Mountain Bike News
   Radek Burkat    :: from Radek BurkatAug 31, 2005
New Support Your Local Freerider T-Shirts. New Support Your Local Freerider T-Shirts.
The classic t-shirt is back and revamped for 2005. Slick new logo, colors, and a nice touch of style on the back.
Any freerider knows that right behind the bike and the truck the most important part of a road trip is the couch your buddies in different cities and countries lend out to support your freeride adventures. This shirt is dedicated to all the givers and takers and preferably a bit of both.

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   Tyler Maine    :: from Downhill MikeAug 31, 2005
Whiteface (N.Y.) Labor Day Weekend Mountain Biking Specials Whiteface (N.Y.) Labor Day Weekend Mountain Biking Specials
WILMINGTON, N.Y. – The Whiteface Mountain Biking Center, run by High Peaks Cyclery, is offering Labor Day Weekend specials on Saturday, September 3 from 9 am – 4 pm.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertAug 31, 2005
Images of the 2006 Iron Horse DW-Link and Yakuza bikes Images of the 2006 Iron Horse DW-Link and Yakuza bikes
After posting news about the new 2006 Iron Horse lineup earlier this month, I got a slew of e-mails asking for pictures. Well here they are! Fresh eye candy from the new 2006 Iron Horse lineup - Enjoy!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Stephanie NychkaAug 31, 2005
3 days until Slope Sistair at Hemlock Valley resort! 3 days until Slope Sistair at Hemlock Valley resort!
Slope sistair is only 3 days away! Bring your friends, a lawnchair and some sunscreen to watch this historical event take place...!
Check the maps below for directions and follow the bright pink signs as you get closer. See you all up at Hemlock!
   Radek Burkat    :: from Radek BurkatAug 29, 2005
Drop In New Zealand Season 1 teaser Drop In New Zealand Season 1 teaser
Here is another exclusive from the RipTV archives. It's the teaser from the new series Drop In New Zealand - Season 1 ! New Zealand like you've never seen it before, and biking like you've never seen before.

Here are the Teasers for your viewing enjoyment.

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   Tyler Maine    :: from Harookz PhotographyAug 29, 2005
Harookz Photography's new site is finally up and ready for your viewing pleasure! Harookz Photography's new site is finally up and ready for your viewing pleasure!
Haruki Noguchi, or Harookz as he is often called by his friends is a self-taught photographer who has been shooting for just under 3 years. In that short span of time, he has been published all over the world and has worked with the top companies in the mountain bike industry... not bad for a 23 year old. From studio lit street shots to naturally lit shots in the mountains, his diverse style continues to evolve by the minute, leaving you wondering about his next new image. Check out the new site at www.harookz.com
   Tyler Maine    :: from Marke Dickson (P)Aug 29, 2005
Panorama Cup brings mountainbike season to a close Panorama Cup brings mountainbike season to a close
Panorama Mountain Village, B.C. — The mountain biking season at Panorama started with a record-breaking B.C. Cup event and will close with the Panorama Cup on Labour Day Weekend.

The Panorama Cup features a 4-Cross on Saturday September the 3rd, followed by a Downhill on Sunday. Invermere local and Team Giant rider, Aaron Clark, won last year and will be looking to go hard after a disappointing result in the B.C. Cup at Panorama. Another local, Darcy Lehr, will be looking to show the younger bikers a thing or two after finishing well in the recent World Masters event.
   Radek Burkat    :: from Radek BurkatAug 26, 2005
NWD6 - Unchained Teaser NWD6 - Unchained Teaser
The boys at Freeride Entertainment have been working and partying hard to bring you the latest Offence in the the New World Disorder saga.... NWD6 - Unchained.

World premiere in Las Vegas during Interbike. Wed Sept 28 at the Palms Casino, Rain nightclub.

