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   twitter twitter    :: from Mike PorterMay 30, 2004
Cedric Gracia wins first European Adidas Slopestyle Cedric Gracia wins first European Adidas Slopestyle
The first ever European Slopestyle contest in Saalbach Hinterglemm surpassed people’s keenest imaginations. Expectations were high due to the quality of the course designed by Canadian freerider Gareth Dyer (Fiat Rotwild adidas) -“if he does it, it must be good” – and a world class starter field. But the incredible show the riders from around the world put on today, left spectators and organisers literally speechless.
   Russ Day    :: from Mike JonesMay 28, 2004
Mike Jones, The Racer's Edge - Canada Cup Season Opener Mike Jones, The Racer's Edge - Canada Cup Season Opener
The Canada Cup Race Season started up this past weekend in Quebec. Racers converged on Bromont, a cycling Mecca located just one hour from Montreal. Bromont is home to one of Canada’s national Cycling centers, a BMX track, a Velodrome, loads of killer XC trails and some of the most technical DH trails in the country. Back in 1999 there was a World Cup held here that was deemed so technical a number of riders refused to start the race. It is very good for the sport to have races here in terms of the quality and difficulty of the courses.
   Drop In!    :: from Tim BieberMay 28, 2004
DROP IN Contest WINNER DROP IN Contest WINNER
The draw was made for the Drop In season 2 contest to give away the 03 Norco RYDE....and the winner is...

CLAYTON CARSH of London, Ontario, Canada
   twitter twitter    :: from Mike PorterMay 28, 2004
A New Deity to Worship A New Deity to Worship
When I first met Eric Davies, it was Interbike 2001 and he was pimping MRP components. His high energy and enthusiastic demeanor combined with a laid back surfer style was nothing less than contagious. That's no small feat on day 3 of the Indoor Show when most folks are dragging their hungover, dehydrated asses from booth to booth. Just over a year ago, Eric left MRP with his considerble knowledge (and energy) to pimp his own wares, Deity Components.
   twitter twitter    :: from Stavros KarlosMay 28, 2004
Trail Maintenance Day - Banff, Ab - Tomorrow, May 29th Trail Maintenance Day - Banff, Ab - Tomorrow, May 29th
A trail maintenance day has been scheduled for Saturday May 29, 2004. We need as many people as possible to come out to help revamp the trail surface. Parks Canada will join us for the day of work. If you love to ride in Banff there is no reason not to attend. If we want trails we must help to take responsibility for them. This is our chance to do just that. Mountain bikers are asked to meet at the Norquay lodge parking lot at 10:30am on Saturday May 29th, equipment will be provided by Parks Canada. They are even allowing us some leeway in trail improvements.
   Drop In!    :: from Mike JohansenMay 28, 2004
New Milkman film due in June!! New Milkman film due in June!!
COMING SOON!!


