The Overland Mountain Bike Association is hosting a screening of Biketown on Monday, August 15th, 2022 at Road34.

More than any other trail users, mountain bikers continue to face challenges to access throughout the country. That’s no different here in Fort Collins or across the Front Range of Colorado. ‘Biketown’ is a story that explores several communities and their struggles that ultimately inspired collaboration around shared visions and goals, and how mountain biking is now a thriving multi-generational sport. Come join us on Monday, August 15th at Road 34 Tavern & Bike Shop as OMBA hosts a screening of the film and to learn about some of our local challenges & successes. They’ll have info on current & future projects, plus some brand spanking new OMBA swag – koozies, stickers, t-shirts, sun shirts, & hopefully a few other items as well.

Biketown is a story of mountain bikers, unlikely partnerships and the communities they create. Learn more and get involved at Struggling to find their seat at the table, mountain bikers have had to form unlikely partnerships in their fight to ride. Little did they know they were actually helping transform the identity of their communities. Specialized and Soil Searching present Biketown, a film by Freehub magazine, coming summer 2022. Mountain bikers have a long-standing tradition of working with private property owners, land managers and governments, from the local to federal level. Often, these relationships are driven by a dedicated and passionate group of mountain bikers, trailbuilders and advocates, despite a sometimes turbulent and confrontational past. Biketown takes a deep dive into recreational trail development in Chisholm, Minnesota, Bellingham, Washington, Snowshoe, West Virginia and Pacific City, Oregon to explore themes at the heart of the current mountain bike movement—whether that be cooperation between the timber industry and a mountain bike community, federal forest managers and trailbuilders or advocacy organizations and tourism boards. This film is a story of success, an examination of recreation paradigms spanning local and national levels, and a beacon of light illuminating the true effort it takes to create a Biketown.

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