'Rediscovering the backyard' is the brief behind Santa Cruz x SRAM's Iago Garay's latest video series. With the jet set life of the international race season out of the question thanks to Covid-19, Iago teamed up with a filmmaker Nacho Trueba and photographer Kike Abelleira to explore the spots more local to their native Madrid. At the start of the year, they escaped the chilly winter of Spain's capital for Málaga on its southern coast.
Spots like Alhaurín de la Torre, Mijas and Torremolinos have long been the two-wheeled stomping grounds of some of Spain's fastest and most stylish riders including none other than BMX legend, Ruben Alcantara. As a first attempt, the trip was a success - the boys rode amazing spots in the sun and got plenty of clips and photos in the bag. Spain has a really vibrant and exciting MTB scene so we're looking forward to finding out where they head to next.
Not Far From Home Ep.1:
Check out some more of Kike Abelleira's images from the trip:
Now that Spain's lockdown is easing, Iago is back on his bike again and preparing for the rescheduled 2020 Enduro World Series race season to kick off in Zermatt, SUI.