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POV: Kootenay Freeride with Thomas Vanderham and Veronique Sandler

Antoine Basin in the Kootenay mountains was first sought out for its plethora of valuable minerals: silver, lead, and zinc. The treasures hidden away in these vast and rugged mountains drew miners from all over, hoping to take away a piece of its riches. But as with most mining communities, there was a boom and bust, and Antoine Basin once again became another unassuming valley in the British Columbian backcountry.

RELATED: Learn more about Veronique Sandler in here Accomplice athlete edit.

That changed, however, when a group of mountain bikers discovered its potential for riding, and established the infamous Retallack Lodge nearby. Follow along as Thomas Vanderham and Veronique Sandler test out a new trail on Antonie Basin's shale covered ridge. It’s loose and rowdy, and if that’s your cup of tea, you’re gonna like what you see.

Want to see more Retallack shredding? Be sure to catch TGR's new mountain biking movie 'Accomplice'

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Watch Brandon Semenuk and Paul Genovese’s Full Accomplice Segment
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Watch Brandon Semenuk and Paul Genovese’s Full Accomplice Segment

Watch Brandon Semenuk and Paul Genovese’s Full Accomplice Segment

Ever wonder exactly what it takes to do tricks like Brandon Semenuk or Paul Genovese? Well, you could watch and re-watch footage of their riding – or you could just watch it all in extra slo-mo to fully understand the intricacies of things like flip-whips with extra barspins thrown in for good measure. In other words, the riders use their bikes as a paintbrush to create lines and shapes like only they know how. RELATED: Stream Accomplice in Full on TGRtv and Other Platforms Now TGR’s

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Josh Bryceland Has A PSA: Please Clean Up Your MTB Trails After Shredding!
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Josh Bryceland Has A PSA: Please Clean Up Your MTB Trails After Shredding!

Josh Bryceland Has A PSA: Please Clean Up Your MTB Trails After Shredding!

Josh Bryceland’s English might be a little tough to understand sometimes, but his message here is clear: as mountain bikers, we need to remember to do our part as trail stewards and help clean up the woods! After one of his favorite local riding spots got pretty trashed by heavy use this summer, Ratboy was bummed by what he found while out riding. So he took it upon himself to do his part and clean up the woods, picking up all manner of garbage along the trails. RELATED: Accomplice Trip

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VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of Brandon Semenuk’s Accomplice Segment
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VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of Brandon Semenuk’s Accomplice Segment

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of Brandon Semenuk’s Accomplice Segment

When it comes to creating truly standout pieces of mountain bike cinema, it’s not just about the talent in front of the camera – getting shots like those found in took some pretty nifty movie magic. Thanks to our friends from Peacemaker Filmworks, a camera outfit based in Vancouver that takes over when “getting the shot” turns into an engineering problem, we were able to capture Brandon Semenuk and Paul Genovese like never before. Peacemaker brought lots of high-tech toys, including FPV