Michelle Parker isn’t a name that comes to mind with freeride mountain biking but it turns out the big mountain skier is obsessed. That doesn’t come as a huge surprise, since riding in Utah is often compared to skiing in Alaska. When Parker found out that the sport’s top female riders were gathering in Virgin, Utah, for an unprecedented event, she jumped on board to help where she could. Her web series, Originate, follows along Tahnée Seagrave, Vaea Verbeeck, Hannah Bergemann, Casey Brown, Veronique Sandler, Vinny Armstrong, and Micayla Gatto as they break boundaries for women’s freeriding.
When asked the question of, “who is the truly pushing the limits of urban freeriding?” we would say that it’s surprisingly not a BMXer, but rather Austrian mountain biker Fabio Wibmer. The kid has been singlehandedly re-defining the sport every time his videos grace our screens. This time, in the third installment of his Urban Freeride Lives Series, he heads back to France to shred everywhere from Lyon to Paris. RELATED: Freeskiing Meets Freeriding in Michelle Parker's Originate His riding is
Parents teaching their kids how to ride a bike is one of the classic tropes of American culture, and for good reason. Bikes are a perfect toy for kids—they foster independence, provide a fun avenue for exercise, and teach groms that it's worth getting back in the saddle even after a fall. And as is often said, you never forget how to do it, so the initial investment of time pays lifelong dividends. RELATED: Explore Denmark through BMW with Kriss Kyle Cam McCaul is a great example of a
Tom Wheeler's arm was paralyzed after a catastrophic crash, but that hasn't stopped him from biking. He spent years designing a system that enables him to ride with control of only one arm and hand, and it works incredibly well. This short documentary dives into the process of designing an adaptive biking system from scratch, and the physical and mental challenges Tom has faced and overcome. RELATED: How Adaptive Ski Gear is Entering the Big Mountain World It goes to show that with the right