What makes a mountain bike ride great? Terrain? Speed? A little bit of terror? Can you even break it down into it's elements? The bike crew at Whistler-Blackcomb is trying. They're taking a summer-long look at the alchemy of a bike ride, and so far the videos are pretty great: they hit the balance between pondering and pump-up.
Whistler Mountain Bike Park—the biggest freeride bike park in North America—is opening for the summer season on May 15. We spoke to Whistler Bike Park's Jeremy Roche about tips on downhill biking, body armor, and the best time to plan a trip.