Mountain Bike News
twitter twitter    :: from Lisa SherJun 30, 2003
An Open Letter from Lisa Sher An Open Letter from Lisa Sher
Unfortunately I am writing this because last Friday, June 20th, I suffered a season ending accident. I suffered a grade 4 (the most serious grade) ruptured spleen in the splenic hilum (artery) region. Nicely done on my part!
   twitter twitter    :: from Mike PorterJun 29, 2003
Mont Sainte Anne 4-X reults Mont Sainte Anne 4-X reults
Men
1- Eric Carter
2- Cedric Gracia
3- Wade Bootes
4- Brian Schmith


Women

1- Katrina Miller
2- Jamie Lilly
3- Mio Suemesa
4- Jill Kintner

twitter twitter    :: from Candace ShadleyJun 29, 2003
Sugoi Dirt Series Heads to Alberta Sugoi Dirt Series Heads to Alberta
Thanks to continual support and requests from Alberta based riders, and in no small part to the fantastic promotion on pinkbike last summer, the Sugoi Dirt Series will make its first appearance outside BC on the 5-6 of July.


Six coaches -- Sylvie Allen, Anie Boudreau, Kira Cailes, Cindy Devine, Tanya Hawthorne-Allen, and Candace Shadley -- will travel to the Canmore area to provide a full forty person camp with the best that an all women's weekend of skills and riding could possibly offer.

   twitter twitter    :: from Mike PorterJun 29, 2003
Mont Sainte Anne World Cup DH Results Mont Sainte Anne World Cup DH Results
Steve Peat wasn't letting the ankle injury he suffered in the Fort William 4-X slow him down on Mont Saint Anne'super short DH. Blazing the course in just 1:41.17, Peat narrowly beat Greg Minnaar by just 6/100ths of a second followed by style master, Cedric Gracia. On the women's side, it was the UK on top as well with Fionn Griffiths taking top spot, followed by fellow countrywoman, Tracey Moseley and Marla Streb of the US. The short course, new for this year's World Cup, took its toll on the riders, with Fabien Barel and Johnny Waddell both reportedly taken from the course unconscious.
The top canadians are closing fast with Jordie Lunn placing 11th and Dustin Adams 15th. Nice work!
Russ Day    :: from Neil MillarJun 27, 2003
Hemlock Open Again on July 5th and 6th Hemlock Open Again on July 5th and 6th
Thanks again to everyone for supporting our trial mountainbike weekend. In spite of the less than ideal weather, the number of riders who turned up was impressive. We have decided to open again on the weekend of July 5th and 6th for another trial weekend. We will have the lifts open from 10 AM to 4 PM on both Saturday and Sunday.
   Karl Burkat    :: from Melody KultgenJun 26, 2003
FERNIE MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK TAKES MAJOR STEP FORWARD FERNIE MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK TAKES MAJOR STEP FORWARD
FERNIE, BC -- Fernie Alpine Resort's summer bike park and hiking trail network is taking an exciting step forward with the mid-summer move to the detachable Timber Bowl Express Quad chair.
Karl Burkat    :: from Samantha RouseJun 26, 2003
World's Best to Compete in Whistler Gravity Fest World's Best to Compete in Whistler Gravity Fest
Whistler, B.C. - The world's top mountain bike athletes will convene in Whistler July 14-20 for the inaugural Whistler Summer Gravity Festival, featuring three world class competitive events - Joyride Bikercross, Air Downhill and the Slopestyle Expression Session - each showcasing various elements of freeriding, the increasingly popular offshoot of mountain biking.
   Karl Burkat    :: from AmberJun 26, 2003
Womens Mountain bike Clinics in Rossland BC Womens Mountain bike Clinics in Rossland BC
July 18-20 and Sept 12-14th !
The Nations best riders teaching you !
Everything for every rider.
Open to beginners through advanced - each group has great coaches with a max 6:1 ratio.
Learn everything from:
the basics - body positioning, braking, gearing , intro to trails -
intermediate - obstacles, uphill downhill tech, switchbacks, balanced riding.
advanced: wheelie drops, steeps, high speed cornering, obstacles, lifts.
Two incredible days of learning and riding with some of the best.
   Karl Burkat    :: from Erin BodnerJun 26, 2003
Ford Adventure Sport Challenge Ford Adventure Sport Challenge
The Ford Adventure Sport Challenge is hitting Beaver Creek (CO) from July 17-20, 2003. There is a 24-Hr Mountain Bike race, which carries a prize purse of $15,000, and starts on Saturday, July 19th, at 12 Noon.
   Karl Burkat    :: from Melody KultgenJun 26, 2003
CANADA CUP COMING TO FERNIE AGAIN THIS SUMMER CANADA CUP COMING TO FERNIE AGAIN THIS SUMMER
FERNIE ALPINE RESORT, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Fernie Alpine Resort, located in southeastern B.C., is looking forward to once again hosting the Canada Cup Mountain Bike Series with Cross Country and Downhill events. The race series stops in Fernie July 26 & 27, 2003. This is the third year that Fernie Alpine Resort has hosted a stop on this series.
   Karl Burkat    :: from Rusty GillespieJun 25, 2003
Mt 7 Psychosis Results Mt 7 Psychosis Results
Hello there fellow pedal heads! Here are the results from the 5th Annual Mt 7 Psychosis. Thanks go out to all that came to race even though the conditions were less than ideal. The times were remarkably fast considering that there was an inch of hail on the course that fell just minutes prior to the launch pad start. The footage from the race will be airing in July on the Ride Guide, featured on Global Television. Thanks again to the sponsors and all of the volunteers that made the event possible.
Russ Day    :: from Christine CoggerJun 25, 2003
XC Racers Win a Chance to get Treated like a Pro – Whistler B.C. XC Racers Win a Chance to get Treated like a Pro – Whistler B.C.
SnowCovers Sports in Whistler is teaming up with
Trek Bicycles to offer you, an independent cross-country mountain bike racer the chance to be pampered like the professionals at the
Canadian Tim Horton’s National Mountain Bike Championships, July 18th – 20th in Whistler B.C.
   Karl Burkat    :: from Kate ReidJun 25, 2003
Kicking Horse - Opens This Weekend! Kicking Horse - Opens This Weekend!
3,800 vertical feet of trails accessed from a short 18 minute gondola ride gives you the longest lift-accessed trails in the Rockies! Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will be opening this weekend for another awesome summer of mountain biking. As a special, Pinkbike is offering a print-it-yourself 2-for-1 coupon to bring to Kicking Horse this weekend to receive 2 mountain bike full-day tickets for the price of 1! Kicking Horse has 18 trails ranging from single track obstacle trails with slick rock, drops and berms to pulse pounding cruisers. Open for mountain biking on Friday, Saturday and Sundays 12pm to 8pm, June 28th through to September 1st 2003. Also open this long weekend on Monday June 30th 12pm - 8pm, and Tuesday July 1st 12pm - 5pm.
twitter twitter    :: from Paul SudlowJun 25, 2003
Sudlow's Psychosis Synopsis Sudlow's Psychosis Synopsis
I packed most of my gear and did all my bike adjustments on Wednesday afternoon. This was going to be my ‘biggest’ race of the year and I didn’t want anything silly to be a problem, especially since we were going to be at the top of a mountain for 4 days with little contact to the outside world. Then it was off to Derek Lee’s birthday and home to hang with Cathy before the 4 day camping trip. Cath and I were actually thinking of re-joining Derek on his birthday at the pub but I’m glad we didn’t. I was going to need all the energy I could muster for the rest of the week. (It was pouring rain all evening in Calgary).

