Watch: Urban Freeride Assault on Quebec City

At just 17 years of age, Finn Iles shows he has a rich future in the senior ranks as he tears through Quebec’s historical quarter. In an eye-catching video, it cuts from people-filled streets to a completely deserted city scape as Iles charges down steps and past iconic monuments before jumping off the city ramparts …

Alsea Falls Trail: The Third Leg of Oregon

Even if they live outside the Northwest, most riders have heard of the McKenzie River Trail and Oakridge’s Alpine Trail because those trails are frequently ranked in top 10 lists. They’ve become destinations for mountain bikers, and if you’re road tripping to the area, be sure to add Alsea Falls to your must-do list. Call …

Review: Five Ten Impact Mountain Bike Shoes

Stepping into a pair Five Ten Impact high tops, I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact they were mountain biking shoes. They look and feel more like my 90s-vintage Air Jordans. By comparison, my other bike shoes – Giro Privateers – seem like a ski boot spawned a ballet slipper. The Five Tens also felt a …

Mind the Rampage: The Psychology of Injury

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 …

Limited 2016 Red Bull Rampage Tickets on Sale Tomorrow

Heads up freeride fans! Red Bull Rampage tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow, August 10. Tickets are just $30 but there aren’t many available so you’ll need to act quick to snag them. The 11th annual Red Bull Rampage will take place October 14, 2016 near Virgin, UT. Tickets will be released to the …

Red Bull Rampage Returns to its Raw Roots for 2016

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 …