MegaTrain 2011 Announced + Video

Jun 23, 2011 at 10:19
by Dom Wrapson  

After the huge success of MegaTrain in its first year, this time we're aiming big so we're holding it on the Thursday of Crankworx to get as many people involved as possible. Patrol reckon we need 250 riders to fill A-Line top-to-bottom, so first rider finishes as last drops-in; we can do it.

MegaTrain 2011 will take place on July 21st @ 2pm

Plan on getting involved? RSVP the Facebook MegaTrain event and let us know you're coming, and like the official MegaTrain Facebook page for updates.

Do not be put off it you're not a regular A-Line shredder. Yes the train will be on A-Line but it will not be super-fast due to the nature of the train so intermediate riders are all welcome to get involved.

MegaTrain 2010 coming in to the finish off the GLC Drop
MegaTrain 2010 coming in to the finish off the GLC Drop

Due to numbers and time it'll take to get everyone up the mountain, look to upload by 1pm for a 2pm start. There will inevitably be some waiting around at the Learning Centre, but be patient, it will totally be worth the wait.

With a 2pm start we will still be finished in time to watch the Joyride qualifying in the Boneyard.

Everyone bring your helmet/chest/bike/crotch cameras as we want even more footage than last year and will be downloading from memory cards at the finish.


No idea what this is all about, or just want to relive the moment? Take a look at the video of last year's train...

Views: 17,669    Faves: 311    Comments: 21


Read more about last year's event on the MegaTrain 2010 Blog.


See you all on July 21st. We're stoked!
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97 Comments

  • + 31
 I'd love to do something like this, even just to be able to go to whistler is on the "to do" list, the last train looked incredible! I find it really depressing when people say things like why do it when you know you wont be fast enough, i still class myself as a complete rookie but i'm still fairly capable and would love to have a go! I mean we all start somewhere, but as soon as we get good at it we quickly forget about that little fact don't we?

Show some love to us rookies!
  • + 13
 So true, I hate people who criticize others or discourage them from taking part in the sport because there not as good! Train looks sick, would love to take part.
  • + 17
 mnorris122: At least... you are at the same continentBig Grin
  • + 6
 sure looks fun , and it was a good video until the unnessary crap at the end , not even funny ! the clown's critisizes people for having a good time and then one of them shows off his sucking skills witch he seems so good at . My kid was watching with me and he ask what the hell is he doing ? " just being a goofball " I said , no need for that Crap !
  • + 5
 It would be really awesome if you could have so many people that as the first person gets back up to the top of the chair there is still riders at the top that haven't gone yet so you could do mega train laps!
  • + 1
 must be a bit of a pain having a complete gooner in front of you who cant even clear any of the jumps when you want to bust out some SWEET WHIPS
  • + 4
 That looks like fun, but the "sucking" comments at the end really wreck the video. Seb Kemp's potty mouth and fellating the GoPro are about as juvenile as it comes.

If this statement is true, "Do not be put off it you're not a regular A-Line shredder. Yes the train will be on A-Line but it will not be super-fast due to the nature of the train so intermediate riders are all welcome to get involved." You should re-upload the video with the last 50 seconds cut off the video.

