Graham Agassiz is back in his hometown of Kamloops and eager to hit the infamous Bike Ranch. But before he can get pedaling, he’s in need of a partner to ride with. Who better than Max, a local 8-year-old grom who has no shortage of tips and tricks for the legendary freerider. Their little jaunt through the bike park is shreducation at its finest. We’re just not sure out of the two who’s the mentee and who’s the mentor.
As one of the more obscure races out there, RedBull Hardline certainly turns some heads. With absolutely enormous jumps and gaps, as well as rock gardens that seem to be cut straight out of hell, the track is among the gnarliest in the world. After a bit of a bummer of a season, Gee Atherton showed up strong and blew away the field on race day in his backyard. Halfway down his race run, and right before the biggest road gap on the track, Atherton clipped a rock at speed, losing both pedals,
Richie Rude is pretty f***ing fast on a bike. That speed comes with some benefits, like the fat that the two-time EWS champion just got a fresh piece of singletrack built for him: Rude Awakening at Vermont’s Burke Mountain. This isn’t just a flowy bike park trail, but real raw singletrack that Rude makes absolute mincemeat of. Watch as he effortlessly floats over endless East Coast gnar.
What happens when the world’s fastest racers decide that World Cup tracks aren’t gnarly enough? They flock to the Atherton’s backyard in Wales to ride the custom-built Red Bull Hardline track. It’s a combination of racing and freeriding, and man, is it gnarly. Think insane rock gardens littered with huge drops and jumps. Oh, and some of the loudest heckling around! Bernard Kerr takes us down the track during a practice run, floating the kickers and trying his hardest to stay off the brakes on