Video: Return to Earth Kids' Bike Park Segment + Full Film Now Streaming on Amazon Prime

Feb 25, 2020 at 14:33
by Anthill Films  

Photos by Margus Riga and Sterling Lorence

After 130+ premieres and a string of film festival selections around the world, Return to Earth is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video*. You can watch the full film with a Prime Video membership, or sign up for a free 30-day trial.

And to give you a taste of Return to Earth right now, we’ve just published the crowd-favourite Whistler Bike Park Kids segment, "Time Wisely Spent", for free on YouTube.

bigquotesWe’re living in a unique time now where we’re seeing the level of kids' riding spike. Ten or 15 years ago there just weren’t bikes and equipment designed for kids. Nowadays, because of trails, because of mentors, because of the equipment, kids are riding at just the craziest level. It will be interesting to see where the standard goes in 10 years. It can only be good for the sport that there are so many passionate kids already at that age.Darcy Wittenburg, Return to Earth co-director



Return to Earth, the ninth movie from the crew at Anthill Films, is a cinematic journey across diverse mountain bike communities, personalities and environments. Each segment captures a different way the bike can immerse riders in the present moment. Starring some of the sport’s biggest athletes, unsung shredders and up-and-coming youth, Return to Earth features the most diverse group of riders Anthill has ever assembled. And to bring their vision to life, the crew travelled to more locations than ever before, with shoots taking place all over the world from hometown trails in Squamish, BC to the remote mountains of Patagonia. All set to an unforgettable classic rock soundtrack.


Ryan Howard airs over Thomas Genon Reed Boggs Matt Hunter Ben Byers and Brett Rheeder during filming of Oahu segment of Anthill s Return to Earth Hawaii

Return to Earth is also available to purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, Vimeo and Amazon.

Brought to you by Shimano and Trek Bicycles featuring Brett Rheeder, Thomas Vanderham, Casey Brown, Matt Hunter, Reed Boggs, Ryan Howard, Joey Schusler, Thomas Genon, Brandon Semenuk, Carson Storch, Emil Johansson, Jackson Goldstone, Jakob Jewett and friends. In association with Pink Bike, Trail Forks, Evoc, Clif Bar, Sony, Whistler Mountain Bike Park and Freehub Magazine with additional support from Bike Park Lenzerheide, Spawn Cycles, Rocky Mountain Cycles. A 4K film by Anthill Films with art direction and creative by Good Fortune Collective. Photography by Sterling Lorence and Margus Riga.

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*Regions supported by Amazon Prime Video: United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America.


56 Comments

  • 54 2
 The future is so bright, what a bunch of rippers!
  • 34 0
 These kids whip better than 95% of the rest of the bike park world
  • 17 0
 But can they nae nae?
  • 21 2
 Maybe, but I can out-beer any of them! (for now at least)
  • 24 1
 Back in the day I had to ride a bicycle with square wheels, through five feet of snow with my brother on my back.
  • 16 1
 We had a generic skateboard and a curb. Kids these days have kashima and bike parks
  • 12 0
 And uphill the whole way right?
  • 14 0
 @anthill: uphill BOTH ways
  • 25 1
 @brookland27: Started talking with the person behind me in line this summer at a taco place in Vancouver. Turns out she was a mom from Squamish, with a couple of teenage boys who spend their summers riding bikes in Squamish and at Whistler, and their winters skiing at Whistler.

Apparently her and her husband had just sat their teenagers down and had a conversation along the lines of, "This is not normal. Right now, your lives are the best they'll ever be. You are living the life most people dream of. You've peaked. Everything from now on will be less fun, and harder work than this."

