Ryan Cleek is currently a resident of the Bay Area, and a graduate from the Butler University School of Journalism. Racing bicycles since he was only five years old, his enthusiasm for riding carried over to his professional life. During his career, he’s worked as an editor (writer / photographer) for a worldwide mountain bike magazine, and as the Creative Content Producer for Specialized Bicycles Global Marketing division. Currently, Ryan runs his action-sports-focused media production outfit, LookAlive Productions, and is a contributing video producer, writer, and photographer for Bike magazine.

Additionally, he self-produced two feature-length, award-winning action sports documentaries. Most recently, he partnered with mountain bike icon, Cam Zink, to create “Reach For The Sky,” which tells Zink’s story of perseverance in pursuit of his dreams, while simultaneously examining the risk and reward in action sports, specifically freeride mountain biking.

Intent on making unique, story-driven action sports projects, Ryan draws from his experience as a writer, filmmaker, photographer, and rider, to go behind the goggles and into the soul of action sport’s most captivating individuals to deliver a one-of-a-kind look into their lives and athletic pursuits.

Follow Ryan and Cameron on social media: @camzink and @cleekndestroy