Pedal-Driven: Pre-order your DVD now

Feb 15, 2011 at 16:26
by Howell at the Moon Productions  

It's time Mountain Biking gains the freedom and recognition now enjoyed by our pioneering brothers of Snow and Skate. Mountain Biking is not a crime. Illegal trail building is not the solution. When education, cooperation and collaboration unite, the world will be Pedal-Driven!


Pre-order your copy today and bring the movement to your community!

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United under cause to promote and protect our public lands; IMBA, Shimano, and Specialized have joined forces with Northwest Emmy Nominated, Documentary filmmakers to provide a powerful advocacy resource not only for the mountain bike community, but local leaders, land managers, and policy makers that direct the future of our public lands.

"Pedal-Driven: a bikeumentary" explores the framework and ideology needed to get sustainable trails on the ground in your community. If you're a frustrated rider, share the film with your stubborn land manager. If you're an embattled land manager, share it with your frustrated users. If you've never experienced the flow of trails engineered exclusively for bicycle use, nor the freedoms of modern bicycle technology, get ready for the ride of your life!

For 18 months, Howell at the Moon Productions traveled across the States and Canada, capturing the passion and experience of countless individuals and communities in an effort to introduce the Mountain Bike Movement to the world. Proceeds from this non-profit project are a return investment to the mountain bike community, and will help provide IMBA with the financial tools needed to accomplish what they do best; ground working world-class trail systems in every-day communities.

It's time Mountain Biking gains the freedom and recognition now enjoyed by our pioneering brothers of Snow and Skate. Mountain Biking is not a crime. Illegal trail building is not the solution. When education, cooperation and collaboration unite, the world will be Pedal-Driven.

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  • + 6
 Are you guys sure that you traveled through 'the Northwest'? Everything around here is definitely illegally built, and it works exceptionally well. Matter of fact, there are many bike industry companies that build and use illegal trails for marketing. The largest bicycle component manufacturer in the world recently came here to shoot photos for their new catalog on illegal trails, and donated a mass of components and funds to support the rogue trail builders. The 'local' bike manufacturer has been marketing with photos and videos of illegal trails since their company's inception, and they also build their own illegal trails. All of the major bike publications (including this one) publish articles and photos in support of illegal building. It works some places, and doesn't others, but in the northwest of the US and most of BC, the trails either are illegal or were illegal and became grandfathered in. I'm curious to see how much of a realistic picture this film is able to portray.
  • + 1
 We are working with our local Forest Service office to bring legal Free-ride trails to the Flathead area of Montana. We will be showing this video at a Premier in Bigfork on the 10th of June. We have 4 high-end bikes that will be raffled off at the premier.
www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_162388947122609&ap=1
Check us out on FB. Come to Montana, buy some raffle tickets and enjoy some of the best trails you've never heard of.Smile
  • + 1
 So is current trail development (such as Unemployment Line) at Galbraith considered illegal now or is the agreement with the land owner allowing for it or just trail maintenance?
  • + 3
 agreed with brad. I dont know of very many "legal" trails in my area either. I build illegal trails, and I will keep doing it. I have been in trouble with the police kicking me off land before, but thats not going to stop me. I love riding my bike, and if we dont have trails to ride, I will create my own trails to enjoy.
  • + 1
 no matter what the best trails will almost always be illegal. becuase no one builds a better trail then yourself
  • + 2
 Sure it would be nice to have all legal trails, but the wheels of progress in the US at least are very VERY slow, and I'm not willing to wait that long to ride my bike on stuff other than fire roads
  • + 1
 Not everything in the PNW is illegally built. Oregon has some great areas. Black Rock and Post Canyon both boast epic FR trails that were developed in cooperation with land management bureaus. The long term plans for Sandy Ridge and Stubbs Park are also amazing. Not to mention the hard work going into design and approval of an eventual bike park on Mt. Hood.
  • + 1
 So much of what makes a trail illegal is that there is no consideration of it when local governments set aside land. They think of hikers, runners, horseback riders, and everything else, but somehow they don't consider cyclists. In the north east USA they didn't think of it bikers until the parks where made and insured. Then cyclists showed up and the towns had the option of new insurance, environmental impact, and a pile of legal paperwork, or they could just say NO BIKES and be safe without work. The Adirondack state park high peaks has very little to ride that is legal, despite having hundreds of miles of hiking and horseback trails. I think the towns don't mind illegal riding most of the time. As long as it is illegal the town is not responsible for our injuries. Every so often some environmentalist makes trouble and the town goes in and smashes the lines. Then a month later we are out there again. I'd prefer more legal trails. There are hundreds of local logging trails that could be used to ride up and there is tons of room for great lines with no real damage, but all the land is posted and the owners don't want people on it.
  • + 1
 MONTANABIKERMAN-- I currently reside in missoula. I would do anything to bring legal free-ride trails ANYWHARE in montana. I'm not sure If I can make the premier in bigfork, but I will certently do my best to get thare. I work about 50HRS a week, so it will be tough. But I will do my damn best to make it. I'm with the movement all the way, If you think of anything that I can help with, messege me. Remember I'm only a short drive from flathead.
  • + 1
 Burito-bandito,

