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WORLD 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS—SEPT 24

WORLD 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS—SEPT 24 Idyllwild, California SOLO MEN 1. Chris Eatough (GB)…. Trek-Volkswagen…. 22 laps ….24:29:05 2. James Dover (USA)…. Ellsworth…. 22 laps …. 24:39:02 3. Marcel Knaus (Swi)…. 21 laps …. 23:54:03 4. Mark Hendershot (USA)…. 19 laps …. 23:23:27 5. Tom Zidek (Can)…. 19 laps …. 24:44:25 6. Michael Schell (USA)…. 18 […]

UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS–SEPT 6-16

UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS–SEPT 6-16 DOWNHILL RESULTS Women 1. Anne-Caroline Chausson, France, 1.43 miles in 4:10.37 2. Fionn Griffiths, Great Britain, at 4.28 3. Leigh Donovan, United States, at 4.71 4. Sabrina Jonnier, France at 9.35 5. Vanessa Quin, New Zeland, at 11.05 6. Katja Repo, Finland, at 11.51 7. Sarah Stieger, Switzerland, at 11.83 […]

SPY HELPS RELIEF EFFORT IN NYC–SEPT 14

SPY HELPS RELIEF EFFORT IN NYC–SEPT 14 Vista, Ca. ? Spy Optic is assisting search and recovery crews in New York City following Tuesday’s terrorist attack. Crews are sifting through the dusty remains of the World Trade Center buildings and crewmembers are in need of goggles to aid their vision and protect their eyes. Spy […]

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS EXPLAINED–SEPT 12

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS EXPLAINED–SEPT 12 We just received an email from the proud mother of one of our countries racers, asking us to please list the National Champions who, ?worked so hard ALL season to become the Champions!!! ? We did list them in the Mt. Snow updates, but here they are with a good […]

GLOBAL RACING SIGNS 16-YEAR OLD TO REPLACE HANNAH

GLOBAL RACING SIGNS 16-YEAR OLD TO REPLACE HANNAH (story found on Orangebikes.co.uk) Global Racing’s parent company, 23 Degrees Sports Management today announced two very important athlete signings. Matti Lekihoinen of Finland, the 16 year old European Downhill Champion joins Global Racing as a full team member for the World Championships in Vail, in three weeks. […]

HARO’S JILL HAMILTON–AUGUST 28

HARO’S JILL HAMILTON–AUGUST 28 Jill Hamilton is one of those exceptional people who seems to make every situation she enters into a better experience for all. I met her at an outlaw downhill event a year ago. She was the only female racer in attendance. The slender, curly-haired brunette managed to blend seamlessly into the […]

WORLD CUP FINAL NOTES AND RESULTS–AUG 26

WORLD CUP FINAL NOTES AND RESULTS–AUG 26 Cross-Country Notes Roland Green won the mens cross-country race and the title for the year. Ryder Hesjedal got second in the race, which was just enough to keep Jose Antonio Hermida from winning the title. Miguel Martinez was leading the points coming into the race, but he fell […]

MT. SNOW DUAL SLALOM RESULTS–AUG 19

MT. SNOW DUAL SLALOM RESULTS–AUG 19 Champion Notes: Eric Carter and Leigh Donovan were crowned Norba National Champions in Mt. Snow. Congratulations to them both! Men 1.Eric Carter…Mongoose-Hyundai 2.Brian Lopes…GT-Fox 3.Cedric Gracia…Volvo-Cannondale 4.Wade Bootes…Trek-Volkswagen. Women 1. Anne-Caroline Chausson…Volvo-Cannondale 2. Leigh Donovan…Schwinn 3. Sabrina Jonnier…Intense 4. Elke Brutsaert…Schwinn.  

MT. SNOW DOWNHILL RESULTS–AUG 19

MT. SNOW DOWNHILL RESULTS–AUG 19 Pro Men Downhill Results 1. CEDRIC GRACIA (Volvo/Cannondale) France 3:48.47 2. John Kirkcaldie (Maxxis) Santa Barbara, Calif. @00:04.06 3. John Waddell (SunRace/Santa Cruz) Australia @ 00:05.13 4. Sean McCarroll (Global) Australia @ 00:06.14 5. Derin Stockton (Intense) Temecula, Calif. @ 00:06.26 6. Rich Houseman (Tomac) Temecula, Calif. @ 6.88 7. […]

SHORT TRACK CROSS COUNTRY FINALS, MT. SNOW-AUG 18

SHORT TRACK CROSS COUNTRY FINALS, MT. SNOW-AUG 18 Pro Men Results 1.ROLAND GREEN (Trek/Volkswagen) Victoria, B.C. 2. Ryder Hesjedal, (Subaru/Gary Fisher) Victoria, B.C 3. Paul Rowney (Yeti/Pearl Izumi) Australia 4. Pavel Cherkasov (Subaru/Gary Fisher) Russia 5. Seamus McGrath (Haro/Lee Dungarees) Millville, Ont. 6. Cadel Evans (Volvo/Cannondale) Australia 7. Jimi Killen (Schwinn) Durango, Colo. 8. Geoff […]

