Category: Race Report

More than Results- Epic Rides Oz Race Review

This past weekend I took a whirlwind trip…to Arkansas. I made the trek to compete in the final round of the Epic Ride Series, which also happened to be the largest mountain bike payout ever in North America. Oh, did I mention I missed…

Stage 7: It’s Bittersweet to Become a Que-Biker

With a good night of sleep and breakfast cassoulet in my belly, I was ready to tackle the final stage of the Quebec Singletrack Experience.  Today, we rode the Enduro focused trail network at Sentiers Du Moulin.  Mercifully, it was a shorter course built…

Stage 6: No wonder Neilson Trail in Valle Bras-du-Nord is considered one of the top 10 MTB trails in the world.

To get to Quebec Singletrack Experience stage today, we abandon the lux coaches for a school bus that would be capable of getting up the Shannahan.  It instantly set a playful mode to the day.  Nicola was singing, “the wheels on the bus go…

Stage 5: And Some Days are Hard, too

Today’s Quebec Singletrack Experience stage took us to the resort town of Lac Beauport where permission was granted from 68 private land owners for us to ride a circumference of the lake up in the surrounding mountains.  But don’t think this was a quaint…

Stage 4: An Easy Day, Quebec Style

Sandwiched between two big days of the Quebec Singletrack Experience was Stage 4 at Lac Delage.  Have you heard of it? Yes, then you must be a fat biker. The trails here are reputed to be the best fat bike trails in North America! …

Stage 3: A Little World Cup DH and XC

Today’s stage of the Quebec Singletrack Experience took us to Mont Sainte Anne, home of the World Cup since the early 90’s (and getting ready for it again this coming weekend).  Fortunately, we took the télécabine (I’m being helped with my French; this is a…

Stage 2: Praying for Good Legs at La Chapelle Mont-Laura

Stage  2 of Quebec Singletrack must have known my legs would need a little boost, so we started off with a switchback climb to a chapel.  I’m pretty sure every rider asked the Patron Saint of Cyclists for good legs as they rode by. …

Stage 1: Military Singletrack

Many of us have heard of the Canadian Mounties and as it turns out those “mounties” are mountain bikes, and at Valcartier the cadets have built a trail network that only the guard get to play on… except today! The trails were opened for…

Missoula Race Report: Wildflowers!

On June 9th and 10th, I raced the Pro XCT and short track in Missoula, Montana. I spent a lot of time on the dirt in that week and soaked in the views. It is wildflower season in Montana right now which means the…

Stage Race Series

So, you signed up for a MTB stage race; now what? Lucky you! These events showcase a community’s best trails, local cuisine, and hospitality, all while bringing cyclists together from near and far to embark on an adventure in a festival atmosphere. It is…

ProXCT #2 Bonelli Park

This weekend at Bonelli the weather was even hotter and the field was the strongest and deepest that we had seen in 2018. Learning from last weekend, Jen, Nikki, and Fairlee took extra precautions to prepare for the heat which included GQ-6 bottles, Gu…

Pro XCT – Fontana

This weekend was filled with many firsts and was very special to us for many reasons. It was the first USA Cycling ProXCT weekend of 2018, it was the first time all four of us were together as a team, and the dream that…