Video: Treelines

Jun 1, 2012 at 13:29
by Adam McCoy  

Treelines was an idea conceived deep in the woods of the pacific Northwest when hanging out with my bros while throwing dirt on a new trail. Trail building had become bigger then riding and too often we would stash our bikes in the bushes, just to push them back to the truck when the sun ran down. All this time surrounded by such an amazing environment is what sparked the idea to get some sort of project started. I know how much work it is to commit to a complete trail with just a handful of help. It can take years to do the job right. The more time I spent on the shovel the more it got me thinking. The ratio of builders to riders is probably incalculable. Many will ride, but don't have time to build. Trail building can consume all your free time including your riding time.

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foot dance

Wanting to be creative and help riders give back to the trails is ultimately what drove me to get Treelines Northwest started. A casual clothing line that will generate revenue for local trails. 10 percent of the profits generated from a Treelines T-shirt or Product will go back to local trail builders or recreation organization of the retail shops choice. Artwork will be driven by the lifestyle we live and the forests we lose our selves in. There is nothing better to me then throwing gold dirt, cooking lunch over a fire and drinking beer that was keep cool in the creek.

dirt wood fire and tools

Getting hyped on our wet climate. Most any condition is good to build in, unless your buried in a foot of snow. Even then I know guys who will use that as an opportunity to scout new lines. This is what treelines is about, getting and giving back to the forest and helping others gain better access through bike trails.


Down swoop to low gap.

I have kept this project underground for the first year of printing. Hooking up the guys who have made a mark or are proven dedicated builders. We donated about 75 five gallon buckets, and what seems like several hundreds of shirts to local builders. This underground marketing is the way I wanted to start this. We hand print our shirts just like we hand dig our trails. "Hand build from the ground" is our slogan, like our trails this brand will be something that I take my time with and make sure it matures in the right direction.

I printed stacks of these this last week.

We are just about ready to launch the first season with several shirt graphics, hoodies, and riding jerseys. Donations from profits, will be given in form of revenue, shovels, and buckets.

We are group of friends that dig and ride together. We hook up to dig sometimes more then to ride, but when we ride we shred extra hard to make up for the shovel time.

We are lucky to be where we are from, and I think this is a good way to help maintain access and recreation. Everybody wears clothing, and you don't see tons of casual clothing in bike shops that are mostly dominated by lycra and spandex.

Where we live.

Concepts will be pulled from the forest we recreate in, and inspiration from Kinsley's photography of big tree logging during the 1800's in our area. It blows my mind to think that we are in the same woods as those boys who took some of the biggest trees by hand tools to develop the place we call home. My stance on logging is this: " I would rather have working forests then another housing development on our hills". Working tree farms make great places to recreate and have trail networks. Galbraith Mountain is a great example of mt bikers and loggers working together.

treelines

Treelines breakfast table

Treelines crew is: Adam, Victor, Mason, Erin, Chris, and many more friends and family. Treelines is supported by: Dakine, Oakley, Polar, Transition, Shuttlenuts, and Hidden Wave. Visit http://www.hiddenwave.net for more info about Treelines products. www.treelinesnorthwest.com will be up and running soon.
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81 Comments

  • + 22
 Super stoked to see Tree Lines coming together the way it has. Had the pleasure of meeting Adam the owner of Hidden Wave Board Shop about a year ago. Talk about a super guy, every time I go in his shop we end up BS'ing for an hour. I watched how these shirts are printed with my own eyes, theres no automation here, Adam makes sure they are done just the way he wants them. I see the way he runs his shop, he doesn't cut corners, expect the best form Tree Lines, whether its clothing or trails. This is just the beginning. The video turned out so sick, nice work guys!
  • + 7
 What you guys are doing is awesome. If at any time I make it that direction I would be willing to throw some dirt around with ya'll and of course partaking in the drinking of some beers as well.
  • + 8
 Beautiful. I teared up a little..........
  • + 3
 Thanks Mike, you know your my guy when we're are ready....
  • + 6
 Here is some footage of us actually building the trail.