Genesis………………. The Beginning.
A FRESH FILM BY MILKMAN

Available soon exclusively at www.pinkbike.com

Check out the first of three teasers here:
Teaser 1

enjoy.
   twitter twitter    :: from Mike PorterMay 28, 2004
Whistler Summer Gravity Camps Whistler Summer Gravity Camps
I still remember my first foray onto Vancouver's North Shore like it was yesterday. Day one of a 3-day adventure was cut short by a less than graceful dismount on Seventh Secret and the resulting dislocated finger, cuts and scrapes and my severely bruised pride. You see, before leaving Calgary, I'd been in touch with Bruce Spicer, a long time idol of mine, about riding together on day 2 of my trip. Upon limping into my hotel room, I reluctantly dialed Spicer's cell number (with my thumb I should add) with the intention of cancelling the following day's ride. "That's too bad" was his reply "Andrew's coming along for the ride".
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMay 28, 2004
Sand Hill Ranch annual Father's Day Eve DS race. Sand Hill Ranch annual Father's Day Eve DS race.
Sand Hill Ranch Night time Dual Slalom race
NorCal rippers, don't forget that June 19th is the night Dual Slalom race at Sand Hill Ranch. This is a fun race under the lights. Stay and camp! There will be food concession on site.
   twitter twitter    :: from Stavros KarlosMay 27, 2004
Attention: Banff Area Mountain Bikers Attention: Banff Area Mountain Bikers
Mountain bikers of Banff please note trail openings, closures and preferred etiquette for trail use as discussed between Parks Canada officials, the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance and Banff Freeriders. An open dialogue has been established between wardens (Parks Canada) and our biking organizations to facilitate increased cooperation and improved goodwill for mountain bikers.
   twitter twitter    :: from Fox Racing ShoxMay 27, 2004
Fox Downhill Fork Finally on the Way - Fall 2004! Fox Downhill Fork Finally on the Way - Fall 2004!
Watsonville, CA 5/24/04 – FOX Racing Shox debuted their long awaited Downhill Fork at the Big Bear, California Norba Nationals. The latest addition to FOX’s Fork line is the Downhill Factory Edition, currently available to a select group of international racers. “We are going into an already mature product segment, just as we did when we introduced our current line of XC and Trail forks. From that experience we knew we had to be functionally differentiated in the Fork’s chassis performance, damping performance, adjustability, and packaging,” said Mario Galasso, V.P. of FOX’s Bicycle Division.
   twitter twitter    :: from Marshall RutmanMay 27, 2004
Win The Crap on Marshall's Desk Win The Crap on Marshall's Desk
Did you know that marketing departments generally have the messiest desks in the bike industry?

Do you know why?
   Karl Burkat    :: from Karl BurkatMay 26, 2004
Chain Reaction 5 WorldWide - Released! Chain Reaction 5 WorldWide - Released!
From the series that introduced you to the meaning of HARDCORE, Chain Reaction Five Worldwide takes you to four continents, logs thousands of frequent flyer miles and shows the planet what East Coast Style is all about. The DH Productions’ “Stable of Knuckleheads” has been unchained and they have unleashed their fury on the world. Your tour guides are: Aaron Chase, Jeff Lenosky, Lars Tribus, Eric Porter, Kyle Ebbett and more. Get ready for a heavy metal onslaught of broken bikes, bones and blood as we embark on the most progressive riding ever to be documented on a DVD.

Once again at the helm is three time Emmy Award winning producer/director, Don Hampton. Chain Reaction Five Worldwide was shot with pristine digital video, 16mm and 8mm film, in locations such as Japan, Russia, Australia, France, Germany, Canada and the USA!!

Click here to get a copy

Check out the teaser here
   twitter twitter    :: from IMBAMay 26, 2004
Fed Trail Program & Bike Biz Boost Upcoming IMBA Summit Fed Trail Program & Bike Biz Boost Upcoming IMBA Summit
Next week's IMBA Summit has earned generous sponsorship from a diverse group of supporters. The Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is the event's leading sponsor. The Bikes Belong Coalition, Quality Bicycle Products and America Bikes are presenting sponsors.
   Karl Burkat    :: from Whistler Bike ParkMay 26, 2004
Whistler Bike Park - Feature #4 - Vote Now! Whistler Bike Park - Feature #4 - Vote Now!
This feature will consist of a primary 30 foot inclined log that is approximately 10-12 inches wide. It would then have 3 secondary logs to air to. The secondary logs would be 8 feet long and 10-12 inches wide and they would be placed at various angles. If you're not up for airing from log to log, take the ramp down at the end or air off it

