Anyone who's been crammed into a gondola with a mountain bike will appreciate Doppelmayr's new Bike Cab design. Let's be frank, loading up your bike at a bike park can be an absolute pain. Every resort is approaching the problem differently, with some ideas better than others. The worst we’ve heard of yet is a bike park replacing one of the gondola windows with a tailgate pad. Sounds sketchy. However, ski lift aficionado Doppelmayr just debuted what could become the standard for bike parks. They’re calling it the Bike Cab and it can carry eight bikes in one cabin. It’s great because the riders don’t have to be packed in with the bikes, but can comfortably ride up in the next cabin. It’s not a bad way to get to the top of the mountain if you ask us!
Standing in the start gate waiting for the air horn to blast is how former MTB Olympian Sam Schultz spent most of his youth. These days, however, Schultz is doing the exact opposite. He’s on the other side of the race tape, giving a mob of preteens the cue to start pedaling. After competing in the 2012 London Olympics, Schultz decided to transition out of racing to pursue something completely different altogether. He’s been hard at work developing Montana’s blossoming NICA league, with hopes
There are some things I like to do by vicariously living through others, and mountain biking naked is definitely one of them. Call me closed-minded, but my guess is that going mach burrito into a patch of gravel doesn’t feel all that pleasant when you’re in nothing but your birthday suit and a pair of knee pads. Still, there are purists among us that love the liberation of going kit-less, which is why the World Naked Bike Ride exists. No joke, it's an annual event that's been hosted in 120
Ripping around on downhill bikes doesn’t always need to happen between the race tape while the clock is running – in fact, it’s usually way more fun when you’re just out there tearing up loamy singletrack in the woods. Vancouver Island’s Kendall McLean knows that feeling all too well – turns out he’s a bit of a loam connoisseur himself. Basically, all we’re trying to say is that his riding makes us want to fire up the shuttle rig and get a few laps in