‘Chosen Confluence’: Bikepacking and Climbing Through Florissant, Colorado

This film gives us all the feels and gets us so excited for the future of cycling, bikepacking, and climbing.

“Chosen Confluence” is a new video that follows a group of four friends on a bikepacking和climbing trip in Colorado. But more than that, it centers on the importance of representation in the outdoors. Uniquely, the story and film have been created and told by an entirely BIPOC team.

Follow along with Rachel Olzer and Jalen Bazile on a dual-sportbikepacking和攀登旅行。“选择的汇合”文件沿着科罗拉多州南普拉特河的周末路线,也反映了骑自行车社区内的黑色经验。vwin徳赢网

“I had never experienced a ride with other Black and brown riders in Florissant,” cyclist Jalen Bazile said. “I’d always wanted to feel a stronger sense of belonging there, and because of Adam, Evan, and Rachel, it was happening.”

This film expresses one of the simplest concepts out there in terms of inclusivity: creating (or finding) opportunity, whether that’s bikepacking, climbing, or another sport altogether.

从上面的rachel olzer体育上升在花岗岩上
Photo credit: Adam Pawlikiewicz

The Film Team

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Mary Murphy

Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, CO office. She has a degree in English and Journalism, and been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.