JOSH LEWIS – DERBYSHIRE, UK
Meet mountain biking’s professor of play. His inspired experiments on the bike are designed to discover what can be achieved with just two wheels – and to have tons of fun in the process. From trail building and filming to recording podcasts, the co-founder of 50to1 has a unique way of working things out. The science of play is complex but to keep things simple: Josh x SCOR = Fun.
LUDO MAY – VERBIER, SWITZERLAND
Although he’d play it down, Ludo is one of Switzerland’s great riders. Having raced DH and Enduro as a pro he’s now more interested in using his skills on the trail rather than the race track. The steeper and more technical it gets the happier he is and his creativity on the bike is matched only by his creativity with a video camera. Ludo can’t help but share the fun.
KASI SCHMIDT – FREIBURG, GERMANY
Effortless style mixed with outrageous ability - if you need a rider to get the most out of a trail or feature Kasi is your man. Jibbing, jumping, skidding, sliding it’s rare that Kasi has both wheels facing in the same direction, and when he does it’s just further opportunity to pump, manual, tweak and pop. No wonder photographers love him.
BENOIT GURNEL, AKA BENI – SQUAMISH, BC, CANADA
Rider. Digger. Video creator. Benoit is a fast Frenchie chasing the Canadian freeride dream. With a riding style best described as loose, he likes to commit to everything at full throttle and then see where he ends up. From super-sized sends in the park to pushing his limits on the sketchiest natural lines, Beni is always on the lookout for new ways to play the mountains in style.
ENZO CAVARD – SAINT-SATURIN-LES APT, FRANCE
This French young gun is a rider who doesn’t like to put a label on things. Slopestyle? Sure. Downhill? Why not. Freeride? Yes please. On the bike and off the brakes, is all Enzo needs to get creative on the trail. He might be laid back off the bike, but his riding personality matches his favorite jumps – big!
THOMAS DEL GATTO – ANNECY, FRANCE
Go big or go home. Judging by how big Thomas goes we’re not sure he’s actually got a home, but if he does it’s probably the jump yard he’s built just outside his hometown of Annecy. Thomas could best be described as a freerider, a label for those who don’t do labels and are more interested in just riding their bike. Fun fact: Due to spending at least 50% of his riding time in the air Thomas’ tires last a lot longer than most.
FANNIE BURKHARDT – CHAUMONT, SWITZERLAND
Fannie is local to SCOR and when she’s not riding she’s digging, helping create trails for the rest of us to enjoy. For this we are eternally grateful. Riders like Fannie are at the heart of riding communities everywhere, keeping that grassroots scene green, healthy and vibrant. She's not one to take things too seriously so, like us, is more into just riding than going racing and is always up for a road trip if it means finding new places to ride.
ALEX HINKSON – SQUAMISH, BC, CANADA
A Brit by birth, Alex cut his teeth on the infamously tough Squamish trails. Now a one-man media powerhouse, he’s got skills and style whether he’s in front of or behind the lens. Need the skinny on British Columbia’s finest skinnies or someone to drop knowledge on the gnarliest drops? Nobody knows the Sea to Sky Corridor better than Alex.