Youth Of Today is a series that features the most progressive and stylish young riders of the Slopestyle and Dirt Jump scene.
IX. SOREN FARENHOLTZ
Name: Soren Farenholtz
Hometown: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Years riding: 4
Sponsors/Hook-ups: Kona Bikes, Chromag, Bicycle Cafe Kamloops
Current set-up: Kona Shonky with a RockShox Pike DJ fork, Novatec Dirtride wheels, Chromag bars, stem, seat, grips and pedals, Odyssey Gyro, SRAM XO cranks, Maxxis Icon in the front and a DTH in the back
Favorite riders: Aggy, Emil Johansson, and Dennis Enarson
Favorite video part: “The Backwoods” – Logan Peat
Favorite spot: Kamloops Bike Ranch
Favorite trick: Trucks have always been fun for me
What have you been up to lately?
I have just been hanging out riding bikes and traveling around BC with some buddies.
How did you start riding?
One time I was watching YouTube and Joyride popped up in my “Recommended to Watch” list, so I watched it and thought it was the coolest thing ever. I convinced my parents to get me a Dirt Jump bike and then I found the Bike Ranch, so I started riding more and more and I have been hooked ever since.
What does inspire you or keeps you motivated?
Learning new tricks keeps me motivated to keep trying more and ride every day. Along with web edits and other riders pushing the limits.
Do you study?
Yeah, I am about to start Grade 11.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A pro mountain biker would be the dream.
Who do you look up to?
I look up to too many riders, but Emil Johansson sticks out to me because he is just insane on a bike. He pushes the limits for sure. What he has accomplished so far is crazy.
What is the best advice that you have ever received?
Just have fun.
What does your bike mean for you?
My bike is what keeps me stoked each and every day. It opened up a whole new world to me. I wanna go to places all around the world that I couldn’t go if it wasn’t for my bike.
What are your plans for the future?
Film a couple of edits, go to a couple of comps and have fun on the bike!
Any last words?
I just wanna say thanks to anyone who supports me and has helped me out this past couple of years!
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Photos by Dylan Sherrard