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Freedom Riders Premier at Jo’s Coffee

July 31, 2009

Freedom Riders Event Poster Freedom Riders, the latest high-definition mountain biking film from Jackson, WY-based KGB Productions and  Gravnetic, will hold its austin premiere on Thursday,August 13th and Friday, August 14th 2009 at Jo’s Coffee on  South Congress from 8:30pm – 9pm.

This documentary follows a group of riders as they transcend outlaw status to develop a precedent setting  relationship with the United States Forest Service.  Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Austin Ridge Riders    Mountain Bike Club.  Tickets cost $10 and are avaiable online, at Bicycle Sport Shop or at the door.   Entry fee will  include bike valet, refereshments by Real Ale and a chance to win Freedom Riders Merchandise.

“The film shows how important trails are to the mountain biking community and how a dedicated  group of riders followed their passion to create history.” says KGB co-founder Sam Pope.

Freedom Riders is the Dogtown and Z Boys of mountain biking. The film artistically captures the evolution of  freeriding from stealth trail building to forging a working relationship with the U.S. Forest Service to establish the  first-ever downhill specific trail in Forest Service history in the Teton Pass area of Wyoming. The film showcases the  freeriding subculture in North America from where it was to where it is now by highlighting how the sport has  obtained its legitimacy in the public eye.

Freedom Riders provides a compelling story of a group of individuals who never let their passion die while looking at the rich culture and history behind the sport. From old-school footage of Tom Richey and Gary Fisher to the time, hours and sweat it takes to build a trail to hucking and ripping down singletrack, Freedom Riders isn’t your typical bike porn film, it tells a story – an important one for any bike lover. The film with also feature an original soundtrack by Grammy Award nominee Luke Reynolds of Astral Kids.

Visit http://www.freedomridersthemovie.com for rider profiles and a photo gallery.

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