Why should I participate in this bikepacking event?
We have symbiosis with nature in our DNA. Nature isn’t separated from us, we are its part. Some of us keep alive the legacy of adventuring, travelling, and exploring. It essentially dates back to hunters and gatherers, warriors and nomads. Those who survived longer on their travels were those in accord with nature, its deities, and allies. They had allies in mythological and real realms both. Animals often accompanied them, even carried them, or otherwise helped them on their travel. Bikepacking is a new-age form of the same natural affinity, except we exchanged an animal for a bike. WOLFman allows you to once again experience those primal sensations.
Cracked hands get warmed by morning sun. Rain will batter your face as you smell the beech forest. You will be hit by the joy of quick movement, getting to know new landscapes, and the taste of spring water. The wind will blow away your pain. We felt it, just like a medieval nomad or an ancient hunter would. Regardless of the gear or physical dispositions, WOLFman will allow you to experience it too.
Earth, wind, fire, water, and other types of essence like forests, trees, hills, mountain saddles, cliffs, dirt, roots, leafs, heat, rain – affinity with nature’s elements is all the more precious in this age of lack of faith and humility. Our generation is able to see and should recognize these elements, but we, most importantly, should be experiencing them. WOLFman will allow you to do so!
Why is the event called WOLFman and why?
A wolf has a prominent place in slavic mythology. He is the most persistent mammal in the Czech Republic. He is either a loner, or lives in packs. Wolves are just now returning to Orlické hory, where the event starts and ends. It is a predator, a hunter sneaking through the night, under a pale moon. His symbolism is interwoven with that of a bikepacker.
Why the different colors for WOLFman? It follows the 4 basic elements.
Fire – Orange – MTB
Wind – Turquoise – Snow (fat) bike
Water – Blue – Road bike
Earth – Brown – Gravel bike
What’s WOLFman’s goal?
WOLFman is aimed at people who desire to reconnect with nature and themselves; WOLFman provides the various impulses to do so. We do so by the means of adventure, pushing limits, travel, humility, faith, various publications, lectures, and more. Under our wolf logo, you can read bikepacking fair spirit, which reminds of the right path in our life. To live cycling in a different way, not like the mainstream. We bring this out in other future bikepackers too.