A short but sweet video with Lucas Chalcraft. Filmed about a year ago, but just got pieced together. Enjoy!
Video courtesy of jackandersoncinema
Tomorrow, Bike Magazine is launching an Online feature on their new platform. It’s an interactive widescreen multi-media platform interlinking video and photography. Here’s the jist of it; I took the Bike Mag crew on a Multiday Hut trip through native New Zealand jungle. It turned into a bit of a sufferfest but there’s a lot of character and the story is pretty funny. – Mike Hopkins
Here is part five of the video series shot in Squamish, Canada
Bear back biking are proud to have another excellent team for the 2015 season. We have had some extremely talented staff work with us over the years and this season is no exception. When you can combine passion, ability and abundant enthusiasm and the desire to see guests have the best holiday possible, the results create a superb experience. www.bearbackbiking.com
This is my version of riding. I know what you guys are expecting and I’ll tell you right now. There are no massive hits, or lofty spectacles, but, and this is a big but, there is riding. Don’t get me wrong. I, like most of you love, myself a proper jump. But putting a bike through its gears on the ground is the reason I ride. Heaps of speed, corners of every variety, and long and low hits. I mean if you are going to build something, why not make it a direct representaion of how you ride? Incorporate the aspects you love and hopefully others will enjoy it too.
It’s taken a little while but it’s come to my attention that I’ve been doing it wrong all these years. Why the hell I’ve spent countless days building disconnected pieces of trail is beyond me. The whole build, film, abandon, format doesn’t exactly justify the effort. Rather than build a ”One and Done” I put the sweat into something that would see more traffic than my treads alone. So I built this trail, the one in the video, to serve as an addition, to Rossland’s ever expanding trail network: it’s something that can be ridden by anybody. I get to give back to the community that raised me, all the while you all get a new trail extension. Better for you and more rewarding for me, chalk it up as a Win-Win. The doors to the Loam Factory are ”Open.” – Mike Hopkins
Mike rides the GRID 35mm Bars and Stem, and our GRID Tool Free Chainguide. Check out his blog HERE.
Connor MacFarlane- “The talented Tim Pierce and I worked on a short video at the end of last summer to try help me get to rampage. It is being released tomorrow over on pinkbike so feel free to upload the teaser to instagram (tag @twobeardedmen) and share the HD version off the Two Bearded Men facebook page. I would love if you guys shared this and got the video some more hype which in turn will hopefully give me a better chance of getting invited to rampage!”
Bear back biking are proud to have another excellent team for the 2015 season. We have had some extremely talented staff work with us over the years and this season is no exception. When you can combine passion, ability and abundant enthusiasm and the desire to see guests have the best holiday possible, the results create a superb experience.
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Gravity rider Connor MacFarlane made it onto the July 2015 cover of Spoke Magazine!
Connor stated “I have been digging in this spot for a number of years and as my riding has progressed and moved from riding my hard tail to riding my downhill bike more often so have the features I build. This drop got built at the start of the New Zealand summer and remained un-hit the whole summer until about a month before I flew to Canada. I was saving it for Read more
Summer in Queenstown is always a blast and the one just passed was no different. Looking at Queenstown now, covered in snow, having one of the best starts its had to a snow season in years, it seems but a distant memory. I’m over in Whistler, and have been for a week or so, but I always miss Queenstown due of all the good times that flow each summer!
The summer just passed started slow as my DH bike had been stolen in Whistler the previous season so I was without my favorite bike for the first few months. This meant that I was out on the trail bike most days making the most of the ever expanding trail network that Queenstown has. The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club does an amazing job at advocating and building new trails, which means that each year I come back, there are bunch of fresh tracks to ride! Whilst I was without my DH bike I spend a bunch of time digging in a zone I have spent a bit of time in over the years which for me is where I get a lot of satisfaction in scoping and creating something that is unique and challenging for me to ride.
In the New Year I was lucky enough to sign a deal with the awesome guys at Knolly as well as with a bunch of new and existing sponsors which meant Read more
Ever wonder how busy of a schedule pro riders’ usually have year after year? Well to give you a good insight, Garett Buehler has given us plenty of details of his monthly activity so far this 2015 season. He has been traveling all over, competing, shooting, and having an awesome time. He gave us a little write up to share with you guys and we have plenty of video to go along with it. Enjoy!
Garett – Here is a bit of an update regarding my season so far, as well as what’s in the happenings right now..
I spent 2 months in New Zealand for Feb and March. Travelling around and shooting lots of photos as well as video. I had a 3 week trip which was documented for a wide range of magazines. From there I shot an edit which is scheduled to release soon. I also attended Crankworx Rotarua were I participated in the whip offs, and helped with some Gravity product launch.
PinkBike article: The Townsite feat Garett Buehler
The Weekender- Knolly Video 2015
Team Meeting- Knolly Bikes 2015
Kelly is from Nelson New Zealand and lives part time in Whistler, BC.
Mike Hopkins is a Professional Mountain Bike Athlete bred from Canada’s B.C. Interior. He grew up amidst the outdoor driven community of Rossland,
Charlie Sponsel is from Portland, Oregon and runs the Team Robot Blog and Writes for Pink Bike. He also sends it further than you on the weekends.