Friday, September 24, 2010

Film follows bike race from Canada to Mexico

‘Ride the Divide’ to be shown Sept. 28


By SABINA DANA PLASSE
Express Staff Writer

Courtesy photo The documentary film “Ride The Divide” will be shown at the Sun Valley Opera House on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The feature-length documentary film "Ride the Divide" chronicles the story of several mountain bikers who attempt the 2,711-mile Tour Divide race along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film will be shown at the Sun Valley Opera House on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The film follows three racers who experience the mountains and small-town cultures as they pedal from Banff, Canada, to the Mexican border. Over the course of the ride, the bikers will attempt to climb 200,000 vertical feet along the backbone of the Rocky Mountains. The race was a test of endurance and faith during which the participants experienced mental breakdowns, treacherous snow, horrible blisters and total fatigue.

"Ride the Divide" debuted at the Vail Film Festival and was named the best adventure film at the event. In reviewing "Ride the Divide," Outside magazine concluded "the toughest bike race in the world is not in France."

Presenting the film in Sun Valley is The Elephant's Perch in Ketchum, Pete Lane's Bike Rentals in Sun Valley and the Wood River Bike Coalition.

Sabina Dana Plasse: splasse@mtexpress.com




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