For all the ways that the outdoor community has made moves towards more inclusivity in the past couple of years, it still has a long way to go. One of these areas in particular is in accepting those whose bodies aren't that of some shredded pro athlete. While the media may show us otherwise, there are many skilled athletes out there who aren't the chiseled white dudes we see all the time. In a new collaborative short film with Shimano, Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky share their mission to change the world's perception of who rides bikes. All Bodies on Bikes profiles the two as they bikepack from Corvallis, Oregon to the coast. Although the film shows this particular journey, the bigger journey for Kailey and Marley is finding and creating acceptance for cyclists of all types in the bike community. For both of them, cycling has helped them find a more positive relationship with their bodies and to focus on what it can do versus the things that society tells them they should change. The film absolutely blows it out of the water in all aspects, be it promoting body positivity and inclusion, reminding us that anyone on a bike can be a cyclist, and above all that really going outside is about finding joy.
Great news! Remember that youtube channel Miranda Miller, Remi Gauvin, and Jesse Melamed launched on April Fools day? Turns out it’s a legit channel, not a joke and their first real video is pretty relatable content. When it comes to progressing on a mountain bike, your comfort zone and perception of fear can often be the hardest obstacles to overcome. Even though most shredits show professional athletes sending huge features without a hitch, behind the scenes they’re still battling with
I’m pretty sure gravity works a little differently for Bas Van Steenbergen. When he rides Utah spines he just seems to float from feature to feature, unlike us mere mortals. If you're wondering what that's like, check out his latest POV edit from Canvaswhich lets you follow along as he dances down the desert landscape. Sit back and enjoy.
In case you missed the news, Accomplice athlete, Kamloops local, and all-around freeride legend Graham Agassiz picked up a new sponsor last year. Well, that sounds like great news for Aggy, but all we really care about is watching him shred trails to pieces – and his new ride is more than capable of that. What’s interesting to note is that he’s actually riding the aluminum version of the YT Capra – which seems like a bike built expressly with his type of riding in mind. From YT: In ‘Full