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2019 Sugar Showdown – Get Ready to Get Shreddy

TRAIL KNOWLEDGE. SISTERHOOD. CONFIDENCE. STEEZE AND EXPERTISE. Come join an AMAZING community of women at the Sugar Showdown as we empower each other while we build our jump and drop…

TRAIL KNOWLEDGE.
SISTERHOOD.
CONFIDENCE.
STEEZE AND EXPERTISE.

Come join an AMAZING community of women at the Sugar Showdown as we empower each other while we build our jump and drop skills at infamous Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park!

Find inspiration and progression together with some of the best coaches from around the world at this weekend workshop designed to build and sharpen proper techniques. Individualized clinics Saturday will be grouped based on ability and will target skills that will help you stay safe, smart, and aware on the dirt. This is what we call Adrenaline Zen! Instruction will focus on building competence and confidence in freeride skills, including fundamentals, line choice, amplitude, and style. On Sunday, participate in a fun, low-pressure competition focusing on ride style before joining in the rowdy raffle and awards ceremonies!

Sugar Showdown is open to women and anyone who identifies as female. The weekend offers something for everyone. We meet every rider where they are, from 6-year-old sweet peas to the best pro freeriders in the world. Come be a part of the sisterhood of shred with Sweetlines at the Sugar Showdown!

$1000 PRO PURSE!

Register Now

FRIDAY, JULY 5 – SUNDAY, JULY 7
DUTHIE HILL PARK, ISSAQUAH, WA
MEET IN THE CLEARING INSIDE THE PARK
FRIDAY
6pm – 7pm – Crash Course
6pm – 8pm – Meet & Greet, Trivia Night
6pm – Bike Checks

SATURDAY
8am – 4pm – Classes

SUNDAY
8am – 4pm – Comp

COST:
CLASS & COMP
$225 – Early Bird Pricing
$235 – May 20
$245 – June 20
FAMILY DISCOUNT
($15 off each, use the code SugarFam19)

SWEET PEAS (ages 6-8)
$189 – Early Bird
$199 – May 20
Sweet Peas Jump Jam – FREE

COMP ONLY – $25
Includes: lunch Saturday (food truck available Sunday)
Registration closes July 3 at 10pm

PREREQUISITES:
For the Novice and Amateur classes, participants must have been riding mountain bikes for a minimum of 1 year and be ready to jump and drop (new to jumping is good but no new riders please).

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Ride Like a Girl 2019 Call for Applications for Mentorship Program

We are now accepting applications from BC athletes for the 2019 mentorship program. If you are under the age of 20 and keen to progress your downhill, enduro, cross-country or…

We are now accepting applications from BC athletes for the 2019 mentorship program. If you are under the age of 20 and keen to progress your downhill, enduro, cross-country or freeriding skills, you may have just what it takes to be the next athlete in the 2019 program. We will be selecting several new up and coming athletes to be matched with pro-athletes throughout the season.

Athletes selected for the program will have the opportunity to receive guidance, racing advice and have an opportunity to meet and ride with a professional athlete in their discipline. Among Ride Like a Girl’s 2019 mentors are well-known mountain bike athletes Jaime Hill (downhill), Sandra Walter (cross-country). Stephanie Denroche (downhill), Katie Button (cross-country and off-road triathlon), Carey Mark (cross-country), and Lisa Ludwig (cross-country) as well as several other pros. Each of the 2019 mentors are accomplished athletes with many years’ experience in the mountain bike industry and racing backgrounds ranging from racing world cups to national and provincial level events.

Sandra Walter, Ride Like a Girl mentor, shredding on her cross-country machine.

“Being a mentor for Ride Like a Girl is a fun and rewarding way for me to give back to the sport and share all of my experience with young shredders. Plus, they usually teach me a thing or two, so it’s a win-win! I really enjoy being involved in the development of young women mountain bike racers, because it keeps me in touch with the community and my roots and anything we can do to encourage girls to stay active is awesome,” says Sandra Walter, pro cross-country racer, and ten time Canadian national team member.

“2018 was a big year for me and having such an amazing role model who I could look up to and who helped me train and learn throughout the year was a huge help. Having Mical Dyck there as my mentor to give me advice and coach was a super important part of my racing the last season. I enjoyed my rides with Mical learning race techniques and just having fun,” says Emmy Lan, 2018 Ride Like a Girl athlete, from the Comox Valley, BC.

