Thank you for reserving your seat for Montana Premier of the award winning adventure film - Ride the Divide at the O'Shaughnessy Center.
Immediately following the film, you'll be treated to live music from Dominique Fraissard (who's music appears in the film) and a Q&A discussion with the filmmakers. If all goes well, we will also be joined by the leaders of this years Tour Divide Race as they make their way through Whitefish on route to Mexico. Follow their progress by clicking here.
In addition to the film & live music, we will have free stuff from Oakley, Ergon, Smartwool and a chance to win an $8000 Divide Racer's dream machine - the Siren Song29.
Be sure to invite your friends, bike club and anyone who enjoys the magnificent Rocky Mountains.
Other screening dates in MT: Helena June 14, Missoula June 15, Bozeman June 16
Ride the Divide is an award-winning feature film 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.
The film is produced by Mike Dion who was born and bred in Montana & directed by Bozeman resident Hunter Weeks. Ride the Divide recently received the award for Best Adventure Film at the Vail Film Festival and showed to packed houses.
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) is the longest off-road mountain bike route in the world. It is over 2700 miles long, has over 200,000 feet of elevation gain and crosses over the Continental Divide 30 times. It’s highlighted by long dirt roads and jeep trails that wend their way through forgotten passes of the Continental Divide. The Route travels through Canadian Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the United States of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. By Route’s end a thru-rider will climb nearly 200,000 feet of vertical (equivalent to summiting Mount Everest from sea-level 7 times). Divide racers are unsupported, carrying all their own gear as they time-trial the longest mountain bike route in the world.
Divide racers must not only be conditioned to endure weeks of consecutive 16+ hour days in the saddle, they need to bring other skills to the trail. The Route is unmarked and circuitous, requiring navigational acumen. It travels through remote backcountry with Grizzly and Mountain Lion density. Intervals between services are frequently 100+ miles and demand calculated food/water resupply – or else. Riders must also find shelter each night or bivouac trailside. In minutes the Rockies’ dynamic mountain weather can wreak havoc on route surfaces, skewing even the most near-term travel projections. Of course, it wouldn’t be a grand tour without the geopolitics of negotiating the, albeit lower-security, international border crossing at Port of Roosville, Montana.
If you would like to organize your own Ride the Divide public screening for your charity fundraiser, bike club, school or event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Or proceed by purchasing our Host a Screening package.
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