For women looking to improve their mountain biking skills, overcome fears, take a break from the stresses of everyday life, and get to know other women...the ichoosebikes with Leigh Donovan clinic at Mammoth Mountain is the perfect girls' getaway.
Steve Smith of Nanaimo, B.C., and Vaea Verbeek of North Vancouver, B.C., won the men's and women's titles at the 2014 Canadian Mountain Bike Downhill Championships last Sunday, July 13th.
Mountain Biker Cam Zink is known for going big, but no one, Zink included, has ever tried to go this big. On August 21st Zink will look to make history live on ESPN’s “World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy” as he attempts to land a Guinness World Record for the Longest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike backflip.
When her sponsors and other bike industry folks said she didn’t have what it takes to become a mountain bike champion, Leigh Donovan didn’t fold under the pressure. Instead, she hired an Olympic-level coach, trained her heart out, and proved everyone wrong—times 3. That year, the mountain biking phenom won three championship titles—an accomplishment that no other U.S. rider (man or woman) has achieved to date. Here, we check in with this inspiring lady to learn more about her dogged determination, the beauty of motherhood, her scariest biking experience, her 3 best tips for learning to mountain bike, and her upcoming 3-day mountain biking retreat for women at California’s Mammoth Mountain.
Brandon Semenuk is a 23-year-old freestyle mountain biker who has just completed a film about the sport, Rad Company. The film features the Whistler born-and-raised Semenuk, who’s been riding mountain bikes since he was six and started racing when he was nine, and his team flying down hillsides, spinning in mid-air and pushing themselves and their machines to their limits in locations all over North America, including several in B.C. Semenuk came to co-direct the feature through Life Behind Bars, a series of short web films about freestyle mountain biking. We reached the award-winning athlete while he was shooting a new episode of Life Behind Bars in New Hampshire and talked to him about the film and his sport.
X Games Austin 2014 kicks off this Thursday, June 5th, and TLD is proud to have the following athletes competing for gold: