Pirate trails are everywhere: the pioneers of mountain biking built them on private land, public land and everything in between. They were built by riders just looking for a place to take their new bikes, but in the process they appropriated land that they wanted for their trails.
Now there’s a push for those trails to be legitimized, but what happens when the evolution of a sport threatens the very thing that made it so attractive in the first place?
Outside/In was produced this week by:
Sam Evans-Brown and Taylor Quimby, with help from Justine Paradis, Jimmy Gutierrez, Nick Capodice, Ben Henry, Hannah McCarthy, and super special guest editing from Jason Moon and Lauren Chooljian.
Erika Janik is our executive producer. Maureen McMurray is director of piracy of all sorts.
Music in the episode by Blue Dot Sessions
Our theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder