There is a place we go when we become tethered by our conveniences. We lighten our loads. We take what we need. We find freedom in independence and strength in community. We go together.

By surrendering to the sun, the wind and the simplicity of the pedal, we find space to live our greatest stories. We lift, pull, and hold. We find a haven in the open road and safety in one another. Encouraged to preserve our individuality, we celebrate our power.

With each pedal stroke we move further away from the everyday. Our smiles widen, our eyes brighten. We are free to explore.

And as our short escape comes to a close, we return together, unbound, unburdened, unbroken.

WORDS // SARAI SNYDER

FILM PHOTOGRAPHY // JILLIAN BETTERLY