Life has many paths. Which line will you take?
Is it worth making sacrifices to become a world-class professional rider, or is it better to ride motorcycles for pure enjoyment?
Created by Traction eRag and Motojournalism.
The creators of Fifty Years of Kicks bring you Checkpoints, a new motorcycle documentary about living a life devoted to off-road riding. We check in with five riders, ranging from 15 to 75 years old.
Graham Jarvis (age 40) - Red Bull Hard Enduro champion
Colton Haaker (age 25) - Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro champion
Paul Rodden (age 75) - 50 years of competition and trail riding
Larry Murray (age 65) - former Can-Am and Husqvarna Enduro rider
Jamie Baskerville (age 15) - Beta-supported GNCC racer
The 40-minute documentary will be distributed for free on YouTube. The release date will be April 28th, 2016, at 6PM EST.
The documentary was filmed in August 2015 in Mattawa, Ontario, Canada, on the Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System (VMUTS). Five riders from around the globe were assembled to discuss living an off-road lifestyle.
What are the first steps in becoming a professional rider? What aspects of "normal life" do you have to give up in pursuing that goal? How do you remain on the podium when you are 40 years old? Can it always be fun? These are some of the questions posed in the film and addressed by a group of men who have focused their lives on dirtbikes.
Funded by our fans with Kickstarter.
Sponsored by: Ontario Tourism, Husqvarna Motorcycles, Beta Motorcycles, What a Ride, Canada Rides, TekVest, and Bytown Motorcycle Association.