Whether it’s a kid’s first-ever day on a bike, or the last day of summer after a season of non-stop riding, the pure joy of mountain biking never dies. Even with small setbacks like a mechanical or an injury, that incredible feeling is re-discovered every time you hop aboard a bike. For filmmaker Kristina Wayte, portraying that sentiment was the focus of her entry in the RaceFace Creator’s Series, and she told the story of a young riper (Julia Lofqvist Traum) and her last day of summer.
It’s the type of film that we can all relate to, exploring the child-like joy and freedom of spending a day on two wheels, not to mention Julia’s sick riding at Duthie Hill Bike Park. Told through the unique lens of a comic book, it captures Julia’s obsession with the sport and the spirit it takes to succeed.