The progression in mountain biking has been remarkable, particularly when you look to the younger riders in our sport. Every year there are more and more up-and-comers who’ve been able to unlock a skillset that many of us are still working to understand, let alone replicate out there on the trail.
Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team rider, Andréane Lanthier Nadeau, recognized young Squamish talent, Lucy Vaneesteren, for not only her riding abilities but also her genuine love for our sport. After their first ride together, a mutual respect emerged as a foundation to their relationship. Lucy being inspired by ALN’s career, character, and openness, and ALN recognizing the potential in Lucy, her bright spirit, and her love of bikes.
It’s an exciting time to be a mountain biker. There are more riders to call on, more trails to ride, and endless riding opportunities to take part in. Surrounding yourself with the people who encourage and inspire you both on and off the bike, that’s the best way to make the most of these opportunities.
Celebrating 40 years
In 1981, three friends decided to start building their own mountain bikes to handle off-road riding around Vancouver. Forty years later, a lot has changed, but the big things haven’t—a lifelong obsession with bikes, and an unrelenting desire to design and build the best mountain bikes possible.
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the stories, riders, friends, adventures, failures, successes, places, and bikes that brought us from way-back-when to now. As we look back, we’ll also share where we’re going. Because from unexplored trails, to design breakthroughs, to the next generation of riders—there’s so much to look forward to.
Join us in looking back on the stories that make up forty years of bikes. It’s been an unforgettable ride, and it’s only going to get better from here.
The 150 Year Old Rocky Mountain Dealer (Wait, what?)
My Altitude's new clothes
Sweat the details - Roy's RMX
Riding Bikes and Baking Pie with Cycle Solutions
The Whoppers that Sparked a Mountain Bike Destination
Sweat the Details - Dan's 1996 Altitude
From Germany to the east coast of Canada, Dan's 1996 Altitude made the cut of belongings that were coming with him when starting his new adventure on a new continent.
That time when my brother and I rode the dry Spanish desert to the lush mountains of Andalusia.
Alex Volokhov's 2007 Switch 2.0