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Danny MacAskill’s Custom Carbon Trials Bike Made In-House By Santa Cruz

Apr 04, 2018

It was just under a year ago that I flew into California for a week of riding and touring the factory at Santa Cruz Bicycles.  The riding was unreal and visiting Santa Cruz Bicycles head office left me with a lasting impression about the brand and its philosophy about bikes. You can read all about my experience visiting the factory here.

Blue Mountain Bike Park 2018 Season Preview

Mar 01, 2018

Where did the winter go?! A warm end to February has us already thinking about the upcoming spring and summer seasons. In classic Ontario fashion, Mother Nature will most likely blast us with a couple more stints of winter weather, but, with the Toronto International Bicycle Show just around the corner, our minds are firmly set on the return of

Colorado Trail Ride: A Test Of Resolve Or A Tail of Two Sporks

Nov 21, 2017

I took my Giant XTC out for a ride/walk for 15 days this past month in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. It is without a doubt the toughest most rewarding adventure that I have ever attempted. The articles and the videos do not do the scenery justice. The epic mountain views and fields of multicoloured flowers were amazing. I am

Santa Cruz Bicycles Factory Visit

Sep 21, 2017

For a bike lover like me, walking into the Santa Cruz Bicycles factory for the first time felt like walking into a candy store.  I guess that is fitting since the site used to be the home of the Wrigley Chewing Gum plant, which produced 20 million sticks of gum daily during its heyday.  Now in this storied candy factory,

Blue Mountain Flat-Turn Duel Slalom Race Report

Sep 12, 2017

With three straight days of rain leading up to Blue Mountain Bike Park’s Rider Appreciation Day, spirits were a little bit low. However, the skies cleared on Friday and the bike Gods smiled down upon everyone who arrived for the festivities on Saturday morning.   One of the main draws of the day was the Flat-Turn Duel Slalom. This was

My Singletrack 6 Experience. The Trip Of A Lifetime In The West Kootenays.

Aug 30, 2017

I was at the top of Seven Summits in Rossland British Columbia, 2200 meters above the valley floor and only half way through stage three of the Singletrack 6. Staggering to my feet, I looked down and realized I was still holding the grip in my hand from my snapped bar. Swiping the dirt and sweat from my brow, I

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