Darren Berrecloth has been one of the best freeride mountain bikers in the world for almost two decades. Originally from Parksville, BC on Vancouver island, Claw has established himself as a rider who is not only extremely versatile but equally hardworking as well. This summer he'll be on the machines as he's announced, right here on the BTP, that the Bearclaw Invitational slopestyle event will return to Mount Washington next summer!
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Tippie and Claw have been friends for along time and talk about everything from Claw's first bikes and his meteoric rise at the start of his to career to epic bike trips around the world thanks to Red Bull and how his riding has evolved over his career.
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With the 20th anniversary of Red Bull Rampage just a few short weeks away, we finally got the list for who will be riding this year! The list includes the top 10 from last time, plus five wildcards and five alternates. We're stoked to see some familiar names, as well as two rookies in the mix! As always, the invite-only list was put together by a committee of former competitors, judges, pros, and industry experts based on competition results and video parts. The competition format will remain
Dre Hestler - BC Bike Race Photo: Mark Warner Andreas "Dre" Hestler is a co-founder of the BC Bike Race; one of the world's most popular mountain bike stage races. He's also an old buddy of Brett's and shares how his experience as an XC racer, winning multiple National Championships and attending the inaugural mountain bike event at the 1996 Olympics, naturally led to creating the "Ultimate Singletrack Experience", in BC, which will be entering into it's 14th year.
Thomas Vanderham Photo: Mark Warner Thomas Vanderham joins Brett to talk about his mountain bike career from being, "The Kid" to now having two of his own. He tells stories of his first bike experiences growing in Edmonton, and on the North Shore, as well as an hilarious story of his first sponsored bike frame that turned out to be a Tippie hand-me-down. The guys talk about Vanderham's many Rampage experiences, shooting with Sterling Lawrence, injuries, family life and