Interested in doing a showing in your hometown??
Be a part of the Freeride Movie Tour:?
Get in touch with us at: info@freeride-entertainment.com or 250 352 3377

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   Russ Day    :: from Alistair MatthewAug 26, 2005
“Debbie Does Bolivia” “Debbie Does Bolivia”
“Ouchhhh… my aching head!” … It’s only now, a week after the crew and riders from New World Disorder SIX left from 10 hectic days of riding and filming in Bolivia, South America, that I’m even beginning to recover and can even start to think about the whole wild experience and tell the world about their adventures here, on top of the world.
   Russ Day    :: from Tyler MaineAug 25, 2005
Epic laps in Nelson B.C. with Gravity Adventures.net Epic laps in Nelson B.C. with Gravity Adventures.net
Adventure Tourism in B.C. is bustling and it’s more then evident in the small Kootenay town of Nelson. Being nestled in the middle of all the surrounding mountains makes this town a haven for skiers in the winter and dirt bag cyclists in the summer. Having never ridden or for that matter been to Nelson, I knew it was time to make the trip. Hearing about Gravity Adventures.net made my decision to go that much easier.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Trisha PetrellaAug 25, 2005
New Norco site is live! New Norco site is live!
Norco.com has a whole new face & an entirely new line of bikes. We’ve beefed up our site this year to include lots of new goodies like wallpaper, an improved photo gallery & news section, updated team bikes & pics & other goodies like a zoom feature on all the bikes, a bike finder, & much more.

Keep checking back to the site in the next few months as we add even more great features, news, and photos.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from John PentecostAug 25, 2005
e.thirteen components Announces Its “Summer Bonus” Program e.thirteen components Announces Its “Summer Bonus” Program
In an effort to boost international participation and visibility of the SHIMANO NORBA National Mountain Bike Series (NMBS), e.thirteen components is proud to announce its “Summer Bonus” program.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineAug 24, 2005
Troy Lee Raises the Bar for Lid Graphics with the 2006 D2 Line-up Troy Lee Raises the Bar for Lid Graphics with the 2006 D2 Line-up
For a while we all wondered: "what was that cool lid that the pros were wearing and how could we be fortunate enough to get one?" That was the days of the Daytona by Troy Lee. Well for a while being a pro more then helped. Then came along the "more" affordable D2 and with it came graphics that pushed what helmets in the cycling industry were thought to look like. Well TLD has once again done it with their 2006 line up of goodies. Here are your 2006 TLD D2 graphics!!!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Ryan KuhnAug 23, 2005
In the Caldron with the Collective In the Caldron with the Collective
Words and photos by Ryan Kuhn

Sitting in the lounge of the Quaaout Lodge on the shores of the Little Shuswap lake with Matt Hunter and the crew of the Collective, one of the cameramen returns to the table with a piece of paper that was slipped under the door of their room. He hands it to Darcy Wittenberg, one of the film’s key cinematographers/directors. A big smile grows across his face as he reads the note.
“My name is Tessa,” it starts, “I’m seven years old and am also an extreme mountain biker. Tomorrow is my birthday and it would make me really happy if you would put me in your film…”
   Tyler Maine    :: from Jordan PetrovicsAug 23, 2005
Ride with the Pros at Sun Peaks during the all new Ride with the Pros at Sun Peaks during the all new
‘Weekend Sessions’ with top pro riders at Sun Peaks Resort began Saturday July 30th giving you the opportunity to ride on the weekends with some of the best pros around.

