasto, Colombia, JP would like to find some way
of coming to Canada to stay and at the very least to train. He is
18 and has just graduated from high school. Cycling is in his blood,
both on and off-road and has won numerous races over the years. His
father won the tour of Guatemala and Costa Rica about 20 years ago
and is a coach and bike shop owner in Pasto (which is 10,000ft asl).
I got to your website from a link on Gravity Bolivia. Does anyone
know of a potential sponsor? Any form of assistance which would allow
him to come to Canada and do what he loves? All the $ in Colombia
is going to the Military at the moment and there is next to nothing
for Cycling. I'm off to Guatemala city Jan 16 to bike to Panama city
(and bag a volcano in each of the 6 countries) until march 16....hopefully
I can get some leads for him by then. Thanks and Propero Ano Nuevo!
Steve Tober endorphinadv@sprint.ca
   :: from Wade SchmidtJan 4, 2001
Cheap Ass Dual RockRing MRP Cheap Ass Dual RockRing MRP
Drop your chain often?
Own a SantaCruz, Bullit?
If so, this inexpensive/cheap application may be just for you. I personally
know what a pain in the ass it can be dropping my chain on every
rough downhill. This little baby works as well as an MRP, but at
a fraction of the cost. [Read
more]
   :: from stephen ayotteJan 2, 2001
IMBA News IMBA News
In the December 11, 2000 alert the International Mountain Bicycling
Association reveals that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
has released a draft plan that will govern how off-highway vehicles
(OHVs) can be used on BLM-managed public land. The International
Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is concerned that the plan
groups mountain bikes with motorized vehicles despite the different
impacts of the activities. Today is the deadline to send your comment
letters to the BLM. For all details visit
http://www.imba.com/news/action_alerts/11_00/blm_plan.html
 
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