The Utah desert is to freeride mountain biking as Chamonix is to steep skiing – its history is filled with stories of insane feats and the culture is defined by sport. Ethan Nell and Tom Van Steenbergen etch their names into the history of Utah freeriding, putting together a truly mind-blowing segment filled with drops, unfathomably large jumps, and some of the most stylish riding we’ve seen outside of slopestyle comps. Plus, the cinematography by Calvin Huth and Peter Jamison is simply breathtaking – I mean come on... that shot of Tom’s frontflip at 2:38? NUTS.
February 2020 seems like a lifetime ago for many of us. But just a few short weeks ago, the Santa Cruz team (Iago Garay, Mitch Ropelato, Josh Lewis, and Romain Paulhan) made a trip they won’t forget for quite some time. Chile has long been a hotspot of enduro riding, hosting major races like the famous Andes Pacifico and featuring some of the wildest terrain for mountain biking in the world. The four riders were sent to Chile with a mission of finding new places to ride, and spreading the
We can all use some more stoke in our lives right now. As we physically distance ourselves from one another in our homes, balancing varying levels of concern for our safety, family, friends, work (or lack of), and everything else in our lives that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted, sometimes it just helps to dream of simpler times and of doing the things we love to do. The TGR crew has been hard at work on this project since day one. Katie Lozancich photo. Starting tomorrow, we are
There’s never been a proper career ladder for women to progress in freeride mountain biking. This matters because a sport can’t grow unless the athletes are given the tools to succeed. When you look at the industry, the accessibility for female freeriders has notoriously been dismal. At the Crankworx mountain biking festival, the opportunities to compete in style events were few and far between. Women’s slopestyle events have usually been nonexistent, small, or completely grassroots.