Freeride mountain biking has long been associated with the backwoods of British Columbia. The wild story of how freeride came to be, and the forces that tried to stop it, had never properly been told.
Darcy Hennessey Turenne’s film The Moment set out to tell the story of freeride. The story Turenne uncovered, told through three crews of adventure seekers and risk takers, shows how what happened in B.C. changed the course of mountain biking forever.
The Moment features extensive interviews and archival footage from the biggest names in the birth of freeride. While Brett Tippie, Wade Simmons, Richie Schley, Dangerous Dan Cowan, Greg Stump are riders everyone remembers from magazine covers and video parts, there is more to the story. Turenne also digs into the making of cult classics like Pulp Traction, Kranked, and the North Shore Extreme series, the Froriders, and more.
If you’re at all interested in the history of mountain biking in B.C., the origin story of freeride, or just a good story of riders pursuing their passion for cycling to the limits of their, and their bikes abilities, you need to watch The Moment.
Watch The Moment in full below, or on RedBull.tv