When illustrator Chris McNally invited us on a bicycle adventure through his expansive Northern California backyard, we knew we were in for a wild ride. Starting and ending at his Mission District studio, Chris would lead us on an epic 4-day tour of the SF and Marin County landmarks and landscapes that have inspired his work, and also inspired two great Seattle adventure brands—Coal Headwear and Swift Industries—to create “The Headlands Collection”.
“Drawn Away” is a story about creating close-to-home adventures with the freedom that bikes offer; about uncovering the hidden treasures and secret spots at the interface of the built and natural environments, where urban bleeds into rural, and rural into wilderness; about slowing the pace and making space for inspiration and creativity; and about the importance of building community one pedal stroke—and one brush stroke—at a time!
Cinematography & Edit: Adam J. Concannon (@adamjcon)
Creative Direction: Todd Gillman (@toddgillman)
Chris McNally (@the.scorps)
Martina Brimmer (@martinita.b)
Todd Gillman (@toddgillman)
Aimee Gilchrist (@clint_yeastwood)
Covey Potter (@coveypotter)
Gritchelle Fallesgon (@gritchelle)
Jason Goodman (@swift_getlost_academy)
Justin Patti (@justinparty)
Marti and the Dads: "Friend of Mine" "Two Way Traffic"
Easy Giant: "Boot Stomp"
Special thanks to:
Chris McNally for the incredible art & for all the effort invested in this project! (@the.scorps)
Martina & Jason (@swiftindustries)
Jenn & Mat (@coalheadwear)
Covey & Chris for stellar route planning!
Brandon Cocard & Easy Giant for music! (@bcocard / @easygiant)
Nic Turiciano & Marti and the Dads for music! (@turiciano)
EVO & EVO Denver for hosting premier party! (@evo / @evodenver)
Logan at Bikepacking. com (@bikepackingcom)
Lance at Cascade Designs (@thermarest)
Sarah at SMITH (@smithoptics)
Gritchelle for all the amazing photos! (@gritchelle)