Photos by Sterling Lorence and Margus Riga
In our busy, scheduled lives there seems to be less and less time for the simple things. Things like sitting around a fire and sharing food, drink and stories. As we heard from MTB founding father Gary Fisher with our own ears, the best antidote for urban saturation is to get on our bikes and have a big party in the woods.
Gathering nine of the world’s most talented mountain bikers from a variety of disciplines (plus 13 crew members) in an off-the-grid location, free from worldly distractions, had everyone returning home with their own memories and stories to tell for years.
Here are some of those stories from the Return to Earth Hawaii shoot.Brett RheederThomas GenonCasey BrownRyan HowardIn the Blink is a six-part web series that dives behind the scenes of our upcoming feature film Return to Earth. Stay tuned for Episode 6: "Fruits of Labor” where we look at the day-to-day film work that made Return to Earth happen.Watch Episode 1 "Fall Colours"
with Thomas Vanderham and Ryan Howard.Watch Episode 2 "Creativity"
with Brett Rheeder.Watch Episode 3 "Youth"
with the groms of the Whistler Bike Park.Watch Episode 4 "Community"
with riders from the world over.
Return to Earth. Summer 2019.
Brought to you by Shimano and Trek Bicycles featuring Brett Rheeder, Brandon Semenuk, Casey Brown, Reed Boggs, Matt Hunter, Thomas Vanderham, Ryan Howard, Joey Schusler, Thomas Genon, Emil Johansson, Tahnee Seagrave, Koas Seagrave, Kade Edwards, Jackson Goldstone, Jakob Jewett and Dane Jewett in association with Pinkbike, Trail Forks, Evoc, Clif Bar, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Sony and Freehub Magazine and additional support from Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Spawn Cycles, Arosa Lenzerheide. A new film by Anthill Films with art direction and creative by Good Fortune Collective.