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Wide Open // Episode 1: Defining a Lifestyle with Ricky Brabec

Fresh off the plane from Africa, Ricky has a few days at home to regroup and ride the local trails before heading off to meet up with The Claw in Utah. Both Ricky and Darren dabble in the other’s sport and the upcoming week will undoubtedly find ways to push each of their two-wheeled limits in a new way.

As professional athletes, Darren Berrecloth and Ricky Brabec come from two very different, yet relatable worlds—Darren is a mountain biker and Ricky, a cross-country moto racer. Both live lifestyles that are equal parts passion and hard work. Wide Open is a series that documents a week in the desert with the two as they enjoy the freedom and good times that only two wheels and zero obligations can provide.


Continue the story in print with "Vacation" from Freehub Magazine Issue 7.4, the Adventure & Escape Issue, which is on sale now. TGR readers save 40% on subscriptions with our Shared Reader Discount.

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Ripping Whistler’s Double Black Dirt Merchant on a Cyclocross Bike
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Ripping Whistler’s Double Black Dirt Merchant on a Cyclocross Bike

Ripping Whistler’s Double Black Dirt Merchant on a Cyclocross Bike

Cyclocross bikes are a good option for those who love the conditioning and experience of a road bike but want to experience a little more rough terrains. This might mean fire roads or gravel-strewn byways, but in this case, it means Whistler's double-black rated Dirt Merchant trail. With no suspension to speak of and questionable brakes, the riding in this video takes an incredible amount of skill.  

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You Have Never Seen a BMX Edit as Beautiful as This
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You Have Never Seen a BMX Edit as Beautiful as This

You Have Never Seen a BMX Edit as Beautiful as This

Very rarely do I find an edit that truly stops me from start to finish. In I have found that exception. showcases Brandon Semenuk's BMX ability and the beautiful cinematography of Rupert Walker. Directed by Semenuk and Walker, this edit finds truly unique locations with equally special shots to capture something that is greater than just another edit. 

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10 Highly Entertaining Variations of the Wheelie
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10 Highly Entertaining Variations of the Wheelie

10 Highly Entertaining Variations of the Wheelie

Check out 10 creative variations of the mountain bike wheelie. In this video we have: the wheelie, the manual, the barspin wheelie, the no handed wheelie, the one footed wheelie and a lot more! Although Drew Blankenbecler might be joking around he showcases some serious skills on a bike.