Ryan Cleek Photographer Filmmaker Portrait Photo

Since 2000, Ryan has been a photographer, filmmaker, and writer in the outdoor lifestyle and action sports industries. Along the way, he's produced and directed award-winning, feature-length films; has been a staff writer, photographer, and video producer for international mountain bike and action sports media outlets; and produced commercial video and photography content for clients worldwide.

Los Angeles Sports

Film Festival


Lake Tahoe

Film Festival



Film Awards


First Glance

Film Festival


Best Feature Documentary
Excellence In
Best Feature Documentary
Feature Documentary
Official Selection
wtb logo
Troy Lee Designs
Red Bull Media House
Bike magazine
YT Industries
Bike Blotter Art
Ride Concepts Shoes
Beta Mountain Bike Magazine
Lifeproof Phone Cases
BMC Switzerland
Mountain Bike Action magazine
Sophisticated Pup

In The News

Mountain Bike Acton magazine cover

Mountain Bike Action


“...Reach For The Sky is his second feature-length film, and his expertise and understanding of this sport shines through.”

Chris Ryan PhD Podcast

"Truly an incredible film," Dr. Chris Ryan PhD

Ryan was recently a guest on best-selling author Dr. Chris Ryan's podcast,  "Tangentially Speaking."  


“What’s unique about Reach for the Sky is the raw, real life emotion it conveys; the stress and the suspense is intense at times. Even if it’s already happened and you know the outcome, director Ryan Cleek brings you into the action on a very personal level. The passion that was put into this film by Ryan is refreshing to see.”


Ryan Cleek, MTB Filmmaker and Storyteller - The Inside Line Podcast -

One of our favorite MTB storytellers tells his story.

Ryan Cleek has been one of mountain biking's storytellers for over 20 years. He's played many roles in the industry as a photographer, writer, videographer and product tester for media outlets and bike brands. Along the way, he has made two feature-length films about mountain bikers and their journey in our sport. We had a chance to sit down and get the story of the storyteller, and it's pretty good, if we say so ourselves.


"...This movie has incredible footage on the bike. But it’s what happens off the bike that makes Ryan Cleek’s feature film, Reach for the Sky, really amazing."

Reno, Nevada-based photography and film production outfit, Ryan Cleek Studios, is a premiere outdoor sports, action sports, and active lifestyle media production company serving commercial clients worldwide.

Are you looking for an active lifestyle / outdoor sports photographer in the Reno, Nevada, or Lake Tahoe area? Are you looking to create timeless images for your brand or project? Ryan Cleek has over 20 years of experience in action sports and active lifestyle photography and film production. From award-winning, feature-length films to commercial photography and video production, there’s no project too large or small for Ryan Cleek Studios’ tight-knit creative team. 

If your goal is to showcase engaging, dynamic, and timeless moving or still imagery to tell your brand’s story, or to bring a project to life, Ryan Cleek Studios has a custom production package to fit your needs. For a free consultation, submit a request via the contact page, and Ryan and his team will be in touch to learn how they can help bring your project to life.

Photography & Video Production For 
Action Sports & Active Lifestyle Brands