Svein Tuft: Reconnecting With Bella Coola

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In the third and final episode of 7mesh’s Reconnecting series, Svein Tuft rides from Squamish to Bella Coola and discusses his need to roam, reveals how bikepacking helped him find motivation, and reconnects with his first ride. Watch it here alongside photos from the trip…

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What happens when being yourself means leaving the ones you love? For 7mesh ambassador Svein Tuft, this need to find balance means riding away from his family for a several days at a time. In the third and final chapter of 7mesh’s Reconnecting series, Svein sets out from Squamish in record heat to ride to Bella Coola and reconnect with the location of his first adventurous ride as a young man. Along the way he discusses his need to roam and the benefits of taking such solo rides. Watch it below, then scroll down for photos and links to previous episodes in the series…

“Instead of the same old training routine, I went on adventurous trip for 5 or 6 days in the Pyrenees… [then] I came home refreshed and recharged on life.”

  • Svein Tuft Bella Coola
  • Svein Tuft Bella Coola
Svein Tuft Bella Coola

Located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Coola is a place of spectacular natural beauty, with peaks soaring nearly 3,000 meters above the Bella Coola River. It’s a challenging area for riding with access possible via only road that requires a descent from the unpaved Heckman Pass, with pitches as steep as 18% along its 1,500-meter vertical drop.

  • Svein Tuft Bella Coola
  • Svein Tuft Bella Coola
  • Svein Tuft Bella Coola

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