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jeremy Hottinger

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Meet Jeremy Hottinger

At the age of 10, Jeremy was given a bike to stay out of trouble and discovered a way of life that finally made sense. Riding all day every day in the desert landscape of Virgin, Utah became a defining form of meditation and self expression. “When I’m on my bike nothing else matters but every moment I see, smell and feel dirt all around me. It’s like my bike becomes a part of me flowing down a mesa and flying through the air. Words can’t describe it, makes me feel alive.” In 2015 Jeremy’s passion and dedication won him a number plate to the most extreme event in riding, Redbull Rampage. "Stoked to keep riding and pushing myself. Always spread positive vibes!"

"I'm down with Zeal Optics because life's about giving back and making the world a better place. Zeal Optics does just that."

- Jeremy Hottinger

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Jumping Horses in Washington State with Jeremy Hottinger

Meaningful journalistic essays are nice, but sometimes taking a photo isn’t about backstory and introspection – sometimes it’s just about getting a sweet shot of a man on his bike jumping over horses. Or that was the intention going in.

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The Traveler

After a great winter in southern Utah, Kickstand still has a few lines left to ride, a few afternoons to kill, and some features to style before hitting the road.

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One For The Road Ep. 2 | The Road to Tahoe

In episode 2 of “One For The Road”, the Zeal crew sets out on their maiden road trip voyage to Woodward Tahoe with fellow Zeal ambassadors Cody Cirillo and Brolin Mawejje while meeting up with Jax Mariash, Jeremy “Kickstand” Hottinger and The Bloodknots along the way.