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 feet over cliffs and down a mountainside. We wish you all the best in your recovery, Gee!
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
The cross country mountain biking competitions for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics wrapped up yesterday and Great Britain secured the gold for the first time in MTB history. 21 -year old Tom Pidcock was the new elite biker to watch going into the games, but because of his low UCI XCO ranking, his starting position was on the 4th row. Meeting this minor setback with intensity, he battled into the first five bikers within the opening heat. His competitors were picked to be Mathias Flueckinger, Nino