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‘Trail Fest’ kicks off tomorrow with documentary screening

Posted by on April 20th, 2011 at 11:57 am

Trail Fest flyer.

The Northwest Trail Alliance is gearing up for their 2nd annual Trail Fest, a four-day event that will bring together off-road riding advocates, trail builders, and the local bike industry.

The event kicks off tomorrow night at the Hollywood Theater with a special screening of the new documentary Pedal Driven. The film, which was created in affiliation with IMBA and with cooperation from the U.S. Forest Service, takes an engaging look at the complex relationship between mountain bikers and federal land management agencies.

The NWTA’s Matthew Mangus says, while the film doesn’t highlight Portland specificallly, “It speaks well to others in the region and uses the close-by Sandy Ridge system as an example of how riders and land managers can work together towards a positive outcome.”

Watch the trailer below:

Pedal-Driven, Join the Ride! from Howell at the Moon Productions on Vimeo.

Trail Fest continues on Friday with a big shindig at the Chris King Precision Components headquarters. Then on Saturday, the Fest goes into high gear with a trail work party at Stub Stewart State Park (sign up here) and a swap meet. Trail Fest comes to a close on Sunday with a full plate of rides, including a women’s ride and clinic.

The NW Trail Alliance is doing great work and they are a force in our region for responsible trail riding, maintenance, and much more. All proceeds from the Pedal Driven screening tomorrow support them! It’s a very easy and fun way to help out a vital local non-profit.

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Thanks, Jonathan! Hope to see everyone tomorrow, night. It’s a well done film that should resonate well with local off road cyclists.


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A slight correction on the Chris King Party. It is open to all IMBA/NWTA members, not just by invite.