The Wild Ride West: Dream Adventures in the Pacific West Coast - Video

Nov 14, 2016 at 14:03
by Giromagny Enduro Team  
Views: 50,578    Faves: 770    Comments: 37


The perfect road trip: 2 weeks with 9 buddies from France living an epic trail bike journey, riding the best trails in Washington and British Columbia. Featuring the Transition Bikes folks, Andreas Hestler and Jackson Goldstone.

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We've been riding Transition Bikes for 4 seasons, we decided to start the trip in Bellingham, Washington where the Headquarters of the "rider owned bike brand" is located. Here they hosted and guided us around their secret playground... blowing our minds away.

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The next step of the pilgrimage was the legendary trails of Vancouver's North Shore. Former Olympian and BC Bike Race owner Andreas Hestler was the perfect guide for an epic triple crown of riding on Cypress, Fromme, and Seymour Mountain classics.

The ultimate road trip brought us to the authenticly wild Vancouver Island: a "must do" for every mountain biker in the world. Having a guide like Martin Ready from Island Mountain Rides was the best way to find dream trails and enjoy the local culture around Forbidden Plateau, Cumberland, Mt Washington and the small paradise that is Hornby Island.

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We ended the trip by ripping with the next generation, young mutant rider,Jackson Goldstone. We had 3 amazing days in the heart of Squamish, with a great mix of steep, technical, and flowy trails.

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Produced: Giromagny Enduro Team / Pierre Henni
Photography: Richard Bord & Pierre Henni
Sponsors: Algorigin, ION, Transition, ANVL, Smith, Bell, Northwave, WTB, Slicy, and Squirt.



Special Thanks:

Bellingham:
Transition Bikes - Lars Sternberg / Kevin Menard / Dave Conley / Darrin Seeds

North Vancouver:
BC Bike Race - Andreas Hestler

Vancouver Island:
Island Mountain Rides - Martin Ready
Riding Fool Hostel - Jeremy Grasby
Washington Bike Park : Mike Manara

Squamish:
BC Bike Race - Jeff Riemer
Ron & Jackson Goldstone

Whistler:
Audric Lacour
Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Ferries:
BC Ferries


MENTIONS: @GiromagnyEnduroTeam / @IONbike / @TransitionBikeCompany / @SmithOptics / @BellBikeHelmets / @northwavecycling / @wilderness-trail-bikes




71 Comments

  • 99 10
 Great vid, but for ya'll planning a trip to Bellingham, please heed my warning: It's just the most horrible place on the planet. It rains 6 inches a month, 132% unemployment, there is no health department checking the quality of our restaurants so dysentery is the norm, everyone has herpes, there's a weird native fungus which grows on mtn bike trails that causes warts and you'll leave here with a 97% of getting gingivitis.

I understand if you'll be changing your vacation plans from this STD cesspool to a charming and uplifting place like New Jersey.
  • 5 2
 Indeed! Enjoy the turnpike, it's only mudbogs filled with the corpses of dripping wet brown Pow dreams!
  • 7 2
 ha!....buuuuuuut its true...
  • 4 1
 This needs to be posted to all travel agencies outside the PNW. Thank you kind sir.
  • 1 0
 worth it
  • 2 0
 Pay no attention to this guy, he was just trapped inside the Horseshoe Café. No wonder he rode out of here with all that...LOL!
  • 1 0
 I hear there are fury little gnomes that will savagely take advantage of you mentally and physically in the woods of Bellingham. Kind of like hills have eyes almost. Stick to Galbraith and you will be fine.
  • 2 0
 i was the upvote that got you to 69... just sayin
  • 2 0
 Same fungus/rain thing happens in Cumberland.... crazy!!!! Just hate it here. See you next spring.
  • 53 11
 Take note Anthill Films, this is how you make a fun, enjoyable video that doesn't consist of the same slopestyle stuff over and over again.
  • 5 5
 ... Wait so what's wrong with slopestyle stuff? If a lot of people like it then why stop?
  • 3 0
 @sosickdude: its tired and not relatable...
  • 32 2
 One of the most fun videos I have seen in a while and bitchin' soundtrack! Feel ready to go shred on my Patrol!
  • 3 3
 What were the songs on the soundtrack?
  • 3 1
 @mitilin: If you have a smartphone, download Shazam. Had to use that since there were no credits given.
  • 18 2
 You guys need more girls. Get a bus, go rescue them from Portlandia.
  • 5 0
 Oh man you nailed it! Bellingham is the new Boulder and a total sausagefest.
  • 2 0
 There are plenty of girls at the college lol... You wont find many single ones on the trails though. If you guys weren't looking there this summer you seriously missed out on booty shorts and yoga pants. Even my wife was like hot damn there is a lot of booty out!
  • 15 0
 Jackson casually killing it as usual Smile
  • 2 0
 Mr. Goldstone, So young and is a f@king máster
  • 1 0
 i have no words for this guy.
  • 21 8
 Cool video. However all the skidding and sliding in the corners kinda irks me. If we all roosted every corner the trails in the video would suck.
  • 7 1
 i couldn't agree more. Also riding off the trail (e.g. Squamish) and hitting the saplings next to the path really irks me too. Perhaps these guys should do some trail building with SORCA or NSMBA and see what work has gone into building and maintaining the trail and also protecting the environment. We want these trails to stay open and this is a good way to get them closed to mountain biking.
  • 1 0
 with you
  • 11 1
 PNW trails are so amazing, so fun, so entertaining.

