Mountain Bike News
   Tyler Maine    :: from Haro BikesJul 29, 2005
More podium finishes for Team Haro in Idaho More podium finishes for Team Haro in Idaho
Sandpoint, Idaho - The Pacific Northwest greeted Haro Bicycles with the podium, strong rides and a wee bit of Mother Nature’s wrath over a weekend of racing. Cody Warren once again showed his potential by riding himself into two podium spots at round four of the NORBA National Series.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Jeremy Roche (WB)Jul 29, 2005
Ride with John Cowan this Sunday! Ride with John Cowan this Sunday!
The Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park will be welcoming Kona Clump Rider, John Cowan, to the new Kona Jump Farm this weekend to strut his stuff. As the visionary behind the Kona Jump Farm, Cowan used his unparalleled skills to create one of the coolest and most unique jump parks in North America-and even the world! John will be doing a dirt jump demonstration and will then be on hand to give you tips on how to improve your dirt jump skills. Here are the details:
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineJul 28, 2005
$1000 up for grabs at Sun Peaks for riding the park! $1000 up for grabs at Sun Peaks for riding the park!
The events team at Sun Peaks Resort is pleased to announce an event in the bike park, that is free, fun and open to all levels of Riders. On Saturday July 30th the first ever Bike Park Hi-Roller event is set to take place. Who needs poker, when you can roll and win!
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertJul 28, 2005
New Wheels Of Fortune 2 Teaser New Wheels Of Fortune 2 Teaser
Just got an e-mail from Steve at Vibe Racing letting me know that they just posted a new Wheels Of Fortune 2 Teaser. The release has been postponed to this winter because a new production team (Beastmaster2000) decided to team up with the Vibe Downhill Race team and help until the release.

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   Tyler Maine    :: from Katmandu Bike ShopJul 27, 2005
Troy Lee's 25th Anniversary Party Troy Lee's 25th Anniversary Party
"Katmandu Bike shop along with our friends from Summit Ski, Rocky Mountain, Oakley, SRAM, Dainese and Orange Bikes, would like to invite everyone in the WORLD, on August 5th, to the:

25th Anniversary“80’s” Party at Garfinkels in Whistler!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Ian FossJul 27, 2005
Brap!!  New course record and the best conditions ever at Psychosis Brap!! New course record and the best conditions ever at Psychosis
What a way to bring in our first year with Red Bull on board, but to have the best conditions ever and another new course record!! Saturday's 5K race was a little slick from the previous day's rain, but was it ever good for Sunday. Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors that made it happen, thanks to all the racers for showing up and putting on a show for all the spectators. See you all next year!!
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertJul 27, 2005
RockShox 2006 World Cup Line RockShox 2006 World Cup Line
Three weeks ago, during Angel Fire’s World Cup, SRAM held their World Cup level fork product launch: SID World Cup 2006, REBA World Cup 2006 and BoXXer WC 2006.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineJul 26, 2005
Angel Fire Resort and World Cup Venue-Getting there was 90% of the battle Angel Fire Resort and World Cup Venue-Getting there was 90% of the battle
This trip went into planning mode months ago, when we first learned there would be more then one North American World Cup event. Plane tickets were booked, changed and re-booked, [L=http://www.angelfireresort.com/plan_lodging_hotel.html]hotel’s arranged[/L] and rental vehicle in order. Instead of flying directly to New Mexico from Vancouver, I felt the need to take the indirect route from Chilliwack to Calgary and then fly to N.M. Since I hadn’t been on a bus since elementary school, I figured “what the hell, I’ll take the Greyhound to Revelstoke”.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Sara Aldridge (WB)Jul 26, 2005
Two week count down to Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival Two week count down to Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival
AUGUST 3 – 7 IN WHISTLER

