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GHY BIKES /Transition/DVO Racing
We are excited to introduce GHY Bikes/Transition/DVO Racing with 3 young, NW rippers. Dylan Brown, Josh Gibb and Bailey Villalovos will be racing Downhill, Slalom, and Enduro in 2016. Jason Gibb will be managing the team with Jerry Villalovos turning the wrenches. Read more
“By now the majority of mountain bikers will know of the passing on Kelly Mcgarry, even most people I have talked to in NZ, who have nothing to do with bikes, have heard about his passing. This shows how many people he had had an impact on which is pretty cool!
Kelly passed away on the Monday and on the following Friday Kelly’s family held a memoriam in the Wynyard Terrain Park, a place he did a lot of riding and learnt and dialed in a lot of tricks. The memoriam started off with a ride from the top of Fernhill Loop where he passed away down to the Wynyard Terrain Park, the idea being to finish the ride that he never got to finish. A couple of hundred people turned up to finish Kellys ride, a quick moment of noise at the top (Kelly was never one for silence) and then everyone ripped down Salmon Run down to Wynyard.
At Wynyard there were another few hundred people which Read more
Winner takes home the grand prize of a 2 night Stay at Bear Back Bikes in Whistler-
Born in Scotland and raised in New Zealand, Conor Macfarlane started riding at the dirt jumps and downhilling before getting into cross country racing. After competing at the World Championships in Scotland, 2007, he stopped XC racing due to the amount of time consumed by training to concentrate on the extreme side of mountain biking. He still races the odd DH race, has competed at an EWS, not to mention the various slope and dirt jump contests under his belt, but Conor mostly likes to take the downhill bike to the big jumps, even competing in last year’s Red Bull Rampage. Spending 7 months of the year in NZ working for Extra Mile building bike tracks, the team that just constructed the extremely well-received Fernhill climb in Queenstown, Conor then chases summer unto the northern hemisphere.
Who is Conor Macfarlane?
A guy who likes to ride bikes, hates doing nothing and loves being outside.
Where are you from and where do you live?
I was born on the Isle of Lewis, which is in the Outer Hebrides off the coast of Scotland. I spent most of my childhood in Invercargill, which is at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand and now I live in Queenstown.
Knolly Bikes, Gravity Components, Mons Royale clothing, POC, WideOpen Distributors, Enve, Chris King, Marzocchi and SDG.
Somewhere outdoors, quite often on a bike of some kind.
Farm Jam for sure! The relaxed vibe of a jam format can’t be beaten, the Frew boys are legends, awesome setting and group of riders, sweet jumps and nothing but good times!
Gorge Road and the Frew Farm for jumps and Coronet Peak after some rain for the trail or DH bike.
Jumping my DH bike, I guess!
I’m terrible at tricking small jumps, can’t seem to do tricks very fast.
Tim’s Bike Shop in Everett has a killer Gravity Display in the Everett Washington area. Hit us up at contact@ridegravity if you want your local shop to carry our fresh new line ups. Big thanks to Jay at Tim’s in Everett for all of his support over the years!