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Movie Screening to Support Texas High School Cycling League

June 17, 2010

Bicycle Sport Shop is excited to bring you a screening of the award winning feature film Ride the Divide on Wednesday, June 30th at 7:30 pm.  Tonight’s screening at Lake Creek Alamo Draft House, benefiting the Texas High School Cycling League, has sold out!  You can still see the movie though by purchasing a copy at the shop!

About the Texas High School Cycling League

The Texas High School Cycling League is an official project of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). NICA is working with the Texas League Founding Committee to help establish the League. If you are interested in joining the committee and helping launch the league, starting a high school mountain bike team in your area, or becoming a high school mountain bike coach, please go here to sign up for their newsletter to keep up with the latest information on meetings, events, news and more.

About the Movie

Ride The Divide is an inspiring journey about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of three characters’ experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border.

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.

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.

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