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   :: from Jonathan NewellJul 31, 2002
Dirt Diving Session #2 Dirt Diving Session #2
This Sunday, August 4, Truro, Nova Scotia will host a dirt jump competition at the Bible Hill Exhibition Grounds. Registration is just $15 and starts at noon The comp is sure to get underway shortly after. Contact Jonathan for more information.
   :: from Karen PepperJul 31, 2002
FERNIE ALPINE RESORT, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Fernie Alpine Resort is in the final stages of preparation for the 2002 Kokanee Canada Cup Mountain Bike Race Series Final, to be held on August 3 & 4.
   :: from Radek BurkatJul 31, 2002
Join thousands of cycling fans at the BC Cup Off-Road Series Finals August 17 –18, 2002 at Crystal Mountain, BC! The energy will be high as British Columbia’s top mountain bikers will be crowned Provincial Champions during this action packed weekend of racing in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
   :: from PinkbikeJul 30, 2002
8th Annual Pedros Mountainbike Festival 8th Annual Pedros Mountainbike Festival
Noppet Hill Farm in Lanesboro, MA plays host to the 8th Annual Pedros Mountainbike Festival on August 9-11. Over 80 exhibitors will be attending and Festival Activities will incorporate all aspects of mountain biking, from never-ever beginner rides to 50 mile epic expert tours, clinics of all types, downhill rides, kids’ rides with the pros, and mountain bike games and contests. Additionally there will be alternative activities for spouses and riders needing a diversion. After dark there will be movies, night rides, live music, clinics and demos.
   :: from mentalJul 28, 2002
Product Test -- Ridge Ninja Jacket Product Test -- Ridge Ninja Jacket
After Friday's spinal injury announcements, I decided the Ridge Ninja jacket was a test that shouldn't sit on the back burner for long. Just as full face helmets, gloves, leg and arm pads are now part of most riders' must wear equipment list, so too should upper body and spine protection be an integral part of that group. No one can argue that Downhill and freeriding has progressed into a dangerous realm over the last few years. If you're pushing the limits, why not protect yourself?
   :: from Chris GagenJul 26, 2002
Spinal Injuries Take Down Two in BC Spinal Injuries Take Down Two in BC
"Dear co-workers and friends,

After filming on Monday for Kranked V, Tarek Rasouli, a Race Face/Rocky Mountain sponsored rider, had a serious spinal injury while attempting a large jump. Tarek was airlifted down to Vancouver General Hospital and is undergoing surgery today. I spent the day with him yesterday and he was in relatively good spirits considering his condition.

The severity of his injury won't be known until he's recovered from his surgery - the doctors can't say at this time if he will regain the use of his legs. Tarek will have a long road to recovery - our thoughts and prayers are with him during this difficult time."

Kamloops' rider Blair Jones is also in Vancouver General after a road gap gone bad at Rose Hill. Blair is said to be in good spirits and pledges he'll walk out the hospital unassisted within 2 months. If you are in Kamloops make sure to stop by JavaCycle to buy a sticker pack to help support Blair and his Family during Blair's recovery.

Best of luck to both riders for a speedy recovery.

Email best wishes to Blair or Tarek!
   :: from Danny KaeyJul 24, 2002
Nicolai Announces the Evolution of the Nucleon Nicolai Announces the Evolution of the Nucleon
The Nucleon FR “free-ride” and Nucleon Tandem join the club of bicycle frame built around next generation drive train technology, first pioneered with the Nucleon DH in 2001. The Nucleon FR’s target market is the “free-rider” who is looking for a bike frame without the side effects of a derailleur based drive train, yet retaining the ability to tackle a good days worth of cross country riding as well. Built up around average cross country / free-ride components, the bike weighs about 35 pounds. On the other hand, the Nucleon Tandem is built as the ultimate tandem bike. No compromises were made and the result is a superb bicycle frame ready to tackle such races as the world famous Trans-Alp.
   :: from Kara LowellJul 24, 2002
Rye Airfield Announces the 1st Annual Big Wheels 26” Contest Rye Airfield Announces the 1st Annual Big Wheels 26” Contest
Rye Airfield and Aaron Chase of SoBe/Cannondale and winner of the Roundhouse Rumble, a MTB street contest in Toronto, have joined forces to bring to you the 1st Annual Big Wheels 26” Contest on Monday, August 19th, 2002 at 7pm, directly after the NCS Finals at Mount Snow, Vermont.

