Once Upon A Ride In Umbria

Puffy rolling hills clothed in olive trees are flushed in golden light. Shadow time projects the long black wings of falcons circle high above the parched earth. The only sounds are those of tires gently rolling along a dirt road leading to a house named after the birds flying overhead, ‘Podere il Falco”. “Three decades ago, this 300-year old farmhouse was my home,” explains Hans Rey. “I had olive trees, a vineyard, a forest, and 70 acres covered with singletrack. At that time, although I was super busy traveling the world with my bike, I did wonder how much longer my career as a professional mountain biker would continue. So once upon a time, I dreamed about a life based in Italy, and I had a soft exit plan.” Hans fell in love with the Italian culture and the simple country life.

Gritty in Mexico City

Rob Warner joins Hans Rey in exploring Mexico City on e-bikes in a high octane 5-day traverse of this mega metropolis.  Along with their crew, local guide Mau de Avila was along for the ride (DABCO). Watch this 40-minute documentary as they hit some incredible lines at a trail center on the fringes of a city packed with 20 million people, skirt the crater of a high-altitude volcano for the ultimate descent and are awed by the pyramids at Teotihuacan.  Take a Birdseye view as they embark on the ultimate joy ride visiting famous landmarks throughout the city and some sketchy neighborhoods too. Take in the color, culture, history, nature and the ever-growing mountain bike scene in Mexico. There is no shortage of one-liners and classic Warner commentary as well as some beautiful trails and a little giving back to the less fortunate. A film by No Way Productions & Cedric Tassan.

Produced & Directed: No Way Productions Filmmaker: Cedric Tassan / VTOPO Photo Credit: Carmen Rey

Slay The Bay

Urban MTB Adventure w Hans Rey & Brett Tippie in San Francisco - Premiere

Slay The Bay is the latest destination for Hans Rey on his urban mountain bike adventure quest. During his 5 day traverse of the San Francisco Bay area he was joined by Freeride pioneer Brett Tippie. On the first stage in Marin County they got to ride the famous Repack Downhill with some of the original Klunkers; and on the last day they were joined by the current Junior Downhill Word Champion, Jackson Goldstone. In between they got to ride some of the best trails in the area and also explore this unique California city with its famous landmarks and diverse neighbourhoods. Highlighting some of the Bay City’s culture, history and amazing nature surrounding this concrete jungle while riding both their mountain bikes and ebikes.

Roadtrip USA

Escaping Covid-19

by Carmen Freeman-Rey It was  March 11th 2020, Hans and I were on board a flight from LAX to London Heathrow with a plan to spend time in the UK. The plane doors were locked and passengers belted, as we waited to taxi when the Captain announced news of a travel ban for people coming from Europe into the U.S. At this point it didn’t include the U.K, but for how long? There were anxious rumblings from many passengers on board as permission to disembark was given people to those that wanted to. We had to make a decision fast, to stay on board or go, we chose to go. It turned out to be the right decision.
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