Borealis is making waves with its super light carbon fiber fat bikes. I’m guessing this video is going to make some waves too.Tweet Print
If you’ve ever seen footage from Megavalanche (or have been lucky enough to be there yourself) you know it can be a crazy and chaotic scene. Filmmaker Ralf Schupp wasn’t interested in all that, so he took is time to be able to ride the route without distraction and meet some folks along the way who didn’t quite survive the madness intact.Tweet Print
Think those videos you see of amazing mountain adventures just come easy? Think again. Some aspiring filmmakers from Slovakia got in touch with their story of their adventure in the West Tatras mountains and how their new film “Get High” came to be.
By Zuzana Triebusnikova
One and a half year ago I did not know almost anything about mountain biking. Now I can say that I know more about it and have seen more videos than a regular rider. Peter Lengyel has infected me with his passion and showed me that it is possible to do what you like.
He had this video in mind for a long time. Thus, when he was ready to make it I wanted to take part. Even though it is a short movie, it took a lot of work, effort and planning. It is almost no budget movie. No budget, because we had only family support (borrowed cars and some equipment) and a borrowed bike for 2 weeks which Peter have not ridden before. However, without the priceless help of our friends, the video would be impossible. The biggest thanks goes to Juraj Lovás and Michal (Sakso) Stiksa who filmed the entire video.
So we had two weeks to film it. As you will see from the pictures, the weather was not always pleasing us. Rain, snow, fog, drizzle, wind, sun, we had all kinds of weather…Tweet Print
The Arrowhead Ultra 135, the coldest bike race in the Lower 48, begins one week from today in International Falls, Minnesota. Traversing the 135-mile Arrowhead Trail, it promises promises near-Arctic conditions and nearly always delivers. To finish, let alone win, is a triumph of man and machine over nature. Salsa Cycles‘ Mike “Kid” Riemer has put together this wonderful tribute to an event that is close to his heart.Tweet Print
Think you’re tough for riding through the winter? Check out this documentary about the 2001 Iditasport adventure race along the Iditarod Trail on foot, ski or bike. Covering up to 1,100 miles across Alaska in the winter could be life-changing or deadly, depending on how it goes. Watch for endurance race legend Mike Curiak on what appears to be an early version of a home-grown fat bike. I’m sure the bikes ridden these days look a lot different!Tweet Print
Brandon Blakely, Zach Heaton, and Evan Voss were the motivators behind Church. Our friendship was forged in college through riding bikes, with a mutual interest for multiple sports and the refined skillset that goes hand in hand with mastery of those disciplines. We have traveled distances together for riding but for this trip Brandon and Evan were the bike men and Zach manned the no-fun-gun (camera). With three days of perfect October weather we attempted to capture our mutual appreciation for Fall in North Carolina.
Why Church? It started as a joke, pulled from some kayaking edit. Over a couple months it turned into something more. I would find myself completely winded at the end of a long climb saying “What a fine Church service this mornin” and it would put a gigantic smile on my face. We are certainly not the pioneers of the term but have managed to redefine it and call “Church” our own. Going to Church is leagues beyond riding your bike. It is an appreciation of life expressed through what you are passionate about. For us, it is goofing off while keeping our minds youthful and fresh while at the same time shredding our local trails to the best of our ability. These elements encompass Church for us.
We got this note from Hillside Cycling, a mountain bike guide service outside Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweeden. It’s amazing how much it resembles our home state of Pennsylvania!
The terrain around Gothenburg consists of hundreds of kilometers of natural trails through rolling and rocky forests which makes a durable freeride bike advantageous in many situations. The natural topography of Gothenburg can make the trails somewhat muddy and depending on the time of year, it can be a downright mud fest.
The video was shot during December, which turned out to be the rainiest month of the year. We hope this film shows the fun of riding year round, regardless of the weather. The main focus was on trails that demand technique, balance, strength and endurance. It rained almost nonstop during the filming, making some of the trails very slick and tough to ride.
All the best,
Leo, Natasja, Anders & Anders
Peaks of Life is a short Documentary about UK rider and downhill racer Tom Wheeler. The documentary by Director Kris Forrest and Aspect Media illustrates Tom’s lengthy recovery and rehabilitation process after loosing the use of his right arm whilst racing in Rheola, Wales, back in 2011.
Despite paralysing his right arm, Tom’s determination and dedication means he’s able to do the things he loves most including riding his mountain bike again. A touching story that some may consider a tragedy at first, but with such a great out look of life Tom isn’t letting his paralysed arm slow him down.Tweet Print
Newark, Delaware is probably far from what most people imagine when they think of mountain bike destinations and yet, the flowy and beautifully sculpted trails of White Clay Creek and Middle Run offer riders some of the most fun to be found on bikes.
From “Where We Stand” is a love letter to the east coast mountain bike community. There are so many incredible places to ride your bike around the world and the east coast is no exception. The community is tight knit, the terrain often unforgiving and the riders are as passionate as they come. For mountain bikers on the east coast and everywhere else; this is for you. If you don’t currently ride, hopefully this inspires you to get out on the trail. If nothing else, enjoy a glimpse into the forests and on the trails we spend so much of our time in and on.Tweet Print
I don’t know what’s in the water out there in Santa Cruz (or in the air…) but those dudes sure know how to have fun. Check out their latest video staring Josh Bryceland, Logan Peat and a 1949 GM Union Pacific Streamliner ripping around town on the Santa Cruz Jackal.
Still using its original super-charged two-stroke straight-six Detroit Diesel power plant connected to a Spicer 4-speed manual transmission, the “Crazy Train” is the last running coach of ten, made for ferrying passengers from Union Pacific’s Los Angeles terminal in the fifties and sixties.
Still using unique sliding dropouts to accommodate gears or single speeds, connected to the frame via compact chainstays on a super-strong asymmetrical yoke, the Jackal was made for ferrying passengers over dirt jumps, street obstacles, amusement parks and anything else you might encounter on a rampage around town.Tweet Print