This contest will bring together some of the top amateur and pro street riders mountain biking has ever seen. They will be competing in a best of a 2 run format, in a state of the art, 50,000 square foot Mecca of ramps, rails, ledges, spines, minis and much more!
   :: from Russ DayJul 23, 2002
Lowepro Backpacks: Riding Photographer’s Necessity Lowepro Backpacks: Riding Photographer’s Necessity
Apart from having to stop during the ride to shoot images of fellow riders, the photographer/filmer’s biggest problem is being able to carry his equipment. As big as hydration packs are getting these days, I just couldn’t seem to find a pack that would conveniently fit both my photography equipment and my riding gear.

That’s when I discovered the Lowepro line of backpacks that offer sport photographers the space required to carry camera equipment and other gear efficiently.
   :: from SEAN JENKINSJul 23, 2002
Giant Bicycles Canada team update Giant Bicycles Canada team update

Giant Bicycles Canada team update.

July. 20. 2002.

Giant Bicycles Dominates Canadian National Championships!

Fresh off a 4 th place at the Telluride World Cup Giant North America’s Dustin
Adams won his second back to back Canadian National Champion jersey this weekend.
In total Giant Bicycles had four riders finish up in the top six! Dustin Adams
took top honours, Giant Canada’s Brant Lyon placed 2 nd, Leon May 5 th and Rob
Hewitt was 6 th.
   :: from ZeroDegreeCJul 22, 2002
Golden B.C. Heli -Drop, Mt. 7 Golden B.C. Heli -Drop, Mt. 7
Thanks to Scott Belton at the Cedar House Restaurant for doing all the leg work to organize a Heli-Drop trip to the top of Mt 7. For all that don't know what Mt 7 is about and wonder what could be in store for you. Mt 7 is 7500' of vertical paradise in the Kicking horse pass outside of Golden. This mountain has slopes in excess 55 Degree's and open face cliffs throughout. I took my camera out last week and got some unreal footage from our trip and put together a small video. Next time you're in Golden and looking for something exciting to try, give Scott a call or drop into Cedar House and I'm sure he will be happy to hook you up.
   :: from DropinJul 16, 2002
Drop in - Episode 2 - CALGARY Drop in - Episode 2 - CALGARY
As you read a couple of days ago the new Freeride TV show Dropin has started filming. Currently the crew and riders are in Drumheller filming episode 1.
For four days starting Thursday July 18, the crew will be in Calgary filming episode 2.

Now is your chance to give your opinion about the locations in Calgary the crew should hit. We want details, directions, and or photo links telling/showing cool hits, stair gaps, stunts, etc. Also leave your contact info also as we may just call on you to film you with us at your suggested location.

Episode 2:Calgary Suggest Filming Locations
   :: from Mike JohnsonJul 15, 2002
Launch MTB Magazine - Review Launch MTB Magazine - Review
There are many magazines in circulation around the continent, but Launch definitely stands out. A couple weeks ago, my copy of Launch showed up in the mail and I couldn’t wait to sit down and read through it all. The first thing I noticed was the very well put together front cover. It’s very simple, yet very professional looking, and not to mention a wicked picture of Thomas Vanderham boosting huge off a dirtjump.