Jaime dropping in on a riding adventure in Norway.

Biking is my passion. I want the up and coming generation of females to feel welcomed into the sport and have fun! Through being a mentor for Ride Like a Girl I hope to spread the word and the stoke to greater the riding community with more young girls shredding,” says Stephanie Denroche, Ride Like a Girl DH mentor, former BC Provincial Champion, Junior Canadian National Champion, and past Ride Like a Girl athlete.

Jaime Hill railing a berm in her local trails

““The ride like a girl program provides young female mountain bike athletes with an invaluable opportunity of mentorship from experienced, strong female athletes and role models. Since its inception, I have been proud to help riders not only grow their skill set on their bikes, but in many other aspects of life in general,” says Jaime Hill pro downhill mountain biker, coach, mentor and Director for Ride Like a Girl.

“I’ve been so honoured to watch all the girls who have been part of this program over the years blossom into not just confident, skilled riders and athletes, but amazing all-around humans as well! I’m excited to continue to work with Ride Like A Girl for 2019 to help even more young girls hone their skills, increase their confidence and build more future life-long community ambassadors!”

Jaime Hill, Ride Like a Girl mentor, doing a skills session with a crew of young shredders.

 

Ride Like a Girl is accepting applications until February 18, 2019. Interested athletes must be under the age of 20, live in British Columbia, and have some racing/freeriding experience. Community involvement including coaching, trail building, helping with races and events, and other volunteer pursuits are an asset for applicants.

For more info and to apply, please visit ridelikeagirl.ca

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Crankworx presents “Shifting Perceptions” Web Series about Women in Mountain Biking

Three-part series, produced in collaboration with TELUS Local Programming, documents rise of women in MTB through voices of sport’s most dominant females

WHISTLER, B.C. January 29, 2019 – It’s a time in mountain bike history like no other. For years, women were outnumbered and underrepresented. Their accomplishments, understated. Through it all, they kept charging forward, pouring blood and sweat into the dirt, paving the way for a hoped-for future – a future where women would be seen as good riders, the caveat “for a girl,” eliminated.

Ask the men and women who’re out there today, and they’ll tell you: it’s happening.

Crankworx, with support from TELUS Local Programming, is proud to present “Shifting Perceptions,” a three-part web series about women in mountain biking.

“We’re not trying to be, like, ‘we’re special’ or anything like that,” says Claire Buchar, the proud owner of dozens of hard-earned medals and trophies from Crankworx, World Cup races and National Champs. “We’re part of the scene. I think the end goal is just to be a part of mountain biking, whether you’re a guy or a girl.”

Featuring Jill Kintner, Anneke Beerten, Claire Buchar, Georgia Astle, Kialani Hines, Vaea Verbeeck, Casey Brown, Miranda Miller, Micayla Gatto, and Valentina Höll, the series shines the spotlight on the unconscious bias that existed in mountain biking, and the women who’ve ushered in the change.

“The women who compete at Crankworx are awe-inspiring athletes, full stop,” says Crankworx General Manager Darren Kinnaird. “We want people to view them as the heroes they are. Let’s eliminate ‘you ride well for a girl’ from our lexicon. It doesn’t represent what’s actually going on out there. Female mountain bikers are amazing riders. That’s all it needs to be about.”

Catch each episode of “Shifting Perceptions,” starting today and on the following two Tuesdays, for free on TELUS Local Programming’s YouTube channel.

Episode 1: Spark to Flame

Do you have to play the game to change the game? Legends of mountain biking, Claire Buchar, Anneke Beerten and Jill Kintner, talk about where they’ve come from and where it’s all going as the sport, and women’s place in it, charges forward.

Tuesday, February 5 – Episode 2: See it to Believe it

Dedication, motivation and inspiration. According to some of the top women in mountain biking, these are the qualities that have pushed the best to become even better, paved the way for a new generation of all-stars, and brought female participation in the sport to a whole new level.  Hear Kialani Hines, Vaea Verbeeck, Miranda Miller, and more, talk about what drives them to persevere through every peak and valley

Tuesday, February 12 – Episode 3: The Time is Now

Where to next? More riders are making their way to mountain bike Mecca, equipment has upped the ante, and the next generation is coming in hot. Riders at all stages of their careers, including Micayla Gatto, Jill Kintner and Valentina Höll, talk about how the game’s been changed, and their hopes for the future.

