Downhill Brigade | Alaska series trailer 8

Alaska to date is one of the most uncharted biking zones in North America. High alpine biking with views of the ocean, volcano's, Mt. McKinley and the midnight sun. This is the trailer for the Alaska Downhill Brigade project. To date this project has been 100% self funded. Many athletes in extreme sports spend much of their time in Alaska searching out the next big line to ride and film. In the free ride mountain bike world, this has yet to happen in Alaska. As local guides, production crew and riders we have searched out areas over the last 10 years for this project and we are pioneering Alaska for free ride mountain biking. Alaska Downhill Brigade (AD started in the fall of 2012 with a self funded budget, a few cameras, some local riders and one day granted to film out at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood Alaska. In the span of a 16-hr day and many hours of editing we submitted our first edit to the 2012 Adventure film festival in Alaska. Out of 15 films, JGS Concepts took home first place and we decided to take ADB to the next level. Since the first video release we have also won other awards including the Avid Chasing Trail award and Vital's Bravest award right here on Vital. Check out the full project on kickstarter:

Credit: JGS Concepts
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  • yvidal

    9/17/2013 7:32 PM

    Why mechanical disc brakes?!?!?!

  • Grimarine

    9/17/2013 10:03 PM

    Thats what I ride

  • yvidal

    9/18/2013 5:44 AM

    But in 60° wall in Alaska?!?! hahahahah This sounds CRAZY! I want to see this movie/video now! just can't aford? Or you really like it?

  • JGS Concepts

    9/18/2013 8:06 PM

    all our money is going into production and getting to the areas, so no money for sweet bikes just yet.

  • yvidal

    9/19/2013 1:00 PM

    Very nice!! Involving at the "extreme"! Good luck with the film!

  • JGS Concepts

    9/17/2013 5:13 PM

    KingDnuts, we have been filming this all in ALASKA and we are riding bikes with mechanical brakes with self budgets because we can. Love the awesome comments you always leave on our videos.

  • kevinbthatsme

    9/17/2013 4:22 PM

    Some of the places they are riding are nearly 1000 or more miles from BC, or in other words more than the distance from the Canadian border to Mexico. It would be silly to assume its all the same because it touches on it's Southeast corner.

  • KingDnuts

    9/16/2013 7:25 PM

    BC and Alaska have similar coasts and bits of land. The bottom tip of Alaska touches British Colombia's northwest corner. Sometimes bikers aren't the smartest people. TY Google Maps for making the world a smarter place.