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Issue: 2019-07-03, PHOTO: Colby Knowler

This month, Mt. McIntyre will host the new summer mountain bike festival, organized by the Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC.) Klondike Krankfest replaces CMBC’s previous summer event, 24 Hours of Light. Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Contagious Mountain Bike Club

It’s the ultimate garage sale, especially if you’re the type to keep more bikes than cars in your garage. This spring, the Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC) is hosting its annual bicycle garage sale. Anyone can bring a bike (or bikes) to... Read more

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

It’s Wednesday afternoon, the sun is warm and not a cloud in the sky as avid mountain bikers unload their bikes and prepare themselves for Mount Sima downhill riding. It’s my first time riding down what is described to me as a “downhill course... Read more

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

The Contagious Mountain Biking Club (CMBC) is hosting their annual 24 Hour of Light bike race. “This is one of the last remaining 24-hour mountain-bike races in Canada, and it is the only 24-hour race in North America where no lights are allowed,”... Read more

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

It can be intimidating starting a new sport, especially one that is generally about riding downhill, on unpaved mountains, with perilous things like rocks and trees that don’t seem to move out of your way. So the first step to learning to ride my... Read more

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

During the winter I had to decide what sport I was going to invest in for the upcoming summer. If I had an endless pit of money, I would have all types of equipment, for any occasion, but the reality was more finite... Read more

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Jonah Clark

Icycle Sports started in the summer of 1998 by Patrick Plemel in his basement in Riverdale. In 1999 they opened their first location on Wood Street, then had multiple locations until 2006 when they moved to their current location on Quartz Road... Read more

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Paul Burbidge

Kid Vicious, Starbuck's Revenge, Goat. No, not my favorite B-movies, but mountain bike trails christened by those who build and ride them. All of these routes, some gnarly and others more family-friendly, can be found up on Mount McIntyre, where... Read more

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: by Jenn Roberts

24 hour bike relays used to be en mode around North America, 15, 16 years ago. That's when the first one was in Whitehorse, 16 years ago. The popularity of the relays waned most places. But not in Whitehorse. Here, the race is held close to the... Read more

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The thrill of downhill and the dry heaves of cardio — get the best of both worlds at Contagious Mountain Bike Club’s Fat Enduro event at Mount Sima, April 16. As part of the club’s ever-expanding race series, participants will ride or push their... Read more

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Nathan Hughes

What happened to the kids from the class of 2009? Where are they all now, six years later? They must have finished their studies or done their travelling. Do they have kids? Government jobs? I do know what life is like for Austin Davignon and... Read more

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For anyone who likes to play on two wheels on the local bike trails, Mount Sima is the place to be the weekend of July 14 and 15. That's when the local ski hill will play host to the AFD Gravity Cup, the second and final downhill mountain bike... Read more

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There are moments in life when you suddenly realize that you are heading for disaster and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Some people have experienced this sensation once or twice. Some, like me, have experienced it more times... Read more

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