Click here to Vote
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMay 25, 2004
What are the Romic guys up to? What are the Romic guys up to?
Other than trouble, they are also working on improving the performance or their distinctive red & black Double D shock. One thing I like about the Double D is the fact that it’s simple – no need for a 30 page setup manual since there are only 3 main adjustments to make. Set the pre-load, the compression, rebound and go - then forget about it.
   Radek Burkat    :: from Karen MurrayMay 25, 2004
‘Free’riding Women at COP ‘Free’riding Women at COP
Are you looking for something different this riding season? How about a women’s riding group that concentrates on freeriding, almost exclusively?! I’m looking to put together a weekly ride at COP and other potential venues, for women only. This is not a fee-based group, simply a weekly ride targeted toward women and freeriding. Tuesday evenings, starting June 1, 6:30pm, Canada Olympic Park
twitter twitter    :: from Jordan PetrovicsMay 21, 2004
Sweet Bike Park Expansion at Sun Peaks Resort Sweet Bike Park Expansion at Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks, BC. - Combine a pile of new cash, three new excavator-style trails and double the maintenance crew and you've got one sweet bike park expansion at Sun Peaks Resort. Two excavators have carved out a brand new bikercross course under the Sunburst chair. At the helm of one machine was Paddy Kaye, one of the foremost bikercross course builders in British Columbia. Kaye is in charge of the design and construction of the new track, ensuring that it will live up to July's Joyride Bikercross standards.
   twitter twitter    :: from IMBAMay 21, 2004
CLIF Bar and IMBA Award $3,000 in Grants CLIF Bar and IMBA Award $3,000 in Grants
Six IMBA mountain bike clubs will score cash awards to kick start local trail projects thanks to the 2004 IMBA/CLIF Bar Trail Preservation Grants. The $500 grants are focused on projects that promote environmental education and inspire conservation in the mountain biking community.
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   twitter twitter    :: from Mike PorterMay 20, 2004
NO WAY!  The Hans Rey Story NO WAY! The Hans Rey Story
This documentary tells the story of Hans Rey, who is widely considered the pioneer of extreme mountain biking. We follow his story from a small town in Southern Germany to his current homes in California and Tuscany and in the process learn how a boy with a bike and a dream made his way into Mountain Biking's Hall of Fame.
   twitter twitter    :: from Mike PorterMay 19, 2004
Adidas Bike 'n Soul Slopestyle Adidas Bike 'n Soul Slopestyle
On May 29th, the first ever European Slopestyle course will take place as part of the adidas Bike 'n Soul Opening in Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria. A spectacular course was designed by Canadian freerider Gareth Dyer, new member of the Fiat Rotwild team and an adidas athlete. " It's done! ", Gareth reported yesterday. " Just a few little adjustments and the biggest slopestyle ever will be totally complete. I've hit a couple of the jumps and man are they fun. " “I have been invited to many freeride events in the past but have been waiting for an event like this”, says Mike Kinrade who participated in the Rampage several times. “I really see the future of our sport in an event like this and I am glad to be a part of it.”
   twitter twitter    :: from Chris WinterMay 18, 2004
Company Profile - Chromag Bikes of Whistler, BC Company Profile - Chromag Bikes of Whistler, BC
“Our designs prioritize real life function before style, something that I think is actually uncommon in bike manufacturing,” says Chromag Bikes founder Ian Ritz. “Fancy machining is cool but it better not cut my cheek if it doesn't have to.” In 2002 Ritz launched Chromag – a small, specialized company offering steel hard tail frames and components that are being embraced by rippers and spreading like a virus within BC’s dedicated riding scene.
   twitter twitter    :: from Whsitler Bike ParkMay 18, 2004
Bike Bash 04 - Whistler BC Bike Bash 04 - Whistler BC
Whistler, B.C., May 12, 2004 – Few places can rival what Whistler has in store for mountain bikers this season. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is expanding into the Garbanzo area and adding a slew of new features. Highly anticipated Whistler trails like the Comfortably Numb epic and the reincarnation of A River Runs Through It are now complete. In July, Crankworx will pick up where the Whistler Summer Gravity Festival left off. Whistler Blackcomb invites you to kick off this season with the bang it deserves, with Bike Bash ‘04 this weekend, May 22 to 24.
   twitter twitter    :: from Jeff HoltMay 18, 2004
Johnny's Back... Johnny's Back...
We are stoked to let you know that Johnny Waddell's back in the USA!
As you may know our Johnny boy had a heinous crash at last years Mt. Ste. Anne World Cup Downhill event and was in a coma for a good long time. But all that's in the past! Johnny is well on the road to recovery and is even back in the US for the summer. He will be traveling with the Syndicate for the whole race season in North America as race support and motivational Force.
   twitter twitter    :: from Marshall RutmanMay 18, 2004
Roach Design a Jersey Winner Announced Roach Design a Jersey Winner Announced
It’s Marshall again. Just dropping you a quick line to let you know that I’m still here. The Roach jersey design contest was an incredible success and it looks like I’m going to be able to keep my job. In fact, the response to this contest was so positive that I’m making the D.A.J (design a jersey) contest an annual event.
   Radek Burkat    :: from Radek BurkatMay 17, 2004
My Bullit is Dead My Bullit is Dead
The year was 1999, and the freeride scene was finally 'ramping' up. I had a 21" Marin Nail Trail XC racer which I bought a couple years previously, and it served well on all those Moab adventures, 24 Hours of Adrenalin events, local trails and even one official XC race! It was the bike I cut my teeth on, sometimes literally, learning trials, street, racing and eventually riding all the trails on the Shore.
I remember the last weekend on that bike quite well.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Ollie ThomasMay 17, 2004
FUNN Young Rider Development Program 2004 Canada FUNN Young Rider Development Program 2004 Canada
FUNN would like to announce our new young rider development program, which we are currently in the process of rider selection at this time. The launch date will be May 29th 2004 and will take in a number of top riding locations around the Vancouver area in order to assess the rider’s abilities on various terrains and provide maximum variations for photo shoots.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMay 13, 2004
Litter OLS #109: 2004 Spring Swimsuit Catalog Litter OLS #109: 2004 Spring Swimsuit Catalog
You like it a bit rough? You like Racing? You don’t give a rats ass about grammar, spelling and factual errors? They weren't triple checked. Besides, most of you reading this won't know what's correct anyways!

