What can First Tracks do on a small budget? Can a 1-person crew cover a 72 mile event in a single day? Check out this video from the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay – the oldest distance relay in the US, with a course that goes around beautiful Lake Tahoe to find out…
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It’s alive. Well, it’s almost Halloween, so that seemed appropriate. The extended trailer is now live and you can check it out below. We’re still revamping the site and we’ll have more photos and info about the film when that’s complete, but, until then, take a few minutes and enjoy watching the places that bikes allow us to go…
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Time to let the cat out of the bag. Actually, that’s not accurate. We’d never put a cat in a bag. That seems cruel. Ok, maybe a kitten playing but just for a second…I digress.
We’ve been working on a new adventure film project, “Off the Beaten Path” and, to be honest, we’ve been having a lot of fun along the way. The focus is on fat biking and showcasing that fat biking is somewhat of a natural progression of mountain biking. Early mountain bikers were looking to create bikes that allowed them to ride on terrain and in conditions they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. Many now look to fat bikes for the same reason.
Expect a unique cast of characters and imagery of bikes riding in places bikes have never been. Check back soon for more images, updates and links to places where people are talking about “Off the Beaten Path”. You can see some low-res video frame grabs from some of our early shoots below. Go West Foto has some high-res images too. And, if you’ve got questions about the project, interest in getting involved on some level, or have a great micro-brew to recommend, hit us up.
Update 2 A pre, pre-teaser…This is just some self-shot riding featuring Anthony from First Tracks and Emmie. No full production crew or athletes in this clip, but some sweet views and a goofy dog:
Update 1 with first round of media links featuring photos and words from First Tracks Productions: http://adventuresportsjournal.com/biking/fat-bikes
More to come soon…
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care does incredible work. And, we’re happy to help them out and spread the good word. Yesterday morning we got footage of their volunteers preparing ‘Cinder’ for her transfer to her last stop, a rehabilitation center in Idaho, before being released back in the wild. Cinder was brought to LTWC badly injured from a forest fire. And, after some amazing treatment, she’s one step closer to being back where she belongs. Some of the footage we shot was used on the CBS Evening News and you can see the story here: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/cinder-the-bear-cub-gets-a-second-chance/
Ryan Jezek is all about bikes. And, that passion has rubbed off quite a bit on his family. Rather than just go out for bike rides together on weekends, Ryan and his brother Todd started building their own bikes in the garage and are about to launch a new a bike brand. The family that makes bikes together stays together? Stay tuned…
We got a chance to follow one of the top kids in a snowboarding around for a few days this past Spring. Dylan has that sort of easy and relaxed style on a snowboard that you don’t expect to see from someone his age. Maybe it’s the skateboarding background, maybe it’s natural talent, maybe it’s that he truly loves to ride and enjoys learning new tricks…Whatever it is, it’s working. Expect to see a lot more from Dylan in the coming years.
Just one day after releasing the video, OnBoard Magazine has picked it up – you can see what they had to say about Dylan here.
It’s pretty cool when two groups that may not have played too nicely together in the past get together and do something truly great. The recent work on Corral Trail in South Lake Tahoe, CA showcases the coming together of the mountain bike community – fostered by TAMBA (Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association) and the US Forest Service to create mountain bike specific features for users of all abilities on public lands. Yeah, pretty cool.
As avid mountain bikers, we’re incredibly fortunate to have this in our backyard and we encourage you to come ride some laps. Until then, check out the story of how it all came together and see some action from the new features!