Mountain Bike News
   :: from Bicycle Cafe (Winnipeg)Aug 31, 2001
Bicycle Cafe Dual Race Bicycle Cafe Dual Race
Sept. 2 2001, the race is on, make it if you can. Bicycle Cafe Winnipeg is
proud to be putting on a dual at Assesippi Ski Area just out side of Russel,
Manitoba. You can register on line at www.therace.ca there will be a
banquet and party after the race. Beer gardens will be open all day and
live bands will be playing. Camping is available, check out the site for
more info. Prizes from Kona, Santa Cruz, and Louis Garneau, and of course
The Bicycle Cafe. If you're in the Winnipeg area, spend your long weekend with us.
      :: from Kicking Horse ResortAug 30, 2001
Kicking Horse Climb and Terminator Downhill Kicking Horse Climb and Terminator Downhill
On Saturday, September 8th, Kicking Horse Resort in Golden BC will be running it's first ever DH race. In an area known for it's megla-gnarly terrain and awesome riders, this course, designed by Golden locals Justin Bateman and Scott Hicks should challenge all, from the intermediate to the ultra-hardcore. Running in conjunction with the DH is a hill climb for those with a running fetish, so all you need is your bike, armour and a pair of running shoes. The truly hardcore will be found running up in the climb and mounting the DH steed for the race down. Prize for the top male and female is a season's pass to Kicking Horse Resort. The terrain in Golden is a must ride for the serious mountainbiker, and the race schedule should leave you with plenty of time to ride Mount 7 on Sunday! Contact Kicking Horse Resort for more information or call Guest Services at (250)439-5400. See you at the race!

Race Poster
   :: from PinkbikeAug 30, 2001
Extreme Fire Hazard Forces Closure Extreme Fire Hazard Forces Closure
This was passed on by many site visitors. Due to the extreme fire hazard, all Crown land from highway 1 south to Waterton Park, West of highway 22 to the BC border is closed to all users. This ban starts today, August 30th, and will be strictly enforced. No cycling, hiking or camping is permitted. For more information contact the Barrier Lake visitor Center via email or at (403) 673-3985. Enjoy what you can on the last long weekend of the summer!
      :: from PinkbikeAug 29, 2001
Spy Photos of Giant's 2002 DH Rig Spy Photos of Giant's 2002 DH Rig
8" disc ready, 12mm thru-axle, 100mm BB shell and 8.25" rear wheel travel. The bike was designed to pedal much better than the 2001 model.
TT is just over 24" and both the DH Team and Comp complete bikes should be at a shop near you in early October. Framesets (DH Comp frame) will be available shortly after that. Framesets will come with Race Face ISIS BB, chainguide, rear shock, and Ringle 12mm rear hub. Retail should be in the $1600-1900US range, with complete DH Comp estimated around $3000, and DH Team at $4000.
Linkage/BB Photo
Beefy Headtube Photo
Rear Triangle Photo

   :: from PinkbikeAug 29, 2001
Jersey Contest Winner Jersey Contest Winner
Congratulations to Mr. Slick, the winner of the jersey design competition! His jerseys showed a consistent quality and style that we're looking for. We'll be contacting him to design us a jersey using some of his winning elements combined with some we'd like to add. Thanks to everyone for your entries and votes!
      :: from Cascade Downhill ClubAug 29, 2001
Cascade Mountain Bike Challenge #3 and 4 Cascade Mountain Bike Challenge #3 and 4
The Cascade Mountain Bike Challenge #3 and #4 will be held on Sept 8 and Oct 6
The event is located 45 minuts from Portland Oregon, north of Camas WA. at Jones Creek ORV park.
There is a map at www.cascadedownhillers.com
The Sept 8 race is the 4th leg of the Western Washington CPR series. The race course is an all downhill high speed singletrack with jumps,rocks,roots,and high speed banked corners.
Registration starts at 8:00 am with shuttle starting at around 10:00. This is
a NORBA sanctioned event, so have a NORBA licence or get one at time of registration on Saturday
morning .
The race fee's are $35.00 and there is no late fees. If you are a Cascade Downhiller member the race fee is $30.00.
For any other questions call or write to the cascade downhillers at (360)-693-7120 or
cascadedownhillers@hotmail.com.
See you at the races!
   :: from Eric LangeAug 29, 2001
Panorama Cup Race: September 1st and 2nd Panorama Cup Race: September 1st and 2nd
This weekend, Panorama Resort in Invermere, British Columbia is hosting non-sanctioned XC and DH races that include cash prizes for the pro winners.
XC Saturday, Sept. 1st
Course is approximately 7kms with lap times between 20-30 min.
DH Sunday, Sept. 2nd
Course is running down "insanity", and is slightly different from last year's race.
Registration is in front of Can-Ski and goes from 9:00 till 10:30 on race days.
Junior-$10
Rec-$15
Pro-$25 (cash purse)
both men and women, cash prizes are projected to be:
$300-1st
$150-2nd
$100-3rd
(based on 60 riders)
for more info call Eric at (250)342-3839 between 10:00 and 6:00.

