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DOWNHILL/FOUR CROSS WORLD CUP #2—JUNE 9

DOWNHILL/FOUR CROSS WORLD CUP #2—JUNE 9 Maribor, Slovenia: Round #2 DOWNHILL RESULTS:MEN 1. Chris Kovarik…Aus…Intense…2:57.78 2. Steve Peat…GB…Orange…at 0.01 3. Fabien Barel…F…Maxxis-MSC…at 1.27 4. Nicolas Vouilloz…F…Vouilloz Racing…at 1.64 5. Mickael Pascal…F…Team Be One…at 3.41 6. Ivan Oulego Moreno…Sp…at 5.66 7. Cedric Gracia…F…Volvo-Cannondale…at 6.14 8. Mick Hannah…Aus…Haro-Lee Dungarees…at 6.86 9. Cesar Rojo…Sp…Global Racing…at 8.97 10. Julien […]

GROUSE MOUNTAIN WORLD CUP DH AND 4X CANCELED

GROUSE MOUNTAIN WORLD CUP DH AND 4X CANCELED Stop number four on the World Cup calendar, Grouse Mountain, Canada, just canceled the downhill and 4x because almost fifteen feet of late season snow. They’ll still run the cross-country, but have to clear the entire course. Even after canceling the gravity events, the Gestev staff has […]

CAN YOU HANDLE THE HEAT?:NEW MEXICO’S CHAMPIONSHIP

CAN YOU HANDLE THE HEAT?:NEW MEXICO’S CHAMPIONSHIP New Mexico’s state cross country, mountain cross, downhill and observed trials champions will be crowned at the fourteenth annual Chile Challenge at Angel Fire Resort. The Jalapeno Cross Country kicks off Saturday morning. Angel Fire’s XC circuit consists of 70% singletrack and 30% fire road. During each 10 […]

DOWNHILL AND FOUR-CROSS WORLD CUP #1–JUNE 3

DOWNHILL AND FOUR-CROSS WORLD CUP #1–JUNE 3 Fort William, Scotland MEN 1. Chris Kovarik…Aus…Intense…4:33.98 2. Cedric Gracia…F…Volvo-Cannondale…at 14.02 2. Nathan Rennie…Aus…Yeti-Pearl Izumi…at 14.02 4. Nicolas Vouilloz…F…Vouilloz Racing…at 16.38 5. Mickael Pascal…F…Team Be One…at 17.46 6. Fabien Barel…F…Maxxis-MSC…at 18.74 7. Mick Hannah…Aus…Haro-Lee Dungarees…at 20.42 8. John Kirkcaldie…NZ…Maxxis…at 20.74 9. Kirt Voreis…USA…Haro-Lee Dungarees…at 21.05 10. Nigel Page…GB…Intense…at […]

DISASTERS OF LESS-THAN-EPIC PROPORTIONS

DISASTERS OF LESS-THAN-EPIC PROPORTIONS By R.Cunningham For your entertainment, we thought we?d list some of the sport’s minor disasters–the ones that ended up on MBA’s cutting room floor while we were editing an article about the sport’s ten all-time worst disasters. Watch for it in an upcoming issue of MBA. A–USA Cycling hands the sport […]

TEST RIDER WANTED

TEST RIDER WANTED Mountain Bike Action has an opening for a new test rider. If you are a photogenic, highly talented mountain biker, experienced in racing at the expert, semi-pro, or pro level in both cross-country and downhill races, (and you?re willing to participate in photo shoots on weekdays for no pay), and you live […]

WINTER PARK’S MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES

WINTER PARK?S MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES WINTER PARK, Colo., May 30, 2002 – Growing in popularity each year, Winter Park Resort’s Mountain Bike Series offers competitive and recreational bikers an outlet for fun on the trails. This year’s series consists of six varied races. All races start at 10 a.m. and are open to recreational cyclists […]

WORLD CUP XC ROUND #2–MAY 28

WORLD CUP XC ROUND #2–MAY 28 Houffalize, Belgium MEN Rider…Nationality…Team…Time 1. Christoph Sauser…SWI…Volvo-Cannondale…1:49:37 2. Roel Paulissen…BEL…Lanabau-Rainer-Wurz…1:49:48 3. Filip Meirhaeghe…BEL…Specialized…1:49:56 4. Bart Brentjens…NED…Giant Global…1:49:57 5. Roland Green…CAN…Trek Volkswagen…1:50:35 6. Julien Absalon…FRA…Motorex-Bianchi…1:50:37 7. Lado Fumic…GER…T-Mobile…1:50:45 8. Jose Hermida…ESP…Motorex-Bianchi…1:51:10 9. Marco Bui…ITA…Lanabau-Rainer-Wurz…1:51:17 10. Ludovic Dubau…FRA…Orbea…1:52:01 TOP NORTH AMERICANS 16. Ryder Hesjedal…CAN…Subaru-Gary Fisher…1:53:37 24. Ziranda Madrigal…MEX…Self…1:55:30 25. Salvador Barriga…MEX…Self…1:56:34 […]

TINKER JUAREZ WINS 24 HOUR….

