From the inspiring true story of extreme sports legend John Buultjens, THE RIDE follows John McCord, an athletically gifted youth who triumphs over a troubled upbringing. After a violent, racially-charged incident lands John (Shane Graham) in juvenile detention, he is finally placed with an unlikely set of foster parents, Eldridge ('Ludacris') and Marianna Buultjens (Sasha Alexander), an interracial couple who want to provide a fresh start for the tormented youth.
Eldridge makes it his mission to overcome the challenges of John’s white supremacist upbringing and slowly begins to forge a relationship through his foster son’s fascination with extreme sports by giving John his first bike. Rooted by this newfound passion, the family builds a bond of mutual respect, love and together they speed toward BMX glory and ultimately, redemption.
THE RIDE exclusively on Prime Video beginning November 13, 2020
Directed by Alex Ranarivelo Written by J.R. Reher & Jean Marie Sobeck, Hadeel Reda, Alex Ranarivelo Based on Life of John Buultjens Starring Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Shane Graham and Sasha Alexander
During a recent low-key Kink trip to upstate New York with Nathan Williams and Hobie Doan, we sat down with Nathan and hit 'em with five questions covering his just-released "Why Not?" and 2020 X Games Real BMX parts, how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected him, and why he started Help.
When Paris got free after the lockdown, my motivation to film with my people was 100%. We started some sessions & it kept growing. Riding with young guns like Leo & OG’s like Yohan is making this episode special to me.
It could be me but during the Covid-19 times I've seen lots of trails riding happening. Of course riding trails comes with the hard work of building them but in the nature of trails riding, this can be done away from the masses. If 1,5 meter distance needs to be followed, building trails is perfect. 1) You won't have tons of people around to dig and 2) If everyone builds their own set, there's enough distance in between all people at the dirt spot. The freedom to create whatever you feel like is very attractive; you just need a shovel, some water and dirt to create a dream line.
But rain can destroy the dream quickly if the jumps are not covered up when the water comes down with buckets at a time. The Flame Trails have experienced the feat, and do now need some love again in order to make them run smoothly. The Helm Trails at the other side of town are covered up after every session and even though the heavy rain created some extra work, the Helm Trails are already back up and running.
The Mid-week session took place on a sweet summer night. Not too hot, not too windy, and when the sun went down, the condition was perfect. But that moment doesn't last long and the mosquitos also seem to favour that time of the day to look for some blood. Anyway, we shot some pics for you to enjoy. Check @helmtrails on Insta for session days/times. Well worth it.