Three veteran mountain-bike adventurers—freerider Kenny Smith, photographer Margus Riga and journalist Brice Minnigh—head deep into the Chilean Andes in a multi-day search for singletrack, scree chutes and some elusive, black-powder bowls. Seasoned in the self-styled art of unsupported wilderness bikepacking, the longtime friends adopt a loose expedition plan that leaves plenty of room for spontaneity and shenanigans in a laughter-filled mission that is equal parts Spaghetti Western, The Three Amigos and a twisted Stephen King novel.

A piece of me wanted to be stuck in the Andes.

– Kenny Smith

Special mentions to those who made this unforgettable adventure possible

Kenny Smith // @kennysmith9
Margus Riga // @margusriga
Brice Minnigh // @bricemag
SportVibes Chile //
Freehub Magazine // @freehubmag