Patagonia Films has released North Shore Betty to celebrate Mother’s Day. Betty Birrell and her inspiring life of mountain biking the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia, is a must watch. After nearly 30 years on the harrowing and hallowed trails of British Columbia’s North Shore Mountains, Betty Birrell still thinks life is one big playground—and that you’re never too old to send.
73 Years Young
Betty Birrell started riding close to 30 years ago after a career of professional windsurfer and mountaineer. Fast forward 30 years, a mom and inspiration, proof you’re never too old to send.
North Shore Betty
“When I was 50 years old, I never thought I’d be able to ride a mountain bike fast down a trail at 73,” she says. “It’s interesting how your perception of age changes as you get older. I would love to be 65 again. Isn’t that crazy? Who would have ever thought. The biggest thing I’ve learned is to appreciate where you are.”Betty Birrell
More about Betty’s life story here.
Directors: Travis Rummel // Felt Soul Media & Darcy Hennessey Turenne // Well Travelled Collective Edited By: Nico Frank // Friendly Neighbor Cinematographers: Scott Secco, Joey Schusler & Travis Rummel Producers: Travis Rummel & Darcy Hennessey Turenne Executive Producers: Monika McClure, Alex Lowther, Sakeus Bankson & Jimmy Hopper Original Composition: Jeff Melanson // Friendly Neighbor