I was born and raised in Helena and we are currently working on trying to make Great Divide Ski resort a free-ride/DH destination for Mountain Bikers in Montana. The local bike club has scratched in a trail there and one of the All Gravity Series races is scheduled there this year August 6-7. It is shuttle only at this point but we have spoken with Great Divide (Great people) and we are positive they would be willing to run the lifts if we can show them that there is a market in free-ride/DH mountain biking that could pay for the operation of the chair lifts so spread the word, come on down for the race and lets make this happen!
  • + 1
 alrighty then...whenever this DAMN snow melts off and I catch up with some people at the hill, I'll spread the word about the race. Hopefully I can make it. I've been meaning to speak to snowbowl about hosting a downhill event this summer sometime. They used to do it every year. but last year for some reason they didn't partake.
  • + 3
 Its nice to see that more attention is be put on this kinda issue. Sustanible trail building and positive relationships betwwen land ownwers and land uses will be key to the progression of OUR sport.My main goal once im done my forestry techncian is to do just that.
  • + 2
 this needs to be exposed to all government officials associated with the national parks through out the west coast. i live in marin and i believe there are less then 10 legitimately legal single track trails here. i am and avid builder and poaching trails is a drag. building is so much fun and the things that i have built have not been regretted but it sucks when you are worrying about the fire department, the rangers and the police breathing down your neck. just recently i had a fire dept volunteer approach me about a set of jumps i had built for my friends and myself. they had been there for a while and they arent in the way but he used the excuse "He could see them." thats bullshit. i realize it is a liability but when i am told that i need to find somewhere else, they dont seem to realize that there is nowhere else. everywhere is illegal and it needs to change. i want to be able to build and ride without worrying about getting my bike compounded or getting my hard work ripped out. i hope that this film reaches the communities of the entire west coast and i think that it is a great step forward.
  • + 2
 yeah this looks great. another one everyone needs to look at is The Woods Belong To Us.

their facebook, get updates here:
www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Woods-Belong-To-Us/106605296059370

their webpage:
thewoodsbelongtous.com

i will defiantly be buying both of these!
  • + 2
 You should contact them and get some info and write a blog on pinkbike about their movie. I wrote the first blog about Pedal Driven because I saw their films only had a few views, now their getting lots more support by the pinkbike network. So do it! Write a good blog, submit it to pinkbike and hope for the best.
  • + 1
 i would not have a clue where to start. but ill have a little look into it and see where it goes from there.
  • + 1
 Here's the one I did, just look it over and check it out:

