Ride of Passage

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season

Ride of Passage is a documentary series produced by Red Bull TV that follows the journey of two young BMX riders, Jack Mould and Alex Coleborn. The series explores the rising popularity of BMX in the UK and the challenges that come with it. The first episode begins by introducing Jack and Alex, who are part of a new generation of BMX riders. Jack is a 19-year-old from Wales who has been riding since he was 13. Alex, on the other hand, is a 25-year-old from England who has been riding since he was 11.

The two riders are close friends and push each other to new heights on their bikes. They both dream of becoming professional riders and competing on a global stage. The first episode showcases their everyday lives, from training sessions to competitions and highlights their hard work and dedication.

In Episode 2, the series delves into the reality of being a BMX rider in the UK. Jack and Alex share their struggles of having to work part-time jobs to fund their passion for riding. They discuss the lack of support and funding available to riders in the UK and how they have to be resourceful to make ends meet.

The episode also explores the connection between BMX and community. The riders explain how the BMX community is like a family, and they support each other through the good times and the bad. We see this firsthand as Jack and Alex compete in a local BMX competition and their friends and fellow riders cheer them on.

In Episode 3, Jack and Alex head to the USA, the home of BMX, to compete in one of the biggest competitions of the year: the Nitro World Games. The episode showcases the excitement and anticipation leading up to the competition, as well as the pressure the two riders feel to perform at their best.

The episode also explores the physical and mental challenges that come with BMX riding. Jack takes a hard fall during a practice session, and we see the toll it takes on him physically and mentally. The episode highlights the importance of mental strength in BMX riding and how riders must overcome their fears to perform at their best.

Episode 4 takes us back to the UK, where Jack and Alex share the impact BMX has had on their lives. They discuss the personal growth they have experienced through the sport and how it has taught them perseverance and dedication.

The episode also explores the future of BMX and the potential for growth in the UK. We see the riders take on different projects, from building their own backyard ramp to hosting a BMX clinic for young riders.

In the final episode, Jack and Alex reflect on their BMX journey and the lessons they have learned along the way. The episode showcases the bond between the two riders and the support they have for each other.

Ride of Passage is a compelling series that showcases the passion and dedication of BMX riders. It explores the highs and lows of the sport and the importance of community and support. The series highlights the challenges that riders face and the mental strength required to overcome them. It is a must-watch for any BMX enthusiast or anyone looking for inspiration to pursue their passions.

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Wrapping Up: Season Finale
6. Wrapping Up: Season Finale
March 21, 2011
In this final episode; Nelson, Luke, and Cole summarize their seasons. These three are at different stages in their lives and careers but they all have the determination and patience to go far in the 2011 season.
Shooting for the Top
5. Shooting for the Top
March 14, 2011
Cole got the fastest practice time of the day in Arizona. Nelson goes all in for his third and final race. After ups and downs, Luke Johnson hopes to be on the podium in the finals at the Traxxas TORC Off-road series.
Looking Back, Stepping Forward
4. Looking Back, Stepping Forward
March 7, 2011
Luke Johnson watches as his dad takes on the PRO 2 class in Wisconsin. Jessy Nelson has a practice mishap while at Loretta Lynn's. Is this a sign? Cole Whitt takes a bit of leisure time with some crewmembers before heading to the biggest race of his life.
The Young and the Restless
3. The Young and the Restless
February 28, 2011
Cole now has the chance to take his career to the next level in Arizona. Jessy trains harder than ever after his accident. Loretta's Amateur National is coming up fast. Luke shows up to his very first race with no seat time in his truck, whatsoever.
Trying Out New Rides
2. Trying Out New Rides
February 21, 2011
Sprint Car test time for Cole Whitt as the opening round of the NASCAR East Series is coming up. To prepare for Luke's professional debut at the Traxxas series his dad rigs him up to his truck for the first time. Jessy Nelson tries his luck down Mammoth.
Meeting the Three Rising Superstars
1. Meeting the Three Rising Superstars
January 23, 2011
Jessy Nelson is optimistic about wining the Mammoth Mountain National. Cole Whitt preps himself and his car for his very first drive with a Sprint Car. Luke Johnson observes his father race and hopes he will be able to make his national debut by the end of the year.
  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 2011