Ruta del Jefe (video)
Sarah Swallow just released a new film about Ruta del Jefe as a platform to raise awareness of environmental and political threats affecting the US/Mexico borderlands of Southern Arizona…
In February 2019, Sarah Swallow hosted Ruta del Jefe, a 125-mile, self-supported adventure race following dirt roads around the Santa Rita Mountains and the lair of El Jefe, one of the few remaining North American Jaguars to live in the US. But Ruta del Jefe is not just any adventure bike race. This film shares how the event is used as a platform to raise awareness about environmental and political threats affecting the US/Mexico borderlands of Southern Arizona where Ruta del Jefe takes place, and to inspire action among bicyclists.
To learn more about Ruta del Jefe, click here. Also, be sure to check out the Sky Islands Odyssey, a route that shares much of the same terrain and roads. Photos courtesy of Samantha Sauri (@samisauri) and Gus Morton (@thatisgus).