“Our steeples and choirs are mountains and wooden trails”. What type a feeling do you get when you are riding your mountain bike? Do you feel dialed and one with nature and the bike? For Brandon Blakely, Zach Heaton and Evan Voss their Church of the knobby tire is about riding while goofing off and keeping that child like feeling you had as a kid. You know, the one where you felt where you could jump anything. The feeling like you could ride for days or until dark when it was time to go home for dinner.
From ZfH Productions:
“Brandon Blakely, Zach Heaton, and Evan Voss were the motivators behind Church. Our friendship was forged in college through riding bikes, with a mutual interest for multiple sports and the refined skillset that goes hand in hand with mastery of those disciplines. We have traveled distances together for riding but for this trip Brandon and Evan were the bike men and Zach manned the no-fun-gun (camera). With three days of perfect October weather we attempted to capture our mutual appreciation for Fall in North Carolina.
Why Church? It started as a joke, pulled from some kayaking edit. Over a couple months it turned into something more. I would find myself completely winded at the end of a long climb saying “What a fine Church service this mornin” and it would put a gigantic smile on my face. We are certainly not the pioneers of the term but have managed to redefine it and call “Church” our own. Going to Church is leagues beyond riding your bike. It is an appreciation of life expressed through what you are passionate about. For us, it is goofing off while keeping our minds youthful and fresh while at the same time shredding our local trails to the best of our ability. These elements encompass Church for us.”
Join the guys as they shred some of North Carolina’s finest singletrack popping off and whipping just about every jump they come in contact with!
Seventeen – Youth Lagoon
Viices – MADE IN HEIGHTS
Via: ZfH Productions