MOUNT SNOW XC NEWS AND RESULTS–AUG 17

MOUNT SNOW XC NEWS AND RESULTS–AUG 17 John Ker called in on his new NASA certified satellite phone to give us this update on the cross country race in Mt. Snow, Vermont. John thinks it’s the tap water in Canada that makes them all so fast! Men’s Race Notes: Roland Green is the Norba Champion […]

WORLD CUP RESULTS FROM KAPRUN–AUG 14

WORLD CUP RESULTS FROM KAPRUN–AUG 14 TISSOT-UCI WORLD CUP NO. 7, Kaprun, Austria. August 11-12. Men’s Downhill 1. Greg Minnaar (SA), Global Racing, in 6:06 2. Cedric Gracia (F), Volvo-Cannondale, at 0.89 3. Nicolas Vouilloz (F), Vouilloz Racing, at 3.42 4. Steve Peat (GB), Team GT, at 7.49 5. Tomas Misser (Sp), Real Federacion Espanola, […]

ROCKSHOX SUPPORTS IMBA TRAILWORK–AUG 14

ROCKSHOX SUPPORTS IMBA TRAILWORK–AUG 14 More than 60 IMBA-affiliated mountain bike clubs received new trailwork tools this summer thanks to a $5,000 grant from bicycle suspension manufacturer RockShox. The heavy-duty tools, known as Pulaskis and McLeods,are designed to endure the rigors of regular trailbuilding work. “This is the fifth year that RockShox has generously backed […]

SWISS WORLD CUP RESULTS—AUG 5

SWISS WORLD CUP RESULTS?AUG 5 Leysin, Switzerland (Results care of the Be One Mountain bike Team) Men’s DH Results: 1. PASCAL Mickael FRA BE-ONE 4:41.30 2. MINNAAR Greg RSA GLOBAL RACING 4:44.31 3. GRACIA Cedric FRA VOLVO CANNONDALE 4:51.33 4. MAROSI Michal CZE AUTHOR RB SKODA AUTO 4:51.37 5. MCCARROLL Sean AUS GLOBAL RACING 4:54.07 […]

CONTEST WINNING CANADIANS-AUG 8

CONTEST WINNING CANADIANS-AUG 8 On top of Roland Green winning everything in site, two Canadian readers replied as soon as we posted the question, claiming boxes of MBA booty. U.S. readers can?t seem to find the speed on the racecourse or the keyboard this year. Congratulations to Jason Wilcox and Geoff Keyser for correctly answering, […]

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN RESULTS: DH AND DS–JULY 23

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN RESULTS: DH AND DS–JULY 23 Mammoth Downhill Results Men 1. Fabien Barel (F), GT, 3:59.24 2. Mick Hannah (Aus), Global Racing, at .92 3. Greg Minnaar (SA), Global Racing, at 3.96 4. Mickael Pascal (F), Be One, at 6.00 5. John Kirkaldie (Nz), Maxxis, at 7.69 6. Nathan Rennie (Aus), Yeti-Pear Izumi, at […]

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN RESULTS: XC AND STXC–JULY 22

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN RESULTS: XC AND STXC–JULY 22 Mammoth Mountain Results: Round #4?Cross-Country Pro Men’s Cross-Country (Five Laps 29.5 miles): 1. ROLAND GREEN, Victoria, Canada; (Trek/Volkswagen), at two hours, 18 minutes and 5 seconds; 2. Ryder Hesjedal, Victoria, Canada (Subaru/Gary Fisher) @ 1:16 back; 3. Kashi Leuchs, New Zealand (Volvo/Cannondale) @ 1:52; 4. Seamus McGrath, Canada […]

DURANGO WORLD CUP RESULTS–JULY 16

DURANGO WORLD CUP RESULTS–JULY 16 Men’s XC Results 1. Julien Absalon – FRA, Bianchi/Motorex 2. Kashi Leuchs – NZL, Volvo/Cannondale 3. Cadel Evans – AUS, Volvo/Cannondale 4. Jose Hermida – ESP, Bianchi/Motorex 5. Roland Green – CAN, Trek/Volkswagen 6. Roel Paulissen – BEL, GT 7. Thomas Hochstrasser – SUI, Giant 8. Lado Fumic – GER, […]

NORBA NATIONAL #3–DEER VALLEY, UT.–JULY 2

NORBA NATIONAL #3–DEER VALLEY, UT.–JULY 2 RESULTS – MEN CROSS COUNTRY 1. RYDER HESJEDAL, Canada (Subaru/Gary Fisher), 26.8 miles in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 36 seconds; 2. Cadel Evans, Australia (Volvo/Cannondale), at 1:10; 3. Kashi Leuchs, New Zealand (Volvo/Cannondale), at 2:19; 4. Pavel Cherkasov, Russia (Subaru/Gary Fisher), at 2:52.8; 5. Steve Larsen, Davis, Calif (LL […]

NORBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-ROUND 2–WEST VIRGINIA

NORBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-ROUND 2–WEST VIRGINIA CROSS COUNTRY RACE (Provided by Paul Skilbeck) SNOWSHOE, W.Va., 22 June 2001 – Australia’s Mary Grigson and Canada’s Roland Green won on a technically difficult cross country course – described by many as “epic” – at round two of the Chevy Trucks National Off-Road Bicycling Association National Championships Mountain Bike […]

MBA JUMP-OFF CONTEST WINNER–SEPT 12

MBA JUMP-OFF CONTEST WINNER–SEPT 12 We treated you to seven amazing insane and just plain stupid jump photos way back in the August 2001 issue of MBA and on this site. We asked you to vote for your favorite jumper and vote you did! The mail (and e-mail) response was overwhelming and since we?ve run […]

BIG HORSE RACING—JUNE 11

BIG HORSE RACING?JUNE 11 Brian Skinner has returned to his roots as a Southern California mountain bike race promoter. The sport’s pioneers will remember the Notoma National, Mission Impossible and the Summit GP–some may even recall the infamous Stink Bug GP, won by an unknown John Tomac. The themes that were expressed throughout all of […]

TRIPS FOR KIDS

TRIPS FOR KIDS SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA – It was not just another day for a group of 10- and 11-year old boys and girls from San Francisco’s Daniel Webster Elementary School. It was the day they got to ride their bikes with Italian two-time Olympic gold medal winner Paola Pezzo and local mountain bike pioneer, […]

ART OF WAR?

ART OF WAR? I spent last Sunday riding my old haunting grounds near Laguna Beach, California. At one time, the entire region of coastal hills was owned and policed by the Irvine Corporation. This development firm was once a family-owned ranch that spanned the entire breadth of Orange County from the ocean to the edge […]

BIG BEAR JOURNALS–MAY 31-JUNE 3

BIG BEAR JOURNALS–MAY 31-JUNE 3 BIG BEAR NATIONAL, BIG BEAR LAKE, CALIFORNIA DAY #1 THURSDAY, MAY 1st By Chris Firth Today was pretty boring for a Thursday at a NORBA National. I signed up for Semi-Pro DH, paying a ridiculous $50 to enter. Amateurs have to pay this outrageous amount and for lift access on […]

IRON HORSE CLASSIC—MAY 30

IRON HORSE CLASSIC—MAY 30 Durango, CO May 26-27 One of the best big bicycle classics in America went off without a hitch this weekend with Travis Brown-Trek/VW winning the men’s XC and Mary Grigson taking it in the women’s field. To nobodies surprise World DH Champion Myles Rockwell-Giant ruled the freshly rebuilt dual course in […]

IMBA SUMMIT IN B.C.

IMBA SUMMIT IN B.C. British Columbia mountain bikers gathered in Squamish, BC, May 12-13 for the first-ever British Columbia Mountain Bike Access Summit, presented by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, Cycling BC and Shimano Canada.The goal of the summit was to share and implement strategies to improve mountain bike access throughout the province. The weekend […]

SPECIALIZED GIVES 60 BIKES TO WESTERN SPIRIT–5-23

SPECIALIZED GIVES 60 BIKES TO WESTERN SPIRIT–5-23 (Specialized sent us this press release. If you don’t know, Ashley was the director of, and is presently on the board of IMBA. Her bread and butter comes from Western Spirit–and we know firsthand, that a mountain bike tour with her crew is a guaranteed hoot). Specialized has […]

WORLD CUP #3 RESULTS—MAY 21

WORLD CUP #3 RESULTS?MAY 21 Houffalize, Belgium World Cup #3 Results: Men 1.Roland Green?Can–Trek/Volswagen 2.Bas Van Dooren?Ned–Specialized 3.Jose Antonio Hermida?Esp–Bianch/Motorex 4.Miguel Martinez?Fra–Full Dynamix 5.Thomas Frischknecht?Sui?Team Ritchey Yahoo 6.Bart Brentjens?Ned—Giant Bicycles 7.Michael Rasmussen?Den—Haro/Lee Dungarees 8.Julien Absalon?Fra?Bianchi Motors 9.Dario Acquaroli?Ita?Full Dynamix 10.Thomas Hochstrasser?Sui—Giant Bicycles Notables: Cadel Evans 14th, Rune Hoydahl 34th, Marc Gullickson 73 Results: Women 1.Marga […]

TEAM SPECIALIZED TAKE TWO WINS IN ITALY–5-14

TEAM SPECIALIZED TAKE TWO WINS IN ITALY–5-14 (Provided by Specialized Bicycles) Led by the unstoppable force that is World Champion Marga Fullana (ESP, Specialized), Team Specialized celebrated another spectacular weekend of mountain bike racing this weekend in Italy, when the cross-country riders took home two first place finishes in the challenging mountains above Sarentino. Following […]