Archive for September, 2010

Bike love in Tempe is building to a FRENZY this year as we get closer to the big weekend! With the movie Ride the Divide on Thursday and Pedals & Pictures on Friday, there will be plenty to keep busy.

RIDE THE DIVIDE, AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM, SUMMER THEATRICAL TOUR COMES TO TEMPE, AZ Thursday, Oct. 7th, 7:30pm

Ride The Divide, the award-winning feature-length documentary about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, will make its Tempe premiere on Thursday, October 7, at the Madcap Theaters.

The film, directed by Phoenix native Hunter Weeks, 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. 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 reflect on our inner desires to live life to the fullest.

The movie was named the Best Adventure Film at this year’s Vail Film Festival. It is anticipated that Weeks will be on hand for a question-and-answer session after the screening.

Media contact: Garry Harrington 603-209-5010, or email gharrington3165 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Tickets are available in advance online at MadCap

See more at Website: http://www.ridethedividemovie.com/
Tempe Bicycle Action Group is the presenting sponsor for the event.

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COASTER BRAKE CUSTOMS PRESENTS: PEDALS & PICTURES
Friday, Oct. 8th, 7pm

The “Pedals & Pictures” movie event is making its return to MADCAP Theaters.

What’s that? Well first of all, they’re showing the 1986 bmx cult classic “RAD”. Also showing is the underground hit from Kore Bikes “I Got Work Strikes Back” by Ryan Chadwick. A full length film featuring some insane local riders. There will be guest hosts, New Belgium brew available, some sweet “RAD”-themed Vans kicks for raffle, plus a bunch of giveaways. Bicycle valet sponsored by Kore Bikes.

This event is for 18 and over – NO EXCEPTIONS! Bring your ID.

Want the OFFICIAL scoop? Head to Coasterbrakecustoms.com

For tickets, visit MadCap Theaters Pedals & Pictures Event

Both film events take place at Madcap Theaters located at 730 South Mill Ave. in Tempe.

Seating is limited for these shows – Check the websites above or HERE for more details and to reserve advance tickets.

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Friday Oct. 1 – Sunday Oct. 3
For the third year, Tempe Bicycle Action Group hosts a free ‘bike valet’ – a secured and monitored bicycle parking area at Tempe Beach Park during the Tempe Oktoberfest celebration. The community service is free – but we need your help to run it. No experience needed!

What do you do? Simple enough: Park & watch the good people’s bikes in shifts throughout the weekend and earn free beer tickets and tokens!

There are 4 shifts needed on Friday, 7 on Saturday, and 4 on Sunday. We need a minimum of 3 volunteers per shift per day, but as many as 6 for the peak times – afternoons and closing time, so sign up for several and invite all your friends to help!

How to sign up? Fill out the Volunteer Registration:
http://www.biketempe.org/events/oktoberfest-2010-bike-valet-volunteers-needed/

Info on Tempe Oktoberfest:
OKTOBERFEST at Tempe Town Lake
Friday: 5 pm to Midnight
Saturday: 10 am to Midnight
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Event ends at 6pm on Sunday, no refunds for unused tickets!

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