SHIMANO

BLUEPRINT

A Trail Building Story feat. Mark Matthews

Blueprint started with a simple idea – to show sections of trail come to life before the viewer’s eyes. Once we broke ground here in Cumberland, BC, the abundance of good dirt was the ultimate inspiration to challenge ourselves to build something that pushed our creativity further than we had planned. The corners were just asking to get stacked bigger, faster, and smoother! We visualized, developed, and pushed the limits to create something special for all riders to enjoy: a hand-built, blue square level flow trail you’ll want to lap all day long.

I hope our story inspires you to get creative, contribute to your mountain bike community, and have fun with it! For trail builders the trophy is so much more than the trail, it’s an extremely rewarding process. When you have a good crew to share those moments with, it adds a whole new layer of passion to it. We owe many thanks to @#RideShimano , the United Riders of Cumberland, and Mosaic Forest Management for making this project possible.

Supported by: Shimano
Directors: @Scott Bell and Mark Matthews
Cinematography and Post Production: Scott Bell
Photography: Jarrett Lindal
Trail Building: Mark Matthews, Chris Snodgrass, James Walter, Scott Bell, Jarrett Lindal, Arne Newman
Special Thanks: United Riders of Cumberland and Mosaic Forest Management