36 Hours in Kitsbow: Out West (Video)

The latest installment of the 36 Hours in Kitsbow video series follows a group of friends as they retrace stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst’s historic route across California and reflect on their experiences as queer and trans cyclists. Watch it here…

The latest video in the 36 Hours in Kitsbow series follows Everett Ó Cillín, Silas Littlefield, Scottie Junker, and director Jay Melena on bikepacking trip following the route of Charley Parkhurst, an infamous stagecoach driver who hauled passengers and cargo throughout the California gold rush of the 1800s. As they pedal along and visit sites where Charley’s history lives on today, they also reflect on the importance of community and honor the often misremembered queer and trans historical figure. Assigned female at birth, Charley was an orphan and runaway who headed out west to start a new life on their own terms.

Beautifully shot and packed with insight from an underrepresented perspective, Out West is a story of finding yourself by trusting your intuition, talent, and desire to live in and make a better world. Watch the full five-minute video below:

“As queer and trans cyclists, it’s hard to find examples of our history as it relates to the outdoors.”—Everett Ó Cillín

Out West Route

You can find the group’s route below, including notable points of history in Charley Parkhurst’s history:

Catch up on all the “36 Hours in Kitsbow” videos at Kitsbow.com.



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