by David Hayward
September 30, 2015
We think relateable role models are an important part of opening up any sport or hobby to new audiences, implicitly telling other people who might otherwise feel excluded that they could have a future or feel welcome in a given field. Gender parity in mountain biking is, well, to put it mildly, not spectacular.
California film company Twelve One Productions are currently producing The Line, a documentary series on female athletes progressing in sports that tend toward the macho. The first episode will be MTB focussed, with a trailer coming soon, but for now here are three excerpts of the featured athletes McKenna Merten, Inga Beck, and Kat Sweet.