Shuttle Rewind – Kuranda Downhill MTB Culture

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Shuttle Rewind – Kuranda Downhill MTB Culture

21st May 2019

“Shuttle Rewind” is a retrospective look at downhill MTB Culture in Tropical North Queensland, in particular the Kuranda Downhill Track. Generations of riders have cut their teeth on the track, including Michael Hannah who set the long standing record for the most runs in one day (70) and went on to becoming a world class downhill competitor.

The story follows Ryhlee Herd, an indigenous teen who has grown up in Kuranda and from the age of 12 started riding the Kuranda Downhill track.

Rhylee makes a special pilgrimage along the paths of his ancestors through traditional Djuabugandji land where he meets Ben Bramham, who was an instrumental figure in shaping downhill mountain biking in Cairns and the world when they re-opened the Kuranda Track in the late 80’s and started racing on the track in 1991. One of the first true downhill races in the world likened to any style of racing today. Shuttle Rewind pays homage to the traditional owners of the land as well the pioneers of mountain biking and the many waves of riders who have ridden the track for the last 2 Decades.

The boom box painting and reference through the film pays respects to the crew who created the legendary Mudcows series, planting the Cairns downhill mountain culture into the psyche of riders around the world.

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Author: RideCairns

Ride Cairns is the official mountain biking guide to Tropical North Queensland, Australia. A truly iconic destination where two World Heritage Areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest - the region hosts a diverse range of trails for all ages and skill levels, all easily accessible from Cairns. In September 2017, Cairns hosted the UCI World Mountain Bike Championships and welcomed mountain bike enthusiasts from all over the globe! Catch up on all the action with Ride Cairns.