Video: Bikepacking Adventure on a Bowhead Reach Adaptive eMTB

Jan 25, 2021 at 16:52
by Sarah Moore  

bigquotesOn Dec 3rd 2020, Christian Bagg and Chris Brown head out on 2 Bowhead REACH Adaptive Mountain Bike to do an EPIC overnight Bikepacking trip.

An unsupported journey with nothing but a trailer and four pannier bags filled with some camping gear a tent and some food.

This route from Lesueur Creek to Lake Minnewanka has never been attempted before on a Bowhead Reach and is considered impossible by most people with a spinal cord injury.

We also delve into the backstory behind the development of the Bowhead Reach. Where it all started and how we got to where we are today...

Here is a link to the route that we took on. It truly is a beautiful area in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains west of Calgary and just North of Banff

For more details on the Bowhead Reach go to


  • 33 2
 You know you got your product right when even riders without disabilities would like to give it a go
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 I thought the same thing!
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 These bikes are amazing! And extremely expensive as well. That's why my friend is running a gofundme fundraiser:
Thank you for all the support!
  • 11 0
 Wow gents, I was blown away by so many aspects. Where to start? The innovation of the bike? Perseverance of spirit? Scenery? Editing? Good music choices?

Well done.
  • 16 3
 I love how you don't need to bring a camp chair.
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flag mi-bike (Jan 25, 2021 at 23:31) (Below Threshold)
 Ridiculous attempt at a joke.
  • 16 0
 @mi-bike: I'm a crip. Quite enjoyed it.
  • 3 0
 You always have a seat when you've got wheelchair. One of the perks.
  • 6 0
 @getonyourbike: No need to bring gangs into this
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 So rad to see Christian doing what he loves and what he had done for the adaptive community. The stories of people he has helped live and experience amazing times on wheels, regardless of their ability, blow's my mind. Well done, brother!
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 I remember Christian when he was a budding machinist. I didn't get to know him too well, but we worked at the same company for a brief period. To see what he's done since then is truly remarkable. It's easy to see he's got a geniune and relentless passion for what he does. It's hard to quite imagine the feeling he gets from people who's lives he's touched, enabling them to get back into nature on wheels. I, like many beleive that everyone should strive to make at least some small, meaningful contribution to humanity during their short time on this planet. As a MTB fanatic, I have to think Christian will have made his mark in one way or another! Also, to watch the bowhead reach cornering is a thing of beauty!
  • 6 0
 seeing that font pivotal(?) suspension adjust based on terrain was pretty freaking cool I gotta say. Ya'll gotta a lauf sponsorship
  • 3 0
 I took my buddy Darryl Tate from KickinHorse down Haleakala , Maui on one of these.... Simles for days!!!!
  • 4 0
 What an amazing piece of machinery. Doing Calgary proud.
  • 2 0
 They're fully qualified mountain bikers...multi-thousands worth of bike in a beat up van with smashed out driver's mirror. Nicely done you guys!
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 “We are all idiots”. Ha. So true. Great piece!
  • 2 0
 Well done. What an accomplishment and such a massive contribution to bicycling, in general.
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 What an adventure. Also, people can use ebikes for whatever they damn well please. lol
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 This was most entertaining. It's cool watch something and then go, "Hey, I recognize that spot." Good ol' 'Berta has some excellent places to be. Well done, lads.
  • 2 0
 Good to see them still enjoying the sport.
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 That looks like such an awesome trip!
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 Just an amazing story. Kudos to him for his perseverance and positive attitude. Amazing human being.
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 I give this article another hour before theres an ebike war in the comments
  • 2 0
 Wonder if they got told not to ride on the trails
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 That didn’t look fun at all! I miss adventure. And friends.
  • 3 3
 It's a shame these things are so expensive.
  • 4 0
 You get what you pay for and these are machined from scratch.
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