Repurposed: Gravel Riding in British Columbia (Film)

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Repurposed, a new short film by Chris Hatton, shares the story behind his relationship with gravel riding and the commercial logging roads that make it possible. Shot in British Columbia, this inspirational 7-minute film takes a closer look at how gravel riding is redefining what these roads are used for. Watch it here…

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Folks who live in British Columbia know that gravel riding in the province is possible thanks to commercial logging, providing access that would simply not exist without these byways through the forest. It’s a juxtaposition that I struggle with regularly, but it’s certainly not as black and white as some people may think. Chris Hatton, one of the founders of the Fernie Gravel Grind, has spent a lot of time riding BC’s gravel roads and has clearly had some time to think about them. Repurposed takes a closer look at the discipline of gravel riding, what it means to the community, and how it’s transforming the way these logging roads are used to interact with the land.

“I think it’s cool that what was originally intended for something such as logging is now being repurposed into something that’s different in so many ways.”—Chris Hatton
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