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…
New this year: MEC is teaming up with the Snow Pentathlon that will be held in Quebec City from February 22 to March 9. Very popular after 10 years of existence, the event began as a retirement project of Jean-Charles Ouellet, a big fan of cycling and adventure races, among other sports, and is now the race director of the Snow Pentathlon.
MEC Envoy Stephen Matthews took a Ghost Cagua bike out for more than just a test ride. He took it out for a test season. See how it stacked up to different conditions, from long days of climbing singletrack to fast descents on the Shore.
A few weeks ago, we asked what pursuits you had on the horizon for 2014. Woven through many of the amazing endeavours you told us about, we saw a definite trend towards training for a specific distance or race. Namely a marathon, Fondo, triathlon, or an extreme obstacle race (like Tough Mudder).
Six-year-old Emma has some hard-hitting questions about Santa for her parents F-X and Cécile. After all, the whole family is on a cycling and climbing trip around the world, so there’s no home address, no mantle for stockings, and no chimney for Santa (unless he’s into climbing). Get a sneak peek at how MEC Envoys F-X and Cécile will make the holidays happen for Emma while they’re on the road, along with some tips on cycle touring with kids.
When Arc’teryx challenged MEC to a trail building competition, we jumped at the chance to get dirty… plus we couldn’t resist a little friendly competition. So on November 17, dozens of MEC staff and supporters met up with the NSMBA to dig, grub and mine for gold on the North Shore. Our goal was to build more trail than Arc’teryx over a few hours. How’d we do? Find out below. Photos by Pure Souls Media. Read more…