NEWS from the Reno Wheelmen:
Pedal-Driven is coming to Reno on March 22. A fundraiser for the Poedunks and TAMBA, the film will be shown at Centric inside Comm Row on N. Virgina Street in Downtown Reno. Social Hour starts at 6pm, the movie will be shown shortly after 7pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. There will be $5 Raffle tickets for a cruiser bike from Black Rock Bicycles to support the construction of a pump track in Reno. Plenty of Food and Drink options available at CommRow.
The one hour documentary examines the long-standing confrontation between mountain bikers and federal land management agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service over bikers’ access to public lands. “Our primary theme here revolves around sustainability,” said writer/director Jamie Howell. “Mountain biking is exploding around the world. We will have to find new, cooperative approaches that both allow it as a legitimate use and manage it in a way that prevents the destruction of our precious and limited natural spaces.”
The central story line takes place in the small town of Leavenworth, Wash., but shooting for the documentary occurred over an 18-month period in every Western state and in Canada. “We searched far and wide to find powerful examples of solutions to these issues that are actually in place and working right now,” said executive producer Jeff Ostenson.