We love these kinds of adventures here at TGR – setting yourself a destination and finding out what happens along the way. Pro mountain bike adventurer Sam Dale shares his story of taking his camping rig across the Alps to go race the famous Megavalanche. On the way, he hit up La Grave (did you know there’s phenomenal biking there?) before rolling up to the start line of the wildest and rawest mountain bike race there is. Dale is convinced the best way to really take a big bite of the Alps is to do it while camping. It allows you to get closer to the spots, to breathe the air and get into the rhythm of the places you’re visiting. After watching this, you might agree. Sam’s approach on and off the bike is refreshingly down-to-earth and a template for anyone wanting to feel the energy of big mountains. But one thing is certain: we can't get over how insanely hectic the start of that race must be.
Boundary-breaking freeride mountain biker Casey Brown is being featured on HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel in tonight’s segment, airing at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT and also streaming on HBO Max. The episode will dive deep into Brown’s career as a world-class athlete with a very atypical story. Growing up with her family completely isolated from the outside world in the New Zealand bush, Brown followed in her older brother Sam’s footsteps, becoming a professional mountain biker. Her career
In case you missed the live show, the full Natural Selection Proving Grounds 2022 competition is being streamed for free right here on TGR. Catch 30 of the world’s best male and female freeride mountain bikers competing for the title Oregon. Winner Brett Rheeder shared that he now has different goals coming into competitions, “It’s me against myself. Today I battled myself and I won. And it happened to win the contest—which is sick. But I wasn’t prepared to go and try to battle it out.” He
There’s no question that Virgin, Utah is home to some of the best freeride mountain biking in the world. The spines, gullies, and massive drops beckon the world’s finest riders to test their skills, and among those select few are Hannah Bergemann. The PNW-based rider has made a few trips to southern Utah to progress her skills on big terrain, and all that came together when she joined a group of other female riders to film for . Catch some more of Bergemann’s rowdiest riding to date in her