Club Ride Ambassador Sanchez Hubbard's just got back from his latest trip back home to Jamaica and shared this incredible footage with us from his trip. Don't know Sanchez? We caught up with him on how he got so good at riding mountain bikes and why Jamaica to Hurricane UT.
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Where are you from? Where do you call home?
Ocho Rios Jamaica, I've been in Hurricane UT for the last 4 years.
How long have you been riding?
Since I was 16, but not seriously until I was 22 so really focusing on riding for the past 9 years.
What inspired you to ride or really get into riding?
When I was 22 I started seeing mountain bikers coming to Jamaica from all over the world to ride. Andy from Singletrack Jamaica gave me my first real bike and I started working Seeing them and working at Singletrack Jamaica and Two Wheels One Love as an instructor/guide.
How did you move from Ocho Rios Jamaica to Hurricane Utah?
Troy Rarick, Troy started the bike stores Over the Edge. He came to Jamaica and rode with me on a Singletrack Jamaica tour. He invited me to come out and ride with him in the US. Years later when I was traveling all over the US to race Enduro and Downhill I met up with Troy again and we went to Hurricane Utah. I was offered a job, I made up my mind the rest is history.
What's the best part about the trails in Jamaica?
The dirt, easily the dirt, but you also somehow always end up riding beside a river.
When's the best time to visit Jamaica?
Honestly anytime, I go home 4 times a year or so. It's always 85-90 degrees and sunny.
Whats the best part about the trails in Hurricane?
The steep and technical riding, just chunky fun big lines.
When's the best time to visit Hurricane?
Spring and fall are the most popular but while we get some snow in the winter it melts quickly and we never gets really cold like other places so Spring or Fall but it really depends on what type of weather your want but we ride year round.
While you may not be able to ride like Sanchez you can still soak up the culture and balance of opposites these two bike mecca's offer. For more information on riding in Jamaica and Hurricane contact Singletrack Jamaica and OTE Hurricane.