Pros such as Matt Hunter, Brett Tippie, Matt Brooks, Jarod Gatzka, Jay Hoots, Kyle Proznik, Steve Tuchiwsky, Ian Duncan and many more will be on hand throughout the summer to show you how its done with style.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineAug 23, 2005
Bicycle Rockers and Pinkbike Tag Team Silver Star - Round #2 Bicycle Rockers and Pinkbike Tag Team Silver Star - Round #2
Was I ever happy to have a northwest facing window in the morning as the sun was up crying bluebird at us, oh and cooking the guys on the other side of the house. Thanks again Ross. We headed down to the Putnam Station for a breakfast fill and discuss the photo shots that we wanted for the day ahead. Breakfast that consists of meat, eggs, toast and fruit is a must to get through any day, let alone a day behind the bars of my Demo 8. Speaking of which, 4 of us were rocking the Demo 8 frames, 2 were on Cove Playmates and Tyson was on board his Iron Horse 7 Point 7 (which really needed a Travis on the front of it-attn. Glew). Here we also took the time to ask if it was possible to go up to the peak at 7 pm for a sunset shoot-Steve would look into it for us.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Stephanie NychkaAug 22, 2005
The Building of Slope Sistair The Building of Slope Sistair
Though the drive to Hemlock takes you further away from civilization, gas and groceries, the scenery is worth every kilometer of hairpins, steeps and power slides. From the Trans Canada highway to the top of the resort takes about 45 minutes, but the drive is just as spectacular as the one to Whistler.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineAug 22, 2005
Bicycle Rocker Apparel and Pinkbike Tag Team Silver Star - Round #1 Bicycle Rocker Apparel and Pinkbike Tag Team Silver Star - Round #1
A few months back, March to be exact, I was talking with Brian Webb at Silver Star about the upcoming season and what they had in the works. We got to talking about a trip and then the season came along and I just couldn’t find the time to get up there. All I was hearing and reading about the current park at Silver Star were rave reviews. How was I gonna make it happen? July rolled around and my weekends were all already planned for me and August looked the same. I contacted Heather in guest services to see if a mid week gorilla trip would work for them and the next thing I knew I was scrambling to get riders together for what would be my epic riding trip of the season. Many things made this trip a great one, and I’m never one not to tell the story, so here you go.
   Tyler Maine    :: from MARIO FACCHINI NEWSPOWERAug 21, 2005
Hill takes Minaar on muddy course in PILA Italy Hill takes Minaar on muddy course in PILA Italy
Chausson wins the women's race
-The World Cup is in Minnaar's and Jonnier's hands.

Those who were among the many who defied the rain and cold weather to watch the DH competition in Pila (Italy), certainly weren't disappointed. The show was amazing, with the best DH specialists in the world challenging each others on a hard and slippery run, while the highest mountains around were covered in snow.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Alain LavoieAug 21, 2005
Fabrication Dobermann Inc. is born Fabrication Dobermann Inc. is born
Two MTB fanatics managed to realize the dream of their life by unveiling their own bicycle frame building facilities : Fabrication Dobermann Inc.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Tarek RasouliAug 20, 2005
Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg, Germany Sept. 23rd and 24th Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg, Germany Sept. 23rd and 24th
Last year’s Ride to the Lake taking place in the old city of Meersburg was a successful event debut for Cory Moore and Tarek Rasouli.
This year the two Freeride Specialists want to go real big. They are planning the next ultimate urban freeride event together with Red Bull. They looked at several locations all over Germany searching for a city, which can be conquered by the international Freeride Pros. Tarek Rasouli and Cory Moore were searching for a beautiful scenery for an urban Freeride Contest in "good old Germany“. So they wanted Old Castle walls, ramparts and Draw bridges as well as half-timbered buildings.
   Tyler Maine    :: from MARIO FACCHINI NEWSPOWERAug 20, 2005
Bad weather at the WC in PILA, but nobody stops Prokop Bad weather at the WC in PILA, but nobody stops Prokop
The Czech biker wins all the heats and the finals.
A great race of the American Jill Kintner.

The weather was awful tonight at Pila (Italy), for the 4Cross World Cup race, that took place in violent rainfalls, cold temperature and even the fog. In spite of the weather, many people were there to watch an amazing show.
   Tyler Maine    :: from MARIO FACCHINI NEWSPOWERAug 20, 2005
Results from qualifying at the WC in Italy Results from qualifying at the WC in Italy
Today was a practices day for downhill racers, expecting tonight's 4Cross race in Pila, where the Mountain Bike World Cup held for 4Cross and Downhill.

