Living in a mountain town means the fun never really stops, especially during the overlap of seasons, when ripping on dirt and snow are possible on the same day (or even at the same time). For a few weeks in the spring, Snowshoe, West Virginia can be shared by riders looking for both dirt and snow. So of course, Carson Storch invited his buddy Jaxson Riddle, and snowboarders Sean Fitzsimons and Luke Winkelman to shred a custom-built snow and dirt track to celebrate the changing of the seasons.
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
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
There are a lot of perks to mountain biking in Italy. The terrain varies from fast flow trails to steep tech, the views are breathtaking all around, and of course, there’s Italy’s greatest gift to the world, gelato. Well, there’s also pizza, pasta, and you can’t forget about the cheese. Lucky for the EWS racers, five of the nine EWS race stops are in Italy this season, meaning that a fresh gelateria will always be nearby. EWS racing twins Anita and Caro Gehrig take us on a tour of their