Cam McCaul's Suburban Escape

Dec 24, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  

Follow along as Cam McCaul makes a Suburban Escape from the everyday madness. Sometimes as a parent you need to break away but all you get is what you take, and in this case it's a suburban mountain bike ride through the streets and trails of Bend, Oregon.


77 Comments

  • + 88
 We should recognize how cool our wifes are when it comes to flee the scene for a "quick 3 hour ride"!!

ps: i still have let mine know tho
  • + 25
 Coz he got her a VW.
  • + 18
 Awesome video was so relatable. The old dog poo, noisy house scene in suburbia. Everyone cam relate.
  • + 1
 @Kramz: upvote for catching the time signature on that turd, not a freshy.
  • + 49
 He's on a 26er !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 10
 26+ Minions rock!!!!!!!
  • + 6
 What bike does Trek make that's 26"? Is it an older model?
  • + 6
 @VDR: Tickets are still 26", along with a few low end and kids bikes
  • + 3
 Ahh 26", is that why he went OTB? Just kidding - looks like a really fun bike actually.
  • + 5
 @Joecx: No, it's 26x2.35
  • + 11
 @VDR: I think this is the bike he explained in one of his earlier interviews...it’s custom built for him by trek...if I remember right he said 160 travel upfront with slightly less in the rear...shorter chain stay...and yes you guessed it 26” wheels...I think he described it as his perfect all round bike made to suit him
  • + 31
 So Trek's making a custom build 26" bike for McCaul, but they all tell us we need 27.5" to shred like a pro!?
  • + 1
 @brooce: pro’s getting custom things made for them is nothing new though...
a lot of freeriders especially with slopestyle background will still opt to ride 26”...27.5” may roll faster in racing and be more stable at speed but isn’t as easy to flick or trick
  • + 3
 @Noble87: man, that DOES sound like the perfect bike. Looks like a blast.
  • + 9
 @VDR: We did a bike check and interview with Cam in conjunction with the video. Check it out below.

theloamwolf.com/index.php/2017/12/22/cam-mccauls-suburban-escape-bike-check
  • + 3
 @VDR: Trek makes custom 26s for Cam McCaul.... Frown
  • + 10
 Guarantee Trek introduces this in a few years when they bring back 26. Call it the Slash Park.
  • + 3
 Exactly, and so am I. Bring back 26”!! Everybody should be able to ride what they like. Would it kill them to offer 26” as an option? Aside from “kids” bikes? Got all three wheel sizes in my garage. Keep grabbing my old 26er. I’d take Cam’s bike any day of the week.
  • + 1
 @Noble87: f*ck yeah. so sick to see a full suss on 26" shredding like this. thought I was the only one left on the planet riding a 26" bike thats not just a dirt jumper
  • + 31
 My kids roll their eyes when I tell them that the #1 thing on my wish list is a half day off for a bike ride. Dad needs some alone time, too!
  • + 27
 #26aintdead
  • + 8
 Rad! Loved cams pool jump clips from way back. Glad he didn't get a bird tattooed on his forehead even though it's his forehead
  • + 5
 When I first moved to Bend, my 4 yr old and I wandered around the new hood on the bikes, and found these piles of sand he’s riding in the video. Little did we know, Bend dirt just needs it’s late season moisture to turn sand into gold.
  • + 8
 Loving the "drop to backyard" setup Smile
  • + 8
 Thanks for the love!
  • + 5
 My 5yr old and I enjoyed the custom lyrics, and the whole vid. Later I will pull a significantly less rad Dad's Escape. But now we ride!
  • + 5
 As I sit between the first and second out of six Christmas gatherings while the kids nap this is exactly what I need!!
  • + 3
 Thanks man! That was one of our major goals.
  • + 5
 pumped you left the bail in it! nice lil edit...
  • + 2
 Wagon wheels are for yuppies who can’t pick a line. Consumers should have any option, not be forced or cornered into something that improves your strava status... Go get f*cked bike industry!
  • + 3
 I can a webisode series where Cam travels around and helps other Dads/Moms "escape" to their local trails. Trek, other sponsors make it happen! #gold
  • + 1
 with a montage of getting back in shape. . .
  • + 5
 Nice riding... and bass playing! Smile
  • + 3
 Bend, OR looks like it has some fun rippin spots. Must be legit if Cam lives there! Gonna have to get up there and check it out someday.
  • + 10
 Get up here! Riding is good and people are friendly. Beer is not bad either.
  • + 5
 Bend is dope! Stayed for a week this last summer. Rent a house right in downtown. 10 breweries in walking distance and tons of beautiful single track at your doorstep. Been dreaming of going back since I left.
  • + 1
 My first ride there was last spring. Some guy in the parking lot adopted me and showed me a loop. Pretty cool spot. Not as core as some areas, but very hypnotic. Loved it! Great vid.
  • + 1
 lots indeed, cam built the pit where he rode. bend has a couple other spots that are pretty nice!
  • + 5
 Bend sucks ????
  • + 3
 I just figured out why everyone says the riding in Bend is so awesome: it's downhill almost the whole time even when the beginning and end are in the same place! ;-P
  • + 1
 that's called flat...
  • + 1
 4 year old at home and wife in college full time. I never ride that much anymore, weekend daddy while she studies. Wife graduates in May, Im going to Whistler for 5 days to make up loss time. Good times will be had again
  • + 4
 What I would give for just 25% of his energy, talent and stoke.
  • + 4
 ALL HAIL CAM MCCAUL!!
  • + 2
 Cam got a quicky in! Actually judging from the number of kids i’d Say he got a few in.
  • + 2
 Good rendition on Motor Head tune.....BEST background music for shreddingSmile
  • + 1
 Appreciate Cam more an more every year. great bike, nice riding, thanks guys!
  • + 1
 Tony Gambino! Bend is turning into a sweet place with all these heros moving here.
  • + 5
 If only they had some good downhill. Bachlor could have been awesome.
  • + 3
 @jefflong: agreed. If Kyle J took over the bike park then we would have a real destination bike park for Oregon.
  • + 1
 @jefflong: bachelor isn't much fun tbh, no good jumplines... I am hearing of a new bike park at big sky!
  • + 1
 @I-want-your-bike: I hear something might be happening at Anthony Lake too
  • + 1
 Vid rings true for those of us with kids! Sometimes you gotta bust loose and the backyard trails right there waitin.
  • + 1
 cam shreds. this is a lot of fun to watch. i helped rebuild that jump in the intro over the summer.
  • + 2
 train your dog man
  • + 1
 I dunno, it's always fun watching Cam ride. The dude is Sick..
  • + 1
 Bend sucks. Don't move here. (Said every Californian ever)
  • + 1
 Today of all days, I know the feelin'! Get shreddy!
  • + 2
 Disorder come back)
  • + 1
 I could watch that faceplant the whole day !
  • + 1
 Sick tune! way to go Cam!
  • + 1
 26" is the best, 20" is cooler but I can't ride them properly
  • + 1
 Great vid! Beautiful family.
  • + 1
 Looks like I have some in town exploring to do.
  • + 1
 i was at the pit when cam filmed this
  • + 2
 AWESOME!!
  • + 1
 Bring back the Ellesworth Cam!!!!!
  • + 1
 That was awesome.
  • + 1
 Hard life.
  • + 1
 nice concept
  • + 0
 nice wife.
  • - 2
 + tires Cam ? Really?
  • + 2
 It's 26x2.35
  • + 1
 The + tires vid is this one. Yeah, he shreds that too!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VdpWIgmCmI
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