Mountain Bike News
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 29, 2004
Help keep Mount Fromme open to bicycles. Help keep Mount Fromme open to bicycles.
North Van District councilor Ernie Crist has put forward a motion to ban riding from Mount Fromme. READ PROPOSAL HERE

There will be a council meeting tonight, Monday, March 1st at 7:00 pm at the District Hall:

355 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, BC
V7N 4N5

All interested mountain bikers should attend.

   Russ Day    :: from Nicolas Le CarréFeb 29, 2004
Ride It... au Français! Ride It... au Français!
Yearning for the French perspective on the scene? Published in France in the beautiful native tongue, Ride It magazine wants to tell you a freeride story or two the way you want to read it. They go to press once a month published as a 32-page mini supplement included in Vélo Tout Terrain Magazine and in February and August they release a 108-page special issue.
   Karl Burkat    :: from Calgary CycleFeb 29, 2004
The 2004 Alberta Freeride Awards The 2004 Alberta Freeride Awards
Welcome BACK to the 2nd annual A.F.A’s where you, the rider, get to vote for your fellow urban, DJ, DH and freeride favorites in Alberta. The A.F.A.’s focus continues to give recognition to the riders who are out there plan B’n it (give n’er) rain, shine or snow, day in and day out.
   twitter twitter    :: from Mike PorterFeb 27, 2004
NORBA Offers Live Interactive Webcasts for 2004 NORBA Offers Live Interactive Webcasts for 2004
Team Big Bear and 1010TV announced today that the 8 race series of National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) Nationals will be webcast live over the internet. The webcast will also feature live interaction with the viewers.
   twitter twitter    :: from IMBAFeb 25, 2004
Subaru of America Renews IMBA Support Subaru of America Renews IMBA Support
Ten Year Partnership Works Wonders for Mountain Biking and Trails


Subaru of America, Inc. recently renewed its support of the acclaimed
Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew through 2006. Launched in 1997, the
Subaru/IMBATrail Care Crew program has led more than 1,000 trail projects, trained more than 35,000 people in sustainable trailbuilding techniques and logged half a million miles of coast-to-coast travel in its official Subaru vehicles.
   Drop In!    :: from Mike JohansenFeb 24, 2004
Vancouver Outdoor Show A Success!! Vancouver Outdoor Show A Success!!
The Drop In Bus made it back to Calgary safely and in record time yesterday after the trek over the Rockies to Vancouver for the Advil Outdoor Show. The energy that surrounds this event is why it is fast becoming the Interbike of Canada.
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   twitter twitter    :: from Mike PorterFeb 23, 2004
Kyle Strait To Ride Bombshell Wheels In '04 Kyle Strait To Ride Bombshell Wheels In '04
Bombshell Racing, makers of some of the industry's highest quality MTB wheels and components, has just come to an agreement with Specialized superstar Kyle Strait to exclusively run it's Fat Daddy line of MTB rims. "We are extremely excited to have Kyle on board with our wheel program. Kyle met our sales manager Jason Anderson a couple of months ago and the deal was set into motion," stated Bombshell Marketing Director Will Rells. "Kyle is an exceptional young man and represents his sponsors very well."
   Rod Leland    :: from Rod LelandFeb 23, 2004
Fat Tire I Results Fat Tire I Results
Last night at Canada Olympic Park the First Fat Tire race of the season went down with perfect conditions and a crazy course. It was super warm and a lot of competitors came out and tried their hand at seeing who could stay on their bike over 6 foot stepdowns and 25 foot tables.
   twitter twitter    :: from Marshall RutmanFeb 23, 2004
Ultimate Freeride Challenge III Sweet 16 Announced Ultimate Freeride Challenge III Sweet 16 Announced
Race Face Performance Products, along with Giant Bicycles and Manitou Suspension is proud to announce the selection process for the third annual Race Face Ultimate Freeride Challenge has been completed.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 22, 2004
Review: The Second Spectacle by Clay Porter Review: The Second Spectacle by Clay Porter
The Second Spectacle picks up right were the First Spectacle ended. This installment is packed with approximately 40 minutes of racing action from NORBA NCS’s DH and 4X, plus some good footage from local rippers!
   Karl Burkat    :: from Karl BurkatFeb 22, 2004
New Poll! New Poll!
With the new website changes in effect, what better time to throw up a new poll. The question asked this time around; What was your favorite Dropin Episode from Season One. Also, from now on we will be adding new polls every two weeks. And the results from the last poll, How much do you spend on biking travel in a year, ended with most poeple not spending a dime and just riding out their front door.
   twitter twitter    :: from James RadkeFeb 21, 2004
Winter Fat Tire Returns to COP - Calgary, AB Winter Fat Tire Returns to COP - Calgary, AB
Itching to get back on your bike? This Sunday(Feb. 22) the WINTER FAT TIRE BIKERCROSS series at C.O.P is almost here. With high speed, big air and carnage everywhere, snow is the big equalizer. Every rider stands a chance to advance regardless of the field!
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 20, 2004
Upgraded UCI Status for Waco and Sonoma Upgraded UCI Status for Waco and Sonoma
USA Cycling announced yesterday elevated UCI status of the first two events on the 2004 NORBA National Mountain Bike Series Calendar. Upgraded from its original E-2 ranking, the pro cross-country and short track races for men and women now hold UCI E-1 status at the events in Waco, Texas and Sonoma, Calif. Similarly, the men’s and women’s mountain cross events in Sonoma will also hold E-1 status.
[Read about it here]
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Jason Sumner@VeloNewsFeb 19, 2004
2004 Maxxis Team revealed 2004 Maxxis Team revealed
Following an offseason that nearly saw the Maxxis mountain-bike team merge with the Giant squad, the orange-and-black, tire-maker sponsored team is back with a new line-up that includes Canadian cross-country honch Geoff Kabush.

