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Raised in the mountains of British Columbia and now residing in sunny Laguna Beach, Richie Schley is a mountain sports pioneer and one of the founders of the freeride mountain bike movement.  A mountain man through and through, Richie has left his mark on both the mountain bike and ski cultures in British Columbia and beyond, spending countless hours in some of the most rugged and demanding mountain environments in the world.  Richie is regarded as one of the most iconic and influential mountain bikers ever, due in no small part to his starring roles in the legendary and boundary-pushing New World Disorder, series of Mountain Bike films.


In recent years, Richie has devoted his time to ambitious mountain bike adventures  in remote parts of the globe, and has also maintained his status as a pillar of the mountain bike community by attending key consumer-facing events and creating content for the likes of Red Bull and Crankworx,Richie has also made a habit of traveling the globe with some of the world’s foremost mountain bike photographers, allowing him to amass an impressive number of magazine covers and full-page  photo spreads throughout his career.

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