Festival Cranks up the Action for the Second Year in a Row

The two week countdown is on for the second annual Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival taking place in Whistler, August 3-7. Crankworx blends extreme freeride mountain biking competitions, fun family races, music and entertainment; and will showcase Whistler as the place to play and ride this summer.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Frontier LodgeJul 26, 2005
FRONTIER LODGE HOSTS 15th ANNUAL FAT TIRE FESTIVAL FRONTIER LODGE HOSTS 15th ANNUAL FAT TIRE FESTIVAL
A great weekend of exciting biking events and competitions for all levels will be held July 30 - August 1, 2005 at Frontier Lodge near Nordegg, Alberta. All are invited, whether beginner or advanced, to attend the 15th Annual Frontier Fat Tire Festival. Frontier Lodge boasts some of the best downhill, trials, slalom, cross country and north shore courses in Alberta. Thousands of dollars worth of biking gear, clothing, cash and other prizes are to be won at the various events and competitions. Families are encouraged to attend also as there will be guided rides and fun events for all ages and ability levels.
   Drop In!    :: from Mike JohansenJul 26, 2005
Dirt Magazine issue #52 - Darren and Drop In NZ get the cover! Dirt Magazine issue #52 - Darren and Drop In NZ get the cover!
Hey Everyone. Come and check out the new Drop In - International season 1site. Ya I know, Season 3 of Drop In is still airing all over the world but you can still see that site too. The new series (Drop In New Zealand) is shaping up to be out of control and we needed to launch the new site early to let you know about some of the developments as they happen. Go to the New Zealand site and see what all the fuss is about.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Descent-World.co.ukJul 26, 2005
News from across the pond: UK's No 1 future prospect. News from across the pond: UK's No 1 future prospect.
This weekend and by the narrowest of margins Danny Hart missed out on Sunday the 24th of July from being the only UK rider to ever triple up in all MTB disciplines at National Championship level.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Heather ReimerJul 25, 2005
Red Alert! Summer at Red is Underway Red Alert! Summer at Red is Underway
New era in history of Red Resort as summer operations begin

ROSSLAND, BC – As Canada Day weekend celebrations wind up, another type of party is underway – the team at Red Resort’s Summer at Red program are finding time to deem the first weekend of operation a success. Commencing on July 1, the Silverlodge chairlift on Granite Mountain at Red Resort, started turning for the first time during summer months, welcoming mountain bikers to the first venue of it’s kind in the West Kootenays.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineJul 20, 2005
Bear Mtn. Challenge-9 Years of Hard Work and Great Races Bear Mtn. Challenge-9 Years of Hard Work and Great Races
Being a flat lander, I've never had the opertunity to make the drive to Mission B.C. for the infamous Bear Mtn. Challenge. But since relocating to Chilliwack back in February, I really had no excuse not to be there. I chose to skip Saturday's XC race, as well I don;t know any XC racers out here that well. So up early and off to Bear Mtn. Sunday morning then.
Read on for details or just check out the course video!
bear2005.wmv (Right click and Save - Large File 40MB)

Comments & Questions
   Tyler Maine    :: from Chris GlewJul 20, 2005
James Doerfling Interview James Doerfling Interview
Member of the Iron Horse/Freeridetours Team and a Freeridetours Guide

I imagine James rode a bike as a kid like we all do, but from what I can tell he really got into riding the same way most people get into riding, through the local bike shop. In his case that meant Red Shreds, which is where I first met James. For those of you who don’t know anything about this shop, it is iconic and more of a epicenter for adventure than merely a shop.
Needless to say James worked at the shop when I first met him and soon joined us on a tour where he quietly destroyed every trail we rode. He is an amazingly versatile rider and is always too busy loving riding to boast about it. Well it didn’t take me long to ask him to join the Freeridetours roster and as soon as the Iron Horse Freeridetours Team was a reality, he was on it.

When I ride with James it reminds of what it was like when I first started—pure love for the sport.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Michael ZellmannJul 20, 2005
SRAM Takes Idaho by Storm SRAM Takes Idaho by Storm
The NORBA series made its fourth stop at Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint, ID, this past weekend. All NORBA events were contested including Cross-County, Short-Track Cross-Country, Marathon, Downhill, Four-Cross, and Super D. Unstable weather including hail and 70 mph winds made conditions challenging but, as with nearly every bike race, cancellation was not an option. SRAM athletes put in one of the best performances ever with podium spots in nearly every event. The RockShox Reba fork, further proving its unrivaled versatility, landed on the STXC, Marathon and 4X podiums.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Jason Manchester PhotographyJul 19, 2005
The Unknown World of Female Freeride The Unknown World of Female Freeride
I never seem to get sick of the drive from Vancouver to Whistler along the winding stretch of Highway 99, or better known as the “Sea to Die” Highway. On this rare, sunny, Sunday morning I was on my way to Whistler to meet for the first time Stephanie Nychka and Darcy Turenne. Our plan, shoot promo photos for the Slope Sistair Freeride Invitational taking place at Hemlock Valley Resort, September 1st – 3rd 2005. I wasn’t too sure what to expect, as I hadn’t worked with these two before. And since the female scene doesn’t seem to get the exposure it deserves, it’s hard to do any prior investigation.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Trisha PetrellaJul 18, 2005
Dedicated Norco Riders Come out to Play Dedicated Norco Riders Come out to Play
Despite rain, muck, more rain, and even a bout of torrential hail, 200 dedicated Norco riders arrived sunny and smiling to invade Sun Peaks Resort on July 2nd for Norco’s first 2005 customer appreciation day, VPS-Fest: Sun Peaks. It was an awesome sight to behold, and one that inspired the 32 Norco staff & team riders working that day, to be all the more dedicated to making sure the faithful had free passes, finely tuned bikes, and plenty of smiles when they rolled off the hill covered in muck.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Kirsty ExnerJul 18, 2005
The Seven Summits Stud The Seven Summits Stud
An Epic Ride on The Seven Summits Trail in Rossland