[GIVER']
   twitter twitter    :: from Nick QuinnMay 13, 2004
Moose Mountain Trail Day - CANCELLED!!! Moose Mountain Trail Day - CANCELLED!!!
Unfortunately, Calgary's Stanley Cup madness has given Mother Nature cause to bring winter back one last time (we hope). The whack of snow that hit the city earlier this week was dwarfed by the metric whack of snow that hit our beloved Moose Mountain. As a result, the Moose Mountain Trail Day has been tentatively rescheduled for Sunday June 6th, 2004. Mark it on your calendar, but rest assured we'll remind you as the day draws near. If it helps, Sleemans has signed on as beer sponsor for those of you over 18 and Pinkbike will be BBQ'ing burgers to help you keep energy levels up.
   Radek Burkat    :: from Radek BurkatMay 12, 2004
Super T and Dyer on Magura Super T and Dyer on Magura
Just got the news from Jimi at Magura that Tyler Super T Klassen and Gareth Dyer have joined the newly formed Magura MOJO Extreme Team.
Tyler is one of the best atheletes to come out of talent laden British Columbia. At 22 years old, he already has a long list of film and commercial credits. Tyler has been features in multiple videos including Kranked 4 & 5, North Shore Extreme, Dropin TV as well as a Nike commercial with Lance Armstrong.
   twitter twitter    :: from IMBAMay 12, 2004
IMBA & Don Valley Trail School This Weekend!  MAY 15 - 16 IMBA & Don Valley Trail School This Weekend! MAY 15 - 16
The International Mountain Bicycling Association's (IMBA) Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Toronto from May 13th to 16th to talk trails, teach land managers and trail users proper trail management and building techniques, and to spend quality time digging in the dirt. The Toronto visit is one of 70 stops on the 2004 schedule and will focus on the trails found in Crothers’ Woods, in the Lower Don River Valley.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Darren ButlerMay 11, 2004
Shimano Backyard Jump Jam went OFF!! Shimano Backyard Jump Jam went OFF!!
Wow! I cannot begin to describe how well things went. Calling for rain all day, poured the day and night before, didn't look too promising when we set up under the clouds either. Then, the skies cleared, and the story will be told.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Cory BibbyMay 10, 2004
Seattle Bike Camp Seattle Bike Camp
Seattle, WA - On August 7th the YMCA along with Bart McDaniel, Casey Northern, Kim Eakin and myself will be hosting a DH/Freeride camp at a certain "secret spot".
   Karl Burkat    :: from DH ProductionsMay 10, 2004
Chain Reaction 5 Worldwide to Premiere in NYC! Chain Reaction 5 Worldwide to Premiere in NYC!
DH Productions is honored to appear in the fourth annual Bicycle Film Festival May 13-16. Held at the internationally renowned Anthology Film Archives, this prestigious venue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side is supported by cultural icon and Oscar nominated director Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York, Casino, Goodfellas).
   Rod Leland    :: from Cro-MagMay 9, 2004
A new season at COP A new season at COP
Well guys spring has sprung and another season has dawned. We’ve got less then a week until opening and things are looking sweet. In the past four years I’ve never witnessed so much early season work being put into the trails at COP. Before opening we’ve built a huge spine in the trials park, a bunch of new drops and begun fixing up some of the older runs, not to mention scoping a secret super ninja trail
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMay 8, 2004
Nathan Rennie Pulls off a 70ft Jump!! Nathan Rennie Pulls off a 70ft Jump!!
From www.nathanrennie.net

