Video: A Slo-Mo Ode to Gorge Road with Rheeder, Begg & Edwards

Aug 31, 2023
by Lora Bodmer  

Escape to the dreamy world of Gorge Road Jump Park, for one magical day with Brett Rheeder, Kade Edwards and Matt Begg. Captured and edited by Clay Porter, the riders soar over the dirt jumps that freeriders worldwide only dream of. “This piece was made in just one day to showcase Gorge Road in a cinematic and meditative way that feels peaceful, elegant and observational,” says Porter.

The piece was completely free-spirited, with the riders just signaling when they were dropping and Porter capturing the action. Rheeder explains the uniqueness of riding in New Zealand, “Queenstown is in a lane of its own. It offers multiple lift-access bike parks and trail networks and has the Gorge Road dirt jumps, which are the most artistic, sculpted, and cared-for public dirt jumps on earth.”

Gorge Road, often hailed as the world’s best jump location, was saved in 2021 from destruction with help from Kiwi-entrepreneur and fellow mountain biker Rod Drury. Proving Grounds and Clay Porter have created this “Love Letter to Gorge Road” as a thank you to the people of Queenstown, especially Queenstown Mountain Bike Club, for their hospitality and to Drury and the riders and supporters worldwide who came together to ensure that the pure joy of riding Gorge Road lives on.

Proving Grounds Tour YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ProvingGroundsTour

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16 Comments
  • 11 0
 Condolences to everyone from Victoria, BC who clicked on this thinking "wait, what.. Gorge Rd jumps? Tell me more!"
  • 1 0
 Amazing reference.
  • 1 0
 Surfy. Love the slo-mo. Funny how some tricks look so flowy and natural and others even though maybe more technically difficult just look contrived and awkward. and imperfect. Anything that looks like a frontside or backside air with a rail grab on a surfboard makes me want to watch more.
  • 4 0
 Love that
  • 2 0
 Queenstown is the premier global MTB destination. Ticks absolutely every box.
  • 2 0
 There's Begg, there's Boggs, but there's no Beggs. Now I'm confused too
  • 2 0
 Just don't search Beeg all i can say!
  • 2 0
 Dredd says, say no to SloMo
  • 1 0
 YES they do,,,, should have watched before replying!!
  • 2 0
 That was gorgeous...
  • 1 0
 Kade Edwards masterclass.
  • 1 0
 This is so calm and relaxed its insane
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