Rise of an MTB Prodigy: Jackson Goldstone

If you’ve been paying attention to the mountain biking scene for the past decade you’ve probably heard of Jackson Goldstone. Raised in Squamish, B.C., the teenaged mountain bike prodigy has already been at the forefront of our collective consciousness for years, thanks to this classic.

 

 

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Push-Bike Prodigy

It’s not surprising that this amateur video of the kindergarten-age Goldstone tearing up the trail on his push-bike went viral. Clearly, a pint-sized bike maestro had arrived fully-formed. Now he’s making headlines all over the place in international competitions. From New Zealand to Austria, he’s proving his mettle and creative flare alongside top freeriders and racers.

 

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Photo: screengrab from “This is Home”, courtesy Shimano

Hometown Credit

We must credit Goldstone’s genius on a bike in part to his lifelong proximity to Squamish’s unparalleled trail system.

Why? Squamish’s sustainable culture of trail builders and riders has made its trails genuinely nurturing and world-class. With all-ages trails, endlessly varied singletrack, pump tracks, slabs, springy descents and everything in between, Squamish is the definitive MTB town.

 

 

So check out the latest video from the Shimano “This Is Home” series on the young legend. And prepare to see much more of his curly locks on the bike scene. —ML

 

 

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