Karl Burkat    :: from Derek WesterlundJun 24, 2003
Robbie Bourdon Update Robbie Bourdon Update
To all our friends, families and industry supporters:


On behalf of Freeride Entertainment, Kona, Red Bull and Oakley we are happy to bring you the first positive news on Robbie’s accident.
We have delayed doing this until such a time that Robbie’s injuries were diagnosed and we could bring light on the future.

Russ Day    :: from Robin BaycroftJun 24, 2003
Silver Star Mountain Sparks up the '03 Season - Vernon B.C. Silver Star Mountain Sparks up the '03 Season - Vernon B.C.
Silver Star Mountain Resort is opening its bike park this weekend and
sending a little love out to our seasons pass holders at the same time. Silver Star and Big White Season’s Pass holders get to ride for free all weekend!!
   Karl Burkat    :: from Marc ArellanoJun 24, 2003
Marzocchi Test Sessions 2004 Marzocchi Test Sessions 2004
Whistler, BC, 20-22 June. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park played host to this year’s Marzocchi World Release of 2004 forks. Over 35 international and North American journalists flew in to put the 04 Marzocchi forks through their paces.
   :: from mimoJun 23, 2003
Mike Kinrade Bike Camp June 15-16 COP - Review Mike Kinrade Bike Camp June 15-16 COP - Review
When you work full time, and can’t spend all day at the dirt jump/skate park how do you pick up the skills so that you don’t end up becoming a weekend warrior type poser? You know - the type that stands there, decked out with a $5,000 bike, full face helmet, Dainese armor, making inane comments about how lame the tricks are that the guys are pulling when they clearly have never even hit a dirt jump themselves?

