RETREET is a kaleidoscopic group of bicycle and tree enthusiasts with strong backs, sharp minds, and big hearts who volunteer to replant communities whose trees have been lost to natural disaster.


With the Winter Olympics in full swing, we wanted to share some links to quirky Russian stories about bikes, trees, and communities. So, click the links below to see:

  1. A chainsaw-powered bicycle;

  2. Some BMX cyclists jumping off the roof of a 16-story building;

  3. The tale of a family who survived in the Siberian wilderness for 40 years without contact with the outside world;

  4. More about the Taiga Forest, the largest terrestrial biome on Earth, in which 29% of the world's trees live.

If you want to learn more about life in the Taiga, check out Werner Herzog's documentary Happy People: A Year in the Taiga. In the meantime, enjoy the games!

 Chainsaw Bike!

Chainsaw Bike!

Russian Roof Jumping.

Surviving Siberia.

 The Taiga Forest.

The Taiga Forest.