I’m chest deep in video footage from this year’s Cycle Oregon. With over 18 hours of footage, I’ve primarily spent the last few weeks simply logging and taking notes of footage, trying to make sense of it all and finding good bits of dialogue . With the logging finally done, I can start to build the story. Small sequences are slowly coming together that will be woven into a longer piece. But some moments stand on their own. Here’s two little snippets that I really loved that I think communicates what is special about Cycle Oregon.

In one clip, Jonathan Nicholas, one of the ride’s early founders talks about their signature grant for this year. In the second clip, we get in behind the scenes of daily operations and ride along with the lead SAG driver and hear what the ride is like from his perspective.