Must Watch: Top Female Bike Racers Examine Their Relationship With Crashing

To fall is a part of mountain biking—you don’t get better without going over the bars, landing nose-heavy, or blowing a foot off the pedal. It’s how your body reminds your brain of what you are truly capable of. Follow along as The New Yorker profiles three women at the top of the mountain bike world and their relationship with falling, on and off the trails. —ML