“Motive” mountain bike flick comes to Tahoe

Specialized and 2F0 present “Motive,” a film my Mind Spark Cinema and The Coastal Crew, with a Tahoe showing on Dec. 11 at Tahoe Art Haus in Tahoe City.

Motive is a film that delves into the minds of those who stamp their own distinctive style on mountain biking. What puts the fire in the belly of these riders and drives them to ride the way they do? Leading up to the premiere, checking into each installment featured here gives fans a glimpse of what, and who’s, to come.

“Style is everything. Some riders have flow so distinct, you can recognize them from a distance as they glide effortlessly along singletrack and over berms. But where does that style come from?” write the filmmakers of “Motive.”

“Is it just something that comes naturally—just part of their DNA manifesting itself in mega hucks and epic bar drags? Or is it absorbed primarily from their environment, with the trees they navigate at the very root of their development? Well, in the case of Matt Hunter and Matty Miles, when it comes to Nature vs Nurture, it’s pretty much a dead heat. There’s natural, DNA-fed talent, and then there is Kamloops—the crucible which takes that DNA and forges it with landscape to create pure, enviable ride style.”

For details, visit thecoastalcrew.com. For tickets for the Tahoe showing, visit tahoearthauscinema.com.