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Facebook IconJune 28, 2016 at 11:15 am

Two sick bike films by Anthill Films + cancer research fundraising + beer = a really good time you don’t want to miss!

Come grab your tickets at the shop today!

http://trailbicycles.ca/2016/06/support-ride-conquer-cancer-watching-2-epic-bike-movies/

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Support the Ride to Conquer Cancer by watching 2 epic bike movies

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Double header movie night featuring Anthill Films’ Not Bad and Not2Bad What: 2 epic bike films, Not Bad and Not2Bad, plus a chance to fight cancer When: July 7 and 8 Where: Frelone’s Building, 2781 Dunsmuir, Cumberland How: Get your $10 tickets at Trail Bicycles, 1999 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay Who:…

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June 28, 2016 at 9:02 am

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A call for volunteers for the BC Bike Race 2016

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The BC Bike Race is looking for volunteers for the Comox Valley leg of the race. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested!

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June 28, 2016 at 8:51 am

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Race Report from the 12 hours of Cumberland!

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12 hours of Cumberland Race Report from June 11 by Carson Damery

The number 6 mine park of Cumberland was the host of the annual 12 hours of Cumberland. You can either do the race in a team of 4, a team of 2 or single. Some of the results from the team were.
1st place 12-16 and 3rd place team of 4 men: Team Faster than you (Erik Ashton, Carson Damery, Ian Lehton and Jake Yells).
1st place Team of 4 men: Biblio Taco (Dave Damery, Dave Nowak, Peter Reid, Derek Vinge).
Kieran Nilsen did a great job in solo men.
Brynn Johnston’s team had an amazing race day.
The Juicy Pickles (Chuck Ashton, Dean Nilsen, Ken Johnston and another team mate) were very strong despite a bit of misfortune.
The wonder girls (Anja and Ava Leikermoser along with 2 other team mates) were having a blast out there!
Overall the whole Trail Bicycles Cycling Team had an amazing day of racing. Despite the somewhat poor weather everyone had smiles on their faces.
A special thank you to our team sponsors: Sew What, I Sew, Rob Nygren Royal Lepage Realtor, Trail Bicycles, Airport Service and Mini-Storage, Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. WesternOne, Wedler Engineering LLP, Riverway Dental Inc.

Trail Bicycles
June 27, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Trail Bicycles shared The CV Collective's photo.

Anyone interested in volunteering for this awesome bike race?!

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The BC Bike Race is looking for volunteers for the Comox Valley leg of the race. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested!

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Facebook IconJune 27, 2016 at 10:49 am

Riding back into the town of Fernie from Mt Fernie & Provincial Park

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June 27, 2016 at 8:56 am

Trail Bicycles shared Bella Bicicletta – Women's 100km Bike Ride – Comox Valley's post.

Thanks for this invaluable info Bella Bicicletta – Women's 100km Bike Ride – Comox Valley!! The 100km women's ride is July 17th and is sponsored by many local businesses including Trail Bicycles. For more info visit their Facebook/Instagram page or email to register/inquire cvbellabicicletta@gmail.com

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Bella Bicicletta – Women's 100km Bike Ride – Comox Valley

Today's Lesson: Riding in a Peloton
We hope you were able to enjoy the sunny skies & quieter winds by bicycle this weekend!
We sent out some helpful group riding tips in our newsletter this weekend but figured this would be a great venue to share some hints as well. Our group will be BIG on July 17th but once we get rolling, we expect it will naturally break into many smaller groups of varying speeds. Riding in a group can be 20-40% more efficient / faster than riding solo. If you have the opportunity to join forces with another bella or two, we'll provide some basics. We recommend that a single paceline is best suited to the old highway as it is a bit of a narrow shoulder. Note, if you are not comfortable riding in a group, there is zero pressure. Let the be the ride YOU want.

1. Rules of the Road. All traffic rules apply always (including stop signs, lights, signalling, right of ways, …). Signal wth arms to turn & to stop.

2. Be Seen. As a group we are easier to see than solo. However, wearing bright clothes & riding where you are visible to cars (ie. avoid ducking in to driveways then ducking back out onto the road) is best.

3. Be Predictable. This is very important to your fellow bellas (& to cars). Ride a straight line. If you want to pull off from the front, shoulder check that direction to indicate you will be moving over. Some will also wave a hand or wiggle an elbow to indicate the 2nd rider will become the leader. Hands gestures are best way to communicate as voices can be carried away by the wind.

4. Point Out Hazards. If you are in the front & see something (gravel, pedestrians, a huge stick, …) point it out to the riders behind you with your hand. They, in turn, will also "pass it down" with hand gestures. Guaranteed the person at the back cannot see what the front rider sees. It also lets the pack know the paceline may have to change it's line (move out of way of hazard).

5. Avoid Braking. In a group, slamming on your brakes will cause a tremendous tidal wave down the paceline. If you are getting too close to the rider in front of you, first attempt soft pedalling, coasting or sitting up taller to slow yourself down. Of course, use them as a last resort.

