Category: Events

The Return to Dillon Cone

Back in 2017, a team strapped mountain bikes to packrafts in an attempt to access an unridden peak accessible only by river. Their mission? To explore the boundaries of bikerafting and freeride at Dillon Cone.

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VIDEO | Scratching the Surface – Caleb Holonko

Kona Gravity Rider and North Shore native Caleb Holonko has been turning heads with his classic mix of heavy hitting and super stylish riding. On a recent visit to the Kootenays with his Process X, he teamed up with local filmer Logan Williams and put together this solid clip that just scratches the surface of what both Caleb and the region have to offer.

“Throughout my life, I’ve spent many summers road tripping to the B.C. interior with very minimal exploration outside of Christina Lake. After seeing so many friends post and rave about the amazing trails, I decided to venture to Castlegar and Nelson for my first taste. Man, did it deliver! Endless single track, crazy woodwork, and some untouchable flow trails! It was great to put my little flair on trails that I normally would just chill through.

Thanks to all the trail builders that are killing it out there! I would love to buy you a bunch of beers, ya’ll are crushing it” – Caleb Holonko

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VIDEO | DARKFEST 2022 OFFICIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Monster Energy – 26th April
“We’re proud to present the DarkFEST 2022 Official Highlights edit. Not only did Sam Reynolds & the crew open up the biggest freeride jumps on the planet to a new generation of riders to push the boundaries in 2022, but for the first time also including a full legendary line up of women who absolutely slayed it! Sit back, ‘crack a monny’ & absorb 17 minutes of pure freeride bliss with all the bangers & slams in their entirety!” – Monster Energy.

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Mammoth Enduro Recap

On Sunday 27 March, riders from across the country descended on Nelson for the Mammoth Enduro presented by Santa Cruz. Rain earlier in the week had dried up nicely meaning the trail’s were in near perfect conditions for the racers. The females were allocated the number one race plate and local women’s pro Raewyn Morrison proved she was number one. Rae was on top form to be the fastest overall woman, winning over her closest female rival, Louise Kelly by over two and a half minutes. This was a great riding from Rae as she prepares to head overseas later this year to compete in the Enduro World Series.

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Capital Enduro Postponed until February 2023

For the first time Wellington will host an Enduro World Series (EWS) mountain bike race – one of only four world series qualifier events in the country.

Capital Enduro, to be held in April 2022, recognises Wellington as a destination for top level mountain biking. It will bring male and female riders from around the country to test their ability against those based in the Wellington region. The intention is to make it an annual event.

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Crankworx Summer Series Dual Slalom Podium

Crankworx Summer Series 2021 Comes to an End

The Crankworx Summer Series was an incredible event, and we’re sad it’s over already!

Grass roots vibes and top tier racing blended together perfectly to create an extremely fun yet competitive environment for riders and spectators, with stellar crowds amping the athletes up at all events.

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ELIAS RUSA FRONTFLIP HEEL-CLICKER AT AUDI NINES 2021

Elias Ruso landed a world’s-first frontflip heel-clicker during a heated session on the Big Air jump situated in the Birkenfeld Quarry in Germany’s Hunsrück-Nahe bike region. This complex aerial trick involves the rider and bike doing a forward flip in the air, while simultaneously lifting his feet over his arms and bringing them close enough to click his heels together in front of him.The Zenga Bros mission is the eccentrification of the world: To create everywhere, redeem everything and be a fool. Welcome to the modern tall bike movement.

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Audi Nines Recap

RECAP | INSANE FOOTAGE FROM AUDI NINES

The amount that can happen in a short space of time is simply astounding. In only a mere matter of days, the Birkenfeld Quarry in Germany’s Hunsrück-Nahe bike region has seen everything from riders pushing through personal limits, lay down multiple world-first and huge trains featuring 36 crack men and women from around the globe. These are the defining moments that make-up the somewhat rowdy Audi Nines family.
The Zenga Bros mission is the eccentrification of the world: To create everywhere, redeem everything and be a fool. Welcome to the modern tall bike movement.

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CRANKWORX SUMMER SERIES SOUTH ISLAND

Crankworx Summer Series 2021: Crankworx has today announced the addition of a summer series festival in New Zealand. The multi-stop mountain biking festival will see international and local riders explore the varied terrain of Central Otago, Queenstown and Wānaka, known for epic vistas and world-class mountain biking tracks. The Crankworx Summer Series will see Crankworx-calibre racing come to local destinations outside the usual World Tour, giving up-and-coming riders and locals the chance to mix, mingle and drop in with some of the world’s best mountain bikers.

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QUEENS OF GNAR

They came, they saw, they slayed. Audi Nines 2021 was proud to welcome a new group of riders into the family and to witness these women pushing mountain biking to new heights. From teenagers to veterans, the moment they rolled into the course, it was clear that Audi Nines is exactly where they belong.

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