You get professional help, that’s how!

   :: from Neil MillarJun 23, 2003
Thanks to the Riders - Hemlock Mountain Resort Thanks to the Riders - Hemlock Mountain Resort
Thanks to everyone for supporting our trial mountain bike weekend. In spite of the less than ideal weather, the number of riders who turned up was impressive. We will decide by Thursday whether we want to continue opening weekends, so please stay tuned.
   :: from Mike PorterJun 23, 2003
Mike Kinrade Suffers Broken Collarbone in Whistler Mike Kinrade Suffers Broken Collarbone in Whistler
After barely being cleared to ride again after his unscheduled meeting with a large hemlock tree in early May, Mike Kinrade suffered a broken collarbone jumping Whistler Bike Park's sub-box yesterday. According to Mike, he came up just short enough to clip his rear tire, tossing him into the dirt, breaking his collarbone. Mike had successfully jumped the entire box earlier in the day. This should have no bearing on MPF's shooting schedule, although Mike is expected to be out of commission for at least the next 6 weeks.
Radek Burkat    :: from PinkbikeJun 22, 2003
Win a Year's Worth of Maxxis Bike Tires Win a Year's Worth of Maxxis Bike Tires
By now you've surely noticed the Maxxis banner with Jeff Lenosky gapping the beautiful Gina Montoya and her hot tub. Wonder what it's all about? Ever wanted to run your favorite Maxxis treads in the Slow Reezay or Super Tacky rubber but always opted for the longer lasting 60's in the name of longevity? How about a set of mud tires? Well, wish no more, my friends. Every 2 weeks, we'll be drawing the name of one lucky winner who'll get his/her choice of 10 Maxxis bicycle tires. Road, BMX, or MTB, your choice. Please, enter just once. Winners will be notified via email and posted right here in the News section. Enter here and good luck, our first draw will be on July 4th!
      :: from Gene HamiltonJun 22, 2003
Gracia Wins at Mt Snow Gracia Wins at Mt Snow
Coming across the finish line with no seat, Cedric Gracia blistered the Mt
Snow downhill course with a 4:21 and change. He was closely followed by
wheel breaking, fork bending and 1.5 headtube ovalizing (done in practice after crashing on the waterfall - a 2 story drop to flat- section yesterday)
Nathan Rennie. Greg Minnaar grabbed third and Mick Hannah picked up forth
with Dustin Adams, still a little bruised and battered from the accident that removed teammate Tara Llanes from competition, rounding out the top five.

   :: from Gene HamiltonJun 22, 2003
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!
Streb wins second NCS downhill in a row! In slippery, muddy contions Marla
took 13 seconds off her qualifing time to narrowly beat 20 year old Mio
Suemasa
of Japan. Marla's Luna Chicks (now called Luna Women) teammate Kathy
Pruitt
put in a great run and possible career best third place finish with
Fionn Griffiths taking 4th.
      :: from Gene HamiltonJun 21, 2003
Mt Snow Mountain-X Results Mt Snow Mountain-X Results
A few more injuries to report from yesterday Chumba Wumba's Lisa Sher (who
was looking really fast yesterday when I saw her) ruptured her spleen and
Big Crank's Matt Thompson broke a pedal and put a six inch slice in his
calf (deep, greasy and dirty i was told) with the spindle. Matt was looking
fast in practice today so apparently he isn't letting the injury slow him
down.
      :: from Kamloops Bike CampJun 21, 2003
Kamloops Bike Camp with Joe Schwartz Kamloops Bike Camp with Joe Schwartz
Looking for a freeride adventure that you will remember for a lifetime? Discover one of the best places to ride in the world. Share this experience with Joe Schwartz July 2nd to the 6th and July 24th to the 27th
      :: from Gene HamiltonJun 21, 2003
Mt Snow Mountain-X Qualifying Mt Snow Mountain-X Qualifying
Mens 4-X
1. Carter
2. Gary Houseman
3. Brian Schmith
4. Bootes
5. Kovarik


