Ride The Divide/Reveal The Path

“Ride The Divide,” the award-winning mountain bike classic about Tour Divide, and its followup film, “Reveal The Path,” will be coming to New York City for the first time ever as part of a night of cycling celebration on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. The mountain bike double feature will be held at the Peter Norton Symphony Space on Broadway and will be sponsored by the Century Road Club Association and the I Will Foundation.

This will mark the first time that both these films will be shown together and will include a large raffle which should include the giveaway of a new mountain bike.

Among the guest speakers at the event will be former professional mountain biker Reuben Kline, one of the featured riders in “Ride The Divide,” and current founder and president of the newly created Gran Fondo National Championship Series.

Ride The Divide, winners of many film festival awards, is about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, Tour Divide, which runs along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film chronicles the story of several mountain bikers who attempt the 2,711-mile race from Canada to the Mexican border. The movie was named the best adventure film at the 2010 Vail Film Festival.

This film has become an instant cycling classic, and made its television premiere in September on the Documentary Channel. But the Adventure Cycling Association said the film should be seen on the big screen: “The cinematography is stunning!” Added UpaDowna, “Ride The Divide is one of the most inspiring real cycling movies … in a long time.” Epic Riding summed the movie up as follows: “In a word? Fantastic. In more words? Moving, funny, inspiring.”

“Reveal The Path,” the followup film, a visually stunning adventure documentary that will ignite the dreamer in everyone. The film is an inspirational story of adventure, taking viewers on a 36-day vagabond bike trip to some of the world’s most visually stunning destinations.

Filmed on four continents, “Reveal The Path” features world-class mountain bikers, including Tour Divide founder Matthew Lee, star of “Ride The Divide,” and Kurt Refsnider, 2011 Tour Divide winner.

Sponsored by Salsa Cycles, the full-length feature film explores Europe’s snow-capped mountains, Scotland’s lush valleys, Alaska’s rugged coastal beaches, Nepal’s elevated wonders and Morocco’s high desert landscapes.

Along the way the riders connect with locals who are living modest yet seemingly fulfilling lives, leading the filmmakers to question what it means to live an inspired life – however humble or extravagant.

“This adventure will leave you with an eager desire to chart your own course to faraway lands,” said director Mike Dion, who also co-stars in “Reveal The Path,” as he did in “Ride The Divide.” “Or, simply, you may just want to discover with eyes wide open what is around the next bend.”

Advance tickets to the screening are $20 and are available at www.symphonyspace.org. The Peter Norton Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Tickets the day of the show will be $25 at the door.

The Century Road Cycling Association is the largest cycling racing club in United States, and was founded in 1898. The CRCA’s mission is to provide bicycle racing and activities for the enjoyment of its members, to promote bicycling as a sport and to generally advance the interests of cycling through organized races, coaching and training events. For more information go to www.crca.net.

The I Will Foundation was created by former NYC 9/11 firefighter Matt Long after he was struck by a bus and critically injured on the streets of Manhattan in 2005. He received 68 units of blood in the first 40 hours after the accident and spent five months in the hospital. He had 40 surgeries in less than two years and has been in physical therapy ever since. Long survived this accident due to his high level of fitness and determination as an active runner and Ironman triathlete. It is this perseverance that he wishes to share with others through the creation of his I Will Foundation, a non-profit organization established to help people, with the will to work hard, overcome adversity and challenges caused by lift-altering illness or traumatic injury.

Long is also the author of “The Long Run,” a New York City firefighter’s triumphant comeback from crash victim to elite athlete. For more information, go to www.iwillfoundation.com.

Kline, based in New York City, created the Gran Fondo National Championship Series, which will consist of six events this year, to bring to American road cycling enthusiasts a series of races evoking the European tradition of scenic riding competitions. “I see gran fondo bicycle racing becoming the next endurance sports discipline,” said Kline, whose first two events were held in Florida in March and Georgia just last week. Other events include New Jersey Highlands on June 9, and events in Colorado, North Carolina and Maryland. For information about the Gran Fondo National Championship Series, go to www.gfncs.com.

Kline, who led Tour Divide for more than 1700 miles in 2008 when “Ride The Divide” was filmed before having to drop out due to an injury, also runs Bici Fitness, a bicycling touring and training company with tours all over the world, and offering comprehensive one-on-one training programs. For more information about Kline and Bici Fitness go to www.bicifitness.com.

To view the trailers for these films or for more information, go to www.ridethedividemovie.com and www.revealthepath.com.

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For additional information, contact Garry Harrington at 603-209-5010 or gharrington3165@hotmail.com


Date/Time

Thursday, April 18, 2013
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location

The Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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