Mind the (Brutus) Gap: 13-Year-Old Mountain Biker Sends Infamous Vancouver Jump

Watch uber-stoked 13-year-old CJ Hauptman send the massive Brutus Road Gap.

Hauptman may be too young to drive, but he’s at the prime age for ridiculous bike jumps. Luckily, he has a mountain bike mentor like Yoann Barelli to drive him to outrageous spots like West Vancouver’s Brutus Road.

The video above is the first entry to Barelli’s “Into the Gnar Progression Team (ITGPT)” documentary series. Hauptman cuts his sending teeth on the infamous 15-foot mega-drop deep in the British Columbia backwoods.

“The idea for these first videos is for me to be with the riders, see how they ride and adapt to the new bike, and give guidance when needed,” Barelli explained.

“CJ’s process is awesome, and I’m really pumped to see that he approaches everything cautiously and takes time to look at things.”

Take episode 1 for a spin.

Runtime: 20 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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