Volume One of our Trail Journal is dedicated to the enjoyment of putting rubber-covered wheels into dirt. It is a collection of some of our favourite stories, images, bikes, and characters. Collectively, the stories in this magazine trace Rocky Mountain's journey—looking back through 35 years of good times, and forward at what's to come.
From Margus Riga's madness, to Owen Perry's photographic Ode to BC, to Paris Gore's stunning cover shot, we've tracked down our most memorable images and stories. We dug into the archives for some of the pivotal bikes and moments in our history. Wade Simmons shared his adventures in the Dolomites, legendary photographer Sterling Lorence gave us some insight into the process of capturing his iconic Maiden image, Danielle Baker explored the Nuu-chah-nulth Spirit Forest on Vancouver Island’s west coast, and Fred Glo schooled us on the early days of enduro racing.
Thomas Vanderham gave up his backcountry coffee method, Andreas Hestler celebrated 10 years of BC Bike Race, distributors sent postcards from across the globe, and Dirk Janz and Helle Schuster enjoyed schnapps on the Walmendingerhorn.
The Trail Journal has been offset printed in limited quantities, and looks great on your shop bench, the porch at your backcountry cabin, or that designer coffee table you're too afraid to put your feet up on. Reading it may not be quite the same as sitting down for coffee with Rocky Mountain founder Grayson Bain, or dropping in on a full-moon night ride in the Italian alps with Simmons, but it's pretty damn close.
—The Rocky Mountain Bicycles Crew