From our sister site Pinkbike.
Episode 1: Elbow Grease
10 of the world’s best amateur riders arrive in Big White, British Columbia, and discover their new home: the Pinkbike Academy House.
After being greeted by the hosts and judges, the contestants are presented with their custom painted, 2022 Orbea Rallon, which has been spec’d out by our sponsors. The athletes’ first challenge? To display their mechanical prowess by fixing a litany of unknown mechanical problems on their bikes, all while racing against the clock.Who will gain an early advantage and who will fall behind in the first episode of Pinkbike Academy Season 3?
Episode 2: And They’re Off
With the Mechanics’ Challenge out of the way, our first winner is announced and the competition starts to feel just a little more real.
In this episode, judges deliberate whilst athletes get a chance to display their on-bike skills as we make our way to the highly-anticipated first enduro race of the season.
Episode 3: And They’re Off, Part Two
With their first racing endeavor behind them, we pick back up for part two of the contestants’ five-part enduro.
Tensions run high, nerves are showing, and the time comes for one athlete to go home.
Huge thanks to the brands who made this show possible!
Orbea, Shimano, Fox Racing, Maxxis, Outside, Garmin, Big White, Stans, Insta 360, MRP, Funn, Ride Concepts, SDG, North Shore Racks, ODI, Rimpact, and Squirt.