This past winter in Tahoe was amazing and we were busy capturing as much of it as we could. Now that things are starting to settle down, we’re working behind the scenes on a new website. But, you want to see what we’ve been up to now? Fear not…you can check out what we’ve been up to by following our Facebook page and seeing our photos on Smugmug
The Bijou Bike Park is more than just some dirt jumps – it’s a place where everyone and anyone can come to enjoy the great outdoors on a bike. There’s something for everyone there – all ages, all levels of ability. Places this cool don’t spring up overnight. There was a long process and lot of volunteer hours involved to make this happen, And that’s what this video is all about.
There’s some really rad riding in the video too. Heck, even Cameron Zink is in there. But this video is about how the Bijou Bike Park came to be and how cities and towns can work together with area non-profits to make something truly special. Why’d we make this video? Well, we hope this becomes a blueprint for other communities and we see more and more bike parks popping up soon!
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…
First Tracks was brought on to put together this quick turn-around, action-heavy edit showcasing the capabilities of Turner’s new RFX…
This was fun to shoot/put together, but I wish I’d gotten a chance to ride it! Iggy had perma-grin the whole time we were out there. After his first day on it, Iggy said, “this is the most fun bike I’ve ever ridden”. High praise from a former pro DH rider. And, this bike does more than just crush descents. At sub-28 pounds and with DW-Link suspension, this bike will get you some Strava PRs on the climbs too. Find out more at: Turner Bikes
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…
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.