6. The Paceline. These brilliant pictures, borrowed from cyclingtips.com (a great resource) demonstrate how positions change in a paceline. The group should be traveling at a contant pace. The leader is always tempted to pick it up a bit … don't. Stay to the tempo. As you pull of the front (shoulder check & indicate), slow your tempo just a bit & then tuck into the back position. The leader will ride much harder than the back rider so enjoy the recovery at the back of the paceline. Generally, shorter pulls are done but you can establish that with your group. And, if you are too tired to pull at the front, just peel off & tuck back in when you get there.

Well, that concludes your lesson on pacelines for the day. There are loads of videos online that are worthy of watching. Most importantly, get out & practice with friends and be safe. If this style of riding is not to your liking it is no problem – just remember to stick to rules 1 through 4 and have a great ride.

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June 27, 2016 at 7:12 am

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Kelowna Classic Race Report!

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The Kelowna Classic XC by Erik Ashton

The Kelowna Classic XC was a wicked one. With rain up until a few hours before the loud “go!”, the course was the tackiest you can possibly get in the okanagan. The course was a quick road climb bottleneck into a smooth singletrack, switchback climb. When you got to the top of the singletrack climb, you go into a quick passing opportunity for a 15 second doubletrack. Then comes the first of the two fast, flowy, punchy descents. This first section included two drops, (one mandatory) and the other you can ride around. After the first descent, there was a flat smooth double track that went on for roughly .7 of a km. It then split in two. Going left was an extra two km for the masters, U17, U19, Elite, and so on. That continuation took you up a steep doubletrack climb into an overgrown descent. My route however, was for the U13 and U15 boys and that was a continued double track which led into the second descent. The second part was only 1.3 km but it was more steep which involved an off camber rock garden section which put a few in the bush! From there it was a quick overgrown section which led to the lap point. At the lap point you could take a hard left into a 200m sprint to the finish line or continue through. My race was a very fun one. We had three laps and I was off like a rocket but unfortunately, as soon as I got to the singletrack, I got a slow leak in my tire! The climb did not involve much rocks and roots so I kept climbing until I got to the quick double track section to get some co2 in my tire. It worked ok, but I was off my bike for over a minute! When I got back on, I was in 4th place and passed 3rd and 2nd over time. I was gaining on my competition who was then about 10 seconds ahead when the final sprint came. I only made up a few seconds, but not quite enough for the pass. After my race I was satisfied and we had a good burger with some drinks! We then had our podium which was 1st place with Team Devo Leaf Rogers, 2nd place Trail Bicycles Cycling Team Erik Ashton and 3rd place Trail Bicycles Cycling Team Jake Yells!

Thanks so much to Trail Bicycles, Sew What, I Sew, Riverway Dental Inc., Airport Service and Mini-Storage, Western One Rentals and Sales, Rob Nygren Royal Lepage Realtor, Wedler Engineering LLP, Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. that made this happen!
– Erik Ashton

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Facebook IconJune 26, 2016 at 9:06 pm

Fernie is wow.

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Facebook IconJune 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm

The #bcenduro at crowsnest was awesome today!

This is the view from stage 1!

#crowsnest #rockies #roadtrip #uroc #unitedridersofcrowsnest #enduro #bikesareawesome #remedy29

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Facebook IconJune 26, 2016 at 10:14 am

Trail Bicycles shared their event.

Come out and cruise this Thursday and join us in celebrating a special anniversary date for an amazing couple!

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June Cruiser Ride!

June Cruiser Ride!

It's the best time of year for a cruise…and to get married! Ian & Melody met exactly 2 years ago on the @[153540511233:274:Trail Bicycles] June Cruiser Ride and now are getting married this Thursday! Come out and bring your friends & family and join us to enjoy a wonderful day in the Comox Valley and a very special day for an amazing couple! Everyone welcome!

Meet and be ready to leave the shop for 6pm, bring a drink as we wait for everyone to arrive. We'll be cycling 45-60 minutes casually around town and if it's warm, we'll go for a dip in the Puntledge. We'll then make our way for local eats and drinks in town. Bring your old cruiser or any bike you love. Make sure to bring lights, locks and helmets for safety. All levels welcome.

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Facebook IconJune 26, 2016 at 9:49 am

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Do you have your tickets yet?!! 11 days away! Come out for a great movie and a great cause!
https://www.facebook.com/events/626556637511851/

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Not 2 Bad movie premiere & fundraiser for the Ride to Conquer Cancer

Not 2 Bad movie premiere & fundraiser for the Ride to Conquer Cancer

What's better than one of something? Two of something!!

@[153540511233:274:Trail Bicycles] is proud to host the Comox Valley premiere of Anthill's newest production: Not Two Bad !!

Join us for not just one, but TWO films from Anthill – a double header featuring the orignial 'Notbad', followed by the Premiere of 'Not2Bad'. ALL proceeds from ticket & beverage sales will be going to Trail Bicycles' @[127254840628270:274:The British Columbia Ride to Conquer Cancer] this August, benefitting the @[20113611808:274:BC Cancer Foundation].

