“Ride the Divide” Depicts Mountain Biking’s Toughest Race Playing Thursday, Sept. 30, at O.C. Tanner Amphitheater

The weekend of 9/30 – 10/3 just keeps getting better. Adding to the great Radical Reels and Red Bull Rampage events that weekend, Mike Dion and Hunter Weeks are bringing their film, “Ride the Divide” to Zion on Thursday, September 30th. While I have only seen the trailer (below), this film joins the growing tradition of gorgeous, compelling, and engaging adventure film documentaries that has been blossoming rapidly in the last decade. It’s inspiring to see film makers out there living their dreams by documenting others living theirs… makes me want to get out there and do something crazy, which maybe someone would make a movie out of. But I should do more walking and less talking…

Anyhow, “Ride the Divide” follows three riders as they compete in a 2700-mile race along the Continental Divide. From Banff, Canada, to the Mexican border, the film brings the joys, sights, travails, and misery of the race straight to us, without all the effort it would otherwise require. Winner of “Best Adventure Film” at the Vail Film Festival, this movie seems to have some chops.

If you are can make it, come up/down/over to Springdale to catch “Ride the Divide” next Thursday. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and the charge is $10 at the door. Hope to see you there!

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Nick Wilkes found ZAC in 1996, working first as an outfitter, then a guide, then as webmaster. An ardent adventure enthusiast, Nick's recent exploits involve laying down roots in Wisconsin, chasing his kids around the house, working as a Madison, WI photographer and growing his Wisconsin climbing business. Connect with Nick on Facebook, Google+, or directly via email.
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