Thanks to our friends at TELUS Local Programming who made this project possible and, of course, to the riders who kept their eyes on the prize, pushed for the top, stepped up and proclaimed: “If I can do it, you can do it.”

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Kitsbow To Release Latest Film in 36 Hours Series: “Not Quite Out of the Woods”

PETALUMA, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2018) — After launching the first-ever 36 Hours in Kitsbow film series, a program giving anyone the chance to apply for a production stipend to showcase their favorite adventure, Kitsbow is honored to…

PETALUMA, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2018)  After launching the first-ever 36 Hours in Kitsbow film series, a program giving anyone the chance to apply for a production stipend to showcase their favorite adventure, Kitsbow is honored to announce “Not Quite Out of the Woods.” Shot and edited by Emmy Award winner, Kate Geis, the film documents an overnight father/daughter bikepacking adventure in Western Massachusetts. The story is told in the context of a family’s journey through childhood Leukemia treatment.

On October 6, 2017, five-year-old Eleanor Maynard was diagnosed with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Since then, the road to recovery has been anything but easy. Her parents Adin and Llama Maynard have taken every chance they get to infuse adventure and their family’s love of cycling into Eleanor’s life.

“I hope this film inspires other parents to provide their kids with experiences of adventure through bikepacking, and cycling in general,” said Adin Maynard. “And for parents of kids undergoing medical treatment, I hope Eleanor’s smile and positive attitude encourages hope and strength, proving that happiness is found in pushing limits and seeking new experiences.”

“We knew we would be inspired by all of the films in the series, but we didn’t anticipate the amount of love and hope that would be illuminated by bicycling,” said David Billstrom, CEO of Kitsbow. “We were blown away by not only Eleanor’s story but the quality of work that went into ‘Not Quite Out of the Woods.’ It was unanimously our staff pick.”

Check out the “Not Quite Out of the Woods” trailer here.

Today, Eleanor is in the midst of chemotherapy treatment which can come with moments of real struggle brought on by the inevitable side effects. However, in between those hard moments she is spending time doing the things she loves including biking, ballet, romping with her brothers and being a happy kindergartener.

“About 3,000 people younger than age 20 are found to have ALL each year in the United States,” according to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. But due to fairly recent medical advances, Eleanor’s story isn’t the only one of hope. “About 98-percent of children with ALL go into remission within weeks after starting treatment and over 90-percent of those children can be cured.”

Kitsbow will be releasing the full version of “Not Quite Out of the Woods” at 6 a.m. PST on Friday, Dec. 14 on the Kitsbow blog and Facebook. Additionally, the public can follow along with Eleanor’s journey through the family’s Facebook group as well as Adin’s Instagram.

It’s never too soon or too late to get out and make memories. To create your own 36 Hours in Kitsbow film, apply at Kitsbow.com between Feb. 1- Feb. 28. For more inspiration, take a look at the other short films on our blog.

About Kitsbow

With unabashed style and technical excellence, Kitsbow celebrates the joy and passion of cycling by creating the world’s finest bike clothing. Offering high-performance apparel, the California-based company prioritizes quality, value and the belief that anything that’s done should be done with the absolute best of what’s available. To view the line and learn more about Kitsbow, visit www.kitsbow.com.

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#MTBGirls – Go and ride your bike!

 Best XCO MTB female athletes will show you why they love what they do! Watch Jolanda Neff, Maja Włoszczowska, Emily Batty, Annika Langvad, Anne Tauber, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå, Yana…

Best XCO MTB female athletes will show you why they love what they do! Watch Jolanda Neff, Maja Włoszczowska, Emily Batty, Annika Langvad, Anne Tauber, Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå, Yana Belomoina, Catherine Pendrel, Julie Bresset and Raiza Goulao talk about their sport.

Video created by: ASF Studio http://www.asfstudio.pl

Why do we love it?
It’s energy.
It’s nature.
It makes you fit and healthy.
It’s social.
It’s freedom.
It’s fun.
Whatever nation you are, whatever age you are, whatever occupation you have, go and ride your bike, like we do. Every day.

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Kicking Off The 2018 BC Bike Race

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – July 5, 2018: The 12th edition of BC Bike Race kicks off tomorrow when 600 racers from – a record – 40 different countries arrive in North…

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – July 5, 2018: The 12th edition of BC Bike Race kicks off tomorrow when 600 racers from – a record – 40 different countries arrive in North Vancouver. We are as excited as ever to welcome new and returning faces to our backyard. This year, for the first time, the race will begin in the scenic Cowichan Valley and will end in Squamish – a favorite stage for our racers.

