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Foes, Bonazzi, Norstad and Renner to be inducted into Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

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Lopes and McCormack release third edition of Mastering Mountain Bike Skills

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (BRAIN) — Human Kinetics has released a new edition of the popular mountain bike skills book, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills.

Lopes and McCormack release third edition of Mastering Mountain Bike Skills

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (BRAIN) — Human Kinetics has released a new edition of the popular mountain bike skills book, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills. Written by world-champion racer Brian Lopes and renowned riding coach Lee McCormack, the book includes elite perspectives, real-life race stories, and their own successful techniques to help riders of all styles and levels build confidence and “experience the full exhilaration of the sport.” The book is intended as a guide for all mountain biking disciplines, including enduro, pump track racing, dual slalom, downhill, cross-country, fatbiking, and 24-hour races.

Voting opens for 2017 inductees to Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRIAN) — The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame nominating committee has made its selections for the MBHOF ballot for this year’s inductees

Showers Pass becomes exclusive apparel sponsor of IMBA in multi-year agreement

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has reached a multi-year partnership with the International Mountain Bicycling Association and its Trail Solutions team.

Showers Pass becomes exclusive apparel sponsor of IMBA in multi-year agreement

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has reached a multi-year partnership with the International Mountain Bicycling Association and its Trail Solutions team

H3 Publications shutters Decline and Road magazines

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — H3 Publications owner Dave House has closed down industry titles Decline and Road after a 13-year run. The staff of six employees at H3’s headquarters in Southern California were let go Tuesday morning, sources said.

IMBA sponsors enduro race series

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is the new title sponsor of the IMBA National Enduro Series. It’s the first time the organization has sponsored a race, and IMBA said the sponsorship “is intended to highlight the trail stewardship that results in the ability to host events on trails.” The series will include six rounds across the U.S.

Where does World Champs medal winner Laurie Greenland go riding?

Laurie Greenland is currently one of the fastest downhill racers in the world. His second-place run at this year’s World Championships in Val di Sole, Italy, was nothing short of mind-blowing. We sat down with the 19-year-old Bristolian to ask him about how he got into the sport and where he goes riding.

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Growing up Laurie lived in a house overlooking St George’s Skatepark, and its cracked and crumbling 1980s concrete bowls were where his love of skateboarding and BMX began. He might never have discovered mountain biking if it hadn’t been for his dad. “He got into mountain biking because he was bored watching me at the skate park,” laughs Laurie. “He got himself a bike, and we’ve always done everything together, so I just tagged along with him and his mates when they went riding. They’d go to the Mendips, the Forest of Dean and Wales.”

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Laurie has no shortage of great riding locations on his doorstep, but it’s the riding in South Wales that he loves the most and where he spends much of his off-season.

We asked him why this is the case: “The hills are big and there’s just so many steep loamy trails. If you know the right spots, there are new tracks popping up everywhere. It’s as if the trail fairies have been out overnight! I love it when I haven’t been home all summer and when I come back there’s so much new stuff to ride. In the right conditions the tracks here are some of my favourites in the world.”

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Rob Warner’s top 11 moments

In the latest issue of Mountain Biking UK, which is out now, we caught up with the legendary Rob Warner two decades after his first (and only) DH MTB World Cup win. We asked Rob what his top 11 moments were over the last 20 years.

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1. Getting fired from his first and only ‘proper’ job, working for Rover cars, after just six months. The rest is history…

2. Racing Man vs. Horse vs. Bike in the early ’90s. “I was caught up in the epicness of mountain biking then.”

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3. Finishing one place ahead of John Tomac at the DH World Championships in 1993. “My chain came off on the first turn, I rolled down and got 19th, one place ahead of Tomac. MBUK loved that and signed me for ’94.”

4. Getting off to a flying start in World Cup racing in 1994. Rob qualified in the top 10 at his first race in Cap-d’Ail, France, but punctured in the final. His second race was in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada where he finished third.

5. Winning the Kaprun World Cup in 1996.

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