“Pedal-Driven: A Bike-umentary” will get its first showing at the Sea Otter Classic in April, but it features plenty of scenes familiar to mountain bikers in the Pacific Northwest.
The film examines the confrontations between mountain bikers and other users of public lands in Washington state and elsewhere, and tells how the “freeriders” and the government policy-makers are finding ways to accommodate both sides of the issue.
The film features the alliances that were forged to create mountain biking trails at King County's Duthie Hill park on the Sammamish plateau near Issaquah and the I-5 Colonnade Mountain Bike Park under the elevated freeway that passes through Seattle.
The trails at both locations were created by bikers volunteering through the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, based in Seattle.
It also takes viewers behind the scenes to locations in the forests around Leavenworth where low-profile mountain biker groups built trails, risking arrest and jail.
The film by Howell at the Moon Productions was made in cooperation with the International Mountain Biking Association.
The film's premier showing will be at 7:30 p.m. April 15 at Golden State Theatre, in Monterey. Following that will be screenings at the Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee on May 20, followed by screenings in Seattle, Leavenworth and Portland.
Many more details are available at the Pedal-Driven website.