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Kelly McGarry’s Legacy Lives On With This Young Kiwi Rider

Freeride mountain biker Kelly McGarry was the kind of person whose influence reached far past just the mountain bike world, thanks to his infectious stoke, down-to-earth personality and outright generosity, not to mention his legendary riding. Contests like Red Bull Rampage would not be the same without his pioneering riding style and absolute massive hucks, like his backflip over the infamous canyon gap in 2015.

McGarry tragically passed away in 2016, near his home around Wakefield, NZ. His legacy has lived on through the Kelly McGarry Foundation, set up by friends and family to support mountain biking in his home country.

Sam Gale, a 16-year-old rider from McGarry’s hometown, embodies the legend’s spirit in his riding. Shred Optics teamed up with the McGarry Foundation to support the young rider. His riding, even at such a young age, already speaks for itself.

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WATCH: Mountain Biker Jumps the Tour de France, Again

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Well, the Tour de France finally got interesting this year. While it’s certainly not the first time someone’s done this, Alexis Bosson certainly styled his jump this year. Not only did he clear the pack and make it on international TV, he threw a big ol’ suicide no-hander over the road gap. Check out Bosson's POV:

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For those of you who don’t know about the Megavalanche, it’s likely the rowdiest race you’ll ever see on two wheels. Mass tart. Crashes. Glaciers. Rocks. Crashes. Oh, and did I mention carnage? There’s really not much else to say. Take a few minutes to appreciate the gnar, and please pardon Ben Deakin’s French.  RELATED: 1500 Mountain Bikers Race Down a Glacier P.S. If you really only have 30 seconds, fast forward to 2:18. 

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Within the weird subculture that is mountain biking exist even more highly polarized subcultures. Enduro, DH, cross country, you name it. While they all involve rolling around on dirt aboard a two-wheeled machine, sparks would fly if you dared confuse a DHer with an endurbro or a lycra-clad weight weenie. RELATED: Specialized Just Dropper the Best Marketing Video Ever Made The funny thing though, is that bikes these days are attempting to bridge that gap more than ever. With Enduro bikes