www.pinkbike.com/video/232501
  • + 2
 Thanks for the link! Super awesome, don't know how I missed it. Mind blowing trails. Art, poetry, friendship, passion and function (list goes on and on). Does it get any better? I would love to help turn a shovel and learn from these guys.
  • + 6
 Mason Look at me!!hahahahah
  • + 2
 Awesome teamwork dudes! I can see that the fruit of your hard labor is paying off big time guys. Keep up the good work and that was a fun and rad video to watch! Keep on posting videos so that we can keep track of your progress. I will be there for lunch later! LOL!
  • + 1
 Sounds good. Were usually hanging out at the snowboard/Skate shop when not digging/riding. Be sure to stop by when you come to the main land and we will treat you like a local bra! Don't forget the coffee and macadamia nuts!
  • + 2
 Wow, these boys rip! I live in the area but am definitely outclassed by these trails. Where do you boys suggest someone progress locally. I frequent Galby but need an intermediate jump line to really get it down. Keep it awesome guys
  • + 1
 They've added some bigger jumps to Galby than what has traditionally been up there. Check out new Mullet if you haven't hit it yet.
  • + 1
 They are quite nice Smile
  • + 5
 Yeah guys! I will happily buy a jersey once you drop them as well as other goodies!
  • + 1
 Hey guys. We've recently created a Mountain Bike club at WWU thats full of enthusiastic Freeride/Downhill students. We've been talking about wanting to help with the trails in the area. If you guys are ever looking for a little extra help on a project, feel free to let us know! We would love to help!
  • + 1
 thanks for the offer, I will let you know when something comes up. Until then get in touch with whimps, they organize all the building on Galbraith mountain in your hood! Thanks for the support!!
  • + 1
 Yeah Boys Team DirtBoner Has definitely had fun hanging with you guys at the Nw Cup Races The competition is fierce but the stoke is high. look forward to seeing you at Mt hood in a week or so Live to Dig Dig to Ride ....Hard
  • + 1
 It's really awesome to see these guys working hard to make a dream come true. Building up trails requires not only dedication, but time, plenty of time! Most of the times, we spend like the whole day out there, while our bikes remain at home, but there's nothing more rewarding than getting together with our buddies and after months of hard work, we see such an amazing trail being born. Congrats to everybody. Amazing landscape, awesome video and sick trail. LIVE as if you were to die tomorrow, RIDE as if you were to live forever.
  • + 1
 Great job guys. I've got treelines stuff all over, shirts and a big 'ol sticker on my truck. People think I work for a logging company! Awesome work, very inspiring and has motivated me to give back to our Mountain here in Moscow. We're got a great network here and some dedicated guys building trail. Save me a jersey!
  • + 2
 Will do, getting ready to print up another batch of jerseys! Thanks for reppin and getting trail hype! This is what I like to here, people getting inspired and building more trails. You can't stop people from hanging in the woods! Treelines is happening everywhere, even places where there are no trees.
  • + 1
 It's really awesome to see these guys working hard to make a dream come true. Building up trails requires not only dedication, but time, plenty of time! Most of the times, we spend like the whole day out there, while our bikes remain at home, but there's nothing more rewarding than getting together with our buddies and after months of hard work, we see such an amazing trail being born. Congrats to everybody. Amazing landscape, awesome video and sick trail. LIVE as if you were to die tomorrow, RIDE as if you were to live forever.
  • + 2
 3 years of hiking back out with no bikes. Finely getting some top to bottom laps.
  • + 1
 It's really awesome to see these guys working hard to make a dream come true. Building up trails requires not only dedication, effort,partnership but time, plenty of time! Most of the times, we spend like the whole day out there, while our bikes remain at home, but there's nothing more rewarding than getting together with our buddies and after months of hard work, we see such an amazing trail being born. Congrats to everybody. Amazing landscape, awesome video and sick trail. LIVE as if you were to die tomorrow, RIDE as if you were to live forever.
  • + 2
 "Trail building can consume all your free time including your riding time"...... and nearly all my vacation time too.... and wouldn't have it any other way!!
  • + 3
 Super sick video, looks like a bunch of rad guys. The mud surfing at the end was definitely the best part though!
  • + 2
 seriously one of the best vids i have seen, this is the type of riding i want more. some sweet trails combined with an awesome campsite!!!
  • + 2