Top 7 riders less than half a second a part 30.76-31.22


Womens 4-X
1. Jonnier
2. Miller
3. Muxlow
4. Streb
5. Griffiths
   :: from Gene HamiltonJun 20, 2003
More Rain in Vermont More Rain in Vermont
After actually seeing that bright orange orb in the sky for the first time
in a week yesterday it rained last night and this morning. Another weekend
of fun slippery racing in the mud. The Vermont course is gnarly, steep,
fast and very slick. David K (I won't even try to spell his name) from Intenseis out with a wrist and shoulder injury and my Astrix teammate Gail Dahlagher
(already racing with a cast on her hand due to a broken finger) blew out
her knee.
   :: from Russ DayJun 20, 2003
Reminder - Hemlock Resort Opens Lifts to Bikers This Weekend Reminder - Hemlock Resort Opens Lifts to Bikers This Weekend
Just a reminder that Hemlock Mountain Resort in B.C.'s Upper Fraser Valley is opening its lifts to mountain bikers this weekend, June 21st and 22nd. The Resort will open the mountain up full season in the near future if the response this weekend is good enough, so get out there and show your support! For the full scoop check out the
article.
      :: from PinkbikeJun 20, 2003
Mt Seven Psychosis This Weekend - Golden, BC Mt Seven Psychosis This Weekend - Golden, BC
Just got off the phone with Fish, he assures me there's still plenty of space available for those of you last minute racers looking for the most challenging, fun race on the planet. If you don't register here, you still have time to register at the event. Many riders beat the rush and arrived early this week, getting in some training and I'm told the course is more buff than it's ever been. Visit the Psychosis Page for more details, video and photos from the race. The tent trailer's packed and ready to go and assuming I'm not at the beer gardens, I'll be on course, broken paw and all, shooting photos and video of the event. Show your best style and those pearly whites and don't forget to say cheese!
   :: from Michelle LerouxJun 19, 2003
Panorama Resort Set To Open This Weekend - Invermere, BC Panorama Resort Set To Open This Weekend - Invermere, BC
Panorama Resort's Downhill Mountain Biking Terrain and Quad access opening June 21.
Byron Grey and Panorama's Mountain Ops crew have been busting their asses to
get the Bike Park, Bikercross, and North Shore stunt trail built. Get out
here and see what's been keeping them busy! Check out these pics for a
sneak peek at the stunt trail Crazy Train!
   :: from Mike PorterJun 19, 2003
Robbie Bourdon Seriously Injured in an Automobile Accident Robbie Bourdon Seriously Injured in an Automobile Accident
Late last Friday, Robbie Bourdon and his girlfriend were seriously injured in a car accident. The accident occurred in Nelson, BC, but Robbie's injuries were serious enough to warrant sending him 4 hours west to Kelowna for surgery. He's currently in ICU suffering from 2 broken collarbones, a collapsed lung and lacerated liver. He is still in serious condition, but all signs are pointing to a full (if not quick) recovery. Kona Bikes will forward any "Get Well" wishes to Robbie on your behalf. Send any messages you may have for Robbie to joe@konaworld.com.
      :: from Russ DayJun 18, 2003
Norco Comrades Unite – The 2003 VPS Fest Norco Comrades Unite – The 2003 VPS Fest
Judging from afar by the way they were dressed, you might have thought they were there to deliver packages, but these boys in brown had a different mission. The First Annual Norco VPS Fest in Whistler B.C. brought the company to the people, to pay gratitude to those riders who’ve supported
Norco over the years.
   :: from B-teamJun 18, 2003
Getting Jiggy in Nelson – B-Team Style! Getting Jiggy in Nelson – B-Team Style!
We used to call May long weekend May 2-4 back home because you were supposed to drink a 24 pack of beer every day of the weekend, that and it always falls around the 24th of May. This year we ripped the holiday up in Nelson. Cabbage, Gord, Robb, Steve (a rookie not only to road trippin' with us, but to mountain riding in general) and I headed out Thursday night. Mike Porter was nice enough to put us up for the weekend, although I really don’t think he had a clue what he was in for.
   :: from Radek BurkatJun 18, 2003
Cool site alert - Gutsploder.com Cool site alert - Gutsploder.com
Every now and then a really cool site catches my eye. Gutsploder.com are a couple of dudes, riding trails armed with a camera and a GPS (Global Positioning System) in order to make detailed maps of various trails. At many points along the trail, they mark a GPS waypoint, take photos of that part of the trail, and later produce a detailed map with markers and photo links for those locations.
The results you can check out at www.gutsploder.com
(Only a couple of maps right now, but imagine if every trail was marked like this)
      :: from Sinister BillJun 18, 2003
New From Sinister - The R9 Full Squish New From Sinister - The R9 Full Squish
To be built in cooperation with Frank The Welder and FTW Industries, Sinister Bikes will be showing off their newest creation, the R9 at this weekend's NORBA stop at Mt Snow, VT. The R9 is Sinister's first suspension bike, a nine inch travel frameset that
was built to meet the demands of downhill racing on the east coast. The frame is made from 6061 series aluminum and 100% made in the USA.
   :: from Giant BicyclesJun 18, 2003
Llanes Injured in Car Crash Involving Team Truck Llanes Injured in Car Crash Involving Team Truck
Tara Llanes suffered a broken foot in a car crash involving the Giant/Pearl Izumi team truck in Pennsylvania earlier this week. Other team members in the truck at the time of the accident, including Dustin Adams, Jared Rando and team mechanic Matt Duniho escaped serious injury, and should be well on their way to Mt Snow in Vermont for NCS#3. This will take Tara out of competition at least until the Kaprun stop of the World Cup. Here's to a quick recovery!
   :: from IMBAJun 17, 2003
IMBA To Host Wild Rides on Threatened California Singletrack IMBA To Host Wild Rides on Threatened California Singletrack
IMBA is hosting a series of mountain bike rides to showcase trails that could be lost to potential Wilderness designations. Soon-to-be reintroduced Congressional legislation will call for 2.5 million acres of California public land to be reclassified as federal Wilderness. Bicycle use is categorically prohibited in federal Wilderness areas. Many of the proposed areas contain popular mountain bike trails that cyclists have ridden for years.
      :: from USA CyclingJun 15, 2003
Norba NCS #2 DH Results Norba NCS #2 DH Results
Men's DH Results
1 - Chris Kovarik 4:32
2 - Greg Minnaar 4:36
3 - Johnny Waddell 4:39
4 - Joel Panozzo 4:42

