Biking is one of the best ways to see Europe’s ancient towns, rolling vineyards and historic castles. And of course, any good riding holiday should include great food and wine. Beaune, France has it all. I took a couple of riders from Canadian Cyclist magazine for a tour of my top places to bike around Burgundy. – Post by MEC Bike Product Manager Tim McDermott
Crankworx is mountain biking’s biggest festival, and brings thousands of riders and spectators from around the world to Whistler, BC. At Crankworx 2014 (August 8–17), a new trail named Micro Climate has been chosen as a stage in the Enduro World Series – and this trail was built by MEC Envoy and NSMB team rider Paul Stevens. Paul’s also racing the Canadian Open Enduro at Crankworx, and we caught up with him to find out more about the trail and the event.
MEC Envoy Stephen Matthews is a world class mountain biker. He’s pretty relaxed about most things, but has strong opinions about the features that make a pack right for mountain biking. Here’s his take on the subject.
Between Canada and Mexico, we’ve racked up 10,000km (!) and a huge list of memories. Every bike touring trip is different, but here’s what’s stood out our family so far. – Story by MEC Envoy FX Delemotte
You know what’s great? Spring bike trips. You know what’s not? Excess baggage charges or a damaged bike. MEC Envoy Paul Stevens travels a lot with his bike, and has some great tips for travelling or flying with your bike.
You voted. We tallied. And the results are now in. We’re pumped to announce the winners of the MEC Dirt Search. Each winning organization receives $10,000 for trail improvement, and they have some big things planned.
In pursuit of fast corners, wide open singletrack and delicious pancakes, Envoy and outsider Stephen Matthews took a road trip to Kamloops for some late-season riding with a couple of friends.Read more…