The Seven Summits Trail in Rossland is 30 km of amazing single-track riding along the Rossland range. The snow has finally cleared and it’s already getting quite a bit of traffic. This trail is ideal for mountain biking. It stands out for the amount of quality singletrack in the alpine, winding up and over ridge lines, with spectacular views of mountains, valleys and towns.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Evan HolmgrenJul 18, 2005
Jordie Lunn Dirt Jump Clinic Jordie Lunn Dirt Jump Clinic
Parksville Pro Jordie Lunn used last Saturday as another oppertunity to hold another one of his stellar training camps, the venue this time, for the first time, was his famous backyard.

The Iron Horse team rider took 18 students under his wing, and into his home, to teach the kids everything from the basics to Foam Pit 101 with help from Ryder Kasprick, Jarret Lunn and myself. The kids started arriving around 11:45 for the course and after the waivers were signed it was time to get down to business!
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertJul 17, 2005
Match 7 Teaser Match 7 Teaser
Just got word from Aaron Lutze that the Match Videozine #7 teaser is up on www.alwaysmad.com. In this issue you will find coverage of the Red Bull Bike Battle in Baltimore, the Gathering dirt and park comps, a European roadtrip, a Canadian roadtrip and a roadtrip to Ray's MTB park. Spend a day-in-the life with Nigel Quarless, check out Chris Donahue's new Evil DOC bike and go behind the scenes with Mushroomhead and Dave Weagle and the Evil/E.13 crew. Check it out!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Katie Teed (WB)Jul 16, 2005
Women's Wednesdays launch in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Women's Wednesdays launch in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Chicks Rip in the Park Wednesday Nights Starting July 20

WHISTLER, BC, July 12, 2005 – Whistler Blackcomb is proud to launch a fantastic evening for women in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park every Wednesday between 5pm and 8pm, starting July 20. Discounts on tickets and rentals, plus free guides for all ability levels are just some of the perks of this new weekly event for women.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Calgary CycleJul 15, 2005
The Trailer is almost empty, but there are still some crazy deals to be had!! The Trailer is almost empty, but there are still some crazy deals to be had!!
We at Calgary Cycle want to thank all of you that have stopped by during our Annual Trailer sale. We just created a few Saturday only specials for everyone to check out, so here you go:
   Tyler Maine    :: from Evan HolmgrenJul 14, 2005
The Brad Mckay Interview!!! The Brad Mckay Interview!!!
I'd like to introduce the world to the one and only Brad Mckay, if he was a characture that is what he would look like. Brad is a really hard worker with Civil Engineering on his mind, so if you don't want your next city hall to fall over I suggest you give him stuff....
   Tyler Maine    :: from Ryan KuhnJul 14, 2005
Hoedown at the Ranch a Hit Hoedown at the Ranch a Hit
The first annual, first ever inaugural Hoedown at the Ranch at the newly opened, buffed and bermed Kamloops Bike Ranch was highlighted by some incredible local dirt jump talent Kamloops (and visiting rippers) have to offer.

