Over 300 people attended the sold-out showing of Pedal Driven: A Bikeumentary held on May 13 in Leavenworth. The film which focuses on the rift between mountain bikers, who want to ride and construct challenging trails, and land managers, who want to take care of the property under their care. The film highlights examples of how these groups, which are often at odds with each other, have found ways in other places to cooperate and move forward. Ultimately the film left those in attendance encouraged about mountain biking in Central Washington.
The Central Washington Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance organized the event at the Sleeping Lady. Moviegoers mingled with local artists, land managers, bike-park enthusiasts from Stevens Pass, and of course their fellow mountain bikers. In addition, the moviemakers from Howell at the Moon Productions were on hand to promote and answer questions about the film.
If you missed this screening, which received rave reviews from both mountain bikers and land managers, worry not. Evergreen has partnered with Arlberg Sports to host a Wenatchee showing on Friday May 20. The film airs at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, but pre-film festivities, which will include give-aways from local sponsors, starts at 6 p.m. Tickets ($10) are on sale now and can be purchased on-line at www.pacwen.org or at the PAC ticket office.