One of the best things about long weekends is taking a day off on the weekend before. Double long weekend. Win. That’s exactly what Team NSMB did on the last weekend in July. Our mission? To check out some new trails, hang out at the beach, and drink some beers. We loaded up the two Team Tacomas with DH bikes, sandals, and a whole lotta beer, and headed up the Trans-Canada Highway. Wild ‘n Out in the BC interior.
We started off in Salmon Arm, and with the help of Dylan Sherrard were pleasantly surprised by the trails at Rubberhead. Super fun sidehill traverses and steep dusty chutes, all shuttle access and NOT bombed out. It’s enough of a revelation for Shore riders to find fresh trails, but a post-ride swim in Shuswap Lake right at the bottom of the trails confirmed we were definitely in vacation mode.
Next we headed farther up the Trans-Canada to Revelstoke. We were greeted by local pro photographer Bruno Long, who had a bunch of local spots in mind to shoot with us, as well as local pro rider Lorraine Blancher. The momentum that had started in the Shuswap kept on rolling and the boys sent it for the lenses – until someone put a thumb through a ladder bridge. We woke up with one more shuttle driver and still a lot of stoke to go around, and had an epic day in the Blanket Creek area.
It’s not the easiest thing to line up the schedules of ten busy guys, local knowledge, accommodation, and so on. We’ve got a lot of people to thank for making this bonus long weekend extra-awesome and we’ll get to that in the photo stories – but as of now we think you’ll agree that it was mission: accomplished.
Are you wild n’ out this summer?