The weather was sunny or lightly cloudy, despite the dreadful forecast, but the downhill track has proven to be even more difficult after yesterday's rain, causing many spectacular falls due to emerging roots and stones.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineAug 19, 2005
Mastering the Art of Trials DVD now INSTOCK Mastering the Art of Trials DVD now INSTOCK
Ryan's newest movie "Mastering the Art of Trials" is a how to for all of us out there that want to learn more about trials and the techniques behind the art. This DVD can easily be applied to the average mountain biker whose trail riding would benefit massively from these techniques.
Check out Mastering the Art of Trials.
   Tyler Maine    :: from MARIO FACCHINI NEWSPOWERAug 19, 2005
WC DH and 4X take place this weekend, PILA in Italy WC DH and 4X take place this weekend, PILA in Italy
Tomorrow and on Sunday the penultimate appointment of the mtb World Cup of Downhill and 4Cross will take place in Pila, Valle d’Aosta (Italy), where the points of the last but one stage of the season will be given for the two spectacular disciplines. Today, the bike stadium of the breathtaking place near Aosta has held the training with more than 200 downhill riders and 80 4-Cross riders.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertAug 19, 2005
Iron Horse Bicycles releases official 2006 Spec Info Iron Horse Bicycles releases official 2006 Spec Info
In order to cut down on speculations and volume of e-mails they've been receiving recently, Iron Horse Bicycles decided to release to the public the official 2006 Spec information for DW-Link bike models.
   Russ Day    :: from JeepAug 18, 2005
Jeep 2005 KOM Final Results Jeep 2005 KOM Final Results
Mountain bike racing’s new guard, Michael Prokop of the Czech Republic and Jill Kintner of Seattle, Wash., placed an exclamation point on their amazing racing seasons by earning the title of World Professional Champion at today’s grand finale of the [L=http://www.jeepsports.com]Jeep® King of the Mountain 2005 Professional Mountain Biking World Championships[/L] in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Mike JonesAug 18, 2005
Danger Boy Components Team Memebers have a great Canada Cup Season Danger Boy Components Team Memebers have a great Canada Cup Season
Dangerboy bicycle components would like to congratulate team riders on ruling the Canadian race circuit this season. With the final Canada Cup race at Sun Peaks now over the final results are in and the team has dominated the National scene.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Jay SmithAug 18, 2005
Drop In Ride for Cancer is a success in Collingwood Ontario Drop In Ride for Cancer is a success in Collingwood Ontario
7:15PM EST Jack Peterson's cell phone rings and on the other end is Steve Romaniuk saying the flight is just leaving from Kelowna. We decide that we should build faster then we had ever built before, as we are nowhere close to being done. The Weather is hot and the 15-20 kids that are hanging out grab instant motivation from the recent phone call.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertAug 18, 2005
Hypnosis: Visual Intensity Mid Season Teaser now Online! Hypnosis: Visual Intensity Mid Season Teaser now Online!
Just an e-mail from Clay Porter this morning letting us know that he first teaser to the sequel Synopsis, HYPNOSIS: visual intensity is now available for viewing on Freecaster.com
   Tyler Maine    :: from Kathy SesslerAug 17, 2005
Syndicate hits the podium up at Crankworx Syndicate hits the podium up at Crankworx
CRANKWORX has to be the event of the year! Action packed with competitions, the Santa Cruz Syndicate had a blast all week in Whistler. The highlights were the Slopestyle freeride competition, the two downhill events, and the Troy Lee Designs 80’s party! Here’s the recap:
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineAug 17, 2005
Sun Peaks plays host to the World Masters, B.C. Cup and Canada Cup races this past weekend. Sun Peaks plays host to the World Masters, B.C. Cup and Canada Cup races this past weekend.
This past weekend saw hundreds of racers converge on Sun Peaks resort for the World Masters Championships in Downhill (DH) and Cross Country (XC) as well as the Canada Cup Finals for DH and XC. The Canada Cup was also counted as a B.C. Cup event too, so riders were doubling up on their points by the end of the weekend. The Master’s XC would take place on Friday, while all remaining XC races would be on Saturday. Sunday would be the DH day, as all categories would be running the 4.8 KM course to see who had the goods to be crowned World and Canada Cup champions.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Stephanie NychkaAug 17, 2005
Volunteers Needed for Slope Sistair September 2-4, 2005 Volunteers Needed for Slope Sistair September 2-4, 2005
Hello everyone! I'm starting to recruit volunteers for the women's freeride event I'm organizing at Hemlock valley resort on September 2nd to 4th. I need people for everything from course maintenance, shuttling, athlete/media/sponsor registration and organization to sound system set up and party preparation.

