The language of Esperanto was meant to connect the world, much like how bikes form a common thread no matter what language you speak. For our film Esperanto, we traveled to some of the lesser known riding destinations in search of that connection. Down in Ecuador, on one of the first trips for the film, that connection couldn’t have been clearer. Our crew was made of native Spanish, German, Belgian, French, and English speakers, but despite the language barriers, the joy of ripping down a mountain on two wheels was undeniable. Learn more about riding in Ecuador’s Changuil and Cotopaxi regions, including freeriding some of the highest volcanos in the world in the Episode 1 of Esperanto on Location. To find information on the tour and the film, head to tour.tetongravity.com.
For most of us North Americans, Spain doesn’t seem like all that wild of place. I mean, the food’s good, the people know how to party (and chill), and you’re never far from the beach. However, head a north into the mountains of Cataluña, and you’ll quickly find that you’re off the beaten path. Riding bikes (and filming them) was quite the undertaking, especially keeping up the likes of Brage Vestavik, Kurt Sorge, and Catalonian local Andreu Lacondeguy. Luckily, Andreu was the perfect guide
In case you missed the live show, the full Natural Selection Proving Grounds 2022 competition is being streamed for free right here on TGR. Catch 30 of the world’s best male and female freeride mountain bikers competing for the title Oregon. Winner Brett Rheeder shared that he now has different goals coming into competitions, “It’s me against myself. Today I battled myself and I won. And it happened to win the contest—which is sick. But I wasn’t prepared to go and try to battle it out.” He
There’s no question that Virgin, Utah is home to some of the best freeride mountain biking in the world. The spines, gullies, and massive drops beckon the world’s finest riders to test their skills, and among those select few are Hannah Bergemann. The PNW-based rider has made a few trips to southern Utah to progress her skills on big terrain, and all that came together when she joined a group of other female riders to film for . Catch some more of Bergemann’s rowdiest riding to date in her