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

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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

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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

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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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