One Drop at a Time by Alexandera Houchin published by FreeHubMag – June 14th
With the bikepacking season in full swing, there are a plethora of great stories and events to highlight. But what stood out most was this powerful written story and accompanying video by Alexandera Houchin.
Alexandera has been quietly building a substantial reputation on the ultra endurance racing scene over the past 5 or so years. I say quietly because she does not follow the typical path of running a social media account. Rather she deftly chooses her moments to share her story generally through her writing or being interviewed for podcasts.
But where she does surface to tell her story, her voice is strong, with a powerful perspective to share. Alexandera explores the interconnections between her identities as a ultra-endurance cyclist and as an Ojibwe woman.
The article written by Alexandera and the film by Brandon Watts both stand up on there own. This is not one to miss.
Top Bikepacking News for June & July
Raising Up Dad – A Heart Warming Father’s Day Bikepacking Story published by Adventure Cycling – June 10th
From the Road to Mexico City – published by The Radavist June 19th
Congrats to Sofiane Sehili, 2022 Tour Divide Winner – published by Bikepacking.com June 25th
Ana Jager Wins the 2022 Tour Divide! – published by Bikepacking.com June 29th
Segment 4, Trillium, of the Eastern Divide Trail – published by Bikepacking.com July 28th
Robin Todd’s Solo Bikepacking Trip Across Canada – published by The Radavist on July 5th
Video: The Trails Before Us – The Story of Rezduro the first indigenous led MTB enduro race. Published on July 20th
BOLT Act – Following a Fast Moving Mountain Bike Bill through Congress – published by IMBA on March 18th (Updated July 20th)
Bicycle Nomad Retraces the Historic Buffalo Soldiers Route – published by The Radavist on July 27
The Transcontinental Race Report – published August 3rd