Video: Shawn Neer Rides Bikes Ridiculously Fast & Announces Support of Grow Cycling Foundation

Nov 27, 2020
by Shawn Neer  
Views: 10,615    Faves: 60    Comments: 7


CAFFEINATED FOR A CAUSE


Like most people in the bike industry, I realized how well coffee and bikes go hand-in-hand. I just had no idea that I would eventually make a living through both. In 2013, I submerged myself in the bike world and never looked back – from full bike bum status in Whistler straight into living in my antiquated Ford Econoline full-time with my girlfriend, looking forward to a clean toilet and shower at whatever Anytime Fitness was nearby. Driving from dirt parking lot to dirt parking lot, race to race, in hopes of making a name for myself one day.

Early in my career, I fully embraced the words of Bukowski, “find what you love and let it kill you.” I dropped out of college and quit a reliable career as an electrician in hopes of finding stable ground within the bike industry one day. Along the way managing to convince my other half that this was somehow a solid plan for our future. I feel incredibly fortunate to call the Yeti / Fox team home these days as I race the EWS Series full-time alongside teammate, and good friend, Richie Rude.
bigquotesFind what you love and let it kill you.

I eventually realized how obsessive I was about my riding, from my elbow angle in a corner to my knee position in relation to my top tube while airborne. Coffee is the only thing I've stumbled upon in life besides biking that gave me that itch I had to scratch. Coffee roast profiles and extraction rates have replaced the elbow angle and knee position discussions these days. Traction Coffee Roasters was born 2.5 years ago out of this obsession with long-time biking friend, Mike Murfitt. The company was built around the idea that coffee is a catalyst for bringing people together, whether that be around a coffee table in the morning or fueling for those "Type 2 fun" kinds of days.


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Images by Dave Trumpore for his Chasing Light article.

I’ve been inspired by former Yeti / FOX teammate Eliot Jackson, founder of Grow Cycling Foundation, to do more in the sport. Racing bikes is a fantastic way to create comradery but ensuring people can, is even more important. Grow Cycling Foundation’s purpose is to promote education, access, and opportunities that increase diversity and inclusion in cycling. Just as Traction seeks to bring people together, Grow is doing the same through cycling and Mike, myself, and Traction Coffee are in full support of Eliot’s passion.
Grow Cycling Coffee
• Single Origin Guatemalan Bean
• Medium Roast
• $25 Donated per 5lb bag ordered
• $5 Donated per 12oz bag ordered
• MSRP: $15 for 12oz Bag
• MSRP: $80 for 5lb Bag


Grow Cycling Foundation
To help, we’ve curated a Grow Cycling roast, specifically with the purpose of donating portions of the proceeds to Grow Cycling’s goal of creating a 30,000 sq. ft. pump track in Los Angeles. Five dollars of each 12oz bag, and twenty-five dollars of each 5lb bag will go towards the $1.2m fundraising goal.


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Grow Cycling Foundation

Help support the Grow Cycling Foundation by purchasing a bag for yourself or one of your loved ones this holiday season




