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Next Exit - Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor is the northernmost town on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and might be considered the definition of “Off the beaten path.” However, to its population of barely over 100 year-round residents, that’s just one of the many factors they love about it, along with the tight-knit community, backdoor access to adventure and seriously stunning views of Lake Superior.

The mining and logging industries brought a decent crowd to the area throughout the 19th century, but once the resources fell off so did the population. What remained though were the logging roads and mining tracks, scars from the resource extraction that would eventually sprout area’s first singletrack. Back in the day, a crew of hardcore locals would embark on color tours, grueling rides (on fully rigid bikes) that connected old double tracks throughout the Peninsula, often 70 or 80 miles.

With that, the spark of mountain biking had ignited in Copper Harbor, and with the help of the Keewenaw Adventure Company and funding for paid trail building, it has become one of the area’s driving forces. Today, there’s over 35 miles of singletrack, making the most of the 500-vertical feet available, and the network has been ranked as one of IMBA’s Silver Level Ride Centers. All of this is proof that a passionate community can create an amazing riding experience with hard work and dedication—no matter how far off the path it may be.

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What Taking a “Rest Day” Looks like for the Pros
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What Taking a “Rest Day” Looks like for the Pros

What Taking a “Rest Day” Looks like for the Pros

Enduro World Series racers Elliot Trabac and Rémy Absalon take to some of Whistler's best trails after competing in the EWS race during Crankworx. This is what happens when the races are over. The riders take a break from the high intensity world of mountain bike racing, they go back to what we all know and love, ripping with friends. 

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Brandon Semenuk Wins Red Bull Joyride For the 5th Time
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Brandon Semenuk Wins Red Bull Joyride For the 5th Time

Brandon Semenuk Wins Red Bull Joyride For the 5th Time

After a full week of epic mountain bike action at Crankworx Whistler, the biggest competition of the festival went off with a bang. Red Bull Joyride, the year’s biggest slopestyle event, pitted a stacked field of competitors against one another on a course with unfathomably huge features. The wind and weather always plays a role in competitions like this, and numerous rider’s runs went awry when they were blown off course mid-air.  No stranger to the pressure, Brandon Semenuk took home his

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Reece Wallace Shows Us How to Properly Shred Whistler
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Reece Wallace Shows Us How to Properly Shred Whistler

Reece Wallace Shows Us How to Properly Shred Whistler

In this two minute RAW edit the Whistler local takes to the trails as he flies down in a high speed, yet stylish fashion. Wallace has competed in events such as the Red Bull Rampage and is no stranger to pushing the limits. His insane control makes you think what is actually possible on a downhill bike, and combined with high speed and style makes for a sweet edit.