Geoff Kabush is our defending champion and will be battling it out against a strong Open Men’s field. Pan American Games Gold Medalist, Jeremiah Bishop from the US and 5-time Cape Epic winner, Karl Platt from Germany are both new to the event and we can’t wait to see what the bring to the table! ͞All my mates did the race and said I have to do it,͟ says Karl. ͞They were really impressed with the relaxed atmosphere and how people enjoyed it. They were also impressed with the trails and everything around. I am not new to BC but it was always my wish to experience it a bit more, so I think the BCBR is a great opportunity!͟

Cory Wallace won the race in 2016 but was unable to defend his title last year when he was forced to withdraw during stage 7 due to an illness. Quinn Moberg, the local hero, will get too race his home trails for stage 7 this year, which could lead to a nail-biting finish. Also returning this year are Tim Johnson and Sam Schultz. Both racers encountered challenges last year – Sam withdrew from the race in Squamish, after a podium finish a couple of days earlier, due to sickness. And Tim received a crash course in suspension set-up during the week after developing serious blisters due to a combination of. too much tire and suspension pressure and skinny grips. ͞I was trying to go fast and trying to keep up with the lead group and I just. shredded my hands,͟ says Tim of his experience. We are looking forward to seeing what he can do out there this time with a year of BCBR under his belt!

I’m stoked to come to check out BC Bike Race for my first time. It’s like single track Christmas! I don’t know what’s coming, but I know it’s good! The field is stacked with an all star lineup perhaps the toughest yet! This should make for a dynamic race with possible lead changes, though out the week. I am gunning for a stage win and a top three overall, but my final goal is to see what the local beer is all about!
~ Jeremiah Bishop

Katerina Nash is our defending champion in the Women’s Open category, “as a racer I always want to do my best at any race I compete at. Therefore, defending my BCBR title is a goal. However, it is the race itself, the trails and the welcoming communities that I think about and get excited about when returning to BCBR.͟ Also, back this year and vying for the win is Helke Elferink who took the third step overall last year. Hannah Finchamp, who new to the race this year, will also be pushing for the top step. This current Collegiate national mountain bike champion also took the amateur wold XTERRA champion titles at ages 16 and 17.

Hannah Barnes, a world-traveling adventure athlete, will be getting a taste of what coastal British Columbia has to offer and Canadian freestyle skier and reigning Olympic Gold Medalist in ski cross,  Brady Leman, will also be experiencing our race for the first time!

BC Bike Race wouldn’t be the event it is without the mountain bike community as a whole. We are looking forward to having some of our local community legends join us this year. Noel Buckley, the owner of Knolly Bikes, will be racing, as will Trail Builder, Penny Deck. On our North Vancouver stage, all the racers will get to enjoy Penny’s hard work! Grant Lamont has been a Course Director with BC Bike Race for the last eleven years, this year he is riding the event for the first time! And of course, we. are delighted to be welcoming back Graeme Fitch. Graeme is the only racer who has finished all 11 years of BC Bike Race – that’s 77 stages in total!

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the communities we visit – Cowichan Valley, Cumberland, Powell River, Sechelt, North Vancouver, and Squamish for hosting us and sharing their incredible trails with our international field of racers. We are also honored and grateful to be riding and sleeping on the land of the Quw’utsun, K’omoks, Tla’amin, Shishalh, Tsleil-Waututh, and Skwxwu7mesh First Nations. And of course, without all of the dedicated trail builders and volunteers, British Columbia would not be the mecca for mountain biking that it has become.

This year it will be easier than ever to follow the race! With live action updates on Twitter, Facebook Live feeds of starts and finishes, Instagram stories and posts, up-to-the-minute online timing results, and daily race reports, photo albums, and videos – you will feel like you’re right in the middle of the action! Head over to our homepage to find all the latest race info all in one place!

About BC Bike Race:

BC Bike Race is a seven-day mountain bike stage race that follows a route from North Vancouver to Vancouver Island, down the Sunshine Coast, and up the Sea-to-Sky corridor, finishing in Squamish. The event, now in its 12th year, welcomes over 600 racers annually from an average of 36 different countries. By sharing over 300 kilometres of legendary handmade singletrack with an international audience, BC Bike Race has become a must-do event in the mountain bike world.

