Video: Music for Free on the Continental Divide Trail

There once was a time when wandering minstrels roamed the land, performing for fellow travelers and the communities they visited along their route. In the spirit of those days of yore, musician Ben Weaver recently rode his mountain bike the length of the Great Divide MTB Route, starting in Banff Canada and ending at the U.S.-Mexico border. But, he also brought his banjo with him on this 2700+ mile (4345 km) journey, stopping to give free concerts in many of the places he rode through along the way. As you’ll see in this video, this gave him a greater connection to those town and cities, while also allowing him to explore what it means to be wild in the 21st century.