It's no secret that there's fewer women in extreme sports than men. But brands like Juliana have worked to fill this gap by not only creating women's specific gear but also fostering communities where women can grow in their sport. Juliana rider and World Cup downhill racer Jamie Hill is one of the pioneers of this inclusion. Hill's organization Hilltop MTB helps and encourages girls to get outside and helps them thrive in the outdoors through mountain biking. Lot 17 Creative's Utopia chronicles Hill's own journey from Olympic level gymnast to downhill mountain biker and what brought her to the path she's on now. In just over five minutes of spoken word poetry and gorgeous bike shots, the film, directed by Anna Dziczkaniece and Helen Burt, is both visually enticing and delivers an important message of equity and following your passion.
Although for most people, ski season is in the front of our minds during winter, there's a small population that still spends their days thinking of berms, tabletops, and some good old fashioned brown pow. If you're one of those people who tunes their bike more in the winter than their skis (the chain was just looking a little dry, right?) this video's for you. Those lucky enough to call the Northwest home, like Oliver Parish, are here to help us live vicariously through them. Although the
Just as it does in many sports, fear plays a fairly large role in mountain biking. We see athletes riding trails or doing tricks and think to ourselves "that's so scary, I could never do that." But fear, like many obstacles, is a mental game. Pro mountain biker Remy Metailler walks us through how he manages fear. Metailler doesn't pretend to be superhuman, but rather provides some tips on how he manages fear when sending those crazy rock slabs. Some of his tips include walking the line and
In the words of Jesse Melamed: “The season doesn’t start til June!” Maybe that’s why we’ve been seeing more of him in British Columbia’s bottomless pow than out on his bike – after all the man needed some rest after his domination of the 2020 EWS season. Well, we’re glad he’s finally decided to throw a leg back over the saddle and join his friends on the Rocky Mountain enduro squad for some off-season riding in the woods around home. It never gets old watching him chase Andreane Lanthier