Watch: The First Mountain Biking Movie Ever Filmed – “Freewheelin'”

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This movie, “Freewheelin’”, is purportedly the first mountain biking movie ever filmed, in 1985. The action doesn’t really get started until 1:56 but when it does, it’s surprisingly engaging–not just as a timepiece, but for conveying the spirit of mountain biking, no matter the year! Here is the full video description from Wolf Ruck on …

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Movie Trailer: “Darklight” Puts Unique Spin on MTB Movie Genre

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The official trailer for the upcoming movie Darklight has just been released, and Sweetgrass Productions has definitely put a unique spin on the MTB movie genre. Many of us here at Singletracks love to night ride, and this movie speaks to the soul of our LED-illuminated trail explorations. Granted, we don’t normally head out with colored …

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MTB Film Review: The Potential Inside


I’ve often wondered: are documentaries and shred films like the Collective series the only way to get mountain biking on screen? I mean, sure mountain biking makes a cameo in regular movies from time to time but it’s never been a central part of the backdrop in an on-screen drama. Until now. The Potential Inside …

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Two Mountain Bike Films


These days mountain bike movies seem to come in two flavors: documentary and music video montages. Both formats seem to work well, though we’re a little bummed no one has found a way to make a scripted mountain bike film that isn’t completely cheesy. Anyway, this week we came across two mountain bike films that …

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Death of a Freerider Movie Optioned by Jason Priestley


Ok, so this is interesting and not just because my hero from 90210, Jason Priestley, is involved. Rolling Stone ran an article titled “Death of a Freerider” a couple months ago about Sam Brown, a promising mountain biker who was leading a double life as a drug smuggler and ended up committing suicide in a …

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