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Brooklyn Bell’s Bike is Her Paintbrush

The trails are her canvas and the canvas is her trail. In ZippSpeed’s new video, artist Brooklyn Bell discusses the ways nature and art correlate in ways inspiring her techniques on the trail and in the studio. Being a native of Washington, Bell has always had a serious passion for the outdoors and has allowed it to become a guiding vision for her work as an artist as well as an athlete. The video unpacks the ways she keeps herself grounded through self reflection and her authentic expressiveness. A talented mountain biker and graphic design artist, Bell attributes her expertise in both areas to repetition and the benefits that come from refining skills. She credits the imagination of her art to riding, and the creativity of her riding to art.

Using her platform as a vessel for artistry and creativity in bike culture, Bell encourages women to pursue riding without fear of failure. She touches on the importance of strong community and surrounding yourself with supportive people who want to see you succeed wherever you are. Check out some of her stellar illustrations here.

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How One Former Olympian is Fostering the Next Generation of Riders
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How One Former Olympian is Fostering the Next Generation of Riders

How One Former Olympian is Fostering the Next Generation of Riders

Standing in the start gate waiting for the air horn to blast is how former MTB Olympian Sam Schultz spent most of his youth. These days, however, Schultz is doing the exact opposite. He’s on the other side of the race tape, giving a mob of preteens the cue to start pedaling. After competing in the 2012 London Olympics, Schultz decided to transition out of racing to pursue something completely different altogether. He’s been hard at work developing Montana’s blossoming NICA league, with hopes

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VIDEO: Downhill Bike Steeze on Vancouver Island
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VIDEO: Downhill Bike Steeze on Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Downhill Bike Steeze on Vancouver Island

Ripping around on downhill bikes doesn’t always need to happen between the race tape while the clock is running – in fact, it’s usually way more fun when you’re just out there tearing up loamy singletrack in the woods. Vancouver Island’s Kendall McLean knows that feeling all too well – turns out he’s a bit of a loam connoisseur himself. Basically, all we’re trying to say is that his riding makes us want to fire up the shuttle rig and get a few laps in

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The Best Runs from Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle
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The Best Runs from Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle

The Best Runs from Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle

When Innsbruck debuted its slopestyle competition in 2017, it felt like a showcase of the most progressive riding in mountain biking. And then came the following year, where the riding only got bigger and better. This pattern has repeated itself year after year, with the riders constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on two wheels. We don’t know exactly what happens in Innsbruck that gets the competitors so fired up. Maybe it’s the extra-strong espresso and schnitzel? Regardless,