I’m really excited that the official trailer for From Where We Stand was just released this past week! From Where We Stand is a new mountain bike film promoted by Brice Shirbach of Fattirefests.com. It’s a project he launched to promote riding locations on the east coast, which traditionally doesn’t get as much attention from the mountain bike media.
Way back when Brice was soliciting advice for filming locations, I suggested he look at Oneonta, NY as a potential location. During my four years as a student at SUNY Oneonta I spent a lot of time building and rehabilitating trails and many of those trails are featured prominently in the film. In recent years the town has embraced its rapidly growing cycling community and with help from some community leaders they welcomed Brice and the production crew with open arms. The Oneonta segment features local riders too – namely fellow trail builder Sam Brown-Shaklee and Binghamton-based enduro pro Paul Dotsenko.
The footage made available so far is fantastic and I can’t wait to see the final cut, to be released later this month. Seeing the fruits of my labor in a professional production like this one is a tremendously gratifying feeling and brings some attention to a very underrated riding area.