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.
In NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, it's more than just logging laps, aiming for the number one spot on race day, or chasing after glory in 36 events stretched across 10 months. It's about team chemistry, improving results, never resting on one's laurels, and most of all, to be the very best at all times. For Casey Mears and his No. 13 GEICO Chevy team from Germain Racing, they realize it's an uphill battle that consists of short term goals to execute for big picture success.
Temporary or not, getting the chance to ride a factory bike is a dream come true to any motocross enthusiast. We’ve even geeked out when we’ve had the chance to even touch a factory bike. Needless to say, Fredrik Norén was beyond excited when he got the call to fill in for the injured Justin Barcia on a factory Muscle Milk Honda. Though the opportunity is only momentary, it is a dream come true for the young Swedish rider. We recently caught up with Norén out at Milestone MX to talk about the opportunity, and how the transition from privateer to factory rider has been going.
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.
Last week it was announced that this season's most talked about privateer was getting the opportunity of a lifetime. All eyes were on Fredrik Noren at Red Bud as he made his debut with Team Honda Muscle Milk where he will be filling in for Justin Barcia for the remainder of the season. The 22-year-old has had an impressive season despite a lack of funding and factory support, so it's no mystery as to why the team chose him for the fill in ride.