Sunday, September 05, 2010

Ride The Divide; The New Mexico Premier

Ride The Divide, the award-winning feature-length documentary about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, continues its debut tour when it makes its New Mexico premiere on Tuesday, October 12 at the Silco Theatre in Silver City. The film chronicles the story of several mountain bikers who attempt the 2,711-mile race named the Tour Divide along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains, ending at the Mexican border after passing through Silver City. The movie was named the Best Adventure Film at this year’s Vail Film Festival.

Ride The Divide embraces the inspiring stories of three of the racers who experience the immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada, to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border. There’s Mike, a 40-year-old family man who uses this challenge to chart a new course in life; Matthew, a leader in extreme endurance racing who’s competing for his fifth time; and Mary, the first female rider to race this route. As they set out, they will attempt to accomplish what very few have been able to. Over the course of a few weeks, they’ll attempt to climb over 200,000 vertical feet along the backbone of the Rocky Mountains.

They’ll experience mental breakdowns, treacherous snow, hellacious blisters, and total fatigue. Above all, they’ll race with no support – at times in total isolation. The tests of endurance and the accomplished moments throughout Ride the Divide prompt us to reflect on our inner desires to live life to the fullest.

Ride The Divide made its debut at the Vail Film Festival and was named the best adventure film at the event. Outside Magazine proclaimed that “(t)he toughest bike race in the world is not in France,” after reviewing the film.

Ride The Divide will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Silco Theater in Silver City. Tickets are $10 and will be made available in advance about a month prior to the show. Gila Hike & Bike is the presenting sponsor and will have advance ticket information when announced.

Media contact: Garry Harrington  603-209-5010


Silk Hope said...


Is this going to be on DVD?


Mimbres Man said...

Not sure...eventually I hope, but perhaps if we e-mail that contact address, then the guy could see there is a demand. I'd add this one with a couple of other independent documentaries to my wish-list. Talking to Matthew Lee about this last summer, and he said the makers/distributors of this film are being very cautious about piracy.