Inspired by the 71% of the planet covered by water, Blackburn Design created Water Cycle, a new film project that explores the relationships that cyclists have with the world’s most abundant resource.
The first chapter, River, follows avid fisherman and hunter Brian Ohlen on a bicycle journey down the Pacific Coast from Canada to Mexico fishing for Steelhead. Brian combines his passions for cycling and fishing by loading his waders, tackle and rod and setting off down the coast in the dead of winter, the best time for Steelhead fishing. He faces nearly constant rain, snow and ice for the chance to spend but a moment with these elusive creatures. Along the way, he found some beautiful quiet moments and simple joys that life on a bike can bring.
“The goal of this project is to recognize how important water is in our lives, especially as recreationalists. Brian’s trip is only one example. Active stewardship is necessary to preserve water and our access to it,” says Robin Sansom, Blackburn Design’s Director.
Public access to rivers and streams is important. As Ohlen states in the film, “if we ever lost that access or lost our public lands, it would be the death of the West.” Blackburn has partnered with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to help protect public river access. Visit the Stream Access Pledge for more information.
River was directed by Dominic Gill of Encompass Films while filmmaker and photographer Brian Vernor is providing artistic direction for the entire Water Cycle project.Tweet Print