Mind the Rampage: The Psychology of Injury

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Psyche and injury are undoubtedly connected.  Throw in the stresses associated with an intense sporting event and a fine line develops between victory and a potentially deleterious disaster.  Red Bull Rampage is the extreme of the extreme–how do you mentally prepare? Can you?  Turning fear into fire is only one part of the overall recipe.  To assess the variety of components involved …

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Watch: Suzuki Nine Knights Course Preview

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The Suzuki Nine Knights freeride competition takes place this weekend in picturesque Reschenpass, South Tyrol, Italy. This year’s course looks as insane as ever with a flow trail, a massive booter named Big Bertha, and a three-way jump. Check out the GoPro course preview video with riders Sam Pilgrim, Sam Reynolds (who also built the course), …

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Watch: Pedal with Pros Down the Red Bull Joyride Course: 4K 360° Preview

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Note: For the 360-degree video to work, you need to be using a compatible browser, such as Google Chrome. Canada’s Whistler Mountain Bike Park once again provides the perfect amphitheatre for the staging of the world’s best slopestyle contest. Drawing the biggest crowds of any freeride competition, the pressure to perform at the Boneyard is …

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Red Bull Rampage Returns to its Raw Roots for 2016

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For 2016, Red Bull Rampage is returning to the raw roots of freeriding, with an entirely new venue! According to Red Bull, this new venue will provide many more natural feature options than in previous years. Also, athletes and their teams will have to build their lines without power tools, harkening back to the 2001 beginnings …

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The Best Bike Parks in North America, According to MTBparks.com

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  MTBparks.com recently ran their annual Best Bike Parks Survey, and the results are finally live! These Riders’ Choice awards are based on respondents to MTBparks’s extensive survey. Without further ado, here’s the list of results. For a detailed analysis of this list, be sure to click over to MTBparks.com. Eastern Canada Sugarloaf, NB Bromont, …

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68+ Bike Park Opening Dates for 2016

Bikepark Leogang, Austria. Photo courtesy of Bikepark Leogang

Time to gear up and make your plans for hitting the park this summer! Here’s a quick reference list with 2016 opening dates for key bike parks. Did we miss one or get the wrong dates? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll update our list with the latest. Open Already March: Bailey Mountain Bike …

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Watch: 2 Fat 2 Furious: A Fat Bike Freeride Film

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2 Fat 2 Furious: A Fat Bike Freeride Film from Rocky Mountain Bicycles on Vimeo. Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, and Noah Brousseau got rad on fat bikes this winter. Bike: Rocky Mountain Blizzard — bikes.com/blizzard Shot at the Coquihalla Lakes Lodge, Kamloops Bike Ranch, and Coastal Mountains, BC Filmed & Edited by Liam Mullany Additional …

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