DOCUMENTING CLIMATE CHANGE BY BIKE
Swiss citizen Florian Reber cycled 6,300 km in 71 days through the Rocky Mountains in summer 2019. He observed and documented climate change along the Continental Divide from British Columbia to New Mexico. This was his second long-distance cycling tour as part of the “Tales of Change” project. He completed the first in 2018, crossing the Alps from east to west.
The Rocky Mountains are a unique natural spectacle. Many Americans are proud of these breathtaking places, be it the majestic glaciers or the wilderness and vast expanses of the western United States. These locations are part of national identity, history and myths. And they are heavily affected by climate change.
On the way Florian meets people who experience climate change first hand. He lets them talk about their problems, but also about their solutions. He has documented his project under the title “Tales of Change”.