El Silencio: Cycling the Peruvian Andes

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Photos: Cass Gilbert ( @whileoutriding ) Video: Jay Ritchey ( @jay_bird_films )

El Silencio: Cycling the Peruvian Andes, a Jay Ritchey Film, sponsored by Tumbleweed Bicycle Company. Joining the tour are: Jay Ritchey, filmmaker; Daniel Molloy, owner of Tumbleweed Bicycle Company, and Pepper Cook, adventure cyclist. 

There are two more showings of this incredible film: 

Velo Cult, Portland, OR. May 11, 2018

Swift Industries @ The Rhino Room, Seattle, WA, May 15, 2018

About the cast:

Cass Gilbert has been wandering the world on his bicycle for the last 19 years, writing and snapping photos as he travels to help fund his adventures. During this time, he's run a successful guiding business in the Indian Himalaya, traversed the length of Asia and the Middle East, bikepacked his way around the American Southwest, and ridden dirt roads from Alaska to Patagonia. Catch up with his exploits at

Daniel Molloy dreams up bike adventures and designs bikes and gear for them. As a bike mechanic and industry veteran for his entire adult life, Daniel is constantly tinkering with no-nonsense ways to make off-road bicycle travel more fun and inspire people to explore. He completed his first solo tour of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in 2008, and has since completed trips in the Indian Himalayas, Patagonia, Mongolia and the Peruvian Andes. Learn more about Tumbleweed Bicycle Company at 

Jay Ritchey began making cycling films while working at Rivendell Bicycle Works in 2012. Since then he's been documenting bike tours and packs all his camera gear in custom bags that he designs himself. He films in a cinéma vérité style capturing much of the footage from his bicycle. See more of his work at

Pepper Cook is an adventure cyclist hailing from Denver, Colorado. She enjoys exploring the world by bike, camping, and wearing plaits. Some of her favourite bike tours include a solo 30 day ride around Iceland, a 5 week mountain adventure in Peru, and a ride down the East coast of Australia including Tasmania. She works full time at a specialty bike touring shop helping people get set up for bicycle adventures. When Pepper isn’t working she enjoys guiding overnight adventures for customers at the shop as well as heading out on her own adventures to squeeze every last drop out of each week! Pepper currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.


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