#whyMTB: a series by Kitsbow

What is the meaning of mountain biking? Why do we ride? In this continuing Kitsbow video series, we explore what it means to ride from the motivations and perspectives of those whose tireless efforts have lent the sport meaning and inspiration to our own lives.

In this second chapter, we head to the arid hills of Kern County to learn about what mountain biking means to Brien Chartier: the BLM Ranger tasked with policing the region's public wilderness lands. Recreational permissions for mountain biking can be a sensitive topic in some places in California, but Chartier's refreshing perspective holds the key for building a more sustainable future for every type of trail user.

Director: Logan Kelsey

Camera: RED Epic
Editing: Final Cut Pro X

Music Licensing: Deep Elm Records

Special Thanks
Brien Chartier
The Bureau of Land Management — Bakersfield Office

Learn the mission of the Stewards of the Sequoias:

#whyMTB: a series by Kitsbow

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