   :: from Martin WhiteleyAug 29, 2001
Fionn's Fine Season Fionn's Fine Season
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Québec, Canada:
As the tents get lowered and the trucks pull out of the large open air car park here in Mont-Sainte-Anne, following the 2001 Tissot-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals, teams and athletes alike start to take stock of their season and their performances, evaluating objectives reached or missed. Very few could be happier than a young 19 year old, celebrating her birthday today far from family and friends, who in her first senior year has achieved what no other British woman has ever done.

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      :: from Martin WhiteleyAug 28, 2001
Minnaar and Global Win Downhill Titles Minnaar and Global Win Downhill Titles
"I've never been so nervous."

Imagine for a moment that you're Greg Minnaar - a mild-mannered
20-year-old from Pietermaritzburg in the Republic of South Africa.
Now imagine that you're just eight points from winning the single
most difficult achievement in your sport - the mountain bike world
cup title. You're sitting in the start gate, the timing official
gives you the go-ahead and for the next five minutes an entire season
hangs in the balance…

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   :: from Troy FenrichAug 28, 2001
The Great Canadian Adventure Race The Great Canadian Adventure Race
I wanted to let you know of an Adventure Race we are organizing in Edmonton on September 8th, 2001.
It is a one day event with 20km of mountain biking, 20km of canoeing and 10km of run/hike. It is the first year for this race and we are expecting about 100 participants.
You can find more information at www.adventures.com.
      :: from BSX-WorldAug 28, 2001
Vandal Triple Crown Final: Cornwall, U.K. Vandal Triple Crown Final: Cornwall, U.K.
The Vandal Triple Crown of BSX final gets under way this weekend (Sept 2nd) at Hayle in Cornwall U.K. Action should be furious with pro riders Martin Murray (Diamondback), Chico Hooke (DMR), and Anthony Revell (Revell) tied for points. It will also be the first outing for Team Metal Mulisha Europe in the Dirt Jump Event. It should be a great event for both rider and spectator alike! Contact BSX-World for more information.
      :: from Cory Read&TeamAug 28, 2001
Trans Canada Trail Adventure - Part 6 Trans Canada Trail Adventure - Part 6

Aug 27th Update:

Well, I had heard someone say once that the only way to properly
see the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton was by bike. I have mixed emotions
about that one. Well...not really. I agree, but it isn't easy. The
past few days have been some of the most astounding scenery that
I have seen over the entire country! Let's recap... [read more]

   :: from PinkbikeAug 27, 2001
Vote for the Pinkbike team jersey! Vote for the Pinkbike team jersey!
Help us pick a designer for our Pinkike racing team jerseys. Check out the vote form and pick your favorite designer (not necessarily favorite jersey from the bunch, they will be revised according to our specs!). We'll be sporting the winner's design all around Canada in next year's races.
   :: from Bernard PelletierAug 27, 2001
Roland Green  - World Cup Champ Roland Green - World Cup Champ
Just saw the news on Mountainbike.com. Check it out:

In a stunning season upset, Roland Green (CAN, Trek-Volkswagen) did what no
one thought he could in the men's final Sunday, when the third-ranked
cross-country Canadian won both the final race here in Mont Sainte-Anne - and
the world cup overall title.

Check out Mountainbike.com for the full story and also check out the story on the Womens race.

Your Questions/Comments
   :: from Alex EddingtonAug 27, 2001
Riding at Norquay enforced Riding at Norquay enforced
A couple of friends and I were riding Stoney Squaw yesterday. Not more than five minutes after returning to the truck an RCMP officer pulled up behind us, blocking the truck in. He asked where we had been riding, and after a brief explanation was happy that we had been on the approved mountain biking trail.

