7 Mountain Bike Movies That Inspire Us To Ride

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October 3rd, 2018

From the beginnings of the freeride movement on the North Shore in British Columbia to the incredible story a one boy's dream to mountain bike in Nepal - these mountain bike movies will leave you speechless.   

1. the moment

A feature-length documentary about the origin of freeride mountain biking.

"In the backwoods of British Columbia, Canada, three small but dedicated crews of adventure seekers were quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history. And it was all happening unbeknownst to each other, the cycling world, and ultimately, themselves. This film is the origin story of a small movement of mountain bikers and filmmakers who rose up, challenged the status quo, and turned the sport of cycling on its head. This is a story that has never been told, told by the people who lived it firsthand."

2. shift 

SHIFT is a half-hour documentary about the indigenous youth from Carcross, Yukon who have spent the past 10 years converting traditional trails around their town into a world-class mountain biking destination -- and transforming their community and themselves along the way.

3. RJ Ripper

Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya.


4. ride the divide

An award-winning feature film about the world's toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of three characters' experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border."



Using archival footage, photographs, and interviews, the film tells the story of the early days of mountain biking. In the 1970s San Francisco was the vortex of American counter-culture. Over the Golden Gate Bridge, another movement started. The kids here scavenged bikes from junkyards and adapted motorcycle parts, and a billion dollar industry was born: the mountain bike, also known as klunkerz.


6. where the trail ends 

Utah was once thought to hold the greatest freeride MTB terrain on the planet; but for some, it’s grown all too familiar. Join Darren Berrecloth, Cam Zink, Kurt Sorge, and more as they travel the world to discover new and exciting freeriding havens.


7. life cycles

This visually stunning film uses mountain bikes as a vehicle to explore the ideas of creation and destruction in nature’s most beautiful, dramatic, and unforgiving landscapes