   :: from Radek BurkatJul 14, 2002
DROPIN - New Freeride TV show is a go! DROPIN - New Freeride TV show is a go!
FallLineProductions, in association with MPF films and, presents "Dropin". Dropin is the first of it's kind documentary based television series geared entirely toward the riding and life that we all at Pinkbike have come to love. Audiences will go behind the scenes and get to know the athletes who live adventure sport and the Freeride biking lifestyle.
Filming starts TODAY and the first episode airs September 7th 2002 on SportsNet and MTV Canada.
   :: from IngeeJul 14, 2002
Race on August 10-11th!! Race on August 10-11th!!
RMB'nB will be hosting a DH race the weekend of August 10-11th. The course will be at Baseline Mountain, located approx 50km west of Rocky Mountain House and home of
the 2001 Alberta Provincial Championships. The DH course has undergone some minor changes including: eliminating the Fire Road sections and shortening the course to end
before the uphill and flat sections down below. The winning times this year should be under 4 mins making for a much more exciting race. Shuttles will also be available for
training Saturday Aug 10 from 1-4. There will also be fun events such as a bike toss and manual contest immediately following the DH on Sunday with half the procedes going
towards the Rocky Trail Maintenance Program. For complete details and
registration forms check out This Link.
Hope to see you all there to support DH racing in Alberta!!! Please click on the image above for more pictures of the race last year!
   :: from scott BeltonJul 12, 2002
Mnt. 7 Heli trips THIS Weekend - last minute info. Mnt. 7 Heli trips THIS Weekend - last minute info.
I am getting a group together on Sunday, July 14th At 11:30 and Sunday, July 21 at 4pm for heli lifts from my house to the top of mtn 7. It is a longer flight than from the staging area we used the last time you guys were here. This year the pilot has set a few more guidelines for group size and price. It is still a non-profit event and costs will be share through the group. The bigger the group, the better the price. We need 16 people to make this work affordably at $55 per person. With more increments of 6 we should be able to get the price $10 less.
   :: from Mike JohnsonJul 12, 2002
We all love Golden, so now let's do it in style!! We all love Golden, so now let's do it in style!!
Edmonton, AB – July 12, 2002 –Downhill Riders Ski & Travel Co. Ltd., one of Western Canada’s largest ski tour operators, is now offering weekend mountain biking tours! Join us for a weekend of exhilarating riding and good times! The first tour is set for Golden, B.C and is scheduled for the weekend of Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11.
   :: from mentalJul 12, 2002
Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
Looks like there's at least 3 busy weekends in store for those on the west end of Canada. Beginning this weekend, Sun Peaks Resort and the good folks at Java Cycle have picked up the recently cancelled BC Cup from Silver Star. That kicks off 10 days of bicycle mayhem culminating with the Tim Horton's Nationals the following weekend. Big Air, bikinis, good beer and stellar riding are all on tap. Don't miss "Big" Brad Ewen and his own special brand of announcing at the event. Need more incentive? Due to Silver Star's Canada Cup cancellation, the Nationals will also offer double CC points.
   :: from Jessica DeMarsJul 11, 2002
Attention all hardcore endurance mountain bikers! Attention all hardcore endurance mountain bikers!
2 spots available for the inaugural TransRockies Race August 11-17 for the
incredibly low price of $2,000 (registration is usually $3,000 per team of
two). Don't miss your chance to participate in the most adventerous race of
the Rockies. Contact Jessica at 403-803-9640 or call 403-949-0004.

   :: from Danny LarocheJul 8, 2002
Kamloops Bike Camp Kamloops Bike Camp
School is out, the sun is shining, and it's time to RIDE! Unfortunately the same old lines around home just aren’t cutting it for you and your feeling stuck in a rut... Are you looking to step it up to the next level? Recently a couple of the Calgary boys had a chance to check out the Kamloops Bike Camp up at Sun Peaks Resort. The boys from showed up fresh off of the weekend race at Panorama, and sent their skinny sharp-shooter Couch to represent. (Hey Couch - Let us know next time your bike is giving you issues... we’ll get some duct tape and fix it real good!)
   :: from WorldfreerideJul 8, 2002
Joyride Air DH and Superhit Results Joyride Air DH and Superhit Results
Whistler Mountain Bike Air Downhill Pro Results - July 5, 2002

Pro Male Category - Final Results
1 Cedric Gracia France

2 Steve Peat England
3 Shaums March Squamish
4 Scott Beaumont England
5 Andrew Shandro North Vancouver

Pro Female Category - Final Results
1 Anne-Caroline Chausson France

2 Vanessa Stark Whistler
3 Sylvie Allen Whistler
4 Claire Buchar Whistler

5 Danika Schroeter

Sol Superhit Contest presented by Glacier Shop

1 Timo Pritzel Germany (backflip/backflip)
2 Darren Bearclaw Vancouver Island (360/opposite 360)
3 Kyle Straight California (tailwhip)

   :: from Scott KellsJul 6, 2002
Stampede time at Mountain Bike City! Stampede time at Mountain Bike City!
Being a mountain biker, there are some greater things in life that you come to appreciate, mainly bikes, beer and girls. The crew at Mountain Bike City are combining these finer things in life for the duration of the Stampede in Calgary. Your bike shop experience couldn't be any better than having a cold one in the spirit of Stampede while shopping for a bike or having some repairs done to your ride. Stop on by and have the Tub girl serve you up a cold one.