Why would an RCMP officer be interested you might ask? For those of you that don't know, most of the trails on Norquay have been closed to biking except for the one we were on. Also, recently all of Parks Canada enforcement has been handed to RCMP. [Read More]

Your Questions/Comments
      :: from Shaun BellAug 23, 2001
New Video from Kelowna, BC New Video from Kelowna, BC
Here's a new streaming video from Kelowna, BC. The riders are Colin, Ryan,
John, Stan, Al, Pete, myself and some new guys. I had to put that in, I
always get in deep not naming the riders, LOL! There's a
bunch of new trail work on it. Keep up and the rubber down.
Check out the Video

Your Questions/Comments
      :: from RyanAug 22, 2001
City government to discuss the freeriding issue City government to discuss the freeriding issue
The Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance has
met with the city government to discuss the freeriding issue, and are now
in the process of identifying appropriate locations.
"As a first step, CMBA has been asked to document the criteria that
identify an appropriate freeriding venue. We are putting together a
committee to define these criteria and continue the dialogue with the City
Administration. If you are interested in participating on this committee
please send an email to info@cmbalink.com"


Instead of building mediocre stunts in Fish Creek that will be torn down in
a few weeks, get involved with this project and help establish something
lasting that all trail users can live with.


Your Questions/Comments
   :: from BrentAug 22, 2001
Nordegg DH race results Nordegg DH race results
Here are the race results from the "12th Level DH" which took place on August 11th in Nordegg, Alberta. Considering we were up against a Canada cup in Kamloops, the turnout was great. The course was well liked, and all had fun.

Check out some photos taken during the race
   :: from IngeeAug 21, 2001
Alberta Provincial Championships Alberta Provincial Championships
This weekend, Aug 25th and 26th are the2001 Alberta Provincial Championships at Baseline Mtn 50 km west of Rocky Mtn House. The Downhill runs Sat with training from 9-12 and the race scheduled to begin at 1pm. The DH course is similar to the 1999 Canada Cup course with a few revisions to improve the flow. DH Registration cut off is Friday Night, and truck shuttles begin at 9 am Sat morning. The dual has been cancelled due to venue conflicts. The X-C runs Sunday with the Citizens to start at 9 am and the Elite categories to run at 12:30. This is an excellent course with a grueling climb that will separate the field quickly. Training is all day Sat with minor revisions due to the DH. X-C registration cut off is Sat afternoon.
Complete race details and entry forms are available here.
      :: from Phil EsslingerAug 21, 2001
Study examines trail damage from biking, hiking Study examines trail damage from biking, hiking
A bunch of people submited this news
Here is an interesting story on comparison between hiking and biking and trail erosion, posted on CBC website. I'm not sure if this study relates directly to real trail usage but the results are very promising. Maybe someone can shed more light on this.


Your Questions/Comments
   :: from Global RacingAug 21, 2001
Giove Is U.S. Champion Giove Is U.S. Champion


Mountain biking legend and two-time defending U.S. Downhill National Champion Missy Giove (USA) made it a three-pete on the steep slopes of America this weekend, when she earned her third-straight national title at the series final in Vermont. After dominating the U.S. racing series with three wins this season, the missile rode a conservative race Sunday to finish third for the day - and number one for the year, giving the young Global Racing Team its first U.S. championship.
      :: from RadekAug 20, 2001
Rossland BC Cup Finals Contest Rossland BC Cup Finals Contest
The Rossland BC Cup Finals are presented by Brodie bikes this year on August 24,25,26. We are proud to bring you this race contest which includes two race entries and two nights accommodations in Rossland B.C.

We will draw a winner on Thursday morning in time for the weekend. So if you are racing enter the contest and you might have your weekend paid for.
      :: from mentalAug 20, 2001
Downhill Coach Needed... Downhill Coach Needed...
DOWNHILL COACH POSITION OPEN FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Canadian Cycling Association is accepting applications for the position of Downhill coach to work with National Team staff in Vail, Colorado. The project is from Sep 9 to Sep 16. Accommodation and meals will be taken care, but travel costs to Vail will be the responsibility of the candidate. Candidates should send their resume by Aug 24 to be considered, and must include a photocopy of their CCA license. Fax (613) 248-9311 or email athletes@canadian-cycling.com for more information!

