The Art of Adventure // Chapter 3: Joey Schusler's Time to Reflect
Adventures are often glorified as wild missions to exotic places, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. The Colorado River and its surrounding terrain is a natural wonder not far from Joey’s house and the perfect place to escape on a solo, multi-day bike rafting trip. There’s no better way to step back from the whirlwind of daily life than by sleeping under the stars.
About the Series: With roots in Boulder, CO, the mountains have been a formative force in Joey Schusler’s life. However, after nearly a decade of racing—climbing the ranks from local races to the UCI World Cup—his focus began to shift toward filmmaking, seeing how far his bike could take him, not just how fast he could go. In the years since, he’s traveled the world with his camera, bike and best friends, exploring rugged and remote areas, telling the stories of places and their people. For Joey, adventuring is not only a lifestyle, but an art form.
Max Fierek tested positive for Lyme disease when he was nine years old, since then he has fought fatigue, lung capacity, muscle fatigue, short term memory loss and mood swings. For Max, living with Lyme disease for half his life has taught him empathy for others and to cherish his time outside in nature which helps him stay positive and fight for his love of mountain biking. Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia Burgdorferi. If Lyme disease isn’t treated
This year, director and excellent human Jeremy Grant worked with TGR to bring you The film chronicles how some of your favorite riders made their way onto a bike. Old film flashbacks show athletes like Hannah Bergemann and the McCaul brothers in their early days figuring out what was possible on two wheels. A story of connection, innovation, freedom, and at some points loss, has viewers on the edge of their seats, hugging their own trail dogs, and even in tears. Follow these athletes from
Over the last couple years, bike parks have been popping up all over the United States. In May of 2019, Loon Mountain Resort, one of the most premier and well known resorts in New England, decided to join the movement. The New Hampshire resort broke ground on a multi-phase plan to build a network of over 15 miles of downhill mountain biking trails at their location in The White Mountain National Forest. Having just finished up their second season of operations, the public was blown away by