It was a busy weekend for the Kamloops Bike Riders Association (KBRA) following the politicians’ opening of the new park on Tuesday, June 30. We hosted a BC Cup BMX race at the newly developed BMX track Friday and Saturday, put the finishing touches on the DH run, “A Fist Full of Dollars,” and held the Hoedown dirt jump jam Saturday and Sunday.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Trevor GavuraJul 14, 2005
Road Gap Christened and Race course changes Road Gap Christened and Race course changes
Just wanted to update you all on the event and our preps. The tailgate gap is now open and buttery smooth. Check out Dave Best's photo of local rider Andy Bostock christenning the new feature. We have also been putting in machine time to dial the finish area and some parts of the course. There is a sweet 50 ft berm coming out of the tailgate landing and the finish has been revamped for a spectacular finish.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Michael BeausoleilJul 13, 2005
Astro Vans and Mad Trappers Astro Vans and Mad Trappers
Well it’s race season again and time for what seems like the 137th annual Panorama Mad Trapper mtb race. So once again we load up the Astro Boy van with as many bikes and granola bars as possible and head out for a nice 12-hour drive. Not that this is a bad things as drives go, pulling an all nighter from the west coast to the rockies is pretty cool considering you get to see dawn and early morning break on the one of the most beautiful places on earth. Also it’s not every day you get to see the 4:30 am Salmon Arm version of Fubar.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Michelle LindsayJul 13, 2005
Berrecloth Repeats at Monster Park Berrecloth Repeats at Monster Park
Bike Magazine's slopestyle contest Rocks Snowshoe, West Virginia

Snowshoe, West Virginia, Freeride phenom Darren Berrecloth threw a huge 360 spin off the 25-foot ladder bridge atop Bike Magazine's Monster Park course and walks away with his second victory at the slopestyle competition.

“The event was amazing…the course was incredible and the level of riding was sick,” said Berrecloth, just moments after accepting his first-place trophy.
   Karen Murray    :: from Calgary CycleJul 13, 2005
Calgary Cycle's Monster Trailer Summer Sale Calgary Cycle's Monster Trailer Summer Sale
Once again, Calgary Cycle is stepping up to the plate with one of the year's best shop extravaganzas - the Annual Trailer-Load sale! Find everything you need for biking. Be it Freeride, Cross Coutry, Downhill or Road. These Door Crasher specials will blow you away. Read on to find out more...
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Christina OrlandellaJul 13, 2005
Crankbrothers Introduces New 5050 Flat Crankbrothers Introduces New 5050 Flat
Crankbrothers' latest innovation is the new 5050 flat pedal. Debuting August, 2005, the 5050 is a study of duality and balance. It’s an uncluttered, straightforward design which offers imaginative options for customization. The 5050 is extremely strong yet has interchangeable parts. It’s an aesthetic design accomplishment which achieves maximum durability on downhill and freeride terrain. Each pedal is made of two different materials and two different colors, and it’s offered in two models and price points.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Jordan PetrovicsJul 12, 2005
--------JOYRIDE CANCELLED-------- --------JOYRIDE CANCELLED--------
One month out, and the organizers of the original mountain bike freeride event JOYRIDE have pulled the plug on the July 30th 2005 event at Sun Peaks Resort. Lack of external sponsorship and growing financial obligations has brought the 5th annual festivities to a grinding halt. Sun Peaks Resort provided a top-notch venue for Joyride, but the event has fallen short in the quest to raise cash.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Intense Cycles USAJul 12, 2005
Kovarik and Jonnier Ignite at Angel Fire UCI Kovarik and Jonnier Ignite at Angel Fire UCI
Temecula, Ca- July 11th, 2005: Angel Fire Resort in Northern New Mexico was the host to an action packed round of World Cup competition that saw Intense Factory Racing take the top podium spots in the DH race. The 2-mile course threw everything it had at the racers; nasty rock sections, tight tree sections, bridge jumps, a massive hip jump, high-speed straights, and even a road gap, but that wasn’t enough to keep our Intense riders from dominating the podium. Sabrina Jonnier was the top qualifier in Women’s Pro DH, and she held on to her top spot in the UCI points race by crossing the finish line with a massive 12 second advantage over second place finisher Scarlet Hagen (NZ) of Team Ironhorse.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Kathy SesslerJul 11, 2005
SYNDICATE JULY EVENT’S RECAP: 2-World Cups, a Monster Park and Marshmallow Mayhem SYNDICATE JULY EVENT’S RECAP: 2-World Cups, a Monster Park and Marshmallow Mayhem
WORLD CUP #6-Angel Fire, New Mexico-July 8-10, 2005

