The misty forests above North Vancouver, British Columbia, are hallowed ground for mountain biking, a place so harrowing it’s influenced every aspect of the sport for over 30 years. It’s also where Betty Birrell, at age 45, picked up mountain biking after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Still off-road three decades later (now 73!), the single mother is a role model for her son, her friends, and anyone she’s met along the way—and proof that you’re never too old to send.
Executive produced by Patagonia Films.