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An Ode to the Trails We Love

As outdoor people, we experience the effects of climate change on the landscapes we love firsthand. In his new film with Specialized, Dillon Osleger explores the relationship between how wildfires have changed California’s landscape and mountain biking. He touches on the importance of access to the outdoors and recognizing the value of the trails in your backyard. Osleger also uses trail building as a way to both educate and unite the mountain biking community around a shared goal. He says that hosting local volunteer trail building days is a way to ‘give a community ownership of their land.’ Not only does this film feature gorgeous bike shots, but it also provides a reminder that without recognizing how climate change will affect access as a community, that we could very quickly lose access to the places we love completely. 

Dillon Osleger looks over the Sierras. Chris Burkard Photo.

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