If you have been to Revelstoke, Bc and haven’t ridden Keystone Standard Basin yet, put it at the top of your to do list.
Having some of the most epic views around to complement the super rad single track makes Keystone Standard Basin a must do.
Cassidy Wyntjes and Robert Quade climbing up the first pitch.
The trail starts you off with a good grade single track with technical rocky pitches to keep you honest, but gains altitude quickly and puts you into the alpine in no time at all.
Rob Quade, Stewart Dixon and Chris Mckenna loving the perfect trails.
Once into the alpine meadows the flowers are out of control amazing making it hard to look at the trail and not the flowers.
Rob catching a sick shot of me absorbing the scenery……..
Some sick alpine single track leads you to some cool shale and rock pitches .
Cassidy mid rock garden.
Rob Quade from above.
Even without colour the scenery is great.
All sorts of epic views and rad nature along the ride.
Paul Kerfoot climbing one of the steep switchbacks.
There was a sweet spot to have a break at the bottom of this waterfall.
Break time….dunk your head in the creek to deal with the heat.
Chris Mckenna crossing the creek on the rock bridge.
Rob ripping the last bit of flower loaded trail before the cabin.
The lake at the top, swimmable if you can survive the bugs…
A small cabin is at the top if you want to do an overnighter.
The trail is a out and back trail, so all the climbing that you have just done is your reward. Though it’s not all down on the way back, it sure is fun to rip what you just climbed up.
Stu climbing one of the last few pitches.
Cruising across the meadows.
I recommend that everyone goes out and rips Keystone Standard Basin.
Each year the Canmore Nordic Center is swarmed by thousands of eager people to participate in the 24 hours of Adrenaline race. It is a race that can be participated in a variety of different ways such as, solo, 2, 4, 5 and 10 person teams.
Depending on which category you enter into will somewhat determine the competitiveness of your team and the amount of effort/difficulty required.
The race Lasts for 24 hours, yep, that means night riding, which is a huge draw for people who wouldn’t normally go for a bike ride at night time.
Night time starting zone.
This is possibly the most enjoyable part of the race.
The finish tent and a competitor being greeted by Crazy Larry.
The overall atmosphere of the event is great, people come up for the whole weekend, setup base camps and have tons of fun.
A great BBQ setup with tasty eats……
Alastair Jones getting his hot beef injection…..mmmmm.
Eric’s fancy Readneck wheel.
Becky Fizor’s Bacon “n” Egg gloves.
Rad Bike was not up at the race in usual format, fixing bikes, but more on a moral support mission and good times agenda.
This years event had a few nice additions, a beer garden, massages for donations by the One tree wellness girls and live music by local artists.
Eric trying to convince Jenna and Candice from One Tree Wellness to donate Rad Bike some massages.
Shane Phillips played some tunes.
A Bow Vally event would be nothing without Crazy Larry.
We headed up to catch the excitement, encourage all our friends and customers and help further the good vibes for all.
Steve Gaffney doing some repairs to keep his bike rolling.
Canmore local Adam Koebelthrows down some nice laps.
Matt Hadley waiting for his first night lap. Matt threw down the quickest lap of the race on his 650b Exprezzo bike.
Rad Racer, Scott Edmunds waits for one of his night laps.
Adrien wrenching away, keeping people riding.
Jolene spreading fun times.
Rad Rider Steve Nelson being blinded by flash……sorry steve!
Paul Ashton, one of the Nordic Center’s Trail guys enjoying some popcorn.
We ended up seeing most of the people we wanted to(sorry if we missed you) and getting some great shots while shouting out encouragement and having loads of fun.
Though we weren’t there to fix bikes, we can’t leave a rider with a busted bike. Mid race/trail chain repair that helped this guy finish his lap without walking. Rad Bike!
Trails in the night.
Eric cheering on the racers halfway through their night laps.
In between cheering and bike repairs, we had time to do some sweet Trail Luge!
Here at Rad Bike we make sure that we’re having as much fun as possible and encouraging all around us to do the same!
A few fun piks and things i’ve come across.
A scene i came across in a Vernon yard. A sick combo, little red express, rad old bike and a pump hiding in between.
A little bit of Winnipeg cycling history.
Canmore Bike jumble!
A cookie custom “Brad bike” stcker.
If you see this sight…… You know fun is being had near by.
Tail gate fun.