The History of Freeride Mountain Biking

Coming to Outside Watch July 31

It all started with a motley crew of blue-collar kids looking to be a part of something different, something people at the time couldn’t understand. And then everything changed. From fringe sport to global phenomenon, Nothing’s For Free chronicles the birth and legacy of freeride mountain biking. The film charts a course through a three-decade journey with the pioneers, visionaries, and industry masterminds that pushed the sport to where it is today.

This film represents over 30 years with a front row seat to the Freeride revolution. The partnership between Freeride Entertainment, Outside Studios, and Pinkbike has been paramount in bringing this modern day tale of risk vs reward to the mountain biking world and beyond.

—Derek Westerlund, Director

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  • Danny MacAskill
  • Hans Rey
  • Wade Simmons
  • Richie Schley
  • Brett Tippie
  • Derek Westerlund
  • Josh Bender
  • Tarek Rasouli
  • Kyle Strait
  • Cam Zink
  • Kirt Voreis
  • Cam McCaul
  • Paul Basagoitia
  • Darren Berrecloth
  • Brandon Semenuk
  • Tyler McCaul
  • Jaxson Riddle
  • Brage Vestavik


  • Greg Stump
  • Christian Begin
  • Bjorn Enga
  • Clay Porter
  • Mike Sinyard
  • Bryson Martin
  • Greg Fox
  • Chris Tutton
  • Dik Cox
  • Todd "Digger" Fiander
  • Dangerous Dan Cowan
  • Robbie Bourdon
  • Cedric Gracia
  • Graham Agassiz

Appearances by

  • The Laguna Rads
  • Glen Plake
  • Scot Schmidt
  • Shaun Palmer
  • Aaron Chase
  • Thomas Vanderham
  • Gee Atherton
  • John Cowan
  • Timo Pritzel
  • Seth Morrison
  • Shane McConkey
  • Tyler "Super T" Klassen
  • Andreu Lacondeguy
  • Dave Swetland
  • Chris Lawrence
  • Jeff Lenosky
  • Dave Watson
  • Kurt Sorge
  • Tom Van Steenbergen
  • Brett Rheeder
  • Emil Johansson
  • Matt Hunter
  • Nicholi Rogatkin
  • Steve Vanderhoek
  • Steve Peat
  • Sarah Tippie
  • Jess Tippie
  • & More

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