Women's DH Results
1 - Marla Streb 5:33
2 - Lisa Sher 5:38
3 - Fionn Griffiths 5:50
4 - Missy Giove 5:52

Click on [Read More] for full USA Cycling press release.

   :: from PinkbikeJun 14, 2003
NCS #2 West Virginia 4X Results NCS #2 West Virginia 4X Results
Men's 4X Results
1 - Mike King
2 - Gary Houseman
3 - Greg Minnaar
4 - David Klaasenvanorschot


Women's 4X Results

1 - Jill Kinter
2 - Lisa Sher
3 - Sabrina Jonnier
4 - Tara Llanes

Click on [Read More] for full press release c/o USA Cycling.

      :: from JustineJun 14, 2003
RAMPAGE 2003 MEDIA ALERT RAMPAGE 2003 MEDIA ALERT

WORLD'S BEST FREERIDE MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDERS
GATHER IN UTAH DESERT TO COMPETE IN
THE THIRD ANNUAL
"RED BUll RAMPAGE"

Once again Red Bull Energy Drink is hosting its Red Bull Rampage, an
invitational only, men's mountain bike freeride competition. For
the third year in a row the best freeride mountain bikers in the
world will gather to challenge the steep lines and cliff bands of
Virgin, Utah.
      :: from Sean JenkinsJun 14, 2003
Giant Canada Team News Giant Canada Team News
Giant Canada’s Brant Lyon and Eric Goss flew out to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec this past weekend for stop number two on the Canadian National series. The Tremblant course is renowned for some technically challenging rock gardens and truck loads of mud in the treed sections; however, it ended up being an unforeseen factor that took Giant Canada’s Brant Lyon out of race contention.
   :: from Gene HamiltonJun 13, 2003
Update from WV NCS Update from WV NCS
WET, WET, WET! It has been raining here for weeks and right after pro practice today it let lose with a major storm. Practice was fairly comical today with a lot of big name riders going way off course. Steep off camber rock sections absolutely covered with mud were challenging to say the least and a lot of fun.


Mountain X qualifers start in an hour and I'll post quailifing results afterward.
www.betterride.net

      :: from C.A.U.S.E CanadaJun 13, 2003
The Race for Human Rights has been Rescued - Canmore, AB The Race for Human Rights has been Rescued - Canmore, AB
The fifth annual Race for Human Rights, which was in jeopardy of being cancelled, has been rescued! The race is scheduled for its original date of June 29th, 11 AM at the Canmore Nordic Center. Thanks to some local sponsors and enthusiasts, such as Devonian Properties and Lorne Short Contracting, the Race for Human Rights will proceed as planned.
   :: from NorcoJun 13, 2003
VPSFest Draw Prizing Tops $7G VPSFest Draw Prizing Tops $7G
With only 48 hours left till VPSFest on June 15, we thought you’d want the low-down on all the awesome prizing that Norco will be giving away on Sunday. Pinkbike's kicking in 5 DropIn DVD sets and some hoodies and T's for the pot.
   :: from SisonJun 13, 2003
PanAmerican Championships in  Colombia PanAmerican Championships in Colombia
As you may or may not know this coming Saturday and Sunday the south American country of Colombia most specifically one of it’s main cities Medellin will be hosting this year’s PanAmerican XC and DH championships.




