Ride The Divide, an award-winning feature-length documentary about the world’s longest mountain bike race, continues its debut tour when it drops in on Durango for two shows on Tuesday, October 5 at the Abbey Theater. 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.
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 ?rst 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 re?ect 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 “The toughest bike race in the world is not in France,” after reviewing the film.
Ride The Divide will be shown at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Abbey Theatre. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and also will be made available in advance at www.ridethedividemovie.com/screenings at some point prior to the event. The presenting sponsor is Mountain Bike Specialists of Durango.
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