Esperence, Western Australia - Rennie pulled a 70 foot jump yesterday! You will see it soon on the Freeride Entertainment Video.

   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMay 8, 2004
Peat Wins Lisbon DownTown! 3 Years in a Row! Peat Wins Lisbon DownTown! 3 Years in a Row!
A sunny day, a big audience and the world BTT Downhill best athletes performing in the historic neighborhood, made another exiting afternoon of the Lisboa Downtown. The british biker Steve Peat was for the 3rd time the King and the French Anne-Caroline the Queen.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from David WoottenMay 8, 2004
Funn and Foes Team up For 2004-2005 Funn and Foes Team up For 2004-2005
FUNN are pleased to announce that they have just signed a deal with Foes Racing to support their race team for the 2004 – 2005 season.
   Radek Burkat    :: from DerekMay 7, 2004
The Spring Cleaning Sale The Spring Cleaning Sale
Isn't spring great! The fresh air and sunshine, the flowers and most importantly RIDING YOUR BIKE! The Calgary Cycle Spring Cleaning Sale is probably going to be our biggest sale of the year and it's one you don't want to miss. You're sure to find something you need/want/gotta' have. The sale starts when the doors open on Friday, May 7th @ 10AM and goes until Saturday May 15th @ 5PM.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMay 7, 2004
David Wootten Joins Muchachos - Starts Distribution Company David Wootten Joins Muchachos - Starts Distribution Company
May 7, 2004 La Habra, CA - David Wootten has left Tioga Bicycle Components after seven years of service. The former Tioga Global Marketing Manager has now joined the Muchachos International Team overseeing the North American marketing, sales and co-designing with the UK staff for the FUNN brand of mountain bike components.
   twitter twitter    :: from IMBAMay 7, 2004
NORBA/IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grants Available NORBA/IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grants Available
Seven $500 NORBA/IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grants are available to mountain biking groups seeking to expand trail improvement projects. Plans to create or improve trails used for mountain bike racing will receive the highest consideration, but grants can be applied to trails used for race training and recreational riding. Applicants must be current members of IMBA as well as NORBA members or race promoters.
   Radek Burkat    :: from Radek BurkatMay 6, 2004
Dropin Season 2 DVD set - IN STOCK Dropin Season 2 DVD set - IN STOCK
This morning 1000's of DVD boxes of Drop In Season 2 arrived at Pinkbike. It was a long creation process but they are finally here and they turned out awesome!
The set is made of 2 dual layer DVDs which is the equivalent of 4 standard DVDs fully loaded with 13 episodes and 26 bonus segments of content that was too risky to show on TV .
All preorders and all new orders are being shipped TODAY!
Buy Dropin Season 2 DVD
   twitter twitter    :: from Pist-n-BrokeMay 6, 2004
Back In The Saddle Again World Premiere - Vancouver BC Back In The Saddle Again World Premiere - Vancouver BC
On Friday May 7th, Pist-n-Broke Productions unleashes Back In The Saddle Again upon an all ages crowd at the Arch located at 518 Richards St in Vancouver, BC. For the paltry sum of just $10 (or just $8 if you dress in western attire) you too can attend. Rest assured you'll see the usual bag 'o swag to be given away, including a $500 Cove gift certificate. What with it being a World Premiere and all, I wouldn't be surprised you'll be hanging with the who's who of the freeride world. Doors open at 7pm, show promises to roll by 10pm. Hell they've even wrangled Moneyshot to play at the affair. Did I mention this is an all ages gig? Be there or be square!
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMay 4, 2004
John Henry's Backyard Jam this Saturday May 8th John Henry's Backyard Jam this Saturday May 8th
Just got word from Hooty and Darren B. that John Henry's Backyard Jam will be held this Saturday. Don't miss out! Also please take the time to thank all the volunteers and organizers – we tend to forget how much hard work goes into these events!