[Read About it Here]

   Karl Burkat    :: from Karl BurkatFeb 18, 2004
Pinkbike 1.5 Pinkbike 1.5
The design team at Pinkbike has been hard at work the last few days improving some of the site's functionality. We've added a new User Registration System to the website to offer more options to you, the user. Read on to see the changes.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 16, 2004
SoCal's USA premiere of Earthed SoCal's USA premiere of Earthed
Dirt Mag's long awaited video "Earthed" will have a USA premiere @ Hennessey's, Dana Point this Thursday Night at 7:30. A lot of SWAG to be won and raffle benefits will go to the Johnny Waddell recovery fund. Meet some pros. All ages if you come early.
[Read About it Here]
   Russ Day    :: from Gabe FoxFeb 13, 2004
Racing Returns to Grouse - Cove Bikercross Racing Returns to Grouse - Cove Bikercross
Cove Bikes along with Cycling BC present the Cove Bikercross at Grouse Mountain. With exclusive access to Grouse’s World Cup track, starting in April, the series will run every Wednesday for the duration of the summer.
   twitter twitter    :: from Paddy KayeFeb 12, 2004
Joyride 04, Back to the Roots Joyride 04, Back to the Roots
An unsuccessful attempt at working with Whistler’s bike park for the 7th strait year has pushed Joyride to continue its vision and development to other arenas. Joyride Productions Inc. is pleased to announce Joyride 04 in its raw form to take place July 10th at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops BC.
   Russ Day    :: from Transition BikesFeb 11, 2004
Transition Announces Winner - “Name the Frame” Contest Transition Announces Winner - “Name the Frame” Contest
Transition Bikes set out three weeks ago with the help of PinkBike.com to let the riding community decide the name of their new hardtail frame to be released spring 2004. The contest drew over 6000 entries from across the globe. "It was a huge success”, says co-owner Kevin Menard. "We received far more entries than we expected and as a result it took us awhile to finally decide on the winner".
   Drop In!    :: from Mike JohansenFeb 10, 2004
Vancouver Outdoor Show Vancouver Outdoor Show
Tim and I will be leaving Calgary tomorrow to get on the road in time to make it to Vancouver for the annual Advil Outdoor Adventure Show. It was really cool last year and we don't want to miss it. What's that? It's only Tuesday tomorrow and the show starts on Friday morning you say? Well, when you're driving a 26 year old vehicle that was retired from duty 10 years ago and will only go 15 km/h up hill you have to plan for a long drive. That's right... The Drop In bus is on the road again for the first time since Season 2 wrapped up!
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 10, 2004
e.thirteen Upgrade Kits for 03' SGS Frames e.thirteen Upgrade Kits for 03' SGS Frames
e.thirteen componentsis planning to introduce an upgrade kit available for all 2003 Iron Horse SGS downhill frames.

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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 9, 2004
CTS CTS
Some of you might have heard about CTS already, especially if you’re into Kart Racing. CTS is a small company based out of Sacramento, CA that manufacture high end race karts. Okay, now you’re probably wondering why in hell I'm posting news about Kart racing? There is more...
   Drop In!    :: from Tim BieberFeb 9, 2004
DROP IN Season 2 DVD Ready For Purchase + CONTEST DROP IN Season 2 DVD Ready For Purchase + CONTEST
The time has finally come! It's time to buy the long awaited DROP IN season TWO 4 sided DVD set (2 double sided high density DVD's) packed with so much kick butt riding footage it couldn't be contained on just 3 normal discs! All 13 of season 2 Drop In TV episodes, commercial free, as well as never seen before behind the scenes antics, bus life, adventures and best of all -- insane riding that never made it into the episodes, all in higher quality than season 1...for the same price.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from VeloNews.comFeb 9, 2004
Honda DH Team Announced Honda DH Team Announced
Honda Racing Corporation announced on Thursday that as part of its global activities program, it is launching Team G Cross Honda, a downhill mountain-bike team that will contest the world championships, NORBA series and selected World Cup races.

