Our favorite trail advocate: Steve Messer
is the best guy to have in your riding community. He works tirelessly to keep trails
open to mountain bikes by attending city
hall meetings, speaking on riders’ behalves
and being a steward to the riding community. Hats off to you, Steve. Your efforts
have kept many of our favorite trails open.
Winner of the Best Swag award: An
inflatable T-Rex will always win this
category in our book.
Mr. Biggles: Logan Binggeli shows us his
favorite new trailbike from KHS. He can
ride this thing much faster than we can.
The best hardware: Catharine Pendrel
shows us the bronze medal she won at
the Rio Olympics this year. The Orbea
cross-country racer is a force to be
reckoned with on the trails. o
Fat Chance: Chris Chance relaunched Fat
Chance bikes about a year ago. The iconic
Yo Eddy frame has been on the short list
of best bikes ever made since it was first
welded in 1982.
Two legends in one picture: Former
editor of Mountain Bike Action Zapata
Espinoza poses with Valentino
Campagnolo for a photo.
Two more legends, one more photo:
Ruthie Matthes and Chris Herting were on
hand. Ruthie is a legendary racer who now
works closely with Magura on R&D. Chris
is a well-renowned welder who’s best
known for his masterful creations for his
company, 3D Racing.
Keepin’ it real while keepin’ it safe: Bill
Rudell shows us the necessary gear from
G-Form for riding the Nevada desert.
Crashing here is like crashing on a pile of
razor blades. Pads should be required.
Stan and Chloe: Stan Koziatek is the
founder of Stan’s No Tubes. Chloe
Woodruff is one of the fastest racers who
uses the miracle fluid and races for Pivot
More personality than the lens can
handle: From the left: Scott Markewitz,
Brett Tippie and Richie Schley are all
willing to pose for our camera. Brett and
Richie are best known for their freerider
hucks. Scott is best known for following
them and other great riders with a camera
to capture the action.