Derek Westerlund founded Freeride Entertainment and is known as an award-winning filmmaker who came up in the trailer parks of Kamloops, BC.  His tough childhood that taught Derek the hustle that he still has in him and a passion for skiing and biking.  He parlayed that passion into brief “pro” mountain bike career and then graduated to becoming the filmmaker who changed the look and feel of the mountain bike industry. 

Derek Westerlund Show Notes:

2:00:  What did the landscape of biking when he starts Freeride Entertainment

4:00:  Growing up poor in Kamloops BC, trailer parks, post high school scams, and sports

16:00: Vancouver, Nelson, College, Magazines and being a sponsored rider for Specialized and Gary Fisher and then moving on to movies

22:00: Greg Stump, “Nothing’s For Free”  

27:45:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery:    My favorite is Out of Office Pilsner

30:00:  Starting Freeride Entertainment, New World Disorder/MSP, and Crested Butte, and DVD Sales in Nelson

40:00:  The Sherpas story and loss in the FE Family

53:00:  Guns n Roses gets back together and Derek parties so hard he almost dies

61:00:   Inappropriate Questions