‘Cycle of Ancestry’ Traces 1,500-Mile Bikepacking Trek Through Lineage


“You are the strength of your ancestors and the wisdom of the ancient world,”女人的温柔的声音了,从没取笑ture to unfold in the short film, “Cycle of Ancestry.”

Through surfing, trekking, and cycling, Mario Ordoñez Calderon unplugs from the daily distractions of the world to, as he puts it, find clues in the elements. Those clues pointed him toward a path — a pilgrimage — for the Los Angeles-born Mayan American to find his roots.

On his pedal-powered journey to the roots of his heritage, more than 1,000 miles away on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ordoñez Calderon gradually leaves behind the trappings of modern life in the U.S. and rediscovers the people, traditions, and environs of his distant family.


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Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.