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.
A few weeks ago, we got news that Gee Atherton sustained some serious injuries in a mountain bike accident, including a broken femur, leg, ribs, nose, eye socket, and a collapsed lung. When the injuries are that bad, the crash was surely a gnarly one. Luckily, Gee is already well on the way to a full recovery from his injuries, and put together this short video sharing the details of what happened that day. He was filming for a new Ridgeline edit, got bounced off line and tumbled hundreds of
Hot Take: Course builder Dan Atherton (the mad scientist of freeride) is giving Red Bull Rampage a run for its money when it comes to designing the straight-up scariest mountain bike competition on the planet. Red Bull Hardline is no secret, but watching the first POV previews of the Welsh course, like this one from Bernard Kerr are truly puckering. Somehow, the already impossibly gnarly course got even more terrifying this year, with insane tech sections, a few truly massive jumps, and World
For some, building mountain bike trails is an escape. For others, it’s a way to express artistic creativity in an unlikely medium. Most mountain bikers can understand that shaping dirt, wood, rocks, and everything in between to create a three-dimensional space for flow is something that is easy to appreciate: when a trail is built right, it just feels Shimano and Mark Matthew’s latest short celebrates the art of trailbuilding as it’s known in Cumberland, BC. The trail in question isn’t some