When Jaymes Baassiri was laid off from his job as a wireline engineer on an oil field, he decided to take his severance, sell everything that didn't fit in his truck, buy an MTBparks Pass and set out for the summer of a lifetime. Although new to mountain biking, Jaymes was inspired by articles and videos of climbers living the nomadic "dirtbag" life. Armed with experience as a Navy vet who started writing and exploring in Lebanon, he began documenting his two-wheeled adventures as the 'Rocky Mountain Bedouin.'
CHARLEMONT, MA – Lindsey Runkel and Tyler Ryan were the first adaptive athletes to ride Thunder Mountain Bike Park this past weekend in custom hand bikes. "No one even hesitated or looked at me like I was in a wheelchair," says Runkel in the inspirational video.
ALTA, WY — The Seventh Annual Pierre's Hole at Grand Targhee is a wrap, and 100 miles later the victors emerged. Our hats are off to the athletes capable of spending an entire day in the saddle and not only surviving 100 miles (or the 100k and 50k options) at high-altitude in the dirt with knobby tires, but winning a competitve race like this.
WHISTLER, BC – It's all over. The crowds have dissipated. Careers, memories, mistakes, friends and history have all been made. It's back to business as usual for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. But if one thing stands out in the memory of those who were there or watched, it's Brandon Semenuk's winning Joyride run. Could this be the best slopestyle run ever?
WHISTLER, BC – Crankworx—the biggest mountain bike event of the year in Whistler, possibly the world—wrapped up 10 days of races, contests, camaraderie and celebration yesterday with two of its signature events—the Joyride and the Canadian Open DH. Culminating with two finales that embody both style and speed respectively. The latter, an all-out testament to downhill racing in its purest, concluded on the legendary course throught the wooded steeps that lie almost hidden beside the massive Joyride slopestyle lines of the Boneyard.
WHISTLER, BC – Rain arrived just in time for the start of Saturday's Red Bull Joyride event, causing organizers to postpone the slopestyle competition until Sunday morning. “With the wet conditions, it will be dark by the time we can dry the course and not be safe to ride at this time. We are calling the competition for today and will kick-off tomorrow morning with great weather predicted ahead,” said Darren Kinnaird, Crankworx World Tour GM.
WHISTLER, BC – You probably don't know his name yet, but chances are that's all going to change very soon. American rookie, Dakotah Norton, swept the dual slalom from the grasp of pros like Tyler McCaul, Kyle Strait and Brendan Howey. It was Jill Kintner who took it for the ladies, but Anneke Beerten was crowned queen a little ahead of schedule when the announcers let her standings slip.
WHISTLER, BC – Aside from the momentum needed to clear the massive tables of Whistler's Crabapple Hits, this is one Crankworx event that places no premium on speed. No, the only thing that matters in the Official Whip-Off World Championships is getting sideways. Perhaps no other Crankworx event captures the spirit of Whistler quite like this—the showmanship, the crowds, the party, the bent wheels.
ALTA, WY – While it's no secret that we love lapping the chairlift, we'd be remiss if we led you to believe that the bike park is all Grand Targhee has to offer. From the miles of pristine, flowing cross-country singletrack that the resort builds and maintains, to epic gravel-grinding adventures, Wydaho has it all. Take a look in this edit from Habitat High Altitude Provisions and Fisher Creative.