Powderface Short Loop – Video

Powderface Short Loop YYCMTB Banshee

We get a lot of questions about trails outside of West Bragg. The Powderface Short Loop is a good one to look at. This used to be one of the go-to rides in Kananaskis, long before Moose Mountain and West Bragg were developed [raise your hand if you rode it on a hardtail XC bike]. Since the early 90s, parts of it have been rebuilt 6-7 times, plus erosion and cattle have worked their magic. These days, it’s a wide-open ripper […]

Booking NOW for 2016 Sessions

YYCMTB Highline Canmore Plaid GoatHighline Trail, Canmore, Alberta

It’s time to get out there! YYCMTB is booking private skill sessions and guided rides right now! So far this spring, the weather has been extraordinarily cooperative. Trails that are normally not dry until late May [or later] are ready to ride! Skill Sessions Are you new to mountain biking? Do you want to tune up your skills before tackling an enduro or 24 Hour race? Do you simply want to ride better and have more fun than you did last year? […]

What’s In Your Pack?

Regular ride pack: Osprey Raptor 14Regular ride pack: Osprey Raptor 14

I do my best to pack appropriately for the ride. Long days get more stuff, short days get less. If I’m photographing and/or building trail, it changes again. I’m not a minimalist, but not carrying the kitchen sink with me either. Here is what I take with me: Regular Rides The pack is an Osprey Raptor 14 with a 3L reservoir. I use this for the majority of my rides at all distances. I vary the amount of water – less for short […]