Journey Oregon movie follows three ladies on bikepacking journey

Analise Cleopatra, Dejuanae Toliver and Brooklyn Bell. (Picture by Alisa Geiser)

“Pedal By” is a brand new brief movie (watch it beneath) that captures breathtaking footage of three ladies driving a few of Oregon’s greatest mountain bike trails. However what’s much more memorable about this journey had been the folks doing the driving.

29-year-old Portland-based filmmaker Analise Cleopatra determined to leap head-first right into a bikepacking journey regardless that she’d by no means mountain biked or camped. Regardless of that, she and photographer Aly Nicklas utilized for — and acquired — a grant via the Oregon Made Inventive Basis to do a multi-day journey via Central Oregon. Becoming a member of this pair had been Cleopatra’s good friend Dejuanae Toliver {and professional} mountain biker Brooklyn Bell.

Right here’s extra about their journey from a report posted on Journey Oregon’s web site:

“Because it turned out, bikepacking and being out in nature is what introduced her peace and allowed her to maneuver at a slower tempo. She says the COVID quarantine has offered the right alternative to reimagine recreation and create a path for folks — particularly from various backgrounds — to strive one thing new.

In the long run, the bikepacking group of ladies rode 132 miles of their soul-searching expedition. Cleopatra says she’s the strongest and healthiest she’s ever felt. “I’m a lot much less anxious due to the issues that I now know that I can do with my physique,” she says. “That’s one thing I’d love each particular person to expertise. It appears like flying.”

Learn extra about this journey and get some route suggestions at

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