The Trail to Kazbegi

Shot by filmmaker Joey Schusler, ‘The Trail to Kazbegi’ captures the culture, adventure, suffering, and incredible singletrack found during an epic bikepacking expedition through the Republic of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains …

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This past September, a collection of bikepacking photos and stories graced the pages of BIKE Magazine. Included in the glossy production was a tale of a high alpine journey that traversed the Caucasus Mountains, situated in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. The ultimate result of this trip is a beautifully produced film by Joey Schusler, recounting the trials and tribulations of their adventures. Terrifying lightning storms. Raging-river crossings. Snow-covered glacial pass traverses. Mind-melting descents. Constant fights with vicious dogs. Tense encounters with over-zealous border-patrol guards. It’s all here… find 15 minutes and watch it:

A mid-story outtake from the magazine sums it up well: “We were alone in some of the world’s most remote wilderness, carrying everything we needed to survive. And we were shredding some of the sweetest alpine singletrack any of us have ever seen. This was what bikepacking is meant to be.” – Brice Minnigh

Cinematography: Joey Schusler & Ross Measures
Aerial Cinematography: Joey Schusler
Motion Design & VFX: Paul Harrison (Shotgun Infinity)
Art Direction: Drew Pautler (Good Fortune Collective)
Photography: Ross Measures & Joey Schusler
POV Footage: Sam Seward
Editor: Joey Schusler
Associate Producer: Brice Minnigh (Bike Magazine), Travis Rummel (Felt Soul Media), Ross Measures
Post Production Sound: Keith White (Keith White Audio)
Expedition Logistics: Sam Seward, Tato Nadiradze, Tito Tomasi, GeoLand Maps
See the full digital feature at

  • Trail to Kazbegi Video, Joey Schusler
  • Trail to Kazbegi Video, Joey Schusler
  • Wow. That looks awesome. And bloody hard! :-)

  • Pete

    absolutely loved this video. Well done guys!

  • Juckky F

    Thanks for sharing. I think the Caucasus’s are the next trip on my list :-)

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