Just to give you a bit of a teaser so you know how good it'll be to be there over labour day weekend we've got the following lined up...
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineAug 16, 2005
Mt.7 is a good time Mt.7 is a good time
Friends and Family is what the Red Bull Mt.7 Psychosis is all about. Oh and $5000 to the winner helps too!!

While every one from the B-Labs van was staying with Adrian, Margie and their dog with too many vertebras, I was at the Patychuk Lodge. The Patychuk family was gracious enough to host most of us old and current Calgary residents at their home for the weekend. It’s nice to be taken care of like family-thanks guys!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Trisha PetrellaAug 16, 2005
Last Chance to Pre-Register for Mt. Washington! Last Chance to Pre-Register for Mt. Washington!
Port Coquitlam, BC — Where will you be this weekend? Hopefully, if you’re a Norco owner, you’ve already pre-registered for VPS-Fest this coming weekend at Mt. Washington on Vancouver Island. If not, what are you waiting for?!

This weekend, Mt. Washington and Norco are gearing up to offer FREE lift passes on Saturday, FREE tech support, and over $5,000 in prizes to an invading army of riding enthusiasts. The mountain is primed, and the Norco staff are pumped. So, grab your riding gear, your buddies, and your coldest bevies and head out for the freeride party of the summer.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Katie Teed (WB)Aug 15, 2005
Whistler Blackcomb steps up to help eliminate bike theft Whistler Blackcomb steps up to help eliminate bike theft
Affordable Bike Valet Now Available

WHISTLER, BC– Driven by concerns about mountain bike theft occurring, Whistler Blackcomb has introduced an affordable bike valet service for riders.

Located in the Excalibur Storage building, adjacent to the Fitzsimmons chair line up, Whistler Blackcomb has opened a weekend bike valet. According to the Whistler RCMP 19 bikes were reported missing or stolen in the month of July. “This number is shocking to say the least but certainly highlights the need for such a service - and we’re stepping up to meet this need,” says Matt Davies, Retail Rental Operations Manager at Whistler Blackcomb.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Jason ManningsAug 15, 2005
Clean Cut shreds Kamloops with Brooks, Gatzka, and Sorge Clean Cut shreds Kamloops with Brooks, Gatzka, and Sorge
Much like the ever changing weather in Kamloops, each and every day of our trip was compiled of various accomplishments, frustrations, and confusions. For the most part, the riding would be thrown down by the UFC IV finalists who were eager to ride for our Clean Cut cameras.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tom GomezAug 15, 2005
Rubberhead Mountain Bike Festival Rubberhead Mountain Bike Festival
Part of Rossland's Golden City Days, is a fun event with something for the whole family.

Sunday, September 11th, sign on at 10:30
BMX style races for ages 6 - 8
XC race for ages 8-14
2 lap XC race
4 lap XC race
"mountain man/woman" prizes for best combined time of "Golden City Grind" 10 Km run that morning and 4 lap XC race for more information call Rossland Chamber of Commerce 250 362-5666
   Tyler Maine    :: from Sean LeslieAug 15, 2005
Race Face Teams hit the Podium at The Trans Rockies Challenge Race Face Teams hit the Podium at The Trans Rockies Challenge
After seven days of racing over 600km through the Rocky Mountains, Race Face is proud to announce the results are in and both Race Face UXC Teams have finished this epic race with some impressive results.

