Fearless stunt bike rider jumps off a cliff in wild video
A veteran athlete and social media influencer has recorded a death-defying stunt as he launches his bike off a cliff and onto a waiting wooden ramp.
Max Grayston, 29, posted his video to his @motomaxcanada Instagram account which shows him for the first time approaching the edge of a rocky cliff in the middle of a forest in western Canada.
The edited video shows how he then leaps between two trees a few meters apart, leaps over a ravine and lands on a rough wooden ramp tens of meters below.
The video was shot near Whistler, a British Columbia resort, on May 10.
The triumphant Grayston can be heard at the end of the video shouting, “Yeah, baby, yeah!”
Grayston told Zenger News, “I own this video and it was 100% solo with two GoPros!”
Referring to the rugged terrain where he did his stunt near the ski resorts of Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain north of Vancouver, he said: “I had never seen the feature film before and was going to watch it to come back and film another day.”
He added, “But when I watched it I could see it working and I decided to do it solo right away!”
Grayston is sponsored by manufacturer Intense Cycles and started mountain biking in 2017 when he moved to Whistler.
Now a mountain bike veteran, he was already experienced in motocross, posting his exploits on YouTube.
In 2018 he rode the Downhill BC Premier Series at Whistler Mountain Bike Park, one of the toughest competitions in mountain biking.
Grayston recorded a video to audition for Pinkbike Academya television series featuring 10 aspiring professional mountain bikers who compete in a series of challenges on the Big White course in British Columbia in hopes of winning thousands of dollars and a chance to turn pro.
The 2018 video showed how he raced down twisty trails in the heavily wooded Whistler bike park, negotiating hairpin bends at phenomenal speeds.
In it he says: “During my short time in mountain biking, I found my true love and passion for the sport. It would mean the world to me to be accepted by the Pinkbike Academy.”
The video also showed Grayston performing indoor flips and stunts on a prepared course.
Ask to be chosen by Pinkbike Academy, he said winning would be “the ultimate opportunity to prove to myself and the team that I have what it takes to be a contender at world level”.
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.