ebehn.pinkbike.com/blog/pedaldriven.html
  • + 2
 people should be able to build where ever they want, the government can chop trees down in large quantities wherever they please so we should be able to make trails as we please.
  • + 1
 here in hong kong the HKMBA is working hard (www.hkmba.org/public/HKMBA_MTB_Strategy_3a.pdf) but everybody knows all the best trails (read: tin man, kap lung, french trail plus basically anything on hk island) are illegal.
  • + 1
 Unfortunately, in the first video. The log/ladder drop that myself and a FS official are looking at. Will be torn down this spring; FS officials finally decided, after a few years, that it wasn't ok. Yeah thats how slow the FS works!
  • + 1
 why? tell them to pound sand....
  • + 1
 I hope Indiana gets some more trails. Its annoying to have to drive all the the way to the other side of the state to find trails.
  • + 1
 I'm not pre-ordering anything until I get my copy of Life Cycles I pre-ordered back in October LAST YEAR...
  • + 1
 I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get your copy of the film, did you contact Pinkbike? We most assuredly will be sending out DVDs that are pre-ordered up through April 15. After that, we will not take orders for DVDs from the general public until this fall. In the meantime the film will only be available for hosted screenings.
  • + 2
 A great film with a great message.
  • + 1
 Check our homepage for the press release about mountain biking on federal land in Vermont:

www.vmba.org
  • + 2
 Anything about the situation in the UK?
  • + 1
 Our piss pot Government have done a re-think on the sell off, however they are still selling off 15% i think??. I read it somewhere, not sure where i saw the article.No doubt someone will correct me if i am wrong...
  • + 1
 But at least we have plenty of legal trails built in our forests and also funded through the Forestry Commission (Government), local funding and lottery grants. In the US it seems like they are 20 years behind us in that respect. We even have trail centres with bike shops in these government owned forests, so we have it really good here. We can't complain in the UK.
  • + 1
 If no body would have made such a fuss when those dummies proposed their "PLAN", we would have been well and truly screwed.Maybe recent events in Egypt etc have made them Stop and think for once??.
  • + 1
 I can't see why people give a s**t when people build trails in the woods. It gets the public stoked if they see people doing gnarly shit in the middle of the woods and makes them wanna try it. It makes people give c**p when someone wants to tear down the woods and people can make a stand. Aldo it is much less distructive than people think and you want to preserve the area when you do build a trail.
I can see an issue when people cut down really old trees, litter every where and most stupidly have their exit of a trail onto a major walking path and absolutly hammer it out of the trail into the public! That pisses me off
  • + 1
 Not so sure, not forgetting that private companies are here to make money, and they were planning to ensure existing facilities were maintained or made better. You might have had to start paying to ride your local trail centre, but then that means there is more money that would be put back into building better trails. And this would happen because like with all other business, competition would demand this. Because when the forest up the road becomes a better ride, then your forest is going to have to compete. I don't know about the sell off, I think it was a little short sited of all the people objecting in my view.
  • + 1
 If the sale of the Forests had gone ahead as planned it would have been a no no for us and all users of the forests i reckon.Like you say its a business, and businesses are there to make a profit. Slowly but surely access would be stopped and logging would start. The forests dont really belong to US, we are mearly caretakers. They were here before us and hopefully will still be there when we are gone.Our piss pot Government should keep out and concentrate on getting the GREAT back in britain before its too late...
  • + 1
 COMMUNISM IS COMING BACK WOOOOPPP
  • + 1
 I disagree. It takes 80 years for saplings to reach maturity. Bike parks and other leasure facilities are a great way to make money whilst they wait for trees to grow.
  • + 1
 Will this be on iTunes????
  • + 1
 Yes, it will be available on iTunes, but it won't be distributed until fall. Until then it will be available only for hosted screenings.
  • + 1
 i wish this happens also in our country...
  • + 2
 A W E S O M E
  • + 1
 yeah duthie!
  • + 1
 Duthie Hill is da best

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