After 3,000 photos submitted and 28,000 votes, we are excited to announce the winner of the "Love Your Trail" contest...
With unprecedented access to land, British Columbia is home to more mountain bike trails per capita than anywhere else in the world. From old growth rain forests to barren grasslands, BC’s diverse landscape allows for every variety of trail to exist in one place. In BC, you can experience the evolution of mountain biking through the trails.
The UCI world cup circuit is a living, breathing community of riders dedicated to travelling the globe to race bikes. Nomadic in nature, this elite community exists only on the road in a never-ending pursuit of milliseconds. These athletes train the hardest, constantly drive technology forward and act as ambassadors for our sport as they travel the world to compete.
The riding community in Nepal is just emerging. In Nepal, walking is the primary form of transportation resulting in a seemingly endless amount of paths, trails and routes connecting people and places throughout the landscape. What’s new for the Nepalese is the concept of riding mountain bikes on these trails. A core group of riders committed to sharing the riding experience with all have kick-started the mountain bike community here. Their enthusiasm and perseverance reminds us of what its like to be part of a movement.
Green River, Utah is a modern day ghost town, its quiet streets and empty buildings swallowed up by the desert stretching out in all directions; nothing is “near” to here. It just so happens that this desert holds the mother lode for freeriding terrain. And while only a handful of riders have the vision, skill and nerves to ride in this foreboding landscape, what they accomplish here constantly reshapes the face of mountain biking as we know it.
One version of ‘living the dream’ is a lifestyle based around spending every day riding endless downhill. Like a die-hard surfers living close to the beach, passion-driven riders are building a community around the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park. This dream requires sacrifice. But no sacrifice is too big for the committed. In the greater mountain bike community we hold these people up as purists. They are the ones we think of when we feel trapped in our own routines. They are the ones that help keep our dreams alive.