New Documentary Release – Adaptation Mountain Bike Race


Adaptation is a feature length documentary film which follows a group of wheelchair athletes as they converge in British Columbia, Canada for the BC Summer Race Series. The World’s first downhill mountain bike race series to include an adaptive mountain bike (aMTB) category. However, Adaptation is not just a film about a race, it’s a group of stories about the human race and our ability to overcome adversity. Whether for the thrill of competition, or a need to push through the pain of daily life to simply get lost in a moment. The film seeks to inspire the uninspired, and educate the uneducated. To celebrate the gift of life, love, and friendship through all its complexities.




“Prior to breaking my back in 2017, I was an avid action sport enthusiast. Post injury I tried many different sports and purchased an adaptive mountain bike (aMTB) to be able to enjoy the great outdoors with my wife, 4 children, family and friends. Where the wheelchair had limitations, the aMTB would thrive. Experiencing firsthand what it meant to have mobility abruptly taken away, I wanted to share the freedom the aMTB offers to anyone with mobility challenges. “Adaptation” is the culmination of my life as a filmmaker, and my experience as a paraplegic told through the stories of other athletes who have found freedom in adaptive mountain biking. The BC Summer Series and mountain bike culture truly welcomed the adaptive athletes with open arms.”

Director – Jake Thomas