Bikes change lives. Time and again, we see that bikes offer a vehicle of freedom, giving people new opportunities and outlooks on life, whether its hucking big tricks in the desert, or simply giving someone the ability to escape a bad life situation. In Osprey’s short film The Legend of Rafael, a man found new freedom thanks to his bike.
After a devastating breakup, Rafael found solitude and restoration on the open road, pedaling his way to emotional health from Mexico City to northern Colorado. With just $500 to his name, he spearheaded a revolution to help the underprivileged members of his new neighborhood the best way he knew how—repairing their bicycles.