Tim Zimmerman

Life is good for Billy Lewis and Eric Porter on the Hardesty Trail in Oakridge, Oregon.

Tim ZImmerman Gallery

My friend Dan Sharp once told me that skidding a bicycle is the fountain of youth and I believe him.

I think for a lot of people, myself especially, riding bikes is a form of potent medicine. And, if I think about it in that sense, then taking photos of people riding bikes is akin to documenting my friends recovering from an illness. With every rotation of the pedals, every two-wheeled drift and loft into the air, they’re brought closer to perfect health and I’m here to share the convalescence with all of you in the hopes that you’ll prescribe a little dirt remedy of your own. - Tim Zimmerman

Left: The marketing department at Steven’s Pass Bike Park anticipated that 200 or so riders would attend the park’s opening day last season. But this unknown berm shredder was among the 425 who inundated the burgeoning park—all of them eager sample the goods that the Wookie helped build. ~ Things are looking up for DH in the Northwest. Right: The Wookie.
Stump medicine and unique trail-building advice.
Oakridge’s Alpine Trail is a masterpiece for mountain biking. The terrain changes so much from mile to mile that it’s hard to wrap your head around it while charging at Mach-Louie. Jon Kennedy keeps it pinned though the bunchgrass on the way to the Return of the Jedi section. Trust me, it’s just like that.
Jason Van Horn’s love/hate relationship with bikes knows no bounds. Fortunately, I think the only thing he really hated on these rides was the fact they eventually ended. Lunch Loops; Grand Junction; CO and Oregon’s McKenzie River Trail.
Mountain biking can be incredibly expensive. Take solace in the fact that while it can leave you broken in budget and bone, the investment pays out a hundred-fold at the Bank of A-life-well-lived.

The Tim Zimmerman Gallery as originally published in Freehub Magazine Issue 3.1