Barry Wicks

Kona Adventure Team: Double Century Sandwich

At what point does a course of travel become an adventure? What makes it turn into something else, like a journey? Are there clear metrics that make it so, or is it just a matter of perspective?

Kona Endurance Team Racer Barry Wicks and the Party-to-Race-Ratio at Grinduro

Words by Barry Wicks, photos courtesy of Colin Meagher and Dain Zaffke. Only in its second year on the docket, the Grinduro event has generated heaps of hype. And for good reason. A throw-back type of event that captures the stoke and excitement of the

Trans BC Enduro Day Six

   The final day at the Trans BC Enduro was a doozy. The day started with a bus

Trans BC day five

PowerSlave is a classic trail in Nelson, BC. It’s steep, technical, rooty and fast. And that’s when it’s

Trans BC day three

The Seven Summits is listed as an IMBA epic, and for good reason. Today the Trans BC Enduro

2016 Trans BC Enduro Day Two

Day Two of the Trans BC Enduro took riders to the wine capital of the Okanagan and the

2016 Trans BC Enduro Day One

Today the inaugural Trans BC Enduro kicked off on the spectacular trails of Vernon BC. Five stages encompassing loam,

The Kona Endurance Team’s Wild West Tour

“…at last the Lake burst upon us—a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet

Barry Wicks introduces the Nasty Jake

This bike was a design as a thought experiment on blurring the lines between on and off road. After the Grinduro event last year I really started fantasizing about what limits I could push on a “cross” bike, and thus the Nasty Jake was born.

No Lace or Lingerie – Kona Plants One on the Podium at the Whiskey Off Road

The 13th edition of the acclaimed Whiskey Off Road took place in Prescott, AZ over the weekend of April 29th-May 1st.  The tradition for a 13th anniversary is lace and lingerie, which may have been fitting for the start-line on start line on Whiskey Row

Kona Endurance Team Do Things the Hard Way – On Site for the US Cup Season Opener in California

Cross country racers are sometimes known for doing things the hard way. After all, they don’t blink at pedaling uphill. They do “warm-up” and “cool-down” rides before and after a hard race. They ride up and down in the hot, the cold, the wet, the

Meet the 2016 Kona Team

The 2016 Kona Endurance Team The 2016 Kona Endurance Team is assembled and ready for action! Bringing on the young talent of Canadian Rhys Verner, the veteran squad of Spencer Paxson, Kris Sneddon, Cory Wallace, Barry Wicks and Helen Wyman is ready to hit the