 N-Dub!!! That trail/trails look amazing - very nice work! Excellent video as well, Mr. Tran! Great vibe and you guys are gettin'er done!!
  • + 2
 Couldn't agree more - Andy Tran's work shines!! And well, yes, some of the building and riding was pretty good too. The Treelines gear is looking good too.
  • + 2
 "We are lucky to be where we are from", yes you are,very lucky.
"Many will ride, but don't have time to build",many are too bloody lazy to build.
  • + 1
 Yep if more people could be bothered to help me with builds I could also create trails like this , but making stuff like that on your own seems pointless , one of them jumps alone would take most of a day let alone the rest of the trail , not to mention the wankers who turn up and thier bollox shrink when they stand on the lip and decide to ' make it better ' AKA make it tame..
  • + 2
 What a great, feel-good video. Good music, amazing trails, and awesome riding. Love what you guys are doing.
  • + 3
 best otb i've ever seen in the end of the video.
  • + 2
 So funny, I just rode that line last evening and at shit again in that same spot. Never made it down that line yet. A good moto filter for sure!
  • + 1
 what did you yell this time? lol
  • + 3
 Victor is the one who does a superman into a home run slide. Im the guy who ends up in the bushes every time!
  • + 1
 how are you guys going to decide where the % of sales goes to? will that be up to the shops? How will customers know that the money goes to the trails?
  • + 3
 Great Questions! The shops that sells the products will have the choice of what trail club they want the money to go to. If they have no preference we will probably choose one local to the area. We can also donate in the form of tools to that shop if the builders don't belong to a club with a bank account. If there are none, then IMBA will be our next default. We will link up our website to all the trail clubs that are local to the shops we do business with. Customers should be able to check with those clubs to find out how much revenue has been generated. We will also report donations on the website. More info will be on our site soon! www.treelinesnorthwest.com
  • + 0
 you canucks definitely have building dialled!
our idea of building is snapping some branches off, sweeping away the pine needles and riding it in! Get some slut ruts on the go rather than berms Wink
  • + 5
 Pretty sure those are yanks.
  • + 2
 damn, you're right. Well those yanks definitely have trail building dialled!
  • + 1
 Yanks that are less than an hour from the Canadian border...pretty damn close!! Wink
  • + 3
 Essence of the Pacific NW...The End
  • + 2
 Valley pride! Builders are gods among men. (Quick edit, Adam: it's Darius Kinsey without the "L").
  • + 2
 Thanks for the Edit Andrew. Darius Kinsey was the man!
  • + 1
 this is rad!!! how do you get involved with the digging part and getting shirts?
  • + 1
 wowwwww great vid just looks like so much fun and a sick ass few trails they have built!!!
  • + 1
 There's a lot more where these came from. Stay tuned.
  • + 2
 Definitely tomorrow's VOD, if not, some time this week!
  • + 2
 these trails look amazing so flowy does anyone know what mountain this is
  • + 1
 i am pretty sure the builders want to keep it quiet up there. Hate to lose another great spot.
  • + 1
 What a waste of words CFO, those trails rock and i would kill for some like that at home!
  • + 1
 The tees rock, i reckon they will sell like hotcakes! Good on you guys, i wish we had that sort of vibe where i come from.
  • + 1
 Like like like ! Great job guys - ordering some shirts now - great cause, riding and attitude! Big Grin
  • + 2
 "haha mason look at me !! WOOHOOO" legendery !! sweet trails guys ! Big Grin
  • + 2
 want one of those tee's so bad!
  • + 1
 Just message treelinesnw. His ships tons of stuff internationally.
  • + 1
 cheers Big Grin
  • + 2
 Awesome keep up the good work!
  • + 1
 Sick lines guys! Props for that wood work you did there..
  • + 1
 moving to B-Ham in september can't wait!
  • + 2
 That was awesome!!
  • + 1
 sicktup great edit guys!VOD status
  • + 1
 one of the best vids ive seen on this website in a good while
  • + 1
 "Mason look at me, who-hoo haha"
  • + 1
 We're in the northwest are thes trails
  • + 1
 those trails look amazng, really like the idea
  • + 1
 Be sure to send some Tee's overseas - awesome vid!!
  • + 1
 Shipping overseas everyday!
  • + 1
 I have 2 already, they're great.
  • + 2
 Big respect
  • + 1
 I like what you guys are doing. Keep up the good work
  • + 1
 Snagged a jersey today, super rad! Nice job getting on the front page!
  • + 1
 Thanks for the support man!!! Rep your zone!
  • + 1
 You guys rock! I’m down to support. Keep up the great work.
  • + 1
 yoooo...dat shit is dope
  • + 1
 cool mini flick guys
  • + 1
 Nice video and threads!
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