Ride of Passage
In secret, hundreds of teenage boys gather on the outskirts of the city to show off their mopeds and motocross bikes. The summer night is filled with the noise and smoke of straining motors against a backdrop of dark, silent pines. The riders are a step away from adulthood, living their last moments of youth’s freedom, the future looming in sight. Secret moped meets are widespread throughout Finland, spread through social media.