Several delegations have already arrived including, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru.

   :: from Alberta Bicycle AssociationJun 12, 2003
Urgent - Edmonton's Singletrack in Danger of Closure Urgent - Edmonton's Singletrack in Danger of Closure
The City of Edmonton is planning to effectively ban all singletrack riding
in the Edmonton river valley with the new parkland bylaw, as the city's
definition of trail does not include singletrack. Your immediate action
is
requested as council will be voting on this issue June 17th (next
Tuesday).
If you want singletrack trails to remain open to riding you are urged
to
contact the city. It is time for us as the cycling community to make our
voices heard.

E-mail your concerns and comments before council votes on
this bylaw on June 17th to: bylaw2202@edmonton.ca.

      :: from Mike PorterJun 12, 2003
Introducing - The Mallet - from Crank Brothers Introducing - The Mallet - from Crank Brothers
In an effort to gain a few precious seconds on the race course, I'm running an old, well worn pair of Shimano 636 clipless pedals. It's not that I haven't tried other offerings, it's just that they either don't perform as well, or fall apart prematurely. From Crank Brothers, the folks who brought us the Eggbeater, comes the Mallet, which looks like a very promising alternative for the clipless riders out there.
   :: from Katrina StrandJun 12, 2003
Corridor Club - Vancouver, BC Corridor Club - Vancouver, BC
Corridor Club is a progressive mountain bike club designed to provide mountain bike coaching for all generations and ability levels. For 2003, Corridor Club will be operating out of Deep Cove, B.C., a prime access point to the sea to sky corridor.
   :: from Whistler Gravity FestivalJun 12, 2003
World's Largest Loonie Race - Whistler, BC World's Largest Loonie Race - Whistler, BC
A long-time Whistler tradition, the Loonie Race, will be expanded and shared with the world as a featured event at the inaugural Summer Gravity Festival - Whistler's mountain bike celebration set for July 14-20.

   :: from Russ DayJun 11, 2003
Hemlock Mountain Offers Lift Access Biking – Get Out There – Agassiz B.C. Hemlock Mountain Offers Lift Access Biking – Get Out There – Agassiz B.C.
Lift access mountain biking is incredibly popular, no doubt about it. Thousands of riders make the two-hour journey to Whistler from B.C.’s Lower Mainland every year to hit the summer slopes. Hopefully soon we'll have another option, this June 21st and 22nd
Hemlock Valley Resort is offering riders a trial run at lift access to rip it up on specially prepared trails. If the weekend goes off big, the mountain and lifts may be opened up for full season biking in the near future.
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      :: from Russ DayJun 10, 2003
Bear Mountain Challenge ’03 Results Up - Mission B.C. Bear Mountain Challenge ’03 Results Up - Mission B.C.
Last weekend the Seventh Annual Bear Mountain Challenge was held in Mission B.C. where the weather was hot and so was the action, on the well-prepped spectator lined DH course.
   :: from Tim BieberJun 10, 2003
Drop In - Update From the Road - Whistler B.C. Drop In - Update From the Road - Whistler B.C.
Our first update from the road is an exciting one! We have all kinds of swank news to report and stories of incredible antics...many of which I won't get into. Some of the photos to follow will show the fun we've been having while on the road.
   :: from Mike PorterJun 10, 2003
How to Make Money in the Bike Biz - A Product Manager's View How to Make Money in the Bike Biz - A Product Manager's View
When I initially came up with the idea of this series I figured I'd ask some close friends about their experiences in the biz and just what it takes to make a decent living around bikes. The response has been overwhelming, since my first interview with Shaums March ran last week, I've been deluged with requests to be included in the series. Todd Seplavy of Iron Horse Bicycles was the first to speak up, but we'll have many more to follow over the summer including a bike tour operator, shop owner, bike tech, engineer, sales guys and bike company owners.
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   :: from Riley McIntosh/MPF FilmsJun 10, 2003
View From the Crew View From the Crew
Welcome to the MPF lifestyle! It’s all about having fun with your friends, riding new trails, keeping it sketchy, filming a little, and having unexpected events unveiling unexpected results. Our latest trip to Vancouver Island encompassed it all. When Dylan Tremblay phoned from Kamloops at 5:30 to tell me they had three and a half hours to make it to Vancouver and were planning on catching the 9:00 boat from Horseshoe Bay, I could tell our island session was going to define that whole unresponsible young dudes partying with their hair on fire aspect that my mom hates about me. Word!
      :: from Todd SeplavyJun 10, 2003
Iron Horse/MadCatz Racing News Iron Horse/MadCatz Racing News
Team Iron Horse/MadCatz has started the 2003 UCI World Cup season with a bang! Team riders Nathan Rennie, Sam Hill, and Jared Graves made the trip over to Europe to compete in the first two World Cup events of the season in Scotland and France.