Website: bcbikerace.com
Twitter: @bcbikerace
Facebook: @bc.bikerace

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THE JOURNEY: A BC Bike Race Film

BC Bike Race is proud to release their third feature film, THE JOURNEY. Follow the international field of racers from the moment they affix their race plates to their bars…

BC Bike Race is proud to release their third feature film, THE JOURNEY. Follow the international field of racers from the moment they affix their race plates to their bars to the tears of joy and exhaustion as they cross the final finish line seven days later. Travel along the route with the racers as they cross the Salish Sea to Vancouver Island before visiting the Sunshine Coast and finally returning to the Sea-to-Sky corridor.

THE JOURNEY explores the transition that can happen between that anxiety fueled first night at basecamp before the race begins through the trials and tribulations that come with stage racing. Along the way, individual stories of the event are told through interviews with experienced – and some less experienced – participants.

Director, Max Berkowitz, and his film team dig deep to capture both the suffering and pure joy that exists in riding 300 kilometres of handcrafted singletrack in the picturesque landscape that British Columbia has to offer. Through humour – an emerging rivalry between our champion Geoff Kabush and a team of South African racers – viewers can experience just a taste of the basecamp culture that ebbs and flows each year as unique characters bring a new flavour to the event.

THE JOURNEY is the third BC Bike Race feature movie to be released following SEVEN and TEN. Each tells the story of this intricately executed and evolving event from different aspects. Whether you’ve already raced the event or hope to do it one day, these films will let you dream of rugged West Coast riding and the warm communities who have created it.

This year’s race brings racers from 40 countries – a record for BC Bike Race, and perhaps one of the biggest international fields ever assembled in mountain biking racing. With less than a month until the race begins, the BC Bike Race crew can hardly wait to welcome another 600 racers to their backyard.

The Journey: A BC Bike Race Film from BC Bike Race on Vimeo.

BC Bike Race is a seven-day mountain bike stage race that follows a route from North Vancouver to Vancouver Island, down the Sunshine Coast, and up the Sea-to-Sky corridor, finishing in Squamish. The event, now in its 12th year, welcomes over 600 racers annually from an average of 36 different countries. By sharing over 300 kilometres of legendary handmade singletrack with an international audience, BC Bike Race has become a must-do event in the mountain bike world.

For more information please check out www.bcbikerace.com

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From trail building and grassroots racing

Our R&D Centre is located at the foot of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains, and we’ll be the first to tell you how proud we are to call this place home….

Our R&D Centre is located at the foot of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains, and we’ll be the first to tell you how proud we are to call this place home. The riding here is legendary, the people are awesome, and over the past several years the North Shore has developed into a thriving riding community.

Our local partner

Mountain biking on the North Shore has undergone a major shift in the last 20 years. From the early days of freeride, where guys like Wade Simmons undeniably ruled the woods, to current state where we have more excited riders than ever before riding the trails. We even have climbing trails now! We’re thankful to be partnered with our local trail organization, the North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA), and work with them to make our riding community the best it can be.

The NSMBA have done an incredible job in building the infrastructure required to sustainably grow and support the local riding community. Programs like the Trail Adoption Program (TAP) were created to give local businesses, like us, a chance to adopt a trail and put our efforts directly back into the trails we love to ride. For the past few years, we’ve adopted a trail on Mount Seymour called “Forever After”, hosting staff and public volunteer trail building days, and watching people smile when they test their times down it at the local enduro race series.

Jesse Melamed, Remi Gauvin, ALN, and Thomas Vanderham came out to cheer on the racers!

Last week, we sponsored and hosted one of the local NSMBA “Fiver” Enduro races on the freshly buffed trail, “Forever After”. The Fiver Series is about as good as it gets. For just $5, NSMBA members get to race some of the best trails in the world, hang out with a community of passionate riders, and end the night with locally cooked food and iced cold beer. It was a sold-out event with 200 registered racers, with an oversold afterparty at the Rocky Mountain R&D Centre just down the road from the trails!

Thank you to Bridge Brewing and Two Rivers Meats for providing food and beverages at the afterparty, and Dane Perras for the images.

 

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Rebecca Rusch Wins Inaugural Dirty Kanza XL

7x World Champion Completes 350-Mile Event in 28:27:02

7x World Champion Completes 350-Mile Event in 28:27:02

Rebecca, a 7x World Champion, rode away victorious at the inaugural Dirty KanzaXL bicycle race held over the weekend of June 1, 2018 in Emporia, Kansas. New for 2018, Dirty Kanza event organizers added the Dirty Kanza XL event, an invitation-only 350-mile gravel bicycle race, for riders who found the standard 200-mile Dirty Kanza race too short. Rebecca was the first female finisher with a time of 28:27:02 and finished fourth overall in the highly competitive field.

