FREE by Machines for Freedom

This is one of the most beautifully-shot and visually compelling cycling videos I’ve seen. There are so many wonderful shots including Tracy‘s Leica M240 selfie and that amazing Starling Flock as the riders descend at sunset. Here’s the description from Machines for Freedom:

None of this is free. But that’s what makes the payoff so sweet.

Anyone who has ever stuck with a training plan to prepare for a new challenge knows this. Anyone who has pedaled through a cold winter to reach new distances come spring knows this. Chances are if you’ve ever ridden a trainer indoors, you might have felt yourself banging up against that wall and asking yourself, why?

“Free,” the new film from Machines sets out to capture the inner dialogue of the rider who has found themselves at this crossroads and come out the other side with a reason… something to hold on to when those questions start to bubble up within.

Rider – Tracy Chandler
Additional Riders – Jennifer Hannon, Ginger Boyd, Lisa Wooden, Crystal Bedford, Vikki Appel, Kathryn Donovan, Vanessa Snapp, Kenny Woods, and Zach Canning

Director – Andre Stringer
Cinematographers – Andre Stringer, Julian King
Camera Assistant – Adam Driver
Editor – Mischa Meyer / Spotwelders
Flame artist – Casey Price / Shipping & Handling
Colorist – Sofie Friis Borup / Company 3
Score & Sound Design – Gavin Little / Echolab
Voice – Molly Ryman
Copywriter – Ginger Boyd
Creative Consultant – Tracy Chandler
Executive Producer – Jennifer Hannon