Expertise Guatemala’s Girls-Led MTB Tradition in ‘Sight Unseen’


The newest installment to the ‘Sight Unseen’ sequence follows Pivot Cycles athlete Brice Shirbach on an eye-opening and visually gorgeous journey to Guatemala.

Watch Brice Shirbach journey to the Guatemalan mountains to satisfy with World Journey founder Julie Cornelius, cruise wild trails, and expertise its women-built MTB tradition firsthand.

World Journey builds bike “libraries” for girls all through growing areas. Why? As a result of having bike entry opens the door to a lot past transit. A motorcycle is a method of self-sufficiency and recreation.

And because of the group’s feminine mountain bike guiding applications, driving may even develop into an empowering profession. “World Journey [believes in] the long-term imaginative and prescient of serving to create extra alternative for girls,” Cornelius defined.

“‘Sight Unseen Guatemala’ with World Journey was a no brainer,” mentioned Shirbach. “The vacation spot took [our] deep dedication to discovery to new ranges. It was a profound expertise for all of us, and it’s apparent why World Journey is in Guatemala. It’s a lot greater than the path.”

“At the moment is the day that Sight Unseen: Guatemala goes dwell. It’s a ten minute quick movie so I’ll hold this brief-ish,” Shirbach wrote on social media. “I’ve at all times liked making this sequence, however I’ve additionally felt like we’ve solely actually scratched the floor of what it could possibly be. This one is completely different. I believe that this sort of idea requires letting the journey breathe, and we did simply that in Guatemala.”

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This quick was produced by Pivot Cycles with Julie Cornelius and Brice Shirbach; with pictures by Kevin Horstmann and videography by Drew Bennett.

Runtime: 10 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

By Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up within the rural southern Colorado mountains, later shifting to Texas for faculty. After seven years in company consulting, she was launched to sport climbing — and life would by no means be the identical.
She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and different shops inside the AllGear household.
She relies out of Atlanta, Georgia the place she takes up residence together with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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