Each summer a growing number of lads and lasses come from far and wide to Whistler to live the life of bikes and bikes and bikes. It’s the dream of riding bikes that brings them, but the reality is that there are deeper reasons that keep them here. Some people come for a visit and never leave. Some come to find something specific, but end up learning something entirely different. Some come alone, some come with friends, but everyone leaves with more. Watch the trailer to this new web series inside,
People uproot from their lives elsewhere to be in Whistler. Some make giant life changes, others have had their lives changed by one short visit to Whistler. Some are here for just one summer, some will be here forever more, either as a permanent fixture or a seasonal migratory bird.
There are thousands of stories and tales to tell, but film-maker Tom Grundy
, super shooter Mattias Fredriksson
and Writer Seb Kemp
grabbed just five of them to give you a brief glimpse of living the dream.
On the face of it this series is just about riding bikes in Whistler. However this series hopes to look beyond this and explore the motivations of people to radically alter their lives just to ride bikes as much as they can. We chose five people and used their particular experiences as a magnifying glass to be able to discover more about a few of the motivations for some people to make bikes their life.
The following is five short stories, five characters, five windows and five motivations.Seasonaires is a five part series that will be aired weekly.
Here are some photos I took while shooting the Seasonaires:
Jin tackles the Rock Roll on a Hardtail.
Multi Line Trail Through the Schleyer Rock garden
Jack Noy Smashes some Duffman Roots
Paul Stevens Airs Sideways into a Rock Garden
Maxime Styles up the D1 Hip