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This film gives us all emotions and excites us about the future of cycling, packing bikes and climbing.
“Chosen Confluence” is a new video that follows a group of four friends on a bikepacking and rock climbing trip in Colorado. In addition, it is about the importance of representation in the open air. The story and the film were created and told in a unique way by a BIPOC team.
Follow a dual sport with Rachel Olzer and Jalen Bazile Bicycle packaging and climbing trip. Chosen Confluence documents a weekend route along the South Platte River in Colorado and also reflects the Black experience within the cycling community.
“I had never seen a ride with other black and brown riders in Florissant,” said cyclist Jalen Bazile. “I’ve always wanted a stronger sense of belonging, and it happened because of Adam, Evan, and Rachel.”
This film expresses one of the simplest concepts when it comes to inclusivity: creating (or seeking) opportunities, whether it’s bikepacking, climbing, or any other sport.
Photo credit: Adam Pawlikiewicz
The film team
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From Mary Murphy
Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. She has degrees in English and Journalism and has been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests range from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteen or at a local bakery.