Friday, August 6, 2010

Ride the Divide: Mount Pleasant Movies in the Park

From Mount Pleasant Main Street:

On Saturday, Aug. 7, the Mount Pleasant Main Street Association (together with the Mount Pleasant Business Association and CricKet Wireless) will be showing the documentary film "Ride the Divide," an account of the world's toughest solo mountain bike race along 2,700 miles of the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. 

The film tells the story of three characters' experiences as they endure mental breakdowns, treacherous weather, hellacious blisters and total fatigue while they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada, to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border. The filmmaker intertwines cycling footage with immense mountain beauty and snippets of small-town culture. 

This is the premier public showing of the film in the District of Columbia.

The event is an opportunity to celebrate Mt P's vibrant bike culture as well as support its local businesses. Local cycling groups will host bike clinics and other educational activities.  A suggested donation of $5-$10 will support the local charity Neighbors Consejo.

Movies begin at dusk in Lamont Park (Mount Pleasant St. NW and Lamont St. NW).  Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and meals purchased from local vendors and restaurants.

Thank you for your consideration.  For more information, email