The Big Lonely is a 362-mile unsupported bikepacking adventure in Central Oregon with 25,000 feet of elevation gain. Racers traverse the iconic Mrazek trail in the Skyline Forest, ride along the Metolius and Crooked Rivers, summit the relentless Ochoco mountains, and cross the high desert on a seldom-ridden 30-mile ribbon of smooth singletrack. All proceeds of registration for this race benefitted Bethlehem Inn, a shelter supporting the homeless community of Central Oregon.
Beyond the Ochocos is a short film documenting the inaugural event, which took place on October 9th, 2020. The race brought weather conditions that not only tested the resolve of the riders, but also the capabilities of their equipment through the Ochoco Mountains. The full film is scheduled to be released on March 21st. Until then, watch the trailer below, followed by the latest episode of the Experience By Bike podcast a little further down.
Filmmaker Seth Dubois is also the host of the Experience By Bike podcast, which is now on its 16th episode. Listen to a conversation he had with Jesse Blough, the organizer of The Big Lonely event, to learn more about what the event is all about.
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