Video: The Adrenaline Seeking Freerider, Flow-Seeking Manicurist & Rule Follower in 'The Biodiversity of Traibuilders'

Jun 21, 2022
by Sarah Moore  


bigquotesHere we are with the latest installment of MTB Earth! The temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest are full of biodiversity and known for some of the best mountain cycling trails known to humankind. Numerous species of trail builders scatter these lands, adding their own unique flair to the forest.

However, this natural phenomenon faces one major challenge- paradise is crowded. The trail builders must learn to work together and share the land.

Video: Scott Bell Visuals
Photos: Jarrett Lindal Media
Starring: Mark Matthews


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30 Comments

  • 18 0
 Better to not ride too fast in Marin County and definitely don't touch the equestrian trails lest you want a ticket or to be drawn and quartered by people in funny boots and hats
  • 7 0
 equestrianism does way more trail damage does it not? here in CO hooves punch foot-deep holes in even slightly damp trails, eventually creating a mud bog.
  • 2 0
 Isn't mark From Vancouver island?
  • 1 0
 @zanda23: yes
  • 18 0
 I think this one is a bit more spot on for the PNW. vimeo.com/295355123
  • 3 0
 100. Best part is when the guy with the camera gets used as fill.
  • 2 0
 That was my first thought too, the one from Transition is classic.
  • 19 0
 What an awesome rip on IMMBA
  • 12 1
 IMBA. Killing mountain biking 5% at a time
  • 12 0
 Excellent, brilliant, very very good!
  • 5 1
 For Germany there´s one group missing:

the "we build a legal trail together with the local government, environmental groups, the land owners, etc. Everybody has a say and may help building but no one has a clue what makes a trail enjoyable. Or how a shovel or similar sophisticated tools are meant to be used. Our legal trails will suck and everyone will keep riding the illegal ones or build new ones."
  • 7 0
 Mark this is brilliant! come back and shred the East again soon!!
  • 5 0
 I see there's a little nod at IMBA in there.
  • 4 0
 Awesome video as always, I enjoy watching this kind of video.
  • 3 0
 Brilliant, I didn't even realise that they were all the same guy till the credits!
  • 6 3
 This really just further proves that XC is for nerds
  • 4 0
 That checklist!
  • 3 0
 that was some awesome sauce for sure! Nice work Mark
  • 3 0
 Super fun. Painfully real. Thanks for this!
  • 2 0
 Part 2, The poacher. The caser, The Trail Boss (often self imposed)
  • 3 0
 Super cute. Great idea.
  • 3 1
 Is that dirt in the champagne flute?
  • 5 0
 Why yes it is Smile Perfect dirt.
  • 3 0
 "This is nuts!" - haha!
  • 2 0
 That is funny dude, nice work Mark!
  • 1 0
 Shark bike ooh ha ha. That custom bike is so cool Great video Mark, always a fun vibe and great shredding.
  • 2 0
 Can´t really match The Poacher one for me, but I like it a lot
  • 2 0
 The freeride builder!!!
  • 2 0
 Nice!
  • 3 5
 Ironically didn't see a single "trail" in the video.





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