Freeride mountain biking is really just walking the finest of lines between success and utter failure. When athletes like Adolf Silva drop into a run, it’s really nothing more than an extremely calculated dance. Hitting a FEST Series-sized gap jump certainly comes with its own set of risks, especially when you overcook it by a mile.
This summer, Silva came in a little hot to a jump at Loosefest XL and overshot the landing by a few feet, resulting in this massive crash that broke his femur. The injury kept him out of competing in this October’s Rampage, where he was a crowd favorite for a podium spot. Heal up quick!
When you're a grom, biking on flat ground is difficult, to say nothing of singletrack. That didn't stop these young ladies from getting after it on their rigid kiddie bikes, but maybe it should have. Grom no.1 declares that "This is awesome" right before losing her pedals, hitting a post, and falling into a ditch alongside the trail. RELATED: Find a Showing Near You Good thing children under the age of 17 are made of some sort of flesh/rubber composite which enables them to shake off the
The formation team celebrate after an incredible week of learning and riding in the desert. Katie Lozancich Photo. There have been numerous calls for a women’s Rampage, but to progress women’s freeride the industry needs to think beyond just a singular event. They need to build a community. So following the 2018 Red Rampage event, a group gathered to discuss the future of women’s freeriding. It was clear that lone wolves like Casey Brown existed and were fighting hard for their seat at
PayDirt Fund. Santa Cruz photo. Outdoor companies have long supported charities that maintain the natural resources where consumers use their products but Santa Cruz Bicycles has just raised the bar. Just this week, Santa Cruz announced the PayDirt Fund, a $1 Million commitment over three years to support mountain bike trail development worldwide. RELATED: Trans Sierra Norte Enduro Highlights The PayDirt Fund builds on Santa Cruz’s past efforts to donate and help fundraise trail