The Long Traverse
The Long Traverse chronicles World Champion mountain biker, Christopher Blevins, as he introduces a new FKT (Fastest Known Time) route in the Los Padres National Forest. Through this effort, the film showcases his changing relationship to the land and highlights the environmental and social issues facing the area as well as the beauty of Central California.
Client: Specialized Bicycles & Wahoo Fitness
“The Long Traverse project traces the ways in which mountain biking can help us understand landscapes and community. Through the story of an 80 mile, 11,000-foot route, we grapple with the reality of forest fires, climate change, and more, while learning to love and care for the places we ride.”
The Long Traverse Zine serves as a companion to the film. Expand the story through the words of Christopher Blevins and Dillon Osleger. Watch the film then read the zine for a complete experience.
This zine became a cool project on how we could create a printed element to complement our film. One of the messages in The Long Traverse film is the lost connection to the landscapes we travel through. We have also lost the connection to printed media in a world dominated by digital content. The film paired with the zine creates a link between mediums and a common reconnection.