Join Darren Berrecloth for a live presentation followed by a screening of his epic, North of Nightfall.
Darren comes to the VIMFF stage to share his love for adventure and mountain biking.
Hailing from Parksville, BC, Canada, Darren Berrecloth has been widely regarded as one of the best freeride mountain bikers in the world, ever since he exploded onto the scene with a third at the 2002 Red Bull Rampage. With a wide range of podium finishes and magazine covers under his belt, Berrecloth is showing no sign of slowing down.
A hard-working athlete who puts lots of effort into building unique bike features, Berrecloth’s dedication to the sport is unmatched in the industry. Known for taking lines that other riders don’t even consider, his success, sheer guts and determination have seen him become something of a legendary figure – even more so since breaking his back in 2011 and returning to competitive riding for 2012.
He has also put his creative juices to good use, designing the Red Bull Berg Line course for the Winterberg event, as well as building one of the most progressive courses in the world for his Bearclaw Invitational. The course has now been built as a permanent feature on Vancouver Island and the Invitational itself featuring for several years as an epic gold-level slopestyle event on the FMB World Tour.
His creativity doesn’t stop there though, he also likes to mix it up in front of the cameras and his appearance in films such as Where The Trail Ends and North of Nightfall bears witness to this. Unable to stay still, Berrecloth has also started Global Epix, which will allow fans to ride alongside him while travelling to a wide variety of exotic and epic locations around the globe.
North of Nightfall
Director – Jeremy Grant
Year of Production – 2018
Length – 65min
Country of Origin – USA
Hidden among the glaciers high in the Arctic Circle are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Harsh temperatures, volatile weather and nine-month winters mean the area is normally devoid of human life. But each summer, this frozen landscape flourishes under endless daylight, revealing a spectacular ecosystem. Join Darren Berrecloth, Carson Storch, Cam Zink and Tom Van Steenbergen as they embark on an expedition to the top of the world to explore this relatively unknown land. In doing so, they discover a changing environment steeped in history along with challenging terrain unlike anything anyone’s ridden to date.