Faces at the Races|Riverglade National|Presented by Toys for Big Boys By Billy Rainford It’s time for our weekly look at the riders under the helmets and the spectators lining the fences in ‘Faces at the Races,’ this week presented by Toys for Big Boys.
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Photo Report|River Glade National|Presented by Toys for Big Boys By Billy Rainford We always know we’re in for a huge crowd when we make our annual trip out to Moncton, New Brunswick, for the River Glade National, however, this year exceeded even our usual high expectations. I’m not exactly sure what they did differently, but the track held up beautifully this year. They ripped and tilled it early and
Photo Report|Pleasant Valley National|Presented by Freedom Cycle Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford The Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals returned to Pleasant Valley in Truro, Nova Scotia, for the first time since 2002. Trivia question: Who won the 125 and 250 class at the 2002 Pleasant Valley National? 125 Class 250 Class Source: www.mxnationals.ca The races returned for their first of two rounds in the Maritimes. The track looked beautiful
Saturday Afternoon at Pleasant Valley|A Few Photos|Freedom Cycle Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford After a short, leisurely drive from Ontario to Brookfield, Nova Scotia, I arrived at the track that last hosted a Canadian National in 2002. Pleasant Valley sits on the land owned by the Cooke’s and is just a 30-second drive from the Brookfield Bakery and Tyler Medaglia and Heidi Cooke‘s house – this is a family
Photo Report|Rockstar MX Nationals|Ulverton Round 6 By Billy Rainford The traveling circus that is the Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals brought its thrills and spills to the province of Quebec this past week and the small, picturesque town of Ulverton. Ulverton is just south of Drummondville which is about 45 minutes east of Montreal. Drummondville is one of three Quebec cities that lays claim to the invention of poutine. If
Photo Report|Women’s East Round 1 at Gopher Dunes By Billy Rainford Photos by Tyler Spikman @Spikman The Women’s East Nationals got underway at the famed sand track in Courtland, Ontario, this past Saturday under clear skies and warm temperatures. Historically, the weather, combined with the deep deep sand at Gopher Dunes, make this the toughest round of both the Women’s and Men’s circuit. This year, the weather was perfect for
Photo Report|Rockstar MX Nationals|Regina Round 4 By Billy Rainford We finished of the western swing of the 2016 Rockstar MX Nationals at Moto Valley MX Park in Regina, Saskatchewan, this past Sunday. The sky in the province is referred to as “living” and you can see why. There were cloud formations threatening to make the event a repeat of a couple years ago when the rains came and shortened the
Photo Report|Women’s West Nationals|Regina Round 4 By Billy Rainford The 2016 Women’s West MX Nationals raced its final round Saturday at Moto Valley Raceway in Regina, Saskatchewan. #50 Shelby Turner came into the weekend with a 9-point lead over defending champion, #1W Sara King. To add to the excitement of the fourth and final round, Yorkton, SK’s #44 Kennedy Lutz showed up on a borrowed bike to see how she
Faces at the Races|Calgary Round 3 By Billy Rainford Photos by Bigwave and Jeff McConkey It’s time for our weekly look under the helmets in our favourite column, ‘Faces at the Races.’ Here’s round 3 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, Alberta. Remember, this is all in good fun. No animals or feelings were hurt in the production of this column. Maybe
Photo Report: Rockstar MX Nationals|Calgary Round 3 By Billy Rainford Round 3 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals headed back to Wild Rose MX Park in downtown Calgary this past weekend. They call this round the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the series and the action Sunday lived up to the billing. They ran the track backwards and incorporated a ton of changes since last June. There were mixed feelings about the