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2024 Underexposed featuring Brice Shirbach

Underexposed is back for 2024!

Underexposed is a self-filmed and produced series by Pivot Cycles athlete Brice Shirbach dedicated to showcasing trail advocacy and stewardship while exploring a variety of trails in places that may be unfamiliar to many. We spend a lot of time praising professional mountain bike athletes and trail builders for what they do, and for the record I’m all for it. While advocacy and volunteerism might lack the sex appeal of other dynamics in mountain biking, the reality is that our sport’s unsung heroes are the ones attending board meetings, and filling out 501c3 forms, and are often the ones answering to the questions and demands of various other trail user groups. Join Brice as he explores the personal motivations behind the effort that goes into mountain bike advocacy while sampling the trails they work so hard for. 

Sunshine Coast, BC

The trails throughout the Sunshine Coast are indeed piling up, from as far north at Powell River and the incredible work being done on Mount Mahony, to the world class freeride bike park that is Coast Gravity, to the miles upon miles of variety available throughout the southern coast, the region as a whole has more than enough trails available to satisfy riders of all stripes.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country that is half the size of the State of Vermont, but it can take hours to cover even short distances, which speaks to the challenges facing the infrastructure in this otherwise stunning country. Getting trails built here will require time and patience as well. In a country famous for its biodiversity—6% of the planet’s wildlife and flora call Costa Rica home—access to public lands for recreating on two wheels requires plenty of patience, time, and diligence. Costa Rica might be small, but it already boasts some legitimately world class trails with more undoubtedly on the way as mountain biking continues to raise eyebrows and gain momentum in this Central American paradise.

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