‘For The Love of Trails’: Pearl Izumi’s Stirring Ode to Mountain Bikers

‘Every ride begins and ends at the trail.’

Pearl Izumi puts it bluntly: “This short film is about our relationship with trails. Because if you don’t have trails, where would you ride?”

The lands and trails that carry us — whether on foot or by bike — are integral for us to experience the outdoors.

And boy, does mountain biker Skye Schillhammer love trails. Singletrack, steep climbs, winding paths — he’ll ride it all. Tune in here for your daily dose of MTB inspiration and a heartfelt ode to just what makes trails so special.

Rider: Skye Schillhammer

Runtime: 6 minutes

two friends with bikes and gear in pigsah national forest in north carolina
North Carolina Mountain Biking: Ride These Routes in the Blue Ridge

Everyday bike rides. Everyday joy. Get some inspiration for biking with this short film, highlighting a group of North Carolina riders and their routes in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Read more…

Mary Murphy

Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has been writing professionally for more than six years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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