As a pretty agnostic kinda of a guy I really get where this video is coming from. I don’t partake in organised religion but I do spend most sundays on my bike and when occasionally, when things go wrong, I end up yelling God’s name.
In this video Brandon Blakely and Evan Voss explain their vision of Church; how riding their bikes can transcend two wheels (including some great riding and dicking about).
Brandon Blakely, Zach Heaton, and Evan Voss were the motivators behind Church. Our friendship was forged in college through riding bikes, with a mutual interest for multiple sports and the refined skillset that goes hand in hand with mastery of those disciplines. We have traveled distances together for riding but for this trip Brandon and Evan were the bike men and Zach manned the no-fun-gun (camera). With three days of perfect October weather we attempted to capture our mutual appreciation for Fall in North Carolina.
Why Church? It started as a joke, pulled from some kayaking edit. Over a couple months it turned into something more. I would find myself completely winded at the end of a long climb saying “What a fine Church service this mornin” and it would put a gigantic smile on my face. We are certainly not the pioneers of the term but have managed to redefine it and call “Church” our own. Going to Church is leagues beyond riding your bike. It is an appreciation of life expressed through what you are passionate about. For us, it is goofing off while keeping our minds youthful and fresh while at the same time shredding our local trails to the best of our ability. These elements encompass Church for us.
Seventeen – Youth Lagoon
Viices – MADE IN HEIGHTS