“It’s hard to imagine what mountain biking would be without the influence of freeriding on the sport. Our favourite web edits, our local mountain bike parks, our baggy shorts and pretty much everything else we consider as part of “normal” mountain bike culture has been influenced by freeriding in one way or another. Yet, it’s not often we think about how it all came to be.
Skateboarding has Dogtown & Z-Boys. Surfing has Riding Giants. Freestyle Motocross has Unchained. And now, 20 years in the making, freeride mountain biking is set to have a film about its origin story and what that meant to mountain biking.
The Moment is a feature length documentary about the birth of freeride mountain biking that features the mountain bikers and filmmakers who rose up, challenged the status quo, and turned the sport of cycling on its head. Directed by former pro mountain biker-turned-filmmaker Darcy Hennessey Turenne, this film is a comprehensive look at how the sport began, told by the characters who lived it first hand.”
We’ll be playing the movie at the Meaford Hall on Friday, January 12th. Doors open at 6pm, shows start at 7pm (we’ll also be showing Under an Arctic Sky and see guest speaker Leslie Timms. All proceeds go the Georgian Bay Secondary School Pursuits program. Tickers are $22.
Wade Simmons, Richie Schley, Brett Tippie, Chris Lawrence, Dave Swetland, Dan Cowan, Todd “Digger” Fiander, Christian Begin, Bjorn Enga, Mitchell Scott, Elladee Brown, Leslie Anthony, Eric Berger, John Gibson, Sterling Lorence, Greg Stump, Bryson Marton, Thomas Vanderham, Anthony Smith, Craig Olsson, Graham Agassiz, Dik Cox, Dave Reddick and more…
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