Underexposed Tucson, AZ


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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. 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.

"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. A peek behind the curtain of a prolific mountain bike association reveals responsibilities and duties that, quite frankly, kind of suck, especially when considering that it’s done on a volunteer basis. Advocacy and stewardship is very hard work but it’s not without its rewards, and in Tucson, AZ there are two separate but equally tenacious trail associations looking to reap as many rewards for local mountain bikers as possible."

– Brice Shirbach

Tucson Off Road Cyclist and Activists:
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists: https://sonorandesertmountainbicyclists.wildapricot.org/

Author: Pivot Cycles

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