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Camso has issued a DTS 129 recall for its products made in model year 2017 (MY2017). The issue stems from a number of reports of brakes malfunction on the dirt-to-snow bike conversion kit. The pin which secured the brake pads can loosen, causing a crash or impact hazard. No injuries have been reported as a result of the issue.
The Charity Ride takes place on December 16 this year on Boulder and Frisby with a day of coached and guided riding. While instructors Nadine Overwater, Rob Alford, Brodie Evans and Derek Wood will offer tips and wisdom, it’s designed as less of a clinic and more as a day of stoke in the mountains. Photographers will be out taking professional photos of participants, and the day ends with an epic after-party at the Big Eddy Pub in the heart of Revelstoke.
BCSARA recommends that anyone who is contacted by an organization seeking funding for Search and Rescue question the caller as to the organization’s name and charity registration number. Should a member of the public have concerns, or not receive tax receipts for a donation, they should contact the Canada Revenue Agency.
Avalanche Canada is heading to north-central Alberta to deliver the Backcountry Avalanche Workshops (BAW) in five communities this November. The BAW is an excellent early-season tune-up on avalanche safety to get you thinking about the avalanche essentials and safe backcountry riding habits.
The annual film showcases the latest and greatest flicks from the sledding and snow bike industries. Athletes and filmmakers will be on hand and, as always, there will be a TON of prizes to be won.
Traditional films can be hard to get to the masses. I would rather have many people see the work I put so much time into than just a few because the rewarding part is making someone feel an emotion watching a video and getting them excited for the season or making them want to ride. With how the Internet is now, there are so many great platforms to showcase the webisodes, and “White Gold” will be free to watch on YouTube.
If you didn’t get a chance to check out the 2017 Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Show, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with our photo recap of everything that went down there this year.
Entries for both video and photo were narrowed down to the top five selections in each category. These were then evaluated by the panel of judges in 22 categories which measure impact, creativity, subject matter, storytelling, wow! factor, marketability, style and merit/skill.
The production value of this year’s 2017 snow bike and sled films is catching up with the riding, which has been pushing the limits of our sport on-screen for years. We have young guns pushing their ability to the brink. There are veterans finding new places to explore and new ways to get there. And we’re seeing more variety of terrain, riding styles and locations than ever before.
Some of the POV angles in Boondockers Fourteen give the viewer a really good feel for what it’s like to crawl up through the tight terrain chased by the crew in the film. At each impasse, the viewer can’t help but ask, Where is he going to go? Which way would I go? It’s the kind of exploratory riding that we like to attempt as well, and it’s fun to watch. You can get right into it, so much so that it’s easy to imagine that it’s you there, casting your head side-to-side looking for a way out, breathing heavy, sweating and squinting through foggy goggles