Long Live Singletrack

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Few things are as fulfilling as buzzing down a nicely buffed out section of single track. Wind in your face, trees rushing by, dust kicking up and you’re almost flying. Capturing that moment, the feeling, is something or a rarity.

To that end, IMBA (the International Mountain Bicycling Association) just announced their first-ever “Celebrate Singletrack” short-format film contest. Mountain bikers from around the world are invited to submit 3-5 five minute film or video shorts that celebrate the spirit of mountain biking. As the platform for upload they’ve enlisted YouTube by making a Celebrate Singletrack group which once you’ve joined you’re then able to upload your videos.

Right now there is one entry, a short and sweet piece. Check it.

What are you waiting for? Pick up that camera of yours, grab your crew and get after it!

The best 10 entries will be included in IMBA’s upcoming “Celebrate Singletrack” DVD. Then on June 19, 2008 at the Park City premier of the film SEASONS from The Collective, the 5 finalist will be shown. The crowd, which will include attendees from the IMBA World Summit, will holler and shout for their favorite finalist.

Fine Print Details of the Celebrate Singletrack Film Contest

Successful entries will combine great riding footage with storytelling that highlights the people, places and trails that inspire knobby-tire enthusiasts. Bonus points will be awarded for featuring IMBA-affiliated clubs and volunteers who create inspirational mountain biking success stories.

After joining the YouTube group submit your masterpiece for review. Initial online submissions will be web quality. Films must be uploaded to the YouTube group no later than May 31, 2008 for initial judging.

Once you’ve uploaded your vid the YouTube group, send an e-mail to markeller AT imba DoT com with the title of your piece and full contact information.

Entries must be recorded on full-quality digital video, minimum dimensions of 720 width/480 height, at 30 frames per second. Finalists must submit their entry on a full-quality DVD by June 10, 2008.

About Author

Kendall has long been known for his passion of the outdoors. In the past 10 years his love for skiing, particularly backcountry skiing, has defined his pursuits. He's also been active in trail running, mountain climbing, rock climbing, ski mountaineering, cycling and has recently taken up backcountry bow hunting. Aside from writing reviews on FeedTheHabit.com he also reviews products on Gear.com and is co-founder of Camofire.com

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