   :: from RadekAug 20, 2001
Fernie Contest Winner Fernie Contest Winner
The winner of the Fernie weekend getaway for two is Dean Richards. You win one night accommodations and 2 lift tickets and bike rentals per person for any Saturday and Sunday.
   :: from SavoieAug 17, 2001
Badland's Valley Mountain Bike Festival Badland's Valley Mountain Bike Festival
Hey everyone! Dave Powell and the crew in Drumheller have been working
hard putting the finishing touches on this year's Badland's Valley
Mountain Bike Festival and it promises to be an incredible weekend! The
Xcountry and DH courses are open for pre-riding tonight, with registration
from 8:00am to 10:am Saturday morning at the ski hill. The Xcountry race
goes first at 10:30 am followed by the DH at 1:00 pm then the dirt jumping
at 4:00 pm. We should see some BIG AIR as there is a 7 foot tall double
jump set up! There will be a beer garden, BBQ and live music all day at
the hill. A huge party is to follow at Red's in the evening.
   :: from Pat AnsdellAug 16, 2001
Gravity Fed Adventures Gravity Fed Adventures
Gravity Fed Adventures is a mountain bike tour company located in Lillooet, British Columbia, just one and half-hours from Whistler. We offer helicopter bike descents, day trips for all ability levels, and 5–8 day cabin to cabin all singletrack mountain bike tours. We cater to the off-road cyclist and specialize in backcountry/wilderness mountain biking.
Check us out at
www.gravityfedadventures.com Thanks alot and have a great day.
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      :: from Tim BrezsnyakAug 16, 2001
Deadgoat Racing ride this weekend Deadgoat Racing ride this weekend
There will be a group ride Saturday August 18. The ride will be Canmore to Banff, lunch, then back to Canmore. Going to Banff will be along the Rundle Riverside trail.
After lunch, there are several options: back along the same trail, back on the Goat trail which is some fireroad and some doubletrack, or a shuttle pickup for those who only want to go one way. We will be meeting at the Cabin Cafe at 8 am (45 st & Bow tr SW) or at the Canmore Nordic center at 9:30- 10 am. Plan to start the ride at approx 10 am.
This is a ride for all levels. Anyone who wants to go faster can do so, as well as going slower.
We will carpool from the cafe.
Tell everyone you know about the ride.


Your Questions/Comments
   :: from Jeff ReckseidlerAug 15, 2001
Alberta cyclist Carrie Tuck wins first gold Alberta cyclist Carrie Tuck wins first gold
Jeff writes.. As a Calgarian and a cyclist, you should post a quick story about Carrie Tuck winning the gold at 2001 Canada Games in the Woman's ITT. It's a big
accomplishment, and the Calgary cycling community should be pumped. Check out the full story over at Excite.

Your Questions/Comments

   :: from Race FaceAug 15, 2001
Ultimate Freeride Challenge Deadline Extended Ultimate Freeride Challenge Deadline Extended
Race Face announced today that it will be extending the submission deadline for the Ultimate Freeride Challenge.
The decision, prompted by overwhelming demand from the mountain biking community, extends the submission deadline from August 15, 2001 to January 15, 2002.

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      :: from CoyoteAug 14, 2001
Product Test: Trico Sports Iron Case Product Test: Trico Sports Iron Case
Even Big Bikes can Travel Safely!


If you've ever travelled on the plane with your bike, you know the feeling of fear that the cardboard box will not survive the trip, or that the see-through plastic bag makes your bike an easy target for theft or damage. You probably considered putting your bike in a specially made hard-shell bike case, but were told that your freeride or DH bike with a long travel fork wouldn't fit. Whoever told you that was wrong, and below is all the info on how your freeride bike can also travel in style in an Iron Case from Trico Sports.

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      :: from Cory Read&TeamAug 14, 2001
Trans Canada Trail Adventure - Part 5 Trans Canada Trail Adventure - Part 5

Aug 8th Update:
Sorry it's been a while since the last update but there has just
been so much to see lately. So where did we leave off? I think it
was back in Ottawa. We took off from Ottawa, passing by the Governor
General's house as well as the PM's house, with some memorable moments
there, and headed out towards Quebec. Breathtaking! We rode by some
of the best scenery in the country so far along the St. Lawrence
toward Montreal. [read more]

   :: from Ben MarriottAug 10, 2001
Seasonal Closure of the Moraine Lake Highline Trail Seasonal Closure of the Moraine Lake Highline Trail

Hello All

I have just been informed by Parks Canada that the seasonal closure that pertains to the Moraine Lake Highline Trail will be implemented tomorrow August 10th. This closure was one that was negotiated by the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance with Parks Canada following a study done by Jake and Dr. Stephen Herrero. [Read More]

      :: from Darrell MayAug 9, 2001
BC Cup Finals BC Cup Finals
Mark your calendars for the BC Cup Finals taking place on August 24,25,26 at the Red Montain resort in Rossland BC. Race information can be found at http://www.rmbt.ca/titlepages/bccupfinalpage.htm .

Stay tuned for the "Brodie trivia" giveaway contest starting next week. You'll be able to enter-to-win two nights of accommodations and two race entries to the BC cup finals, valued at $250.00!