“DKXL is Dirty Kanza, taken back to the very basics of gravel. It’s the DK that (we) first set out to create in 2006. It’s long. It’s hard. It’s Extra-Large. It’s totally rider-self-supported,” said Jim Cummins, the executive director of Dirty Kanza Promotions.

“I’d previously competed in and won five variations of Dirty Kanza, and I was excited to try my hand a sixth time and take on the challenge of DK XL after an invitation was extended to me.” said 7x World Champion Rebecca Rusch. “This win is huge! The feeling of coming back to screaming crowds of friends and hugs after more than 28 hours alone on the bike…this is the feeling of personal accomplishment and connection with community that is what this event is about for every rider out there.”

Rebecca first competed in the (standard) 200-mile Dirty Kanza six years ago and it ignited a passion in her for gravel riding and racing events. The participatory and communal approach to Dirty Kanza served as inspiration for her to create her ownRebecca’s Private Idaho event held annually in her hometown of Ketchum, Idaho. For 2018, Rebecca’s Private Idaho will be take place over Labor Day weekend (August 31st – September 2nd) and will include The Queen’s Stage Race (3-day Stage Race), The Big Potato (94-mile ride), and The Small Fry (56-mile ride) along with a host of family friendly participatory events. More information regardingRebecca’s Private Idaho can be found at rebeccasprivateidaho.com.

Photos courtesy of Linda Guerrette Photography

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Yakima Dr. Tray – Long Term Review

One of the least thought about accessories for your bicycles is a good rack for transport. So many times these beautiful bikes hang over the tailgate, are strapped lazily to…

One of the least thought about accessories for your bicycles is a good rack for transport. So many times these beautiful bikes hang over the tailgate, are strapped lazily to a rear hatch rack or broken apart and shoved inside your vehicle. With the challenges of suspension hardware, smaller frame sizes for many women and a mixed selection of bikes, a good rack will give your vehicle much improved carrying power to transport your bikes in style.

Nice low and aerodynamic placement of bikes.

Tray racks provide a great option for any vehicle with a receiver hitch on board. As spring approached we received the Yakima Dr. Tray in 1.25 size to test out. Right out of the box, the rack was looking sharp and took about 15 minutes to setup for use. Tool free mounting and adjustments were a pleasant suprise compared to our previous Holdup 2. The Dr. Tray is the evolution of the Hold-Up Series of tray racks, with an all aluminum tray for lighter overall build. Depending on the model the weight is between 10 and 16 pounds lighter than the Holdup series. The 2″ version is actually 6 pounds lighter than the 1.25.

Easily carries many size of wheel and bike.

Pros

  • Low lift height for bikes. No more fighting to lift and slide your bike onto a prong style rack. easy height and nice large tire loops make for easy and quick loading.
  • Easy tool free adjustment. Each bike mount will slide left or right, front or back, to make room for seat posts / handlebar overlap.
  • Tilt lever at back of rack. Our previous racks required reaching down near the tilt pivot to move from flat to upright position. The handle is nice and wide for two hand grip when you’ve
  • Built in locks. Going for a quick burrito or ice cream after your ride, these quick access cables will keep those quick grab hands from taking your friendly steed.
  • Integrated bottle opener. For those times you can’t find another opener near by.

Cons

  • Lower and slightly longer placement of lock knob could be a challenge on some low sedan’s and sport wagons.
  • Dirt and grit can make the tilt locking mechanism stiff to release.
  • Wider trays for wheels may extend past sides of car.

Long-Term Results

The Dr. Tray has been a wonderful rack through this spring and summer. Through many miles of driving it has easily been up to the task of securely holding the bikes. The tilt down mechanism has had many miles of use with loading dogs into the back of the car. The rack continues to stay tight and stable without any adjustment. A few low curbs have meant grounding out the rack, but the little wing that hangs down has done it’s part to protect the tool free mounting knob.

Conclusions

We’ve really enjoyed this rack which makes for easy testing of the various different bikes which come to our location. If you’re looking for a solid rack to carry behind your sedan, suv, wagon or otherwise, this would be a great choice.

 

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