'Off the Beaten Path
' is an adventure cycling film from First Tracks Productions celebrating the journeys bikes allow us to take. The project specifically focuses on how fatter tire bikes are allowing riders (from pros to weekend warriors
) to venture to places cyclists have never been able to ride before. Fat bikes may still be seen as mountain biking's goofy cousin, but really, they represent part of the evolution of mountain biking. Early mountain bikers who were building Clunkerz were trying to create bikes that allowed them get off the roads and ride bikes in new terrain. We got to experience first hand how fat bikes are doing the same sort of thing...and we were both stoked and surprised in how much we could ride on these bikes that we'd not previously been able to ride. We also got to meet a lot of people along the way that were using these bikes in really creative ways to do their own things.
Now, I'm not saying that fat biking isn't still mountain biking's goofy cousin or that it's cool. But, it's fun. A lot of fun. And, it can take you to places you never thought you'd be able to ride and let you get out on a bike on days that you'd normally be couch surfing. So, maybe it's at least kinda, sorta cool in a way that you don't want to admit. Find out more about First Tracks Productions here.Supported by: Travel Nevada, Turner Bikes, Fatback Bikes, KHS Bicycles, Canyon Bikes, Lauf Forks and VEE Tire CO