Video: The Escape - Teaser

Feb 26, 2013
by Union Production Co.  

Let’s get one thing straight, this film is not really about us or our journey. It’s about the people and places that your mountain bike can show you.

Mountain biking is brilliant in its scope and variety; there is no right or wrong way to enjoy it. However, mountain biking, to us, is about adventure and exploration, fun and games, and understanding a little bit more about the world, the people around us, and in the long run, about ourselves.


On February 6, 2013, the Union crew set out from snowy Whistler to seek out some of the rumored snow free trails around BC. Their route took them on a circular journey around the Georgia Strait (or Salish Sea) between Vancouver’s lower mainland and Vancouver Island – where they found clusters of communities that elude the snow line all winter, leaving the ribbons of crafted dirt free for all to ride.


They rode mountain bikes the whole way, towing their kit in trailers for the long road stretches and then dumping them when the riding turned to dirt. Thirteen days and over 800 km later they closed the loop on their ride. Perhaps you already caught some of the story online (the-escape.ca) but in March 2013 Union Production Co. will be releasing a video of the trip. Here is the teaser to the grand presentation.


This video is about bringing the pleasure of the road and the thrill of the trails. We want to reach out to the rider who is told they are getting old but still feels young and who still gets recharged with youthful thrills. We want to reach out to the person working in a cubicle and reunite them with that long lost wanderlust. We want to show everyone that, yes, nothing is easy, but the rewards of seeking soothes all hardship.


More so, although the video’s backdrop is the backroads of British Columbia, we want to remind the world that adventure can be found on your own doorstep, you just need to get off the couch to seek it. Mountain biking shows us all somewhere new and personal, whether that’s at the end of a long road, a piece of remote singletrack, or the woods at the bottom of your own backyard.


This video is about celebrating the world, that as mountain bikers, we ride within. It is also about the communities and individuals that dare imagine, build and provide nourishment so that mountain biking can flourish.

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29 Comments

  • 13 1
 I'll definitely tune in. I need the escape for sure. This cubicle is driving me nuts... Nice XX1 kit, Seb. We workaday schlubs can only dream of such setups.
  • 7 0
 Cubicle? Dont tell me about a damn Cubical. Ive been stuck in Freeking Afghanistan for the last 8 months and can't even as much as look at my bike. Must be nice to at least be able to go hit a trail or two every now and again. If anyone needs an escape, Its this guy. But I suppose you could have one too.
  • 7 0
 Afghanistan will be a bitchin place to ride once it settles down over there. Good luck, stay safe.
  • 3 0
 Mountain bike is a true noble invention.. only limit is the rider. I could pin it through the woods or on a single trail all day long, but I can`t really ride on the road.. I don`t feel safe with all those cars passing me by and the smell of the woods is just priceless.
  • 2 0
 This was fun, if you want to follow their story day by day before the video comes out ,check this,(for other day scroll to the bottom),enjoy!
www.bikemag.com/blog/feature-the-escape-day-1
  • 2 1
 And they did it on 26" wheels, nooooooooooooo way!

But but... but the performance... Why to reject the obvious real facts of cycle science when you can have any bike you want, why? but the true facts speak for themselves, the numbers! The attack angles, why would you do that? and and... and... I was told so much on larger wheels, I bought a 29er myself, I... I ... I think I can't deal with it. I will send letters and appeals... I... I... I need to call the guy I sold my 26" bike to... I've been hyyyyped right in the moooouth!

Mnah - Looks great! Looking forward to see more of that bike trip. That looks like a really great idea with those trailers, I might like to do it one day in Norway or somewhere. Can't wait to see the whole movie! brilliant!
  • 1 0
 ah-Ha! I've been thinking about a trailer for my stylus now that I'm old too... do you hit Hornby? Great story, lots of possibilities out here. Can't wait for the whole show!
  • 4 4
 "More so, although the video’s backdrop is the backroads of British Columbia, we want to remind the world that adventure can be found on your own doorstep"

but its only this epic if you live in BC Razz
  • 1 0
 or virgin/green river utah.....
  • 1 0
 Or.....in Hood River, Oregon .......
  • 1 0
 ...or western Washington...
  • 2 1
 between being a full time student and working 40 hour weeks i need an escape. stoked for this vid. and hardtails are always a plus Smile
  • 2 0
 siiiicccck...... the true essence of mountain biking. The ESCAPE and on hardtails too!! WAHHOOOOOOOO
  • 1 0
 Can't wait! Exciting to to see a new biking movie thats not your usual freeride/DH fest. Nothing wrong with that of course, but this looks awesome!
  • 2 0
 looks sick, excited to see come Cumberland flow!
  • 2 0
 Awesome project.. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole movie!
  • 2 0
 I really likes the ideas behind that movie. Looking forward!
  • 2 0
 Mountain Biking can show you a Cormorant. It is quite true.
  • 6 5
 The heavy breathing is kind weird...
  • 7 1
 I guess you hold your breath when you ride?
  • 6 0
 duh, everybody holds their breath, passing out = 200 swag points
  • 2 1
 I want to travel with my bike!!!!
  • 2 3
 same, if its in the back of a pickup Big Grin
  • 1 0
 hope the vids better than the trailer, didn't show much !!
  • 1 0
 Around TN!!!! Shit, I like the sound of this....
  • 1 3
 It's a cool idea and will definitely be an interesting movie to watch. That said, I hope that the movie debuting at Sea Otter will be pure downhill shredathon
  • 1 0
 Looks good!
  • 2 2
 Well said!!!!
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