Each year Whistler hosts the world’s premier mountain biking festival, Crankworx. This event sees the best mountain bikers in the world competing in a range of events that range from the Fat Tire Crit to the Canadian Open Enduro, to the Downhill Garbanzo, to the Redbull Joyride slope style event, as well as a large number of events in between.
The festival lasts for 10 days, during which there is an impressive calendar of races, a good number of trade stands, product demo events, and a comprehensive diary of evening entertainment, free concerts and the legendary Block Party.
For the Christmas holidays both Dan and I returned back to Guernsey to catch up with our friends and family.
Guernsey is a small island in the English Channel which is not exactly a mountain biker’s mecca, being just seven miles by five, with the highest point being only 110 meters above sea level. There are almost no bike trails, however the sport has a good following on the island and has produced some great riders over the years including our guide director Dan of course.
Here is a new video by guests Mark and George featuring the riding we offer in Perberton.
A short video put together by Ticket2RideBC guests, Mark and George, on the guided days we run down on the Vancouver Northshore.
Three weeks after racing the SDA Round 1 I was back up to Ae for the inaugural round of the new UK Gravity Enduro Series. Similar to the long running European Avalanche Cup format, this would be a test of stamina as it involved having to ride up the hills prior to being timed down them. Penalties would also be incurred for being late at the top of the hill, so no time for leisurely push ups with a DH bike. A 5” or 6” travel ‘All Mountain’ bike would therefore be the weapon of choice and my trusty Commencal Meta 6, that I built for the Mega Avalanche in 2008, was dusted off
Well it took a lot of digging from the crews to open the first set of trails for the opening weekend, but as you can see from this video they succeeded and the Whistler Bike Park is now open for the season with more trails opening daily. So don't delay, book your trip to Whistler today. We have some awesome deals on at the moment.
It was that time of the year again. The winter was over and the spring had begun. There was a lot of anticipation and excitement in the air, especially from guide director Dan, who had been looking forward to this day since the beginning of winter. What am I talking about? Well it is May the 1st , which is the first day of operation for Ticket2Ride’s 2011 team
A half hour drive North of Whistler is the historic prospecting town of Pemberton, home to some amazing mountain biking trails, which considering it’s closeness to Whistler has amazingly different to the trails there, in terms of the terrain and soil that the trails are built out of.
Here is a short 'webisode' by resident T2R guests and retained webisode creators Mark and George who joined the T2R Team trail building in Pemberton at McKenzie Cruise and also at the SORCA dig day on Lowdown. Enjoy.
As we eagerly await the opening of the trails here in Whistler, the team at T2R have been getting in some riding at the other locations we ride at such as Mount Seymour on the Vancouver Northshore.
Riding the Northshore trails is a very different experience to the riding in other locations on the Sea to Sky corridor.
The well established trails on the shore have had a huge amount of work done on them over the years which has helped develop sustainable trail building techniques that are now replicated all over the world.