      :: from Jikke StegemanAug 9, 2001
Torque Baby Mtn Bike Challenge Torque Baby Mtn Bike Challenge

Hello to all,


I would like to present to you our "Baby"...that is our Torque Baby Mtn Bike
Challenge on August 12 in awesome Kimberley, British Columbia. This is a
great event with a point-to-point cross country (points from cycling bc), a
downhill race, trials competition and a great time!
We've got rockin' trail systems here in Kimberley so get ready to RIDE!
Check out the attached poster...let me know if you have any questions...and
visit our site for more info:
http://www.skikimberley.com/summer/community_events.asp

See you in Kimberley!

   :: from Brent Ruelling - redbike (Edmonton)Aug 9, 2001
12th Level DH & DS 12th Level DH & DS

The "12th Level DH & DS" formally known as Shunda Creek Downhill on the ABA calendar will take place on Saturday August 11, 2001 in the Frontier Lodge area near Nordeg, Aberta. The cost is $30 DH / $30 DS ($55 for both)
You can preride anytime. Mandatory prerides allowed between 7am-11:30 am
Shuttling will be available on Friday & Saturday.

Cash prizes for Elite and some expert classes along with other goodies!

To regsiter call Brent or Aaron @(780) 435-2674 (fax) 437-5813, email redbike@telusplanet.net or visit www.redbike.ca for more info.

Check out some photos from the race course

There is a festival that weekend with all kinds of bicycle related activities, and few of us have taken on the challenge of organizing the DH and DS. The participating stores are
Redbike
in Edmonton and Red Deer , Revolution cycle in Edmonton, in Edmonton
Pedalhead

      :: from Mike KinradeAug 8, 2001
Kootenay Fat Tire Festival Kootenay Fat Tire Festival
The Fat Tire Festival is an event dedicated to Cameron Aleander, one of Nelson's fallen heros, and the rest of the people who love the sport of mountain biking. It is not a strict competition but solely for fun. There will be a speed trails comp, 4 man dual slalom/biker cross, dirt jumping comp, XC, and all sorts of fun stuff. This is a festival made for all ages from 3 to 103. All skill levels can attend and no one is left out.

This event will be held August 11th and 12th. The more, the merrier!


Your Questions/Comments
      :: from Fern and HarveyAug 8, 2001
Accept the Challenge race results Accept the Challenge race results
Here are the race results from the Accept the Challenge MTB race held on July 29th in Stony Plain, Alberta. Accept the Challenge results.
For other race results check out the mountain bike results section.
   :: from Hick DHAug 3, 2001
Bleeding disk brakes Bleeding disk brakes
So you want to bleed your own disk brakes. It's not as hard as
you may think and you do not need fancy factory tools that your
bike shop uses. With this setup you can bleed your brakes in a few
minutes and guarantee that they are done right.
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   :: from PinkbikeAug 3, 2001
Fernie Weekend for 2 Giveaway Fernie Weekend for 2 Giveaway
Pinkbike and Fernie Alpine Resorts would like to present you and a friend with a weekend getaway to Fernie, BC, Canada. What you win are one night accomodations and 2 lift tickets and bike rentals per person for Saturday and Sunday.
Just enter the contest and we will choose a random winner in 2 weeks.

Previous contest winner is Scott Harquail. He wins a Santa Cruz Long Sleve and socks.
   :: from Yuba ExpeditionsAug 2, 2001
Downieville Classic Downieville Classic
Now in its 7th year, the Wilderness
Trail Bikes
Downieville Classic has established itself as the
feel-good mountain bike celebration of the west. Transpiring along
the sandy banks of the North Yuba River, under towering pines and
majestic mountain peaks, the Downieville Classic features all the
vital elements for an unforgettable mountain bike weekend; endless
singletrack, refreshing swim holes, clear blue skies, live entertainment
and cold micor-brews. With the emphasis being on good times and
quality, you’ll see why the Downieville Classic has become a favorite
to so many mountain bike and outdoor enthusiasts.
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   :: from Dave PowellAug 1, 2001
Badlands Valley Mountain Bike Festival Badlands Valley Mountain Bike Festival
On August 18th, the Drumheller Valley will host the 4th Annual Badlands Valley Mountainbike Festival. This non-sanctioned event will feature cross country, downhill, and dirt jump competitions. This festival is an event to be enjoyed by all cyclists, both young and old, competitive and non-competitive. Dave at the Source for Sports assures me there will be a ton of great prizes and Alberta Punk legends, The Smalls will be making a stop on their farewell tour. Contact Dave for more info at (403)820-0202.
 
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