[Read More here]

   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 8, 2004
John Waddell Benefit Race Went Off on Sunday!! John Waddell Benefit Race Went Off on Sunday!!
Words: Jason@perthmtb
Images: www.minus6.com
Support for the race has been great and its time to thank those envovled.

Paul, Kat and Vlad from 3 Chillies are legends and without them nothing would have gone ahead or got done. Sam and Sabrina for drumming up support, promo, track and the rest
   Russ Day    :: from Russ DayFeb 8, 2004
VIMFF Mountain Biking Film Evening VIMFF Mountain Biking Film Evening
The 2004 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
— February 22 to 29 — will bring some of the world’s finest and most compelling mountain adventure films to Vancouver audiences. The festival showcases adventurers pushing limits at the grass-roots level.
   twitter twitter    :: from On Top Bike ShopFeb 7, 2004
On Top Announces Huge Outdoor Show Giveaway On Top Announces Huge Outdoor Show Giveaway
On Top Bike Shop presents the Great freeride giveaway premiering at this years Vancouver Outdoor Show exhibition. This Valentines weekend come down to the On Top booth and we will show you some lovin by drawing a total prize package worth over a whopping $5000!!
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 6, 2004
John Waddell Fundraiser Race...Still Time to Register John Waddell Fundraiser Race...Still Time to Register
C'mon...there is still time to register. The race is Sunday and there should be MORE people on that race list!! It's for a good cause! Look at it this way - It will bring you good karma for the season and help a fellow rider!

[DO IT NOW]
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 6, 2004
Chalk Creek Four Cross Series Chalk Creek Four Cross Series
When:
February 28
March 13
March 27
April 10
   Radek Burkat    :: from Marc ArellanoFeb 5, 2004
Norco Product Web Videos Norco Product Web Videos
Norco Performance bikes is now in its 40th year. We've been designing and building bikes for a long time. Developing these web based videos is an immediate way of letting everyone know about the TLC we put into hand building our rides. Make no mistake, we ride the bikes we build, and we come back to the office having flowed our favourite local trails inspired to keep on delivering bikes that will take you on the adventure of your choice.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 4, 2004
Åre Mountain Mayhem MTB Freeride Festival Åre Mountain Mayhem MTB Freeride Festival
If you watched New World Disorder 4, chances are you have already heard about Åre Mountain, since some of the footage was shot on location during the 2003 Åre Mountain Mayhem Freeride festival.
   twitter twitter    :: from Whistler Mountain Bike ParkFeb 4, 2004
Whistler Bike Park to Host CrankWorX July 22-25, 2004 Whistler Bike Park to Host CrankWorX July 22-25, 2004
Showcasing the hottest free-ride mountain bike playground in the world – CrankWorX will amp up the volume with the ultimate celebration of progressive Mountain Biking on the planet! Plan to be in Whistler this July 22-25 to watch or participate alongside the world’s best free-ride athletes competing for $25,000 in cash! Concert series, entertainment, pro rider shows and industry product demos round out the menu for all to take in.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 3, 2004
Descent-World.co.uk Rider Interviews Descent-World.co.uk Rider Interviews
Our good friends over at Descent-World.co.uk have been pretty busy lately, cranking out many great rider interviews. They currently already have quite a few of them up with riders such as Sam Hill, Tracey Mosely and Matti Lehikoinen. So if you haven’t checked them out yet, I strongly suggest you do and make sure to check back often, since more will be posted.

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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 3, 2004
New Frame from Planet-X New Frame from Planet-X
Just got a head up from Christian at Cycles Simtra about the release of a new Planet-X frame. The Planet-X Ghost is an Urban trials frame or a street frame with a 'trialsy' feel to it.

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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 2, 2004
Bikes Stolen from Turner Suspension Bicycles, inc. Bikes Stolen from Turner Suspension Bicycles, inc.
5 bikes were stolen out of Turner's Trailer (behind their shop) in Temecula. The bikes stolen were all 5 SPOTS, 4 larges and 1 Medium.

The basic bike specs are as followed: ROCK SHOX Psylo; SRAM trigger 9.0, & 9.0 r der: XTR fr der; FSA handlebar, seatpost; & WTB Wheels

If anyone has any info, please give them a call at 909/693-4881.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertFeb 2, 2004
Drift 2: A New Race by Black Phoenix Films Drift 2: A New Race by Black Phoenix Films
Drift 2: A New Race, picked up right where the original installment left off! Footage of Australia's best riders doing what they do best, be it downhill racing, dirt jumping, street riding or partying their brains out!!
   twitter twitter    :: from Mike PorterFeb 2, 2004
Kyle Strait Signs With Specialized Kyle Strait Signs With Specialized
Kyle Strait has signed a contract with Specialized today that will see the gravity prodigy riding their frames throughout 2004 with the option to continue riding their bikes through to the end of 2006, at least. Kyle, who turns 17 later this year, is very excited about his new deal that puts him at the head of Specialized's new surge into the gravity arena.
 
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