What's with the gratuitous skids in all the new videos? As a builder and advocate, they make me cringe every time I see them. Even worse in slow-mo. Especially when carving a corner is so damn pretty...

Anyhow, disengaging grumpy old man mode. After spending a week in Bellingham this summer, with a day in Squamish, I would say there may be no better place to be a mountain biker. This video was a great reminder of that...thanks!
  • 3 0
 you RULE'em ALL !!!!
Bravo les gaziers (et gazelle) !!!
PURE VIDEO !!!!

Can't wait to share more beer and awesome sesh together

The door is open whenever you need/want

CHHHHHEEEERRRSSSS
  • 2 1
 We'll be back bro ! That's for sure !! Yeeeeew
  • 4 0
 That was worth watching !! Loved it! The most important door at the transition office !! Haha sweet!
  • 1 0
 I CANNOT say enough good things about this vid. It's everything you want in an MTB stoke session. But answer me this.......why do all these dudes switch to half shells as soon as they switch from dh bike to "enduro"?? I mean.......they're still riding some GNARLY shit. I don't get it. I have a half shell. But I would never wear it if I'm flying at top speed over 30ft gaps even if I DO have to pedal up to them. Can someone enlighten me?
  • 4 0
 PN Dub, where young people go to retire!
  • 5 2
 I gotta start saving more for a PNW trip.
  • 9 0
 when you live in the PNW you truly appreciate how the good the riding is year round and the awesome variety of trails we have the community of riders is amazing and truly supportive in people endeavors
  • 1 0
 I say that every year hah.
  • 1 0
 @jmartinbiking: ive been wanting to come to bellingham for awhile, i may have a chance around christmas this year. Ive been looking for someone to give me some advice...are the trails generally rideable around late december?
  • 1 0
 @jlukaac: i dont live that far north but where i live the trails are prime as long as you dont ride in too low of a place
the trails are pretty tacky usually but there can be the odd muddy section
so yes they are rideable that late in the year
are you going to galbraith?
  • 2 1
 @jlukaac: the trails are rideable all year...the one in this video has been closed by the city(?) though,along with another trail above it and surf n turf for some reason...still rideable haha,just kept an eye out for down trees
  • 1 0
 Awesome, thanks! I was planning on checking out galbraith. Looking forward to it
  • 1 0
 @jlukaac: Ride able for sure. Be ready to get wet!
  • 1 0
 @jmartinbiking: I live on east side now. I miss the woods this time of year. Desert riding can be fun but f*ck I miss the Loam and wet tacky mud.
  • 2 0
 Nice riding with you guys in Squamish! Julian and Deb, I'm planning my France adventure!
  • 1 0
 Anytime Jeff ! You're welcome here in France Wink
  • 1 0
 Tracklist:

Grand Analog - I play my kazoo
Black Pistol Fire - Fleet Foot
?? - ??
Tame Impala - Remember me
?? - ??
Dialectrix - Whut!
  • 3 0
 Grand Analog - I play my kazoo
Black Pistol Fire - Fleet Foot
Citizen Kay - Yes!
Tame Impala - Remember me
Misun - Eli Eli (Maduk Remix)
Dialectrix - Whut!

Enjoy !
  • 2 3
 WTF does 'in the Pacific West Coast' mean?
Firstly, you can't be 'in' a coast, you can only be ON one. And once you're ON the 'West Coast'(the traditional American name for the coastline of the Western United States), the only ocean you have in front if you IS the damn Pacific.
Reminds me of Japanese translated to English, by the Japanese
  • 2 0
 ShIt... that was good! PNW is the best!
  • 1 0
 reminds me of my summer trip across bc, hornby island and post rid ipa's, killing it! !!!
  • 1 0
 Great video! I love the scene at Transition, it's funny how hard they try to never look like they're working hahaha
  • 1 0
 Rad. Beautifully shot guys!
  • 1 0
 man haven't seen that street in Squamish since my grandparents lived there
  • 1 0
 This edit really is something special. Loved it
  • 1 0
 So much yes in this vid. So rad! Super fun to watch! Good job guys!
  • 1 0
 dream trip for sure. Some of it ticked off the bucket list, but not all!
  • 1 0
 Awesome video. really cool to watch you guys!
  • 1 0
 Miss my patrol best bike Ivery ever had and I've had a few
  • 1 0
 Best vid I've seen in a long time! VOY
  • 1 0
 As an enduro team are they all riding Patrols?
  • 1 0
 In part 3....the Black bike with orange decals, is a 26''??
  • 1 0
 digging the aussie hiphop soundtracks
  • 1 0
 dig the cassette cog wind chimes and the rear shock beer tap!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 So very very good. Well done kids.
  • 1 0
 Well, now I know their wifi password...
  • 1 0
 Sweet paint jobs on those bikes!
  • 1 0
 That go me so psyched to ride!
  • 1 0
 That little kid rips!!!! Next generation is awesome
  • 1 0
 Am I the only one tired of seeing what people eat for breakfast?
  • 1 2
 So, where is this mythical "Blade Reversal" trail? Is it documented / detailed anywhere? I don't see it on trailforks.com ... so where is it, what grade, how long? etc. etc.
  • 1 0
 Cool!
  • 1 0
 bestest!
  • 2 1
 That young kid RIPS!!!!
  • 1 1
 Sick edit sick trails
  • 1 3
 BLADE REVERSAL LOOKS LIKE A GREAT TRAIL CAN'T WAIT TO RIDE IT THANKS

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