Biketown Mountain Bikers, Unlikely Partnerships & The Communities They've Created


Biketown is a story of mountain bikers, unlikely partnerships and the communities they create.

Specialized and Soil Searching present Biketown, a film by Freehub magazine, coming summer 2022. This is a story of local communities and struggles that ultimately inspired collaboration around shared visions and goals. Biketown immerses viewers in mountain biking's coming-of-age era—now a thriving multi-generational sport—by examining paradigms that span local and national levels. Summer 2022 Biketown film screening events benefit various IMBA Local Chapters and other nonprofit trail clubs across North America. The film premieres on Freehub's YouTube Channel in August as a streaming option for global audiences.

Biketown screenings entertain, inspire, educate and unite communities while actively supporting local organizations and responsible trail stewardship. Get involved by entering the online sweepstakes, attending a nearby screening, or by hosting your own Biketown event to rally local riders and trail users.

Filmed on location in Chisholm, Minnesota, Bellingham, Washington, Snowshoe, West Virginia and Pacific City, Oregon.


This project would not be possible without partnerships and a huge collective effort. Thank you to the community leaders, families, trailbuilders, dreamers, athletes, designers, brands, mentors, advocates, stewards, volunteers and everyday riders who helped make Biketown possible. We are grateful for strong brand partner support and amazing product donations—the proceeds of which will directly impact the future of mountain biking.


Freehub magazine is proud to partner with Specialized and Maxxis to host a virtual sweepstakes in support of IMBA and its mission to build more trails close to home.

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper EVO
Retail Value: $11,300

Specialized RipRock 24
Retail Value: $700

Specialized RipRock 20
Retail Value: $650

Six (6) Maxxis Tire Sets
Retail Value: ~$150

Ten (10) Specialized MTB Helmets
Retail Value: ~$120

Ten (10) Freehub One-Year Print Subscription Bundles
Retail Value: $62

The Sweepstakes are open until October 31st, 2022 and winners will be selected on November 4th, 2022. Learn more and purchase entries by hitting the button below.


Bellingham, WA // July 7th, 2022 // Purchase Tickets
Benefitting the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, Mount Baker Theatre

Jacksonville, FL // July 15th, 2022
Benefitting the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association Jacksonville Chapter, Tabula Rasa Brewing

Johnson City, TN // July 16th, 2022
Benefitting the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association Tri-Cities Chapter, Tannery Knobs Bike Park

Ellijay, GA // July 16th, 2022
Benefitting the North Georgia Mountain Bike Association, Mulberry Gap - Adventure Base Camp

Wenatchee, WA // July 21st, 2022
Benefitting the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Pybus Public Market

Chisholm, MN // July 22nd, 2022
Benefitting the Iron Range Off-Road Cyclists, Minnesota Discovery Center

Snowshoe Mountain, WV // July 23rd, 2022
Benefitting Pocahontas Trails, Snowshoe Village

Stowe, VT // July 29th, 2022
Benefitting Stowe Trails Partnership, The Backyard

Sandersville, GA // July 30th, 2022
Benefitting Georgia Hi-Lo Trail, Forest Grove Preserve

St. John's, N.L. CA // July 31st, 2022
Benefitting Avalon Mountain Bike Association, Bannerman Brewing Company

San Diego, CA // August 4th, 2022
Benefitting San Diego Mountain Biking Association, Lost Abbey Brewing

Pacific City, OR // August 5th, 2022
Benefitting the Tillamook Off-Road Trail Alliance, Kiawanda Community Center

Ludlow, VT // August 5th, 2022
Benefitting Ludlow Area Sport Trails, Fletcher Farm School

Reading, PA // August 6th, 2022
Benefitting the Berks Area Mountain Biking Association, Canal Street Pub and Restaurant

Victor, ID // August 8th, 2022
Benefitting Mountain Bike the Tetons, Highpoint Cider

Potomac, MD // August 8th, 2022
Benefitting MORE, City-State Brewing Co.

Harrisonburg, VA // August 10th, 2022
Benefitting Shenandoah Valley Bicycles Coalition, Brothers Craft Brewing

Sandpoint, ID // August 10th, 2022
Benefitting Pend Oreille Pedalers, Matchwood Brewing Company

Want to host a Biketown screening?
Nonprofit trail clubs are invited to host screening events as local fundraisers.

IMBA Community Resources

Responsible Riding // Learn the Rules of the Trail
Federal Funding Fact Sheet // Stay up to Date with Government Relations and Regulations
Guidelines for a Quality Trail Experience // How IMBA and the BLM work together
Trail Development Self Assessment // Help IMBA Learn More about Your Community
Impact of MTB // What is the Real Impact of MTB

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