Neil Grover and Troy Misseghers of Team Race Face Mountain Men rode consistently strong all week, taking the 2nd overall spot just behind the pro Rocky Mountain Team of Andreas Hestler and Marty Lazarski. “The TransRockies is an experience to be remembered forever” said Troy Misseghers of this year’s race “Thanks to Race Face for making our lives easy. Bikes worked amazing and the boy’s were fun to hang out with. So many feelings and emotions as Neil and I came in today. My partner is a champion. Thank you Neil!”
   Russ Day    :: from CannondaleAug 12, 2005
Test Ride a Cannondale This Weekend at Bicycle Sports Pacific Test Ride a Cannondale This Weekend at Bicycle Sports Pacific
Cannondale is circling the wagons this weekend (well, bringing their shiny demo truck to town at least) in the Vancouver area so that you can climb aboard one of their machines and go for a pedal.
   Russ Day    :: from Sun PeaksAug 12, 2005
Gangs of Bikers Take Over Sun Peaks Resort Gangs of Bikers Take Over Sun Peaks Resort
Last weekend it was the sounds of golfers taking practice swings and teeing up for the opening of the new back nine of the Sun Peaks Golf Course, while this weekend it will be the rush of mountain bikers ripping downhill and tearing cross country as they compete in a series of races making up the UCI World Masters Championships, Canada Cup Finals and BC Cup at Sun Peaks.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Rich HousemanAug 11, 2005
SponsorHouse v5 is the Sponsorship Connection SponsorHouse v5 is the Sponsorship Connection
SponsorHouse.com Launches New Version of its Online Sponsorship System

SponsorHouse.com pioneered its online sponsorship services in the motocross industry in 2001 and quickly became the industry leader. SponsorHouse has since evolved offering a system to help match the talents of all types of athletes to companies that are seeking to promote their products and services via sponsorships.

Today, SponsorHouse is proud to announce the launch of the most powerful and easy-to-use version of its website yet: SponsorHouse v5 (version 5). Now virtually anyone in motocross, MTB, BMX and other sports from riders, teams, and event promoters to retailers, manufacturers, and corporations can utilize SponsorHouse to find or offer sponsorship for just about anything.
   Drop In!    :: from Mike JohansenAug 10, 2005
Film Crankworx and Win! Film Crankworx and Win!
So you aren't quite as talented on two wheels as Darren Berrecloth? You don't have cahones the size of Cam McCaul, not quite as pretty-boy as Wayne Goss? That's fine. This contest is for those of you who's talent lies behind the lens.
The 2005 Crankworx Shootout.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Jay SmithAug 9, 2005
Little Ed's Bike & Ski to host Drop In riders at Fundraiser in Collingwood Little Ed's Bike & Ski to host Drop In riders at Fundraiser in Collingwood
On August 13 2005 Drop In Riders Steve Romaniuk and Dylan Tremblay will be making their only Ontario appearance of the year. When I asked these guys about coming up to Collingwood for a Canadian Cancer Society fundraising demo ride, they were both stoked about the whole idea and volunteered their time to come up. I talked to Jack Peterson the owner of Little Ed’s in Collingwood and he was super stoked about hosting the event. When Blake was asked if he was interested in building the course he was amped as well to get down and dirty and design something these guys would have fun on.
Tyler Maine    :: from Sean LeslieAug 8, 2005
Teams Crowerace Face and Mountain Men Hit the Trail Teams Crowerace Face and Mountain Men Hit the Trail
Race Face’s UXC Launched

Vancouver, BC (August 7, 2005) - It was just over a month ago when you, our online community selected the two teams you wanted to see compete in the 2005 TransRockies as part of Race Face’s Ultimate XC Challenge. And now, both teams are on the race of their lives. Starting in Fernie, British Columbia on Sunday and now they are on route to Canmore AB.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Sean LeslieAug 8, 2005
RaceFace Unveils New Seatpost Design RaceFace Unveils New Seatpost Design
Innovative Seatpost Head Maximizes Adjustability While Minimizing Weight

Raising the bar yet again, RaceFace’s 2006 XC seatpost line features a ground-breaking new head design, minimizing weight and maximizing adjustability, while still maintaining the quality and durability RaceFace is famous for. The revolutionary design is available on RaceFace’s Next, Evolve and Deus seatposts.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Michael ZellmannAug 8, 2005
World Bicycle Relief: PROJECT TSUNAMI World Bicycle Relief: PROJECT TSUNAMI
On December 26, 2004, a massive earthquake off the Northern coast of Sumatra created a Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean. It hit the surrounding countries with waves ranging from 8 to 20 meters.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Michelle Leroux (WB)Aug 7, 2005
Crankworx wraps up with Garbanzo Enduro DH and the Kona Jump Jam Crankworx wraps up with Garbanzo Enduro DH and the Kona Jump Jam
Crankworx wrapped today with intense downhill action as Brain Lopes of the USA took first in the Pro Men's category of the Garbanzo Enduro Downhill with blistering speed and a time of 14:31.67 on a course spanning 1300 vertical feet. Legendary Marla Streb, also of the USA, took first in the Pro Women's with a time of 16.03.12.

