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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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Video: Gee Atherton’s Insane Redbull Hardline Winning Run
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Video: Gee Atherton’s Insane Redbull Hardline Winning Run

Video: Gee Atherton’s Insane Redbull Hardline Winning Run

As one of the more obscure races out there, RedBull Hardline certainly turns some heads. With absolutely enormous jumps and gaps, as well as rock gardens that seem to be cut straight out of hell, the track is among the gnarliest in the world. After a bit of a bummer of a season, Gee Atherton showed up strong and blew away the field on race day in his backyard. Halfway down his race run, and right before the biggest road gap on the track, Atherton clipped a rock at speed, losing both pedals,

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Richie Rude Blows Up A Brand-New Trail for Red Bull’s Raw 100
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Richie Rude Blows Up A Brand-New Trail for Red Bull’s Raw 100

Richie Rude Blows Up A Brand-New Trail for Red Bull’s Raw 100

Richie Rude is pretty f***ing fast on a bike. That speed comes with some benefits, like the fat that the two-time EWS champion just got a fresh piece of singletrack built for him: Rude Awakening at Vermont’s Burke Mountain. This isn’t just a flowy bike park trail, but real raw singletrack that Rude makes absolute mincemeat of. Watch as he effortlessly floats over endless East Coast gnar.  

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MTB Racing Meets Freeride: Check out Red Bull Hardline
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MTB Racing Meets Freeride: Check out Red Bull Hardline

MTB Racing Meets Freeride: Check out Red Bull Hardline

What happens when the world’s fastest racers decide that World Cup tracks aren’t gnarly enough? They flock to the Atherton’s backyard in Wales to ride the custom-built Red Bull Hardline track. It’s a combination of racing and freeriding, and man, is it gnarly. Think insane rock gardens littered with huge drops and jumps. Oh, and some of the loudest heckling around! Bernard Kerr takes us down the track during a practice run, floating the kickers and trying his hardest to stay off the brakes on