TINKER JUAREZ WINS 24 HOUR…. Tinker Juarez and Nancy Busching were the big winners at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin NORBA National Championship at Laguna Seca, in Monterey, California, on May 18 and 19th. The race brought Juarez, 41, his fifth NORBA title. He was NORBAs Cross-Country National Champion in 1994, 1995 and 1998, and […]

IMBA TRAILBUILDING SCHOOL SCHEDULE

IMBA TRAILBUILDING SCHOOL SCHEDULE Press Release IMBA Announces 2002 Summer/Fall Trailbuilding School Schedule Are you ready to move beyond simply riding your local trails and learn to build them? The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew is providing that opportunity in a series of more than 35 Trailbuilding Schools this year. The crews crisscross the U.S. in […]

WELCOME TO THE BIG TIME—MAY 19

WELCOME TO THE BIG TIME—MAY 19 By Eddie Arnet For me the Big Bear National wasn’t the best ever ride I had planned for at the start of the year. Yet I was still pumped. Was it because I had raced on the same course as Roland Green and crew? Or was it because it […]

NORBA 24 HOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS–MAY 20

NORBA 24 HOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS–MAY 20 Monterey, CA MEN Name…Laps…Time 1. Tinker Juarez…21…24:04:44 2. Ariel Lindsley…20…23:06:54 3. Chad Swanson…20…24:20:44 4. Eric Warkentin…19…24:09:27 5. Michael Madden…18…23:47:37 15. Rishi Grewal…12…12:48:10 WOMEN Name…Laps…Time 1. Nancy Bushing…17…23:20:27 2. Stella Carey…16…23:32:16 3. Cristina Begy…16…24:31:30 4. Sandra Musgrave…14…23:14:12 5. Kerry Lawson…14…23:28:27  

WORLD CUP XC #1–MADRID, SPAIN: RESULTS–MAY 20

WORLD CUP XC #1–MADRID, SPAIN: RESULTS–MAY 20 Rider…Nationality…Team…Time…Gap 1. Bart Brentjens…NED…Global Giant…2:02:37 2. Roland Green…CAN…Trek/Volkswagen…2:04:47…2:10 3. Roele Paulissen…BEL…Lanabau-RW…2:05:00…2:23 4. Jose Antonio Hermida…ESP…Motorex-Bianchi…2:05:38…3:01 5. Lado Fumic…GER…Team-T-Mobile…2:06:27…3:50 6. Filip Meirhaeghe…BEL…Specialized…2:06:51…4:14 7. Christoph Sauser…SUI…Volvo-Cannondale…2:07:07…4:30 8. Dario Acquaroli…ITA…Self…2:07:15…4:38 9. Marco Bui…ITA…Lanabau-RW…2:07:24…4:47 10. Julien Absalon…FRA…Motorex-Bianchi…2:07:30…4:53 TOP AMERICANS 27. Todd Wells…USA…Mongoose-Hyundai…2:10:33…7:56 109. Walker Ferguson…USA…Subaru-Gary Fisher…2 laps WOMEN Rider…Nationality…Team…Time…Gap 1. Marga Fullana…ESP…Orbea…2:00:31 […]

2002 OLN CYCLING SCHEDULE–MAY 16

2002 OLN CYCLING SCHEDULE–MAY 16 Date Event Time ET 5/11-6/2 Giro d’Italia – Live! 9:30-11am 9am on 5/25, 5/29 & 5/30 5/11-6/2 Giro d’Italia – Race coverage & commentary 9-10:30pm 5/30 Housatonic Valley Classic (Women’s) 8-8:30pm 5/30 Housatonic Valley Classic (Men’s) 8:30-9pm 6/6 NORBA: Snow Summit Resort Big Bear Lake, CA 8-9pm 6/6 World Cup […]

PLATTEKILL SERIES RACE #1–MAY 13

PLATTEKILL SERIES RACE #1–MAY 13 By Todd Seplavy Photos by Kyle Ebbett Northeast downhillers kicked off the 2002 race season the weekend of May 4-5 at Ski Plattekill in Roxbury, NY. Regarded as one of the top race series in North America, the seven race Plattekill Extreme Series is known for giving riders of all […]

BIG BEAR WRAP-UP—MAY 15

BIG BEAR WRAP-UP?MAY 15 By Chris Firth Scroll Down For Current Results THURSDAY….. Thursday was a pretty laid back day unless you were racing expert slalom and downhill. Besides a long downhill practice session, the Ams had their slalom qualifiers and finals within hours of each other. Despite being on a workday the turnout looked […]

MARZOCCHI DIRT JUMPER ONE

MARZOCCHI DIRT JUMPER ONE Marzocchi has cemented its reputation as the premier freeride fork company by supporting the growing movement from the beginning with forks that could hold up to repeatedly missed drops and ridiculous jumps. While other companies scramble to catch up, Marzocchi has continued to refine their classic forks to better suit Shore-style […]