Because at today's bike prices, shopping shouldn't be done sober.
   :: from Dave FlemmingJul 5, 2002
Canada Day long weekend Canada Day long weekend
The Canada Day long weekend took us to the North Shore, the birthplace of nutty riding. Robbie RoadGap, Cro-Mag, Nick, Gordzilla, and Michelle and I left the dry 35 degree weather of sunny Calgary and headed for the rain capital of Canada to test our skills on the most technical terrain on the planet. We arrived Friday in the midst of a rainfall warning and started an epic weekend of getting worked, and I mean worked, by the Shore.
   :: from PinkbikeJul 5, 2002
World Cup Hip Hop Party - Vancouver, BC World Cup Hip Hop Party - Vancouver, BC
This Sunday, July 7, the Commodore Ballroom at 868 Granville St will play host to a Vegas-style Hip Hop party. Dress as your favorite rap star, pimp or ho and get ready to bust the dance floor with 3 Hip Hop DJ's spinning the beats. Prizes for best costume and your $20 cover gets you 25 World Cup bucks to gamble at the roulette, blackjack, craps and poker tables. Spend your winnings at the on site store graciously stocked by event sponsors (over $20,000 worth). Proceeds will help fund local trail builders and a new dirt park. Tickets available at Ticketmaster or at the Roach store at 120 E Cordova. Doors open at 7:30, sorry no minors.
   :: from PinkbikeJul 5, 2002
Rodale Plans Changes for Mountainbike Rodale Plans Changes for Mountainbike
If you'd like to continue reading Mountainbike magazine next year, get yourself a subscription quick. In addition to publishing just 8 issues instead of 11, it looks as though Rodale will discontinue newsstand sales of Mountainbike and make it available exclusively to subscribers. Mountainbike's sister publication, Bicycle will be included with MB in an effort to increase circulation by 40%. Bicycle's remaining staff have moved into MB's Burbank offices where Zapata Espinosa and the Mountainbike crew will take over product testing duties for both magazines. No word yet on how this will effect Rodale's website
   :: from Bicycle RetailerJul 5, 2002
Consumer Review Files for Chapter 11 Consumer Review Files for Chapter 11's parent company, Consumer Review, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to cope with $18 million of outstanding debt. The company, which owns and other web sites, is finalizing a sale to an unnamed buyer.

   :: from JoyrideJul 4, 2002
Joyride Bikercross Results Joyride Bikercross Results
Results are in for the Joyride Bikercross. Looks as though the World Cup's best held their own, but it was nice to see (now) local boy Shaums March represent for the (close to) home town crowd. Worldfreeride's Air DH gets under way tomorrow afternoon on the A-Line.
   :: from Radek BurkatJul 3, 2002
Mont-Sainte-Anne will introduce on July 1, 2002 its new INFERNO X-ZONES, a new extreme park for mountain bikers and boarders designed by Dangerous Dan Cowan, North Shore pioneer and specialist. INFERNO X-ZONES will thrill all extreme sport lovers with its three new zones of guaranteed sensations. Among those three distinct zones, riders will find a 4-cross course, North Shore style rails, and a special course for mountain boarding.
   :: from PinkbikeJul 2, 2002
Ridge Helmet Winners Finally Announced Ridge Helmet Winners Finally Announced
I know we promised this weeks ago, but with the weather so nice, and some spanky new gun metal grey V10's in the stable, somehow we got sidetracked. Congratulations go out to Glenn and Steve who take home the sweet Ridge helmets.

Why I need that helmet?

To hide my fear and tears of terror, giving the impression that I must know what I'm doing!
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