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Recommended Viewing: Beta’s Favorite Semi-Recent Films

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This website may be new, but we’ve been mountain bike superfans for quite a long while. As big-time bike nerds, we tend to spend a lot of our off-trail time watching bike videos, and are constantly inspired, humored, touched and awed by the exploits and stories that our worldwide community manages to capture in moving pictures. In no particular order, and with a whole lot of good stuff left out, here is some recommended viewing:

Tom Van Steenbergen In ‘Wild West’

With world’s first tricks, endless style and big-time creativity on both sides of the lens, Van Steenbergen and director Calvin Huth put together a seriously memorable part. MORE.

Becoming Ruby: Brooklyn Bell and a Story of Inclusion and Hand-Drawn Heroes

Brooklyn Bell’s story of bikes, inclusion and hand-drawn heroes is both an inspiring tale and a thought provoking spotlight on a Black woman’s experience in a white-dominates sport. MORE.

Brandon Semenuk: Raw 100 V6

With jaw-dropping trickery, a heckuva unique setting, and best-in-class production, this most recent installment in Revel Co.’s iconic franchise could be the best yet. MORE. 

Pedal Through: Healing and Discovery for a First-Time Bikepacker

Analise Cleopatra discovers the healing and joy of mountain biking, through a weeklong first bikepacking trip, in this film from REI. MORE.

Nico Vink in ‘From The Ash’

Tip-tip-tip-top production, a uniquely fiery concept and the masterful (and well-matched) riding style of Nico Vink make make for a hot release from ‘Life Cycles’ creator Ryan Gibb and Teton Gravity Research. MORE.

Kilian Bron’s Tour de France

Kilian Bron’s creative take on a cycling classic, his flat-out riding and a stunning combination of locales make this one really pop. MORE.

Building New Zealand’s Epic Pike 29 Track

Epic, different, and very New Zealand. MORE.

Enjoy this recommended viewing, and stay tuned for lots more video here at Beta.

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