What a great mom. Also, I need to move my family to Squamish.
  • 3 1
 @atourgates: Mum of the year.
  • 1 1
 @digitalsoul ... ‘wheels’? Luxury! Back in ma day I had to ride knackered old rocking horse 50 miles through 10 feet of lava, with a broken back!
  • 1 2
 @atourgates: LOL- that’s an awesome story. Good on Mom for giving them the real dirt. Ain’t getting better than this, kiddo!
  • 2 1
 @atourgates: Ha! Great story. Squamish Moms know what's up
  • 1 0
 @atourgates: i secretly hope that story is true - it's an incredible privilege to have access to certain mountains and most of us will never be able to experience them, let alone rinse and repeat the experience on a daily basis - it gets to the point it feels unfair how such wonders sit being inaccessible paywalls and all sort of bureaucratic hurdles
  • 8 0
 Been watching this chapter on repeat with my two boys (3 & 5 1/2) ... they love it!
  • 4 0
 Awesome!
  • 1 0
 @anthill: My 9 year old just started whipping on a 2005 big hit grom mullet bike. When he is tall enough to fit a modern XS 27.5 we're coming to whistler for two weeks. We've driven to spider mountain and lake leatherwood but most days it is pedal up to ride down. #flatlanders
  • 9 0
 This was one of the best videos I've seen on PB.
  • 4 0
 Thanks!
  • 6 0
 We just decided to move up to Whistler full time so that our 7 year old can grow up outside riding and skiing. This confirms we made the right decision.
  • 3 0
 Yes. Yes you did.
  • 1 0
 you did even if you living in a van at cal cheak !
  • 3 0
 on our yearly trip to Whistler from Utah we watched this last year when we were in the Condo for Lunch. We ( four 40 year olds) we so stoked to go ride after this Segment. now I am home watching it with my 8 and 3 year old!! so Stoked. Thank you Anthill
  • 2 0
 Nice! This is why we love making movies. Thanks for sharing!
  • 2 0
 Approaching 50 this year, my grumpy attitude towards youths who seem to smartphone their life away is summed up the old adage, “youth is wasted on the young”. This video is the perfect antithesis of that. Loved it. Good on them. So jealous.
  • 2 0
 Watching the little's shred put such a big smile on my face. Ahhh to be young again. Oh well, 53 and still on the trails, Thank you Lord for thinkin bout me I'm alive and doing fine!
  • 2 0
 Nothing more frustrating and rewarding at the same time than buying expensive bikes, working out really hard, eating healthy and then seeing some kids ride better than I ever will. Sick clip!
  • 3 0
 In other news...bike park season passes now on sale!
  • 2 0
 26” is not dead, never was...new marketing push here! Was old is new wheel size again!
  • 2 0
 2:08 reminded me of Semenuk gapping into turn in Follow me movie (bikeparks segment), kids now doing pro stuff, awesome !
  • 1 0
 Must watch this movie. What a bunch of little rad dudes. They have some serious talent between them and looks like they have a whole lot of fun.
  • 4 0
 This is gold.
  • 1 0
 Darcy and his crew are amazing. I’ve seen all their movies but these kids are amazing. Simply awesome. Well done anthill
  • 2 0
 best bike segment I've watched in about 10 years! Fun rad silly rad fun. Epic.
  • 1 0
 "We like to watch you laughing
Picking insects off of plants
No time to think of consequences"

Kids-MGMT

Cant stop to listen to that song...wonder why
  • 2 0
 These kids have some serious style!
  • 2 0
 Amazon is about to get alot of free trial sign ups...
  • 1 0
 look at these kids go!! hope mine will be riding better than me in 10 years time...
  • 1 0
 loved the segment - camera work and editing is awesome - gotta get me a job doing that
  • 1 0
 I was lucky to have a Black Knight skateboard with clay wheels to ride on mostly gravel country roads.
  • 1 0
 Right that's it- Oi @crankworx get rid of the minimum age req. for the Whip-Offs and see what these kids can do!?
  • 1 0
 at least Jackson is in for whip offs at Rotorua. he's 16 now
  • 1 0
 When i was 11 i did not have a membership card to get inside
  • 2 0
 That no footer at 1:30!
  • 1 0
 Elastic man doing tricks!
  • 1 0
 goldstone going over 90 on crabapple as usual
  • 1 0
 I need to follow them in on A_line!
  • 1 0
 Just got my 7 yr old a reaper. He’s so stoked
  • 1 0
 what a place! Reminded me of Summer Gravity Camp last year. Mecca!!
  • 1 0
 god, to be thirteen and a decent bike to ride.... that was awesome.
  • 1 0
 FCUK.....that is all. Incredible
  • 1 0
 Seems like Amazon Prime in Norway does not have the movie :'(
  • 1 0
 Family movie night!
  • 1 0
 This made me smile
  • 1 0
 dayum
  • 1 0
 Kids can shred

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