Like waxing your skis before a powder day, trail building provides the same kind of meditation for mountain bikers. Even though we often experience that flow state while mountain biking, for some athletes, trail building provides that feeling in a completely different way. In his new film with OneUp Components, Big Wild, Matt Bolton talks about the lack of trails and features he had access to growing up. Since moving to Squamish, a destination for mountain biking, Bolton found that even though he was riding world class trails, he was drawn to building more in order to showcase his own riding style. Building in Squamish allowed him to grow as a rider as well and share the way he likes to ride, and we can see why with style like his.
There’s mountain biking, and then there’s Darren Berrecloth. The freeride legend, who first burst onto the scene in 2002 with a third place at Rampage, knows a thing or two about the sport’s history. He knows where all the bones are buried, and for his latest edit he grabs a shovel and digs them all up. Mountain bike films have been chock-full of mind-blowing stunts on film features tucked out of the way in British Columbia's forests. Most of these iconic structures are now dilapidated and
Injuries suck. Especially when they come right as you reach the top of your game. That’s what happened to DH World Cup phenom Tahnee Seagrave just as she was getting a taste of what it meant to be among the best in the world. The time off the bike taught her many lessons, and gave her time to find joy in other things in life, like forming a passion for creating her own re-worked fashion alongside her friend Veronique Sandler (heavy on the pink, just the way she likes it). Follow along with
There's something to be said for a good, old fashioned, suffer fest. It's those missions where you didn't to ride your bike to get there, or didn't to paddle that river in a day but you did just to give yourself the challenge. That's exactly what Cody Cirillo did last winter when he decided to bike from his home in Telluride, Colorado to the La Sal mountains near Moab, Utah for some late season turns. Something about the rugged landscape of southwestern Colorado and that little extra push