AOF:219 Grizzly bears, biking adventure, and a calling found in the mountains.

Our guest is as passionate about the outdoors as anyone we have had on the show. We talk about his calling and many of the adventures that have come along with it.

Of his personal achievements, he completed an 1800 mile bikepack from Banff, Canada to his home in Colorado.

From day to day, you can find Jalen on his bike exploring obscure regions of wilderness and sharing his travel stories to Colorado’s Afro communities.

IG: @brothajalen

Sponsors: Backpacker’s Pantry, Boulder

CO Special Cause: Outdoor Afro

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