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Opening Weekend Report from Blue Mountain Bike Park

May 23, 2018
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Like clockwork, every year the snow melts, the trails dry and the summer version of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment emerges from its winter slumber. After an unprecedented wet start to last summer, riders were looking forward to this year’s Opening Weekend of the Blue Mountain Bike Park. Riders were out in droves on Friday, and while some stayed

Trail Enhancements and the Return of the Blue Cup

Apr 25, 2018
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We’re less than a month away from the scheduled Opening Day of mountain bike season here at Blue Mountain, and we have some more exciting news to get everyone excited for the trails to open! Before East Coast Open, before King of the Mountain, and before Tuesday Night Series, there was The Blue Cup! With no Canada Cup or Ontario

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

Apr 04, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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,

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