While the riders drawn to downhill and freeride tend to have outspoken personalities and feature film-worthy backstories, maybe it’s something about the type of person that seeks out big mountains to ride down and jumps to launch off that correlates with a larger-than-life personality, Revelstoke’s Casey Brown has a background that stands out even in such fine company.
Raised in the remote backcountry of New Zealand, literally a multi-hour hike away from the next closest community, Brown’s childhood was a little different than most. Follow brown from the deep woods of New Zealand, through a move to the British Colombia interior and on to the high speed racing of World Cup downhill racing and, finally, to finding a home in the small mountain town of Revelstoke, B.C.
There’s more than a couple unexpected turns along the way, but you should probably just watch for yourself to find out the full story. In the video-saturated world of bikes on the internet, Red Bull’s Way of the Wildcard feature on Casey Brown stands out on its own as well worth your viewing attention.
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