The entire Syndicate came together this weekend for the sixth round of World Cup downhill and 4X action, and it was great to be racing together again. The organizers of the Angel Fire, New Mexico race did a fantastic job to provide an awesome venue, challenging tracks and wonderful hospitality. The big Syndicate trailer was back, and in the pits the Sram/Rock Shox crew was in full support, and Matt Timmerman from Progressive Suspension was right next door to do fine tuning on the 5th Element Shocks.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineJul 10, 2005
Men's and Women's XC Results from Angel Fire WC Men's and Women's XC Results from Angel Fire WC
Today's heat was pretty tough on the riders, but at this level of competition you have to be on your "A" game all the time. In the ladies field Gunn-Rita Dahle and Marie-Helene Premont duked it out, until a fall by Premont gave the lead and win to Dahle. Alison Dunlap would find her way to the podium with 5th place, in what would be her last W.C. race as she retired from W.C. action after today. The men held their pace from start to finish. A note to mention would be Ned Overend taking 18th in the Pro Men's field at 50 years of age. Way to go Ned!!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineJul 9, 2005
4X and DH results from New Mexico World Cup 4X and DH results from New Mexico World Cup
Hey folks, sorry about the delay in news, but I'm in New Mexico at the WC event at Angel Fire resort. I'll have full trip details and pictures later in the week, but here are todays results from the Pro 4X and DH finals.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Jason ManningsJul 5, 2005
The Crew that brought you Local Yokels is back on the road. The Crew that brought you Local Yokels is back on the road.
The Clean Cut Films 2005 website is up and running. Go check out what we’ve all been up to. There are new trailers, photos, and news all at your fingertips. The one thousandth viewer will receive a free DVD. Click the link to hit up www.cleancutfilms.ca
   Nick Quinn    :: from ABAJul 5, 2005
Attention Alberta racers: Rocky MTN. House race further postponed Attention Alberta racers: Rocky MTN. House race further postponed
From Rocky Mtn Bike N’ Board Racing Club

After much deliberation and consultation with our club members, sponsors, Alberta Sustainable Resources, MD of Clearwater, and the Alberta Bicycle Association we have decided to postpone the Return of the Fury III Revenge of Double Baseline to probably the first weekend of September 05.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Mike McpheeJul 4, 2005
Foxy Fridays at Kicking Horse start July 8th Foxy Fridays at Kicking Horse start July 8th
Starting Fri July 8th, Kicking Horse will be offering Foxy Fridays. Ladies can buy 2 for 1 mountain bike tickets and get a free guided “Trails and Tips” tour (tours at 11am & 3 pm only). Leave the boys at home and rip it up with your lady friends.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineJul 2, 2005
The BC Cup DH finally gets a Start at Panorama Resort in Invermere The BC Cup DH finally gets a Start at Panorama Resort in Invermere
So, we all knew it was coming and with recent cancellations, the long haul to Panorama Mountain Resort would be a must for any DH racers wanting to get some gravity racing in. Once we finally figured out who was going, which was staying and what vehicles were being filled, it seemed to come together. We knew that we had our rooms reserved at the Panorama Springs, so we just had to get there.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Elayna Caldwell-GrimJul 2, 2005
Fox Racing Shox Releases New Fork Fox Racing Shox Releases New Fork
FOX Racing Shox introduces the latest advancement in trail riding technology; the TALAS XTT; Travel Adjust meets Terralogic. FOX took their two most advanced technologies, TALAS and TerraLogic and combined them to create the TALAS XTT, giving riders the first travel adjustable, inertia valve trail fork.

“At FOX Racing Shox, our philosophy is to create a better ride by making our products more efficient without adding clutter to your bars, or hassle to your ride. We want the fork to do the work so you can enjoy the ride,” stated Mario Galasso, VP of FOX’s Bike Division.
Russ Day    :: from Russ DayJul 1, 2005
Panorama Mad Trapper 2005 Photos Panorama Mad Trapper 2005 Photos
I’ve posted up the photos of last weekend’s Mad Trapper BC Cup Race held at Panorama that I had time to shoot. There aren’t that many, I was out enjoying riding the hill over the course of the weekend, and since I had to make the drive back to the Lower Mainland Sunday night I couldn’t stick around for much of the downhill. I’ve posted the plate numbers in “rider” field, if you see yourself and want your name posted email me the image number and your name and I’ll get it changed. Photos are size and quality reduced, email me for originals.

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Russ Day    :: from JeepJul 1, 2005
Lopes & Kintner Claim Titles at Jeep® King Of The Mountain Lopes & Kintner Claim Titles at Jeep® King Of The Mountain
For fellow professional mountain bike racers and California residents Brian Lopes and Jill Kintner, it’s never too early to get a leg up – or two as the case may be – on the competition, and the pair delivered on that premise by racing their way to respective men’s and women’s titles and earning critical points at the first stop of the [L=http://www.jeepsports.com]Jeep® King of the Mountain 2005 Professional Mountain Biking World Championships[/L] in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
 
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