"I had a good run with smooth flow through the trees but I didn't expect to win," says Lopes. This was the second first place finish for Lopes after taking the title for the Nissan Biker X on Friday.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Kathy SesslerAug 7, 2005
Zink podiums at Crankworx Slopestyle Zink podiums at Crankworx Slopestyle
Santa Cruz Syndicate rider, Cameron Zink is stoked to place third at the Crankworx Slopestyle event held Saturday, August 6th, in Whistler, Canada. Zink’s crowd-pleasing performance was packed with tricks. Dropping into the course off the ladder drop, Zink knew he had to give it everything, as he hit the first of two massive double jumps. The crowd went nuts when he pulls a gigantic back flip nac-nac on the first jump, then rolls right into the second jump and does a back flip one-footed, X-up!! To put an exclamation on the run, Zink does a 360 off the box dropping into the finish, the only rider to 360 the box. Zink’s performance places him third behind Darren Barrecloth, and the winner, Paul Basagoitia.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Sara AldridgeAug 7, 2005
Paul Basagoitia wins 2nd annual Crankworx Slopestyle Paul Basagoitia wins 2nd annual Crankworx Slopestyle
WHISTLER, BC, August 6, 2005 - Backflips, tailwhips, and 360s were the order of the day at today's Pro Invitational Slopestyle presented by Full Throttle. Paul Basagoitia of Nevada threw them all down to successfully defend his title.

"Paul's run was both technical and big," says Scott Hart, Crankworx judge and creative director for Decline Magazine. He did a 360 off the quarter-pipe and went with speed into two big backflips. After that, he sealed the deal with a tail whip off the Giro trailer."
   Tyler Maine    :: from Michelle Leroux (WB)Aug 6, 2005
Lopes wins 2nd annual Nissan Biker X Lopes wins 2nd annual Nissan Biker X
WHISTLER, BC, August 5, 2005 - The Nissan Biker X went down today with Brian Lopes of the United States emerging triumphant in the Pro Men's category after getting the holeshot and holding his lead through a grueling dirt course riddled with drops, table tops and berms.

When the dust finally settled, Cedric Gracia of France stood in second, Bas De Bever of the Netherlands in third and Kyle Strait of the USA in fourth.

Jill Kintner of the USA defended her title in the Pro Women's Division and
took first over Anneke Beerten of the Netherlands in second, Fionn Griffiths of Great Britain in third and Whistler's own Jenn Ashton in fourth.
   Drop In!    :: from Mike JohansenAug 5, 2005
Drop In Season 3 DVD in stock! Drop In Season 3 DVD in stock!
We had our fair share of challenges getting the Season 3 DVD out there this year. Now it's time to aplogize for our replicator and forget the pain-in-the-ass hurdles that we've had to get through and tell all that the DVD's are shipping again!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Dan DakinAug 5, 2005
Norco Performance Bikes and the City of T.O. Norco Performance Bikes and the City of T.O.
Toronto – Norco Performance Bikes and the City of Toronto are teaming up to put on a special event on the Don Valley Trails in downtown Toronto.

Norco Factory Team Riders Jay Hoots and Justin Brown will lead group rides into the trail network on Wednesday, August 10, and the rides will be followed by a barbeque and information session at the Don Valley Brick Works on Bayview Ave.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Chris GlewAug 4, 2005
Freeridetours summer update: Freeridetours summer update:
Well we have been traveling and riding all over this beautiful province of ours with guests from around the world! Things are great and it’s so good to see so many growing riding scenes. I would like to take this time to thank several shops that at times are the heart of our tours. A big shout out to RED SHREDS BIKE AND BOARDS, FULL BOAR BIKE STORE, and ON TOP BIKE SHOP. Thanx guys.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Michelle Leroux (WB)Aug 4, 2005
Day 2-Cedric Gracia wins Jim Beam DH at Crankworx Day 2-Cedric Gracia wins Jim Beam DH at Crankworx
WHISTLER, BC, August 4, 2005 - Cedric Gracia set a blistering pace on one of the hottest days of the summer to take first in the Jim Beam Air Downhill Pro Division at the second annual Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival in Whistler today.

