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. 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 benefited various IMBA Local Chapters and other nonprofit trail clubs across North America.
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.
As part of Ride Concepts support for Biketown, they are partnering with Tillamook Off Road Trail Alliance (TORTA), based in Pacific City, OR. The TORTA non-profit featured in Biketown, has developed a strategic master plan to create a system of trails for community enhancement in and around the Pacific City area. Ride Concepts Dig To Ride Fund will benefit the Buzzard Butte Trail Network, a 35 mile year-round contemporary singletrack project, and the Nestucca Valley Elementary School skills park, an all-levels skills development project at a local public school. Ride Concepts donation will be made at the end of 2022, contributing $3 of every TNT sold. Shop TNT and support TORTA!
Freehub magazine is proud to have partnered with Specialized and Maxxis to host a virtual sweepstakes in support of IMBA and its mission to build more trails close to home.
The Sweepstakes entires are now closed. Winners will be selected on November 4th, 2022.
Bellingham, WA // July 7th, 2022
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
Atlanta, GA // July 21st, 2022
Benefitting MTB Atlanta, Arches Brewing
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
Redding, CA // July 29th, 2022
Benefitting Redding Trail Alliance, River Side Park
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
La Crosse, WI // August 2nd, 2022
Benefitting Outdoor Recreation Alliance, Pump House Regional Arts Center
San Diego, CA // August 4th, 2022
Benefitting San Diego Mountain Biking Association, Lost Abbey Brewing
Roslyn, WA // August 4th, 2022
Benefitting Ride Roslyn Bikes, Roslyn Yard & Basecamp Books and Bites
Chattanooga, TN // August 4th, 2022
Benefitting Southeastern Off-Road Bike Association, Wanderlinger Brewing Company
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
Greenville, SC // August 6th, 2022
Benefitting Upstate SORBA, Piney Mountain Bike Lounge
Cookeville, TN // August 6th, 2022
Benefitting Upper Cumberland SORBA, Dogwood Park Amphitheater
Birmingham, AL // August 7th, 2022
Benefitting Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers BUMP, Cahaba Brewing Company
Mammoth Lakes, CA // August 7th, 2022
Benefitting Mammoth Lakes Recreation & SEMBA, USFS Auditorium Theater
Victor, ID // August 8th, 2022
Benefitting Mountain Bike the Tetons, Highpoint Cider
Portland, ME // August 8th, 2022
Benefitting Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Maine Beer Co.
Washington, DC // August 8th, 2022
Benefitting MORE, City-State Brewing Co.
Midway, UT // August 8th, 2022
Benefitting Wasatch Trails Foundation, Gravity Coalition Shop
Truckee, CA // August 9th, 2022
Benefitting Truckee Dirt Union, Alibi Ale Works - Truckee Public House
Placerville, CA // August 9th, 2022
Benefitting Mother Lode Trail Stewardship, Foothills Church
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
Mill Valley, CA // August 10th, 2022
Benefitting Access4Bikes, Hook Fish Co. at Proof Lab Beer Garden
Eau Claire, WI // August 10th, 2022
Benefitting CORBA, Brewing Projekt
Santa Rosa, CA // August 11th, 2022
Benefitting Redwood Trails Alliance, Summerfield Theater
Austin, TX // August 11th, 2022
Benefitting Austin Ridge Riders, Oskar Blues Brewery Taproom
San Benito, TX // August 13th, 2022
Benefitting Valley Off-Road Bicycling Association, Bicycle World RGV
San Jose Del Cabo, BCS, Mexico // August 13th, 2022
Benefitting Contadero Trail Builders SC, Once Once Headquarters
Fort Collins, CO // August 15th, 2022
Benefitting Overland Mountain Bike Association, Road 34 Deli, Tavern & Bike Shop
Online Premiere // August 16th, 2022
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