The Powderhorn 24 is an annual event in Minneapolis that brings together cyclists, residents, volunteers, and spectators for a 24-hour ride and celebration of the Powderhorn community in South Minneapolis. Thanks to everyone who came out for another great year!
Using Amtrak to travel around the Western US, Chicago photographer Brent Knepper started Railpass as a 15-day train trip to circle Western America, explore the areas therein, and document the adventures. Taking only a few cameras, a bicycle, and a change of clothes, each stop on that route was a full day's worth of adventure. The train rides between destinations offered a chance to talk to other rail-travelers, recuperate, and actually enjoy the travel as much the destinations. Since then, he's continued taking monthly trips on passenger trains in the same spirit: plan light, pack light, do a lot.
Check out Railpass for photo highlights from his trip, journal entries, and daily snapshots.
Bunyan Velo Issue No. 05 is coming your way this summer, featuring a dozen new stories from veteran contributors and a handful of fresh faces. We have several other exciting projects in the works -- stay tuned!
I first got to know Kevin last year when we worked together on The Bicycle Cure, the powerful story of how cycling helped him recover from life-threatening carbon monoxide poisoning. I'm not sure I can think of a nicer or more talented guy out there, and I'm excited to showcase a handful of his photos here on the Bunyan Velo Journal.
Kevin works with his wife Kirstie photographing mountain weddings in Banff National Park. He spends as much time as possible meandering around the Canadian Rockies by bicycle, be it on roads, dirt, or snow. You can see some of his photographs at tweedtelegraph.com and some of his and Kirstie's cycling related posts on their blog at canoewedding.com/blog.
Scenes from the season's first overnight bike camping trip from Minneapolis to Afton State Park. In just under 24 hours we encountered landslides and flooded trails, rode late-night hot laps on a go-kart track, narrowly escaped serious injury on at least one occasion, and were robbed blind of smoked trout, award-winning onion rings, and Sun Chips by a band of pesky raccoons.
It's been wonderful to see Bunyan Velo stickers, patches, and other products showing up in photos from all around the world over the last year. Here's a sampling of images featuring Bunyan Velo goods. Thank you for your support!
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Images from my ride of VeloDirt's Oregon Outback, a 360-mile dirt route across a stunning and remote region of Oregon. I spent four days touring the route with several friends, including the folks from Swift Industries, and we had one hell of a good time exploring some of the most gorgeous country I've ever pedaled through, searching out beautiful campsites and taking in vistas along the way.
You can also see a handful of shots in color over on Instagram.