      :: from James RadkeJun 9, 2003
COP Freeride/DH Camp With Mike Kinrade - Calgary Alberta COP Freeride/DH Camp With Mike Kinrade - Calgary Alberta
COP will be holding a Downhill and Freeride camp with the Popular MTB bike God Mike Kinrade. Star of MPF Films and Drop In.

The Camp will run from June 14-15 from 10 till 5 each day.

Cost is $125 + GST, this includes a hill ticket and Lunch for each day.
Only 7 riders will be able to attend the Camp and they will meet in the COP Slopeside Bike shop.

Full face helmets and padding are recommended.

Call (403)247-5457 or contact James Radke for more information.
      :: from Velo NewsJun 9, 2003
L'Alpe d'Huez DH Results L'Alpe d'Huez DH Results
After her disappointing finish in the 4-X on Saturday, Anne Caroline Chausson made the most of he one World Cup stop (on home turf) and finished 3.13 seconds ahead of Tracey Moseley taking first place in the DH. On the men's side the top 2 spots were taken by Australians Nathan Rennie and Chris Kovarik. Reigning World Cup Champion Steve Peat, who injured his ankle in last week's 4X, settled for 59th spot after a promising 6th place in qualifying.
      :: from Velo NewsJun 9, 2003
World Cup #2 4X Results and Drama World Cup #2 4X Results and Drama
All 88 qualifying competitors staged a brief "sit down" protest complaining of the poor 4-X course at the Alpe d'Huez World Cup this weekend. With very few jumps, berms and many of the features that 4X is famous for, riders compared the course to little more than a shortened DH track. In her one planned World Cup stop of the year, Anne-Caroline Chausson was eliminated in an early round and failed to podium in the discipline. Eric Carter has stepped up in his countryman Brian Lopes' absence (broken tibia) and took top spot in the event. By all accounts (and I've seen many accounts), this World Cup, especially when compared to the stellar Fort William stop last weekend, would be unanimously voted the worst WC event in years.
   :: from Alain Lavoie/A BikeJun 6, 2003
2003 24 Porn Tour 2003 24 Porn Tour
Cheers!
The boys are back for the 24 street session tour, it's nothing serious, just one hell of a good time. Its not a competition or a tupperware party. The idea is to meet local riders and just ride!
   :: from Chuck AchtemichukJun 6, 2003
Freeride Tours - Last Minute Club Freeride Tours - Last Minute Club
Freeride Tours is getting ready for another season of good times and
great riding through the towns of BC. With a new van and improvements
to the route, this year looks like it'll easily be the best yet. As
you read this, freeride improvements and additions are being made to
a classic 7000 vertical foot heli-biking trail, which will be a part
of every trip this summer.
      :: from Mike PorterJun 6, 2003
Psychosis is Filling Up Fast Psychosis is Filling Up Fast
Here we are, just over 2 weeks away from the 5th Annual Mt 7 Psychosis and with just 200 spots available, you'd better get off your ass and register. Whether you're racing from the top or 5K, you won't be disappointed, the psychosis is the gnarliest race of the season! The Golden Cycling Club has been hard at work buffing the course and the prize pile is, umm, piling up! Visit the Psychosis pages for more information about the event, registration and to view the video from last year's running.
   :: from KarlJun 5, 2003
Skytrain now takes Bikes Skytrain now takes Bikes
Skytrains running in Vancouver BC are finally allowing bikes on their trains, legally. For years Skytrain security in has objected to people taking their bikes with them onto the trains, whether it was to ride around the more scenic parts of the city, ride to work from a closer location, or get to their favorite skate or dirt jump park. Starting June 1st this is all changing - during 'a trial period' they will allow individuals to travel on board with their bikes. It's about time.


To read more about the terms and conditions check out their site
   :: from Great Divide CycleryJun 5, 2003
WERKS Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race - Helena MT WERKS Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race - Helena MT
How often are you offered Canadian funds at par with the American greenback? In an effort to persuade the Canadian XC contingent into Helena, MT on the summer solstice weekend, the Great Divide Cyclery is offering just that, Canadian at par! Why not make a full weekend of it? After the race, there's the Helena Music Festival.
   :: from NorcoJun 3, 2003
More Prizes in the VPSFest Pool More Prizes in the VPSFest Pool
If you are still unsure whether or not it is worth the drive up to Whistler on June 15th for the VPSFest, here is yet another awesome reason to do it.


