Freeride Mountain Biking: Darren Berrecloth

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Episode 20: Podcast with Darren Berrecloth aka ‘The Claw’ one of the pioneers of Freeride Mountain Biking 

In the next episode Oli Russell-Cowan chats to professional Canadian mountain biker Darren Berrecloth otherwise known as ‘the Claw’. Hailing from Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. Berrecloth exploded onto the freeride mountain bike scene as a punk kid with a third in Red Bull Rampage 2002. He is one of the world’s leading mountain bikers and pioneers of the sport bringing insane tricks into the backcountry.

Pushing the limits in freeriding and competing, taking on crazy lines that other riders wouldn’t consider.  Berrecloth’s sheer determination and resilience saw him returning to riding competitively in 2012 after breaking his back in 2011.

Traveling around the world has seen Berrecloth taking to the screen in ‘Where The Trail Ends’ and ‘North of Nightfall’ in search of the biggest rides and biggest lines. He also keeps busy designing mtb courses such as the Bearclaw invitational on Vancouver island.

Tune in for some of Claws best big mountain stories and some of the craziest moments from Rampage, Crankworx and freeriding around the world.

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Missed the last episodes? Check them out!

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Episode 18: Snowmobile Freestyle – Brett Turcotte

Episode 19: Motoclimb – Matt Musgrove

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Oli Russell-Cowan

The concept for Rad Season came about when I was trekking around Latin America. I found it difficult to find cool events and festivals going on that were a bit different and had an element of adventure and general radness to them. I knew that there was always something rad worth going to somewhere in the world, but there was no single platform bringing them together for like-minded people. With over 15 years experience in international business development, spanning multiple industries including action sports, events, media, digital, ICT, travel and tourism, I decided to combine them all with Rad Season.


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