Freedom Riders is a documentary about a group of riders in Wyoming that were able to successfully work with the Forest Service to legalize their FR trails. The film will be premiered on Friday, April 18, at the Sea Otter Classic.
Freedom Riders, a core group of riders who evolved to creating a precedent setting relationship with the Forest Service and in doing so created the first freeride specific trails on public lands in the lower 48.
The big hero of this film is the Forest Service, for recognizing the need for sanctioned DH and Freeride Trails. Thanks and big ups to the Forest Service on opening their vision to be inclusive of Black Diamond Mountain Biking.
Freedom Riders is a gritty, rootsy documentary that gives a unique look into the creation of one of the first legal, purpose-built downhill trails on U.S. Forest Service land.
The film includes interviews with local riders in Jackson, Wyoming, as well as action sequences shot on the once-illegal trails and archival footage that traces the progression of freeride mountain biking.
The film will premiere during the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, on April 18, at the Embassy Suites in Seaside. Following the premiere, the producers will embark on a 50-stop U.S. tour to raise money and awareness for IMBA.