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   twitter twitter    :: from IntrawestMay 4, 2004
Shape the Future of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Shape the Future of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park opened earlier than ever this weekend, and thanks to the trail crew's hard work, conditions were excellent. As the season progresses, riders can expect even more - in addition to the new vertical in the Garbanzo Zone opening June 26, Bike Park developers are going to build new features in the Boneyard Slopestyle Park. Riders can play a role in the decision-making process by logging on to whistlerblackcomb.com/bike and sharing their thoughts on the proposed features.
   twitter twitter    :: from Bicycle RetailerMay 4, 2004
Kona to Sponsor Dirt Jump Demo at Interbike 2004 Kona to Sponsor Dirt Jump Demo at Interbike 2004
Kona's top riders will be showing North American retailers how to fly at this year's On Dirt Demo to be held October 4-5. Using the existing Bootleg Canyon jumps as a base, Kona's John Cowan will design jumps for all levels of riders from beginner to Helltrack proportions. In addition to the clinics, expect dirt jumping demos by the industry's top riders and with the proliferation of talent usually gracing the On Dirt booths, I'd anticipate some sort of impromptu jam right around the time the kegs are tapped.
   twitter twitter    :: from IMBAMay 3, 2004
Marla Streb and Ned Overend to Speak at IMBA Summit Marla Streb and Ned Overend to Speak at IMBA Summit
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is pleased to announce that current U.S. National Champion Marla Streb and former World Champion Ned Overend will attend and speak at the 2004 IMBA Advocacy Summit. The summit, which will be held June 4-8 in Westminster, Maryland, promises to be one of the largest single gatherings of mountain bike advocates ever.
   twitter twitter    :: from Chris WinterMay 3, 2004
Big Mountain Bike Adventures Big Mountain Bike Adventures
Whistler-based Big Mountain Bike Adventures has launched dream mountain bike trips that are sure to inspire. “Hands down, the Whistler Bike Park is the premiere venue to learn new skills on a mountain bike,” says Chris Winter of Big Mountain Bike Adventures.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Bicycle RetailerMay 3, 2004
Rocky Mountain, Procycle Brands Merge Rocky Mountain, Procycle Brands Merge
MAY 03, 2004 -- ST. GEORGE DE BEAUCE, Quebec (BRAIN)--Procycle is merging its Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Procycle divisions.

"This decision will increase our company's performance on a number of levels. It will help us better face the challenges of market globalization and simplify business relations with the Procycle dealers network," said Raymond Dutil, Procycle Group's president.

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