Ryan Leech and the Trials Of Life
July 15, 2015 · Print This Article
The Trials of Ryan
The Lower Mainland is the epicentre of what’s shaking in the world of fat tire cycling, whether hucking off North Shore drops or hopping around the trials park in Port Moody. No one epitomizes this more than Ryan Leech, a professional trials rider, extreme mountain biker and monster freerider. We’re pleased to feature Ryan as a guest on our site.
Ryan Leech discovered he had a talent for trials riding – a blend of balance and hopping skills – when he was 13. He’s twice that now and has journeyed long distances to appear with Cirque de Soleil in Disney World, star in the prestigious Vans Warped Tour, as well as ride his specially-designed Norco bike along ancient Incan roads in Peru. True to his West Coast roots, you’re just as likely to find him working out in the sheltered Port Moody Trials Park as anywhere.
What’s The Point?
Trials riders earn points in competitions by demonstrating a winning blend of balancing skills and sheer guts. Riders hop and drop around an obstacle course that simulates the challenges of bicycling along a rock-and-roots covered trail.
But there’s far more involved than that. So much so that Ryan decided to take matters into his own hands and craft a film that defined his passion for the sport and his vision for its destiny. Manifesto is the result. Watch clips of all his films at RyanLeech.com.