Derogatory comments about sucking don't really encourage intermediate riders or anybody for that matter.
  • + 1
 I completely agree with you Dean, couldn't have said it any better. Ps. I better see you taking part with your unicorn cam.
  • + 22
 Imagine having some slow person up front...
  • + 4
 There's a good chance the first portion of the train will be World Cup riders so it certainly won't be slow.
  • + 3
 If i see brian lopes up there, i think he should go infront of me.
  • + 4
 No. The world cup racers should go at the back lol Yell at the people for going too slow.
  • + 14
 What a top idea...there should be enough riders so that when the first arrives back at the top, off the lift, the last is just leaving the top...keep it going 24 hours, scan everyone as they go...and after 24 hours the rider who's clocked up the most runs wins a jellybean with a bit of fluff taped to one end...
  • + 2
 Brilliant Big Grin
  • + 13
 this is a novelty thing! its about the taking part in the megatrain! not flying down the a line as fast as possible. the idea is to chill out and piss around on the way down! and HAVE FUN!
  • + 3
 This is so sick. Has anyone ever seen 250 BMX riders on a line of dirt jumps or a skatepark? I don't think so! This event truly shows how unique Mountain biking really is.
  • + 7
 and the first rider falls...oh @$%#, oh %@$@, AH %@$# , %@$# %@$!# %@$$ $@$#$#! %#%#%#% $@$!$! $@$ %%$! ^%@%@$ ^@%@$! #^#$^$#%#@ %@$@*@^@$@ ^#%&!%*%&^#!%@$!%$^%!$%%@^^%#^#%#%!&@#^%#&!^#^$&*$^!%$@# ohh ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow...............my leg.
  • + 6
 it's people with the "get out of my way" attitude that ruin your fun... its not a World Cup Title Race so no need to go flat out, its all about giving everyone a chance to be a part of an incredible event... We all started out riding slow and being cautious...some people forget that when they become better riders.
  • + 2
 My first thought was that it shouldn't be a fast run. The amount of people going down, someone is gonna come off trying too hard and potentially cause a blockage. It should be a chilled and reeeally fun ride down with some messing about on the jumps and stuff Razz I wish i could take part.
  • + 1
 Yup, half the fun of riding comes from following a slower rider down a trail which lets you take more time to find alternate lines and try different stuff.
  • + 3
 That's riiiight babeee...it's all about feeeling the flow...about being one with the traaain...yeeeeah?...About becoming liquid on two wheeels...about seeeing the sunrays dance among the riders...About becoming the serpent...about becoming the worm...about closing your eyes and just following your feeeelings...following your senses...following the pungent odour from Maxime Bruneau's great mop after he's been sleeping in a leaking tent full of bear faeces for the last six months...
  • + 3
 You high man?
  • + 4
 While riding in Whistler ( and I ride there a lot) I noticed that there are three types of guys that think they are good and fast.

First group of guys, doesn't have any problems with passing me. They let me know which side they want to pass. I move on a side. I am not slowing down and they still have no problems with going around me. They are good, fast and confident in their skills.

Second group is ass*&^.They don't even let me know about their plans. They just pass around me and scare a shit out of me lol But, I can live that Smile


Third group is the worst one. They are fast and they are think they are good because they are fast... They scream "on your left!!!!" I move on a right side but nothing happens! Yeah... They are soooo good that they are scared to pass a slower rider. Those "good" riders are getting angry very easily.
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Guys, It's all about having fun, not showing who has bigger one....
I never be as fast as a guy can be but it does't mean I can't have a fun!
See you all on MegaTrain. I'll try to do my best to be as fast as some of you "good" riders lol
  • + 5
 It is obvious that some people get an event like this and some don't. I would guess that the guy with the helmet cam in the video who keeps yelling at people "don't brake" is in the don't get it category.
  • + 2
 i know, its a train, not a race, calm the fuck down and flow it.
  • + 5
 Lol I'm the 6th guy in the first pic. over 100 more people than last year would be insane... all aboard.
  • + 6
 "Stop braking!!"........."STOP PEDALING!!!!!!!" ahahhaha what a legend
  • + 5
 Imagine being the last one, how lonely you must feel Razz
  • + 1
 I never get down on someone when they are going slower than me because I know there are faster people that I'll be in front of the odd time. No one actually wants to be slower but everyone should want to have fun.
  • + 3
 The end outakes spoil it, the only one that sucks is the Goof on the end of the film...
  • + 3
 What an awesome idea... however if someone whiped out in the middle there would be carnage Razz
  • + 2
 What a cool edit! It must have been hard work compiling all those vids from different people.
  • + 3
 all aboard the mega train
  • + 2
 I think it'd be pretty fun to be the guy at the back tbh, drop back abit and just relax
  • + 1
 Seems to be pretty fun, why is Whistler so far away... They could make a clip from a side of a trail to see how the whole train passes by Big Grin
  • + 1
 im doing it this year!! cant wait, just hope we got no slow pokes or falls! lol
  • + 2
 lol there is already 230 people confirmed to be there on facebook
  • + 2
 lol "every day is a saturday" soundtrack
  • + 1
 haha yeah but this is the remix. the edias song is the original
  • + 1
 Jump from berm to berm @2:10 !! I've GOtta try that! Props to whoever pulled that off, I watched it 5x.
  • + 2
 Why do I live in Ohio Facepalm
  • + 1
 Anyone want to bet on the over or under on how many Go_Pros will be on A-line for that run...?
  • + 0
 mega cluster fuck is right. i was there last year. it was lame. there's people out there just havin fun mixed with people that must have thaught it was a race.
  • + 1
 WHY IS THIS ON A THURSDAY?!?! If it was on the weekend way more people would be able to join in!
  • + 3
 Weekends don't exist in Whistler. Just seven riding days a week. Razz

