Way Out There: Jenny Tough and the Empowerment of Adventure (Video)

“Way Out There” is a new video from Canyon Bicycles that features Jenny Tough’s story of discovering how she could use bikepacking to connect with nature, push her limits, and see places that would otherwise be out of reach. Featuring footage from beautiful British Columbia and her 2021 Silk Road Mountain Race win, the video offers an uplifting message. Watch it here…

Photos and video by Brady Lawrence

We’ve been captivated by Jenny Tough’s inspiring feats since she first came onto our radar while bikepacking through the Balkans and later competing in the Transcontinental Race in 2017, and she’s impressed us with her consistently inspiring and encouraging messaging since then. Jenny was the first woman to finish the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Race in 2018 and again in 2021, where she crossed paths with filmmaker Brady Lawrence. Brady recently met up with her in Squamish, British Columbia, where they spent a few days together on rides and runs around the mountain.

Introducing the Way Out There on Instagram, Brady wrote: “There is an odd meeting point of fear and empowerment that arises from going on a big trip by yourself, and it leaves its mark on nearly everyone that tries it. Few people have taken on more daunting solo adventures than Jenny Tough, so when I got the opportunity to go hang out with her in Squamish, BC, for a few days to explore her thoughts on solo challenges, I was thrilled.”

  • How to Bikepack the Silk Road Mountain Race
  • How to Bikepack the Silk Road Mountain Race

You can find more from Jenny below, including the excellent This RIDER, which she made along with Emily Chappell last year, as well as our short profile of her from our Rad Women of Bikepacking series. And stay tuned for more from director Brady Lawrence, who will be premiering a new feature film here on the site soon!

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