In addition to a chance to win a new 2003 Norco VPS Drop and over $5000 in other prizes, you also now have a chance at winning a 2003 Whistler Mountain Bike Park Season’s Pass, valued at over $250.

   :: from BteamJun 3, 2003
A new season for the Bteam A new season for the Bteam
We managed to make a few day trips to Invermere but the Easter Long weekend was the real kick off to the new season. It was strange because even though we were lucky enough to ride all the way to Christmas day last year it seemed like an eternity since our last road trip. Aaron (Cro-Mag) and I were glad to put and end to our winter induced plotting and scheming over what this year would hold for us and just get out and RIDE. . . .
   :: from IMBAJun 3, 2003
IMBA Hot Spots Program - Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul IMBA Hot Spots Program - Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul
It's an important week for Midwest urban mountain bike trail access. The
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is focused squarely on
Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul between May 30-June 8, as the organization
leads simultaneous Hot Spot campaigns in both cities.
      :: from TerraLogic Park IndustriesJun 3, 2003
Diablo Freeride Park Opening a Huge Success - Vernon NJ Diablo Freeride Park Opening a Huge Success - Vernon NJ
After countless months of planning and weeks of
trail clearing and preparation, TerraLogic Park Industries is pleased to
announce that the grand opening weekend was a huge success. With extremely
dismal weather including heavy rain and fog, the turnout far exceeded
expectations and all the riders went home with huge poop daddies.
   :: from Paul DoneJun 3, 2003
Sugoi Dirt Series Ready to Dish in 2003 Sugoi Dirt Series Ready to Dish in 2003
The Dirt Series is back and better than ever in 2003. With Sugoi as title sponsor, Western Canada's premiere Women's Mountain Bike technical skill camps will be visiting seven communities in British Columbia and Alberta, bringing great riding and camaraderie to hundreds of women riders.
   :: from Greg WallJun 3, 2003
Extreme Downhill Mountain Biking Banned at Beaver Creek Extreme Downhill Mountain Biking Banned at Beaver Creek
The Grand Junction Sentinel recently reported Beaver Creek Mountain near Denver Colorado will ban "extreme" downhill mountain biking. The article quotes Beaver Creek representatives who blame excessive speed (20MPH?) user conflict and erosion for the ban. Local riders are especially disappointed as there's talk of nearby Vail Mountain following suit.
      :: from Mike PorterJun 2, 2003
Interviewed - Shaums March Interviewed - Shaums March
I still remember the first time I ever saw Shaums March. It had to be way back in 1994 or so. He was gracing the cover of a mountain bike mag (can't remember exactly which one) pulling a huge nac-nac on a Mountain Cycle San Andreas. Here we are almost 10 years later, he's still around and he's still one of the best. He is, bar none, the most approachable pro athlete I've ever met.

Here's what he had to say...

   :: from Mike PorterJun 2, 2003
Is It Possible to Make Money In the Bike Biz? Is It Possible to Make Money In the Bike Biz?
It seems every time I open my inbox, there's another email asking about job opportunities and the education choices required to make a living in many facets of the bike industry. With that in mind, I've begun a series of "interviews and profiles" showcasing some of the folks who have chosen one or more aspects of this great sport as their livelihood. You'll see what it takes to earn a decent living on or around your bike. I'll begin the series with Shaums March's take and in the coming weeks you'll see filmmakers, bike makers, photographers, designers, shop owners and any other folks I can coerce into talking. Check back later tonight for Shaums' interview, it's been taking a while to transcribe one handed
      :: from UCIJun 1, 2003
Fort William World Cup DH Results Fort William World Cup DH Results
RESULTS MEN

1 GRACIA Cedric FRA SIEMENS MOB. CANNONDALE 4:08:05
2 PASCAL Mickael FRA MAXXIS-MSC 4:09:16
3 RENNIE Nathan AUS 4:09:92
4 MINNAAR Greg RSA 4:11:59
5 HILL Samuel AUS 4:12:01

RESULTS WOMEN

1 GROS Celine FRA MORZINE AVORIAZ 4:42:57
2 JONNIER Sabrina FRA 4:45:44
3 RAGOT Emmeline FRA MAXXIS-MSC 4:49:57
4 MOSELEY Tracy GBR KONA CLARKS 4:51:22
5.LE CAER Nolvenn FRA 4:51:58
 
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