The stage was set on A-Line, the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park's legendary machine-built, jump-infested trail. With a time of 4:15.61 Gracia of France put himself ahead of Brian Lopes of the United States by .74 of a second. Steve Peat of Great Britain took third with a time of 4:16.45, only .84 of a second behind Gracia.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineAug 3, 2005
Hittin’ the road with the SRAM Black Box Labs Van-a.k.a. B-Labs Hittin’ the road with the SRAM Black Box Labs Van-a.k.a. B-Labs
As soon as I knew that my traveling partner was not going to be able to make the trip to Golden for Psychosis, I hit the phones and emails to find a ride there. I’ve been to every Mt.7 Psychosis except the first year, but really most of us were not part of the 7 riders there that year. Well as luck would have it there were a few groups of riders heading out of Whistler and 1 of them might have room.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Michelle Leroux (WB)Aug 3, 2005
Crankworx kicks off in Whistler today Crankworx kicks off in Whistler today
Today the second annual Crankworx freeride mountain bike festival launched five days of non-stop, gravity-fed, downhill action.

Crankworx showcases Whistler as the ultimate downhill biking playground by combining gargantuan stunt sessions and mind-blowing speed events with the world's best mountain bikers competing for cash and prizing totaling over $30,000. The event line-up also includes fun races for all ages, live music acts, patio parties and roving street entertainment.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineAug 2, 2005
Angel Fire- Press launches, parts fixed and racing go hand in hand. Angel Fire- Press launches, parts fixed and racing go hand in hand.
10 a.m. Thursday morning found me at the 2006 SRAM World Cup product launch. Here, we were introduced to the new Rock Shox Boxxer line up, the Team and W.C. Reba’s, W.C. SID and Pearl rear shocks. Truvativ had a few highlights that were touched upon as well. When we finished the technical side of the launch, Greg Herbold headed out on the Epic XC with a bunch of riders-the destination was Taos.
   Tyler Maine    :: from epicAug 2, 2005
Epic Ride BC, present 1-3 day mountain bike camps in Whistler. Epic Ride BC, present 1-3 day mountain bike camps in Whistler.
Epic Ride BC announces dates for Rock Star weekend camps to be offered for the summer months. Epic’s Rock Star camps will begin August 4 and run until September 24th for a choice of one, two or three days duration. The weekend camps provide an incredible opportunity for weekend riders to refine their skills in singletrack and freeriding with Epic’s team of coaches including guest pro rider appearances.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Eric ButlerAug 2, 2005
FHR Trading to distribute Foes in Canada FHR Trading to distribute Foes in Canada
Foes Racing is the premier manufacturer of high end DH and Trail frames as well as supplier of Curnutt XTD suspension, which all other SPV systems are comprised of. FHR Trading is the new distributor for Foes Racing products in Canada. You can meet us at the BTAC show in Montreal and at Interbike in Las Vegas in September 2005. Please contact Freddy at (416) 805-0599 or via e-mail at freddylevite@hotmail.com to find out if you can qualify as a Foes retail partner.
   Russ Day    :: from WTBAug 1, 2005
New TXC Components Put WTB in Control New TXC Components Put WTB in Control
WTB is re-entering the control components category with the introduction of the TXC trail riding group. Building upon the legacy of the company’s Dirt Drop and titanium flat bars, the new products have been designed to provide a secure connection with the bike under aggressive riding situations.
   Russ Day    :: from Kicking Horse ResortAug 1, 2005
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Beckons the Ladies for Foxy Fridays Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Beckons the Ladies for Foxy Fridays
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is encouraging women to hit the bike trails this summer with an added-value promotion. Every Friday, women can grab a friend and hit the trails and receive two-for-one mountain bike tickets and a complimentary guided Trails & Tips Tour. Foxy Fridays will run every Friday for the remainder of the summer riding season.
 
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