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5 BIKE PARKS THAT ARE OPEN IN THE WINTER

(This list came to us in a press release from Rokform. We haven’t been to some of these locations ourselves, and we can’t vouch for all the information, but they sound good, so we thought we’d share them with you. We included Rokform’s info about their products, too, along with MBA Senior Editor John Ker’s […]

ABSA EXTENDS LONG-STANDING SPONSORSHIP OF CAPE EPIC

In Absa’s deep history of involvement with sports and sporting events in Africa, the 16-year-long sponsorship of the Absa Cape Epic has been one of the Absa Group’s longest-standing relationships. It has been, without doubt, one of Absa’s most beneficial due to the event’s global attraction and reach, and the dedication to bettering the South African economy through boosting tourism and creating employment in local markets and sectors.

CRANKWORX ROTORUA PHOTO GALLERY

The official photographers at Rotorua captured some great photos of last week’s action. MBA’s John Ker went through hundreds of shots and picked out some of his favorites to create this selection. Dan Booker (left) and Brook MacDonald battle each other in the Dual Slalom event, where MacDonald took the win in the finals, his […]

DOUBLE-HEADER DAY SEES BROOK MACDONALD BACK ON TOP IN DUAL SLALOM, FIRSTS FOR KIALANI HINES AND BAS VAN STEENBERGEN, AND 6TH PUMP TRACK WIN FOR CAROLINE BUCHANAN

Press Release    ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND November 6, 2021 — It started with Pump Track in the sun and ended with Dual Slalom in the sludge and athletes grinning ear to ear. The second day of live action from Crankworx Rotorua saw a mix of DH specialists, freeriders, multi-disciplinarians, BMX Olympians, and enduro specialists stake their […]

PHOTOS & RIDER LISTS FOR CRANKWORX ROTORUA

Press Release  ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND October 29, 2021 — Style, progression, speed, and good times with the Crankworx Family – it’s all set to go down as the final stop of the Crankworx World Tour takes shape.   November 1-7, the eyes of action sports fans around the world will be on Crankworx Rotorua as the best all-round […]

SALSA CYCLES PRESENTS: BANANA BELT BIKE PEOPLE

…the Arkansas River Valley blesses it with warmer, clearer weather than the surrounding area through the winter. It’s a phenomenon known as a banana belt, and the riders who live in the area know how to make the most of it. 

SINA FREI AND LAURA STIGGER GO 7-FOR-7 WITH ONE DAY LEFT IN CAPE EPIC

With wet and muddy conditions and a consistently up and down race profile, the 81km Stage 6 was another challenge for elite and amateur riders alike. Frei and Stigger have an insurmountable overall lead, so the drama was always most likely to come from another team deciding to attack the stage. That attack came from Faces CST, who started pushing the pace from the halfway mark. 

BEERS AND SARROU MOVE INTO STRIKING DISTANCE IN CAPE EPIC

For nearly half the day’s racing, the leading teams remained close together. The shake-up came, as it has on every stage this year when the climbing for the day started. Hans Becking and José Dias (Buff Scott MTB) made the early dash uphill, showing no fatigue from their tremendous efforts yesterday and the day before. BULLS 2 responded well, though, as did Beers and Sarrou.

BEST OF THE BEST SOON TO BE CROWNED AT FINAL STOP OF 2021 CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR

November 1-7, Crankworx Rotorua 2021 will not only play host to some of the world’s best, bringing the Crankworx Family together one last time, but it will also celebrate the best of the best. As the last stop of the 2021 World Tour, it will see the King and Queen of Crankworx crowned, the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship awarded, and, if the stars align, history’s second Triple Crown of Slopestyle trophy handed out.

WORLD CHAMP SEEWALD IGNITES STAGE 3 OF CAPE EPIC

Absa Cape Epic Press Release:   Seewald has been threatening to show his World Champion credentials all week, and today that finally proved the case as he and Stošek powered to an important stage win. The Canyon Northwave MTB pair remain in second overall, but they have cut the lead of NinetyOne-songo-Specialized’s Matt Beers and Jordan […]

SARROU, BEERS ROMP TO ABSA CAPE EPIC STAGE 2 WIN

The pair comfortably won the 98km stage that took riders from Ceres to Saronsberg, Tulbagh in a time of 3:56:02. The stage victory means they remain in the overall yellow leader jerseys going into tomorrow’s 91km stage that features many of Tulbagh’s most famed trails, including the notorious Bone Trail. 

BULLS STAMPEDE TO ABSA CAPE EPIC STAGE VICTORY

Absa Cape Epic Press Release In a tight finish on Stage 1, the BULLS (Urs Huber & Simon Schneller) and BULLS 2 (Martin Frey & Simon Stiebjahn) teams claimed first and second respectively, with Canyon Northwave MTB (Andreas Seewald & Martin Stošek) racing home in third. Prologue winners NinetyOne-Songo-Specialized (Matt Beers & Jordan Sarrou) finished […]

Keegan Swenson finishes 7th in 2021 Marathon MTB World Championships

  ELBA ISLAND, Ita. – The 2021 Marathon Mountain Bike World Championships took on the island of Elba in Tuscany. Almost every part of this course is demanding single track with challenging climbs. The men raced 71 miles with 14,000 feet of climbing. The women raced 50 miles with over 10,000 feet of climbing. It […]

Video: Luke Whitlock—Free Riding at Mt. Bachelor Bike Park

Luke’s words: Danny Manning and I spent a few days at Mt Bachelor hanging out, getting clips in between laps, and enjoying the unreal hero dirt and conditions we were given at the park. Being a free rider isn’t all about speed through the bike park, but more focused on riding the park in a […]