HardiHood takes a look at a dozen of the world’s fastest off-road down-hillers in their natural environment: the dirt. As they live and ride together on a World Cup merry-go-round linking Austria, the United States, and Canada, these hardy women reveal their fresh perspectives on competition, sisterhood, tedium, and terror.

HardiHood reveals the emotions of the stars and unknowns who are the sport of professional women’s mountain biking. It is the first feature length documentary to explore the world of professional racers and their lives, from race day to day off, to that inevitable day at the hospital. Meanwhile, the sport’s earliest champion, veteran Jacquie Phelan, provides an historical background as she teaches frightened novices new tricks, while a wise mechanic advises “it’s not about the uphills and downhills, it’s all about the transitions”– a philosophy these athletes apply to racing and life equally.
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