Canadian Darren ‘The Claw’ Berrecloth has been one of the leading freeride mountain bikers in the world ever since exploding onto the scene with a third-placed finish at the 2002 Red Bull Rampage. And with a wide range of first-placed finishes over the last decade, including Crankworx Whistler, Monster Park, the 2009 Adidas Slopestyle in Saalbach, Austria and on the 2007 Nissan Qashqai tour, he is showing no sign of slowing down.
He has also put his creative juices to good use, building one of the most progressive courses in the world for the Bearclaw Invitational, the competition which he hosts on Vancouver Island. The course has now been built as a permanent feature, and the annual event has become as an epic gold-level slopestyle event on the FMB World Tour.
Born on 30th September 1981 in Parksville, British Columbia, Darren’s first real bike was a Specialized Rockhopper hardtail. However, it didn’t take him long to destroy the bike, and he was convinced by his local bike shop that a BMX would be a good purchase if he wanted to keep doing jumps. He soon began racing.
Darren is known for taking lines that other riders won't even consider, and for being the guy to bring tricks into the big mountain terrain. His success and bravery has seen him become a legendary figure in the moutain biking community - even more so since breaking his back in 2011 but returning to competitive riding for 2012.
- Age: 32
- Nationality: Canada