That and it clashes with too many other events on weekends. Garbo DH on opening and it would cross the Enduro course on closing weekend which we'd never be allowed to do.
  • + 2
 i so wish i could be there
  • + 1
 i was up there last year when it happened and it was so sick
  • + 1
 True. Had a bad day. Sorry, it's all about the fun of MTb!! Smile
  • + 1
 there should be an internashional train day. it would be sick!!
  • + 1
 VOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR SURE
  • + 1
 Looks like every other saturday to me Wink
  • + 1
 ...and i jizzed in my pants
  • + 1
 that was so much fun last year but really sketchy
  • + 1
 hmmm. I think its time to move to BC.
  • + 1
 so stoked for this! i wanna lead Wink
  • + 1
 Don't biking so seriously, it's a fun sport. Enjoy it.
  • + 1
 Damn me for living in Omaha Ne!
  • + 1
 I live 2.5 hours from you.. just got back from Whistler a week ago! Had to sell my XC bike to make it happen last year... You can make it happen if you want it bad enough! However... Moving to nw WA in a month or two. I need it to happen a bit more often...
  • + 1
 living in the PNW makes day trips up there possible, its incredible.
  • + 1
 Damn me for going to college in Ames, IOWA. lol
  • + 1
 I'll be in your town in a month or two bro! CAN'T FRIGGIN WAIT! Got to ride the North Forks trails when I was there... Whistler was a relaxing cruise after those! And I want your Haro!
  • + 1
 Yeah your 100% right Dirteveryday. I have been trying to move now for awhile. The trick is to get hired.
Your Transition will be put to good use where your going, which is badass btw.
  • + 1
 If you still have the Intense together should roll up here this coming weekend. Could prob get to Sioux City and jump in with my guys heading up from there! I've got some stuff stashed away and a place to build anything you can dream up!
  • + 1
 No I sold that two weeks ago. I'm waiting for my Mojo HD to come in Then hell yeah dude that sounds great! My skills are rusty right now b/c I haven't rode any trails since my BMC was stolen last July. Just throw'n that out there.
  • + 1
 Ain't no thang... I actually have another newer-to-mtb guy with us now on a carbon Mojo...too dang light, imo...feels like a roller skate...but lighter!
  • + 1
 pro
  • + 1
 song?
  • + 1
 In!
  • + 1
 I'm in
  • + 1
 haha thats intense
  • + 1
 count me in yooo
  • + 1
 keen as. im there
  • + 1
 My Birthday!!!
  • + 1
 so much fun!
  • + 1
 good idea
  • + 1
 I'm going for sure
  • + 1
 can't wait! Smile
  • + 1
 I'm down.
  • + 1
 Sick! Looks so fun.
  • + 1
 Darn Ill be gone Frown
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