You know it’s finally mountain bike season when the snow melts enough in the mountains to start celebrating the myriad of bike festivals each year brings us. As the first stop of the Crankworx party train, the bike park at Les Gets, France is currently going off. With the usual lineup of races, freestyle contests, and parties taking up everyone’s schedule, Canadian legend Brett Tippie squeezed in some time to meet some of his riding buddies and take some party laps down one of the many jump trails the area has to offer.
With only a few more days to go until the 2017 Red Bull Rampage, things are not looking great for several riders. Rémy Métailler has announced he will not attend after some border trouble and Brendan Fairclough is out due to a another injury sustained in practice. Métailler will miss the competition in Virgin, UT after being denied entry into the US due to visa trouble. His request to enter the country was denied after border security informed him that the purpose of his trip, to compete
Sometimes you just have to leave it all behind and set out in search of adventure on two wheels. Rocky Mountain’s freeride veteran Thomas Vanderham and XC Olympian Sam Schultz rode deep into the backcountry around Sun Valley, ID and found out why it’s one of the most beautiful places in North America, especially when explored by bike.
Two-time Enduro World Series champion Richie Rude is one of the fastest humans on two wheels. Even after a somewhat disappointing 2017 EWS season, he is still one of the most perpetually stoked riders out there. A man of few words, his riding fills in the silence. Plus points to Yeti for the creativity in this video.