Slay The Bay

Urban MTB Adventure w Hans Rey & Brett Tippie in San Francisco - Premiere

Slay The Bay is the latest destination for Hans Rey on his urban mountain bike adventure quest. During his 5 day traverse of the San Francisco Bay area he was joined by Freeride pioneer Brett Tippie. On the first stage in Marin County they got to ride the famous Repack Downhill with some of the original Klunkers; and on the last day they were joined by the current Junior Downhill Word Champion, Jackson Goldstone. In between they got to ride some of the best trails in the area and also explore this unique California city with its famous landmarks and diverse neighbourhoods. Highlighting some of the Bay City’s culture, history and amazing nature surrounding this concrete jungle while riding both their mountain bikes and ebikes.

Roadtrip USA

Escaping Covid-19

by Carmen Freeman-Rey It was  March 11th 2020, Hans and I were on board a flight from LAX to London Heathrow with a plan to spend time in the UK. The plane doors were locked and passengers belted, as we waited to taxi when the Captain announced news of a travel ban for people coming from Europe into the U.S. At this point it didn’t include the U.K, but for how long? There were anxious rumblings from many passengers on board as permission to disembark was given people to those that wanted to. We had to make a decision fast, to stay on board or go, we chose to go. It turned out to be the right decision.

The amazing story of Derby and St. Helens

Tasmania 2  (2019)

Blue Derby and St. Helens, a seismic story about the power of a mountain biking nirvana.

Two seismic events hit the small town of Derby located in the north east of Tasmania; the first was a dam bursting in 1929 releasing a torrent of water that rapidly sluiced through the town washing away houses and lives. The second colossal époque was and continues to be mountain biking. Who would have thought that a small mining town decimated by tragedy, then deserted by big business could have a renaissance of such magnitude. This re-birth did not come about by accident, but rather by progressive thought, planning, determination, sheer dogged mindedness and genius trail builders.  

New Zealand Heli eBike Adventure

By Hans Rey Photos: Carmen Rey I can see how this headline might raise a few eyebrows, but please, bear with me. In November of 2019 I met up with two old friends from the Southern Hemisphere, in Queenstown New Zealand, where Henry van Ash lives. He is one of the persons that invented / commercialized Bungy Jumping and made it a global thing and one of New Zealand biggest tourist attractions. He has also been a long time and passionate mountain biker with one of the most impressive bike collections he gathered from over the years. Recently he started a Heli Bike company that transports adventurous mountain bikers to the remote back country.

Trans Hong Kong

Hans Rey and top Enduro racer Martin Maes explore Hong Kong in a 5 day urban adventure during turbulent times. Not only to showcase this amazing city with its 7000 high rise buildings, but also its beautiful nature and purpose built bike trails surrounding the city and islands. It’s a wonderful journey of contrasts; nature and harmony versus urban jungle and chaos, culture and history.
 Page 1 of 10  1  2  3  4  5 » ...  Last »