Film Contest

World Ride Film Contest 2023

Details and Rules:

  • Film must be between 3 and 30 minutes in length.
  • Films can be made by anyone, but must feature women or those who identify as female mountain biking.
  • Get creative and have fun!
  • Deadline for submission is October 6th at 11:59pm PST.
  • The top three winners will receive prizes from our sponsors.
  • Prizes to be announced soon, but we promise they will be good!
  • We will select films to be screened during an online movie night in October, exact date TBD and we will notify you if your film was selected. The films selected to be screened at the movie night will then be voted on by the audience to determine the top 3.
  • Only one submission for each film. Please send us your very final, finished version.


2021 Winners!


1st place: The Bonus Season by Delaney

Why Delaney made this film: I was inspired to make this film to share my biggest learning from 2021: that we, as women, are allowed to prioritize caring for ourselves. For me, biking with my friends is the self-care that enabled me to face the toughest year of my life.

2nd place: Aventurandose con la Christa by Chris Gwinner

Why Chris made this film: He made this  to showcase the impact of World Ride's support in Antigua, Guatemala. Christa Castillo has created a group called "Aventurandose con la Christa" where all levels of women riders are encouraged to join weekly mountain bike rides. It's been amazing to learn the stories of the participants, witness the improvement in their riding skills, and build great camaraderie amongst each other. We hope this video shares a taste of the good vibes with the World Ride community and they hope to see you soon in Guatemala!

3rd place: 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest

Why Rachel and team made this film:

We want to show what it’s like to race your mountain bike for 24 hours from start to finish. In bike racing, there are usually a fraction of women participants than men. If we can focus on the camaraderie and the stories you make instead of the competition, we believe more women will participate and discover confidence in themselves that they never knew they had. You have to see it to believe it and that’s what we hope to do - inspire more women to ride and adventure through storytelling and hopefully laugh a little bit, too. We filmed all of this on a couple GoPro 8s and an iPhone! We purchased royalty-free music from Premium Beat. You can learn more about the BABs at or visit their youtube channel:

2020 Top Three Films:

1st place: Flying Squirrels and Radical Rippers by Skye Schillhammer

This film is about two girls mountain bike programs in Bellingham, WA, the Flying Squirrels and the Radical Rippers and what they are doing to get more young girls into the sport. 


Tied for 2nd Place: Guatemala Women's Bike Library by Chris Gwinner

"This film was created to showcase Guatemala's first women's bike library and the women that have been getting involved. It's been amazing to learn the stories of the women, see them enjoying the mountain bikes, and building such great camaraderie in the weekly groups rides. We hope this video shares a bit of that with the World Ride community."

Tied for 2nd Place: Because My Dad Said it Would be Fun by Carrie Barlau

"This short film is a feeble and amateur attempt to express the love I have for my dad, for mountain biking, and for the girls I met riding my bike!"

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Thank you!