The Dirt Rush in Downieville

Courtesy Patagonia Films

Patagonia Films presents “Dirt Magic,” a Teton Gravity Research and Freehub Magazine film, documenting Downieville’s journey from dying mining town to mountain-bike mecca. Inspired by a desire to save their home trails, shaped by a grassroots organization’s unintentional stewardship and fueled by the sport’s rowdiest festival, Downieville’s newest dirt miners are using that reputation to create a model community for struggling mountain towns across the globe — and it all started with a van, a chainsaw and a few maxed-out credit cards.

Film showings TBA.