Canadian freeride icon Darren Berrecloth spent years filming in remote locations around the globe but, it turns out, his backyard isn’t so bad either.
Building and riding just above his Vancouver Island home allows Berrecloth to get creative, and get back to the mix of trail riding and BMX style that made him famous around the world. His wild freeride line mixes old school big drops, new school style and a few features inspired by fellow Vancouver Islander, the late Jordie Lunn, make this backyard edit a must watch.
Building a Wild Freeride Line – Darren Berrecloth on Vancouver Island
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Watch freeride MTB legend, Darren Berrecloth, fuse his creative building and unique riding in this stunning new edit shot by Rupert Walker.
For years, mountain bike films have led to mind-blowing one-off stunts for film features tucked out of the way in British Columbia’s forests. Most of these iconic structures are now dilapidated and reclaimed by nature. Darren Berrecloth has built his fair share, but for this new backyard edit, he’s created a series of inspired features along the trails he regularly rides and incorporated them into the flow with his signature riding style.
“I’ve been wanting to do a shred edit on the trails above my house for quite some time,” says Darren. “And I was super stoked to get this opportunity to get out there with Rupert [Walker] and create some unique features and go back to my roots; my blend of BMX and mountain bike, and incorporate that into trail bike riding.”
Hailing from Parksville, BC, Canada, Darren Berrecloth has been widely regarded as one of the best freeride mountain bikers in the world, ever since he exploded onto the scene with a third at the 2002 Red Bull Rampage. With a wide range of podium finishes and magazine covers under his belt, Berrecloth is showing no sign of slowing down.
A hard-working athlete who puts lots of effort into building unique bike features, Berrecloth’s dedication to the sport is unmatched in the industry. Known for taking lines that other riders don’t even consider, his success, sheer guts and determination have seen him become something of a legendary figure – even more so since breaking his back in 2011 and returning to competitive riding for 2012.