April 25, 2016 - 5:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - Calling all mountain bikers: Freeriders, downhillers, dirt jumpers, slopestylists, big mountainers, all mountainers. Phoenix Centre and Kamloops Bike Riders Association hope to see all riders at the upcoming movie night fundraiser for the Ashes to Dust Mountain Bike Camp.
Help support marginalized youth in the community by attending a ‘throwback’ of Anthill Films’ Strength In Numbers on Thursday, May 5, at TRU Alumni Clocktower Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door: $12 for adults, $8 for youth, and children eight and under are free. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Phoenix Centre, 922 Third Ave., Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The action sport documentary is a rally call to connect all mountain bikers — a sport of individuals equally defined by their many differences — the common thread that binds. And while the story does not follow a straight line, we all end up in the same place. Tire to ground, foot to pedal, hand to bar — communities drawn together by trails of dirt. The film captures a true way of life, from the world’s best pros to those just learning to love the sport. Shot over two years in some of mountain biking’s most iconic locations, Anthill’s signature style combines compelling stories with core action to create a shared experience that unites all riders.
“This film is particularly meaningful to the bike camp,” event coordinator Jennifer Friend says. “Part of the purpose of the camp is to give the participants a sense of belonging in the mountain bike community. Strength In Numbers highlights the unity of the mountain bike community, which we think speaks to the camp itself.”
The Ashes to Dust Mountain Bike Camp is an opportunity for male youth who experience barriers in their life to receive the skills and resources and opportunity to enjoy the sport of mountain biking. Kamloops is a mecca for mountain biking and is home to two of the pro riders who star in the film. Graham Agassiz and Matt Hunter both renowned Kamloops riders are proof that believing in yourself can lead to success and happiness. We wish Graham and Matt well as they travel around the world getting paid to mountain bike in some of the world’s most remote and breath-taking locations.
Ashes to Dust Mountain Bike Camp, www.phoenixcentre.org/bike-camp
Kamloops Bike Riders Association, https://kbra.wildapricot.org
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