There are two evenings to choose from! Frelone's is our generous host July 7 & 8. Snacks & drinks will be available for the all ages show. The infamous @[1430040383909445:274:Cumberland Brewing Company] beer will be on tap to keep adults hydrated for the 19+ shows.

Tickets are 10$ and available at Trail Bicycles in advance or at the door. Frelone's has a max capacity of 50 so be sure to get your tickets in advance to ensure your entry!

July 7 doors open 5:30pm for all ages show, film starts at 6pm.
July 7 doors open 7:30pm for the 19+ show, film starts at 8pm.

July 8 doors open 5:30pm for all ages show, film starts 6pm***
July 8 doors open 7:30pm for the 19+ show, film starts at 8pm

(***July 8 we will host a second all ages show only if July 7 all ages showing sells out & demand remains high**)

Check out our Team Page at @[127254840628270:274:The British Columbia Ride to Conquer Cancer]: http://www.conquercancer.ca/site/TR/Events/Vancouver2016?team_id=78034&pg=team&fr_id=1573

Thank you to our generous sponsors at Cumberland Physio & Yoga for Frelones Building, Cumberland Brewing Company and Sure Copy Courtenay!!
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Not 2 Bad Production Company film description:

"Anthill Films—the crew that brought you unReal and NotBad—and the Trek C3 Project have joined forces yet again, this time in SPAIN, to bring you more shenanigans & unbelievable bicycle riding than ever before. More unbelievable riding and bicycle mastery than you’d expect from the Trek C3 Project!

What’s better than one of something? Two of something. One is less than two. Therefore, logic dictates that two must be better than one. Faced with these indisputable facts, we realized that we needed to make a sequel. No one takes you serious in the movie business unless you make at least two of something—more is always better right?

And this is serious business. Serious off-road bicycle riding business. So get ready for a whole lot of more. More antics. More deep thoughts. More X-treme mountain cycling. And more slow-mo… especially more slow-mo. Yeah… that sounds Not2Bad. It’s a mountain bike film that’s Not Dos Bad!"

Cast: Brett Rheeder Cam McCaul Brandon Semenuk Ryan Howard Casey Brown Andrew Shandro Ruben Alcantara Rachel Atherton Gee Atherton Dan Atherton Sergio Layos Crew: Directed by: Anthill Films Darcy Wittenburg Colin Jones Darren McCullough Produced by: Anthill Films Ian Dunn Written by: Anthill Films

Trail Bicycles
Facebook IconJune 26, 2016 at 9:46 am

Getting ready to drop in for the #bcenduro race in #crowsnest with the other #uroc

Good luck to all the racers in the @islandcupseries race in #cumberland held by that #uroc

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June 26, 2016 at 8:59 am

Trail Bicycles shared Trail Bicycles Cycling Team's photo.

Another amazing race report from Kieran Nilsen – Kamloops BC Enduro Series June 4th below!

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BC Enduro Series Race Report, Kamloops BC, June 4th
by Kieran Nilsen

We left on Friday afternoon to head out to Kamloops for my third BC Enduro series stop this year. By now I had the race process a little more figured out. It was about not just being fast, but being consistent. That was my goal. Practice on Saturday did not go too well. We rode stage three first as it was the easiest to access then hiked up to stage one. A ways down stage one I ended up taking a pretty bad crashes resulting in a crushed helmet and a very broken derailleur. I slowly made my way down to the car and waited for Carter to finish up practice so we could go to the bike shop. After finally getting all my stuff figured out we headed back to the venue later on that day. I managed to get in all the stages for practice except for the last one and was exhausted after a long stressful day.
That next morning I packed up all my stuff, help load the bikes onto the truck and we took off to the race. I rode pretty clean but also pretty conservatively. I definitely could’ve pushed myself a little more on stage one but sometimes that’s how racing goes. Stage two was fast except for the mistake I made near the top where I went off track completely and ended up in a meadow. One thing that I forgot to remember was all the blind corners in that stage. Stage three was fast and flowy and I had a couple sketchy moments but it went pretty smooth. Stage four was a slalom course going down the ski run. I was a little nervous and changed over to flat pedals so I could throw my foot out whenever. It went pretty smooth considering I hadn’t ridden it yet. All in all I had an amazing day hanging out with friends and riding bikes.

A Big Thank You to our sponsors: Sew What, I Sew, Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd., Rob Nygren Royal Lepage Realtor, Riverway Dental Inc., Western One Rentals and Sales, Carey Wedler, Airport Service and Mini-Storage, Trail Bicycles

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Facebook IconJune 25, 2016 at 9:38 pm

Awesome practice day @bc_enduro_series in Crowsnest today! Trails are so fun and the view is amazing!

#bcenduro #crowsnest #rockies #roadtrip #bikesareawesome #trailbicycles #bearsmart

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June 25, 2016 at 9:36 pm

Trail Bicycles shared Cycling BC's photo.

Emily Johnston!!

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Congrats to all of our 2016 XC provincial champions!

Photo © Clint Trahan Studios






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