Riegan Sieg performs a lazyboy during a freestyle showcase during the Revy Riders fun ride weekend on Saturday.

GALLERY: Revy Riders freestyle and trials showcase

More than 100 people came out to check out a high-flying freestyle motocross and trials showcase at Glacier House resort on Saturday.

There were more than 100 people on hand for the freestyle and trials demonstrations on Saturday at the Glacier House Resort. The crowd ooh-ed and aah-ed as Riegan Sieg performed a series of spectacular tricks on a 75-foot jump he set up outside the hotel. He did various handstands, flying Superman-type manoeuvres, and – my favourite – a trick called the lazy boy (left) where he stretched out across his dirt bike while soaring through the sky.

In between shows, there was a trials demonstration put on by “Outlaw” Dave Rhodes, who promotes trials riding through his business Outlaw Trialsport. He brought Stan Bakgaard, Barry Van As and Brandon Wince with him to put on a show. Wince, one of the top ranked trials riders on Canada, made it look easy as he made his way over the assortment or logs, truck tires, and a mini-van.

It was Sieg who was the big star, as he signed autographs afterwards and kids lined up to give him five.

Chris Pawlitsky, the president of the Revy Riders, said the weekend events were a big success, with lots of people coming out for the rides on Saturday and Sunday. “We had some amazing reviews,” he said. “People were calling it the best riding in Canada, the best riding in the world. We got lots of compliments.”

Rhodes said he is working on holding a big trials event in Revelstoke in the spring. He called the weekend “unreal.” “The future is bright for the club and for Revelstoke,” he said.

 

 

 

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