IMBA CALLS ALL NORTHWEST MOUNTAIN BIKERS-MAY 6

IMBA CALLS ALL NORTHWEST MOUNTAIN BIKERS-MAY 6 IMBA is asking mountain bikers to help open one of the most spectacular trails in the Pacific Northwest to cyclists. The Middle Fork Trail is a 13-mile non-motorized multi-use gem just 90 minutes from downtown Seattle. The trail is currently closed to mountain bikes, but a new proposal […]

PEDRO’S MB FESTIVALS RETURN–APRIL 29

PEDRO’S MB FESTIVALS RETURN–APRIL 29 (press release) The tents, the bands, the pros and the best bike companies will again converge to form colorful villages of mountain bike fun when the Pedro’s Mountain Bike Festivals set up in two locations. ?There’s a whole generation of people getting into mountain bikes who feel they missed the […]

TINKER AND RISHI TO BATTLE AGAIN–APRIL 29

TINKER AND RISHI TO BATTLE AGAIN–APRIL 29 (press release) Trilife Sports International, owners/originators of the 24 Hours of Adrenalin mountain bike team relay series, North America1s fastest growing cycling events, announces Tinker Juarez and Rishi Grewal, set to do battle at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin NORBA National Championships. The event will take place at […]

BRIAN LOPES TALKS TRACK–APRIL 25

BRIAN LOPES TALKS TRACK–APRIL 25 Brian Lopes, the BMX racer who switched to mountain bikes, is one of this country’s most decorated downhill racers. With two World Championships, a half-dozen assorted World Cup and NORBA titles, the Dual Slalom specialist from Southern California is definitely a ?been there and done that? professional dirt racer. Now, […]

BRIAN LOPES’ OLYMPIC BID–APRIL 22

BRIAN LOPES’ OLYMPIC BID–APRIL 22 “I got out of the gate a little late,” said Brian Lopes in regards to his first ever Olympic tryout. Lopes was riding as the starter in the three man Olympic sprint, and he was the one that got the team off to a slow start. Teammates Jeff LaBauve and […]

BRIAN LOPES TRIES OUT FOR THE OLYMPICS–APRIL 19

BRIAN LOPES TRIES OUT FOR THE OLYMPICS–APRIL 19 It doesn’t look like Brian Lopes will have to wait until Olympic Sprint Champion Marty Nothstein finally takes him up on the challenge to a sprint-off. That’s because the U.S. Olympic team just asked Brian to join up. It’s soon possible that we’ll see Lopes take on […]

MOLDAY, FLORIT, KVA & MARTIN RULE CAL STATE–4-19

MOLDAY, FLORIT, KVA & MARTIN RULE CAL STATE–4-19 Round two of the California State Championship Series moved down south to a remote, Lake Morena location in San Diego County. The Sagebrush Safari courses are so notorious it was little surprise to see National XC Champion Kirk Molday and top World Cup competitor Jimena Florit line […]

IMBA ANNOUNCES 2002 EPIC RIDES

IMBA ANNOUNCES 2002 EPIC RIDES Press Release Epic rides are why we love mountain biking. They create classic memories and inspire us to save the trails. To fuel this passion, IMBA has selected four outstanding routes as 2002 IMBA Epic Rides, adding to the 20 great rides we’ve picked since ’99. We’ll honor each one […]

FILIP MEIRHAEGHE HAS CAPTURED VICTORY–APRIL 16

FILIP MEIRHAEGHE HAS CAPTURED VICTORY–APRIL 16 Press Release April 16, 2002 – Morgan Hill, CA – Aboard his S-Works FSR XC, Filip Meirhaeghe has captured victory in the 2002 edition of the Paris-Roubaix VTT! Filip beat out Bart Brentjens in the overall GC by over a minute, and took the final stage win in an […]

Video Release Party For “Chain Reaction III”

Video Release Party For “Chain Reaction III” Sids Bikes NYC and DH Productions are throwing a huge video release party at 8pm on Saturday, April 20th. The free party is at Fun in New York City. Fun is tucked beneath the majestic arches of the Manhattan Bridge at 130 Madison Street. Here’s the video description […]

HOUSEMAN TAKES CALIFORNIA STATE DH SERIES

HOUSEMAN TAKES CALIFORNIA STATE DH SERIES With this win, Temecula’s Rich Houseman proves that he might just have the ultimate pre-season training regimen. Like young upstart David Klaassen Van Oorschot and National Champion Todd Leduc, Rich too showed up at Fontana during the Southridge Winter Warm-Up Series. But while the others made run after run […]

ED ARNET TALKS WITH UP AND COMER DAVID K

ED ARNET TALKS WITH UP AND COMER DAVID K It’s one thing to consistently beat Max Nelson, Phil Tinstman, Kyle Leduc and crew, but it’s another thing to smoke not one, but two national champions at the same time. And that’s exactly what Dave Klaassen Van Oorschot did during the Southridge Winter Series. BIG NAME […]

KELLI AUCTION ON EBAY–HELP A FELLOW CYCLIST–4/3

KELLI AUCTION ON EBAY–HELP A FELLOW CYCLIST–4/3 Below are a list of links to some items that are currently listed. Additional items will be listed over the next day or so and the best advice is for people to search Ebay with the words – Sea Otter Classic – making sure they search Titles AND […]