Trek Bikes - Bicycle Advocacy in South Africa

I was extremely fortunate recently to be a part of a small team documenting the story of two talented young women, Bud & Lentine, traveling to South Africa to do bicycle advocacy work, as well as race in the Cape Epic (an 8 day mountain bike stage race).  They've spent the last 9 months fundraising, and with the money they've raised, they were able to give children in underprivileged areas the chance to experience life from a new perspective through the use of a bicycle.  The story we told paralleled Bud & Lentine with one of the recipients of the bikes, Olwethu, who lives in a township (or shanty town) outside of Cape Town.  It may not seem like a lot, but having a bicycle opens up an entirely new world to the students receiving the bikes in these townships.  They now have a means to get out of where they are living and experience new things, whereas before, they could not afford to do so.  To do this, the girls teamed up with an organization called Qhubeka (, whose mission is to:  "mobilize people with bicycles."  As a whole, the experience was incredible for me.  I'm grateful to have been a part of this awesome story, and cannot wait to see it come together.  Stay tuned for updates as the edit starts to take shape.

Frame grab of Lentine (left) & Bud (right)

Frame grab of Olwethu

Sneak peak at one of the scenes we shot with Olwethu.