Watch 'Monte: Can't Stop. Won't Stop', a new film depicting a young man who uses MTB to overcome life's hardships

A young man straddling a mountain bike in the countryside
Monte Cosby and his mountain bike (Image credit: Patagonia)

An inspiring new documentary video from Patagonia has just been released to watch online. Monte: Can't Stop. Won't Stop follows the story of Monte Cosby, a young man from the housing projects of Richmond, Virginia East End, who discovers a love for all things cycling – mountain biking in particular. His obsession for all things pedal powered takes him on a different path to his peers and helps him make the most of the hand that life has dealt him in a part of America where opportunities are limited.

A young man riding a mountain bike down a trail

Monte has to overcome a lot to be able to hit the trails on his MTB (Image credit: Patagonia)

“Biking was probably the hardest thing to get myself into.” says Monte. “I might hate it when I start, but I love it when I finish.”

After overcoming his own struggles on and off the bike, Monte wants to help others from similar backgrounds to do the same.

“I want to lead those expeditions. I want to provide that to those that don’t have accessibility,” says Monte. “Making these places feel safe, especially for black people, that’s my goal.”

Monte: Can't Stop. Won't Stop is available now to watch over on

Richard Owen
Editor, Bike Perfect

Rich has been riding mountain bikes for over 30 years and mostly likes hitting flowy yet technical trails that point downhill. A jack of many trades, he has competed in cross-country, enduro and long distance MTB races. A resident of North Devon, Rich can mostly be found pedaling furiously around his local trails, or slightly further afield in the Quantocks, the Mendips or Exmoor. 

Current rides: Merida One-Forty 6000, Banshee Paradox

Height: 175cm

Weight: 68kg