Mountain biking was a strange beast back in the 80’s, dictated to by the road industry, a few inspired riders in pockets around the world brought BMX and moto influences to what we know know and love.
Of course someone had to claim the birth of this offshoot of the racing scene, and by far the biggest voice was that from the backwoods of British Columbia, Canada.
While we may know that crew in Cairns and Adelaide were going biggger, there’s no reason not to come and celebrate the birth of ‘freeride’ with a premiere screening of The Moment, a feature film by Darcy Turenne at Sunk Bar in North Narrabeen on Sunday, 27th of May.
It’s the story of three small, but dedicated crews of adventure seekers were quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history. And it was all happening unbeknownst to each other, the cycling world, and ultimately, themselves.
This film is the origin story of a small movement of mountain bikers and filmmakers who rose up, challenged the status quo, and turned the sport of cycling on its head.
This is a story that has never been told, told by the people who lived it firsthand.