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Bike Mag’s New Film: Backcountry Skiing Meets Bikepacking

Andrew McNab, a backcountry ski guide from Revelstoke, was the reason why Brice Minnigh now found himself gazing up a daunting steep pitch of shale. Instead of under his feet, his mountain bike now sat on top of his shoulders as he attempted to keep himself slipping through the loose shale.

This wasn’t exactly what Minnigh, Kevin Landry and Margus Riga had expected when McNab convinced the crew to bikepack through the northeastern border of Canada. In fact when he proposed the 200km expedition he failed to mention one pertinent piece of information. There were no actual mountain bike trails in this remote stretch of wilderness.

Meaning that in addition to shouldering their bikes, the crew would also have to haul a week's worth of supplies through unforgiving technical terrain. Watch in Bike Mag’s latest film production, No Quarter: Unridden Lines Crossing the Purcells, in which the team navigates steep scree-filled chutes Influenced by McNab's backcountry skiing adventures.

However we have to hand it to McNab's spirit, who argues in the digital feature, that, “I don’t see any reason why we should treat bikes differently than skis.” McNab, we whole-heartedly agree!

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THROWBACK: Middle Aged Dads Tear Up Bellingham
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THROWBACK: Middle Aged Dads Tear Up Bellingham

THROWBACK: Middle Aged Dads Tear Up Bellingham

Transition bikes gives you... your future. These 40 year old dads shred Bellingham, like pork shoulder on the barbecue. I just realized there's no 'Q' in barbecue. Seriously, though, you can stay in shape and ride hard way past 40. Sure, your bones and joints may take a little longer to heal and, as one guy on a chairlift in full body armor commiserated to me a couple weeks ago, "I've got work to do, I don't have time for that shit" - but get out there and have a little fun. Extra props for

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WATCH: Tim Koerber Explores Oman’s Remote Singletrack
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WATCH: Tim Koerber Explores Oman’s Remote Singletrack

WATCH: Tim Koerber Explores Oman’s Remote Singletrack

A few years ago, photographer Tim Koerber was invited on the trip of a lifetime - traverse the Al Hajar Mountains of Northern Oman by mountain bike. The trip turned into a bit of a learning experience for Koerber and the rest of the team (Cooper Lambla and Tyler Allyn), as everything from navigation to even riding basic trails on fully-loaded bikes proved a crux. RELATED: How Tim Koerber Forged A Path Into Mountain Bike Photography “I had never been overseas before, and to be honest, I

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Cam McCaul Hangs Out with Crankworx Champ Nicholi Rogatkin
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Cam McCaul Hangs Out with Crankworx Champ Nicholi Rogatkin

Cam McCaul Hangs Out with Crankworx Champ Nicholi Rogatkin

No better way to understand the world’s best slopestyle athletes than with the freeride mountain biking legend himself: Cam McCaul. In his series, McCaul Meets, he's has been traveling all across the globe to connect these elite riders in their very own backyard. For the latest installment, we head to Boston, Massachusetts, the home turf of Nicholi Rogatkin. Rogatkin—who just won the Innsbruck Slopestyle—is known for his unconventional style, and that's not just the fact that rides without a