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Back by popular demand â€“ British Columbiaâ€™s favourite dirty girls are tearing up the terrain, January through December, in the latest edition of their soon-to-be-world-famous 2013 Muddbunnies calendar. Professional photographer Clayton Racicot has once again expertly captured the grace, beauty and drama that is mountain biking.
Behind The Scenes Calendar Photoshoot- March 2013
All photos: Clayton Racicot
Victoria, a first-time calendar girl and Muddbunnies team racer, got a chance to rip it up for our March photo shoot. Our photographer Clayton Racicot along with other team members had spent the better part of the day defying gravity and carving corners at the Whistler Bike Park. Not yet pushed to the point of exhaustion (or at least not willing to admit it), we headed to the stunning trails surrounding the Emerald Estates neighborhood in Whistler, BC. Victoria, always seeking to demonstrate that you canâ€™t have too much of a good thing, joined the group in preparing for our next single track adventure.
The high intensity Bunnie vibe proved too much to resist for a local border collie hanging around the parking area. Full of confidence and spark, he introduced and ingratiated himself to us in typical doggie fashion, licking faces and requesting back scratches. â€œThiefâ€, as we dubbed him, was happy to lead us out for another round of trail riding.
Even though we were exhausted from the bike park, Thiefâ€™s unbounded enthusiasm was contagious. The Bunnies followed the pup, up and down the tight, twisty trails. As if the challenging terrain werenâ€™t enough, Thief insisted on chasing and retrieving sticks for the duration of the ride â€“ and barking incessantly when we werenâ€™t quick enough with the attention. None the worse for wear at the end of our shoot, Thief followed back to the parking area, and his fairly angry owner. During the demanding pups time with us a stick was thrown no less than 1 million times.
The Muddbunnies are serious about cycling and supporting their members in the pursuit of their sport. Hence, the annual calendar which provides financial backing for the Muddbunnies racing team. Your calendar purchase helps promote cycling opportunities for women. The pages of the calendar are full of awesome companies that support women in this sport: Red Racer Beer, Dirty Girl Designs, Race Face, Kali Protectives, Big Mountain Bike Adventures, Loudenterprise, Shredly, Ryders Eyewear, and Sweetlines.
If you find yourself thinking, â€œThatâ€™s my kind of girl!â€ you need this calendar. The Christmas season is nearly upon us after all and this calendar is in support of the lovely ladies that make up the Muddbunnies Race Team. Lucky for you, the Bunnies are going to make your holiday shopping easy and downright pleasurable this year.
Avoid the anxiety, hassle and financial burden that are sure to ensue if you wait until the last minute to buy for your loved ones. Every person you know will want this calendar and if they donâ€™t, why are you friends with them? Notable Exception: You may purchase a cuddly kitty calendar for your grandma. Everybody else wants Bunnies!
The 2013 Muddbunnies calendar order will be shipped on November 5 which means that you will receive your copies in plenty of time to wrap and deliver them to your ever-so-grateful friends. Or you can get your calendars prior to the masses of humanity when you attend the 2013 Calendar Release Party which is scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2012. In addition to meeting and greeting the calendar models, you will be enjoy an evening of fun, frivolity and raffle prizes. Tickets and information are available here:
Muddbunnies calendars will be hopping off the shelves (lame pun intended) so donâ€™t delay, order today!
The Muddbunnies encourage and welcome female riders of all experience and skill levels to join them in getting down and dirty. Come on, ride like a girl!