Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ride the Divide: Catch this Movie for Bicycling Inspiration - Here's the Tour Schedule

Last summer I was inspired by seeing the movie, "Ride the Divide."  The award-winning feature film about the world's toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains is a must-see for those who love cycling adventures. What I liked most was the up-close and personal portraits of the cyclists who undertook this adventure.

Ride the Divide Producer Mike Dion pictured here in Montana
Produced by Mike Dion and directed by Hunter Weeks, the film has a screening Wed., April 6 in San Jose. This event is going to be a benefit for ROMP (Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers).
Tickets for the April 6 show in San Jose are available online now: http://www.imathlete.com/Events/RideTheDividemovie. Tickets are $15 at the door, and $11 in advance. 

More About the Movie
Mike, a 40-year old family man who uses this challenge to chart a new course in life; Matthew, a leader in extreme endurance racing who’s competing for his 5th time; and Mary, the first female rider to race this route, will set out to accomplish what very few have been able to. Over the course of a few weeks they’ll attempt to climb over 200,000 vertical feet over the Rocky Mountains. That’s the equivalent of ascending Mount Everest from sea level seven times.
The national list of upcoming screenings is below.

They’ll experience mental breakdowns, treacherous snow, hellacious blisters, and total fatigue. Above all, they’ll race with no support – at times in total isolation. The tests of endurance and the accomplished moments throughout Ride the Divide prompt us to reflect on our inner desires to live life to the fullest.

Ride The Divide features Mary Metcalf Collier, pictured here in southern New Mexico. Photo credit: Stephen Gleasner

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