47 Comments

  • 20 0
 I see you cutting those corners on 842
  • 33 2
 The grass is lava and I didn't touch it, don't be jealous I found the hotline ❤️
  • 2 0
 @Shawnneer: That shit was tight! Heading there now w/ my VR goggles to find all the lines
  • 12 0
 Dude. Best trail in Wyoming. Am I right?
  • 4 0
 Sub 2 minutes right now on 842, im 40s back thinking how the hell?
  • 7 0
 Keep living the dream Shawn! And thank you for giving back to the cycling community
  • 4 0
 I really appreciate it man, hope you're doing well!
  • 1 0
 @Shawnneer: Hi Shawn, congrats- love everything you are doing! This is NOT a pitch, just valuable info- a buddy of mine runs most US sales for Loring Roasters. If you ever ramp up to need a 2nd roaster or replace the S Franciscan, Lorings use about 45% of energy needed for an SFR and the carbon footprint is well under half. They are pricey, but are perfectly inline with your mission and love of clean, green earth. Message me if u ever want to check it out. Keep moving mang!
  • 6 0
 So this is what he was doing every time I ran into him and his whole film crew on trail anywhere between 6 am and 6 pm. Sick.
  • 3 0
 Holy crap I don't even want to know how fast you need to go to clear that first gap in the video. That's a decent distance to clear with no lip or much elevation change. I've ridden that section 50 times and I would have never considered jumping that would possible.
  • 2 0
 Nice Shawn, still waiting for an edit showing what you can really do on a bike! That nose bonk to manual was a mini example from mini-Mac but I've seen you go bigger, faster, and with even more style. Great to see you doing what you love and letting it kill you!
  • 2 0
 The Mustache is sick, the skids and whips are on point. music was amazing. bike looks rad! full cut helmet tied it all together. great vid guys!!! looks like another day of smiles on the bike! and thats why we all started riding!
  • 2 0
 Nice edit and a good cause. Looking forward to trying the coffee, If you are ever in Hood River, OR look up my buddy Dan. He'll take you riding and talk coffee until the buzz wears off. www.bluelavacoffeeroasters.com
  • 2 0
 Best trail edit that's come out all year! 3 months post shoulder surgery and have been off the trail bike the whole time. This clip is getting me pumped to get back on the dirt Smile
  • 2 0
 Great video and amazing riding. Nice to see something so well done for that area. Like all the green and lush dirt, clearly shot months ago. Thanks.
  • 3 0
 So rad, been a huge fan of this guy for a while. Has some of the best style in ews
  • 3 0
 Yes! Keep killing it Shawn 3
  • 3 0
 Dude is legit fast as f@$k
  • 2 0
 Nice! Off to buy a couple bags... Shawn can roast coffee like he can ride a bike!
  • 2 0
 In the end It's not what makes you happy, It's the positive impact to others that matters.
  • 3 0
 Can't wait to get back to Wyoming to ride these trails
  • 2 0
 Scandalous flicks all day!
  • 2 0
 Why the change of bike halfway down the trail? :-)
  • 9 14
flag shorelocal (Nov 27, 2020 at 6:57) (Below Threshold)
 First frame had to go in for warranty replacement #Yeti
  • 18 0
 Good eye but it's on the only the fork that changed, mid-shoot Fox sent out the production 38's and of course I had to put that shiny new fork on. It's like Christmas when those boxes arrive, we all know this!
  • 2 0
 Hell yeah, Shawn! Psyched to finally see this come to light!
  • 2 1
 This trail is like Biketopia!! Those bright green singletrack lines are making me itch to ride!
  • 2 0
 Sick edit, love that FPV drone footage!
  • 3 1
 Shawn is everything that's right with mountain biking.
  • 2 0
 Yo!!! So good. ❤️????
  • 2 0
 One of the nicest and fastest guys in the bike world
  • 2 0
 Yeah Shawn!
  • 1 0
 Never seen a dentist riding like that though. Awesome riding
  • 1 0
 Seent a dude peepin' in the woods. Who seent it
  • 1 0
 Solid dudes, solid riding, solid mission, and raw trail noises.
  • 1 0
 And now that area is permanently closed. Sweet...
  • 2 2
 I didn't know there were dentists out there riding like that. Pretty cool.
  • 1 0
 Sick edit!
  • 1 0
 He neerly crashed heaps
  • 4 7
 What trails are these?!?!
  • 15 0
 Green mountain.
  • 9 0
 Loma CO
  • 9 0
 They're right over the CO border in a place called Laramie. You kinda have to a know a dude to ride them.
  • 6 0
 @Frontrange: No way dude. If that was GM, you would have seen all the other sickest riders in the front range shredding the shit out of Rooney. This is definitely in Wyoming.
  • 3 0
 @Frontrange: Good to see GM is good to go.
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