Trail's Alive! is filmmakers Anne Cleary and Lacy Kemp's entry into the 2019 Crankworx Dirt Diaries contest. The concept is based around personifying some of the best trails between Bellingham, Washington and Whistler, BC. The film features six incredible women: Vero Sandler, Hannah Bergemann, Britney White, Micayla Gatto, Casey Brown, and Vaea Verbeeck.

coast gravity park

The Sunshine Coast in British Columbia is home to a destination bike park -- people from all over the world come to ride the shuttles at Coast Gravity Park. Everyone visits with high expectations, and none leave disappointed. Check out what we love about Coast Gravity Park.

 

For the Dirt of It

THE VERMONT DRIFT

Sanctioned vs. non-sanctioned trails

"This video has been self-censored by the Mad Trees crew at the request of the State. No joke. After the illegal trails depicted were brought to officials’ attention at the local and State level they asked that the video be removed and trails be closed and repaired." [ mtbvt.com ]

When originally published, this short caused a bit of a stir in the Vermont MTB community.  Mad Trees built a small hit on a vintage trail in one of the more popular trail networks in the state and released a video shot on location.  When the local trail builder and his crew saw the short, the familiar stress of building illegal trails on state land back in the day hit them hard and caused an internet frenzy.

MTBVT.com posted an article fueling a much needed debate of a larger problem mountain bikers across Vermont are encountering. "We used to have expert trails that could take 6 years to learn to ride with style. Now we are building expert trails that 6 year olds can ride."

While we're all for the 6 year old groms and get that you can't tear through vegetated slope sides without causing erosion, the VT trails are sure looking a little groomed for our tastes.

So we're sorry for all the skidding, and it was never our intention to inhibit future trail building endeavors, we were just trying to drift in some fresh dirt and catch a little air. Enjoy.

high octane teton pass

"Offseason" a short by Austin Hopkins

The northeast kingdom

A Dirtjumper's dream yard

The Northeast Kingdom is Vermont's epicenter of bike culture.  Local legend Knight Ide is an icon in the bike community, enabling people of all ages and backgrounds exposure to this amazing culture. This is his backyard.

Yard gamEs

The Bellingham Drift

Bellingham, Washington is a hub for all outdoor activity.  The trails are built to impress.  Weekends here are characterized by a bounty of good people, meat, and the satisfaction of muddy, tired bodies.

the i-90 corridor

Mountain Biking for seattlites

About twenty miles west of Seattle on interstate 90, the land changes from a cityscape to an understory of ferns and massive slugs.  This is where the people go to ride.  A montage of shots from the I-90 Corridor. 

Fired up on Spring Biking

eager to hit the VermonT singletrack

Pollen is in the air, along with Alexander Chay as he hits the primo trails of Stowe and Essex, VT.  Here are a few vernal shots as the crew transitions from a cold Vermont winter to bike season. 

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