On 13-14 June Leogang will host round three of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup as part of the Out of Bounds Festival which includes the tenth edition of the FMB event 26TRIX. The festival takes place on 11-14 June at BikePark Leogang.
The only dedicated lift access mountain bike park in the world, Highland Mountain Bike Park, turns ten this year. We catch up with Mark Hayes about the parks progression over the years and what's in store for this year and beyond.
Brett Tippie gives riders 30 seconds-ish to talk about their new rides. Geoff Gulevich, Reed Bogs & Liam Wallace, Logan Peat, Will White and Ben Cruz all catch up with Tippie to talk about their bikes.
Muc-Off have launched a specific athlete protection range to give athletes everything they need to improve and boost performance. The range includes a Explosive Power and Ultra Endurance Cream, Luxury Warm Up Cream, Ultra Endurance Cream and Muscle Recovery Balm.
From Meran to Brixen for a biking festival to riding with Steffi Marth on Plose Ski Hill before heading to check out trails built by Markus in Kronplatz. Lee and his friends enjoy the excellent transport links, friendly locals and bike-friendly vibe in South Tyrol.
Namibia, a wide open land of extreme harshness and surreal rocks. Three mountainbikers from Austria set out to explore the granite of the “burning mountains” for a rideable trail. A bike adventure into unknown terrain and a story of failure and triumph.
With the opening day creeping closer there's still a lot to be done in the park. Bike Park Manager, Brian Finestone gives us an update and reminds us to stay off the trails until they are officially open.
After eighteen years and 159 issues, Dirt magazine's parent company has announced that they'll be abandoning print in favour of a web-only approach to content delivery. I know that I'm not the only one lamenting this news, and I've found myself reminiscing about one of the few magazines that really 'got it.'
The Angel Fire Resort has been awarded #1 bike park title in the Southwest for a second year in a row, and has recently undergone an expansion to include over 100 miles of trails. This year the park opens on 14 May and the season is set to be a good one.
Now is the time to start planning a summer road trip across Europe, riders can enjoy unlimited access to a number of Europe's best bike parks including; Winterberg, Semmering, Leogang and more with the GraVity Card.
Brett Tippie gives riders 30 seconds-ish to talk about their new rides. Mark Matthews, Jerome Clementz, Kyle Strait, Brian Lopes and Howey Zink (Cam Zink's brother) all catch up with Tippie to talk about their bikes.
We often find that certain riding spots can become a huge part of our life, especially when you put everything into building them. Here is a build project that spans over five years and each year it gets a makeover - it's amazing what you can create by putting shovel to dirt.
The Salzburger Land season card, valid from May till October and entitles you to access the Saalfelden Leogang, Saalbach Hinterglemm and Kitzsteinhorn in Zell am See-Kaprun resorts with one single card.
2014 proved just how good Chile was for riding, with the first round of the EWS winning the best enduro race of the year, there's a reason it won that title. With great trails and everything you need for a good time, Chile is a must visit place to ride.
Two season ago Seth Sherlock was 10 years old and dropped a freeride heavy bomb called #whatwereyoudoingat10. He's a few years older and coming to us hard from Utah as he shows that his young age is not holding him back from sending it.
Every once in a while the pressure can become too much, and this is exactly what happened to Sam Pilgrim. He lets us in on what happened in 2014, and how he's bouncing back, starting from the bottom and working his way back up.
Not everyone got away clean in yesterday's qualifying session, with former World Cup champions Gee Atherton and Aaron Gwin, together with fans' favourite Eliot Jackson, taking hard knocks. This could be one of the wildest opening rounds of a World Cup in years.
After visiting South Tyrol in 2012 Lee and friends knew they had to go back to see what had changed. The long season, high alpine riding and incredible trails combined with the bike friendly atmosphere and great food were just some of the reasons this area is a must visit for riders.
Bell has announced the nine semifinalists for its Bell Built campaign. With only one grand prize winner, each region will see one finalist chosen to advance to the national level, where they will compete for votes to see who will take home the 100k prize to build their dream trail. Voting opens on 13 April.
The Lines Mag crew and three Austrian riders; Eric Walenta, Daniel Schemmel and Alex Kurz had the chance to ride inside the Zwentendorf nuclear power plant in Austria, and what they found inside was better than they had imagined.
This year with he help of Prateek Signh and the Jungle Crows Foundation we were able to give 42 kids in India new bikes as part of Share the Ride. These kids can now ride to school, but most importantly have fun and two wheeled freedom.
The popular Bell Ride Free Days are back with three locations for 2015. Riders who register for the event get free access to the parks, a free uplift, a Bell goody bag and chances to win Bell prizes on the day.
Jobs, responsibility and commitments all threaten to take time away from doing the things we love. Still, we know the feeling the bike gives us, so we never stop chasing the adventure and time well spent with friends.
Team Chain Reaction Cycles PayPal started the season as they mean to go on. Joe Smith, Mike Jones and Elliott Heap secured their first podium of the season last weekend at Ae Forest for round one of the 2015 Rose BDS Series.
Sometimes mother nature just doesn't play ball, but this doesn't mean all is lost. When Freerider, Chris Smith went roadtrippin' through Wales during a wet and windy March he still managed to hit up some amazing spots and get some riding done.
Deux North teamed up with Specialized Bicycles and went to the World Rally Championship in Catalunya, Spain. The Hunters rode along the same routes and roads as the WRC drivers, travelling over 300 miles from Salou to Valencia on one incredible adventure.
The third SloEnduro season will kick off this weekend near Trieste in Bagnoli, San Dorligo Della Valle. The race will take place over two days and riders will face eight special stages over 56km climbing to around 2000m.
When opportunity comes knocking, you grab it with both hands, and what's just what Jeremiah and his girlfriend, Meredith did when they headed to New Zealand to ride bikes for a month. In part one they take on the Tranz NZ and encounter challenging tracks and very varied weather.
They came across the pond with wild colours and built in protection. The reception has been more than warm as Evoc settles into a global market place with their ever expanding line of packs and soft goods.
Despite suffering injury during the race season last year, Scott Mears pushed on and was back on his bike before the year closed. Now, between running his bike shop and training, he's ready for the season ahead.
Dustin Gilding spent all winter carving out some sweet jumps for Alchemy 2, and when spring arrived he invited his friends and some of the best dirt jumpers in the world for a jam session on his trails.
Nepal is fast becoming a must ride destination for mountain bikers, and riding the high mountain trails of Upper Mustang with its pristine landscapes, isolated villages, and huge mountains it's not hard to see why.
Fabien talks us through the course at the first round of the Enduro World Series in New Zealand after The Canyon Factory Enduro Team took on the root fest at Rotorua, and came away with the number one team ranking.
Chaz Curry isn't a pro rider, or even the best rider, but bikes are is life, from starting a number of bike ventures including Juice Lubes and spannering for a number of world class riders he lives and breathes mountain biking, here is his story.
NS rider Sławek Łukasik has been doing what most other riders have been doing in the off season - working hard and waiting for the season to begin. He takes his bike out to a local track to get it dialled for the season ahead.