Video: Cam McCaul's Slope-Duro-Cross Challenge

Oct 5, 2019
by Cam McCaul  


Slope-Duro-Cross Challnge…. What the hell is that? Well, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for 5 years since moving to Bend Oregon. Somehow I was lucky enough to move into a neighborhood that happened to have a big empty patch of land behind it. Of course I decided to build jumps in this empty patch of land, and then of course I proceeded to make a trail loop that started and ended in my backyard. It wasn’t long before the idea struck me to hold a race on this backyard loop. Now to figure out the logistics… I knew I could make a pretty funny video out of this race, but the real challenge was finding a time when enough of my local Bend friends were in town at the same time to get them all together. Dusty Wygle had a bright idea… (as he often does. ) He said, “Why don’t you hold the Slope-Duro-Cross Challenge during the week of Black Sage Fest and Proving Grounds…?” Brilliant Mr. Wygle. This way, not only did we have all the local Bend riders in attendance, we had some of the best riders from all over the world hanging out.

This video is what happened next.

The Slope-Duro-Cross Challnge evolved into the most ridiculous mountain bike race / contest / Heckle-Fest the world has ever seen. Hit play, kick back, and prepare to laugh. This is the SLOPE-DURO-CROSS CHALLENGE!!!!

Special thanks to John Reynolds for shooting and editing this, Caleb Ely for shooting 2nd angle and Taylor Sage for the creative inspiration, input, and juices. And of course to Bonee McCaul for welcoming the circus into our home.

All photos by Trevor Lyden (thank you Trevor!).

This is how a run ends in the Slope-Duro-Cross Challenge

about to crash

The penalty for taking a good line

AAAHHHH But the boys are out there cheering And the light was pretty nice too Yewan. Way to go for it.

Yew Yewan

Amending the judging sheet



about to crash

moving target

Finish-line within site

coming in hot

With friends like this who needs enemies

With friends like this who needs enemies

I mean.... could you look any cooler

Game-face.

Stem babies.

 Ok everybody... do what I say. Now I know where my daughters get it from.


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75 Comments

  • 156 3
 Jordie for Rampage Judge.
  • 20 0
 Extra points for everyone with their seat up!
  • 5 0
 only if he gets to hose people at the finish line and mandatory beer skull after run
  • 2 1
 Jordie for WWE !!
  • 2 0
 Jordie for literally anything. ????
  • 62 0
 "H.O.A." Kids stop building jumps in the common area LMFAO
  • 10 0
 I'd pay to come watch Cam in a HOA meeting with all the crusty old NIMBY's. HOA's suck so much and take themselves way too serious.
  • 43 1
 Probably the best thing in 2019 MTB
  • 3 0
 agreed.
  • 2 0
 Fact!!!
  • 34 0
 Dad are you okay lol
  • 34 1
 Neighbours are like....they seemed like such a nice family Smile
  • 32 1
 More of this please
  • 3 0
 sponsor it up!!!
  • 22 1
 Easily the best video in a long time. Shows just how great it can be to not take everything so seriously and just have an amazing time with friends and family. Plus a video with Kirt and Jordie would be impossible to not find entertaining.
  • 25 1
 Rogatkin with a visor? I call shenanigans!
  • 19 0
 Spraying the garden hose in the face is a tenuous idea for a distraction and water source. Should be used in ews no excuses about stuff in bottles lol. Looks like a great time
  • 16 0
 this is the best thing I have ever seen on pinkbike... by far..
  • 1 0
 came here to say the same...genuinely perma grinned
  • 16 0
 "I should have more normal friends."
  • 15 0
 I thoroughly enjoyed that.
  • 12 0
 I had a shit eating grin the whole time watching this! Gotta love this rowdy stuff!
  • 1 0
 same...showed it to my boy who's 16...loved it, and kids these days are hard to impress!
  • 7 0
 best barbeque party I've ever seen. the kid on the delerium has real balls for attempting his first 360 with no second guessing.
  • 2 0
 I think he would have had it if he'd just looked for the landing harder. or whatever the body motion is that would have carried him around. (I don't 360 anything)
  • 1 0
 @Bullit-Boy: yup...hella close
  • 8 0
 Party on Bikes. Party and Bikes. Bikes and Parties.
  • 2 0
 I have a party, I have a bike, I have a party bike - party bike bike party bike
  • 4 0
 Dear Cam McCaul
I love this! Your friends are rad & perfect. Props to the kid trying his first 360 on a big bike\M/
I read an article about you in bike mag back when I was just getting into it. Thanks for keeping this vibe going. Riding bikes makes me feel like a kid again. Jordie spraying Kirt Voorhies in the face is such a classic shot! Nice trick jump there, RIP post office jumps..
  • 1 0
 bro...bringing back the tears
  • 6 0
 I think that Cam is the Jake Gyllenhaal of the MTB scene... Super Cool guys, you nailed it big time!
  • 4 0
 He has grown to be such a wonderful personality... It's an amazing combo, skills, knowledge and charisma.
  • 3 0
 This looks like fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Should be in the Olympics or at least a World championships event, but you dont get a raimbow jersey as UCI would take all the fun out of it even if you were still allowed to drink a beer?
  • 6 0
 @2:30 “did someone just rip a bong hoot in my face”?
  • 1 0
 yea boy
  • 6 0
 I was so concerned about the damn pulaski!
  • 2 0
 "Element of danger"
  • 4 0
 Did I miss the episode where Jordie Lunn gets silver vampire fangs installed on his lower teeth? Blank Stare
  • 5 0
 “I should have more normal friends”.

This is gold.
  • 1 0
 biking buds are the best...all types and all golden
  • 6 0
 WE need a slope duro WC
  • 4 0
 Will be recreating this event with my buddies
  • 4 0
 No way, Sage lives in Bend too! That was Awesome!
  • 4 0
 I hope r-dog brought a extra pair of underwear.
  • 2 0
 braaaaaaap
  • 3 0
 The kid on the Knolly deserves a beer, healthier than " insert name here" energy drink.
  • 3 0
 Love it! that is my kind of race! Party on!!!!!
  • 3 0
 More entertaining than Rampage
  • 1 0
 maybe a very close second
  • 3 0
 Shits lit
  • 3 0
 Blonde RDog is epic
  • 1 0
 I watch surfing way too much as well as biking...couldn't stop thinking of all the wise cracks about brazzos wanting to be blonde - like Italo Ferreira...couple of these guys are rockin it too, kinda epic.
  • 3 0
 Best thing this year.
  • 2 0
 bas rockin the pro bass shop cap...epic race
  • 2 0
 One of the best things I've seen on PB
  • 2 0
 I haven't laughed this hard in a long time.
  • 3 0
 Suck it UCI
  • 2 0
 fuck, i need an invite man. next year.
  • 2 0
 YEEEEEEEES!
  • 2 0
 Awesome vid lol
  • 2 0
 Incredible
  • 2 0
 hahahahhahaahh Insanity!
  • 1 0
 you should do a remake with your bros over there man...would love to see that...cheers Niko
  • 1 0
 @rcrdrvr: hahahahahahlol lol That would awesome!!
  • 2 0
 Is that Spangler?!!
  • 1 0
 Hah I think it is
  • 1 0
 Please make a biking King of the Road
  • 1 0
 Dad McCaul's crazy
  • 1 0
 What a BLAST!!
  • 1 0
 Or ever
  • 1 4
 Rogatkins bike?
  • 1 0
 dad bike
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