Thursday, May 23
COTA MOVIE NIGHT @ McMENAMINS
Old. St Francis School Theater – Bend, OR
9:00 p.m. | $5 per person, cash only | 21 & over
At the age of 16, many American kids trade in two wheels for four. Bikes that once gave them freedom to explore on weekends now collect dust in the garage. For a growing number of high school students in Northern California, however, two wheels don’t get dusty, they get dirty.
“SingleTrack High” follows a diverse group of students through the 2012 mountain bike racing season in the NorCal High School Cycling League. For Eliel, high school bike racing is a competitive outlet at the highest level. For Carlos, it is a means to escape the rough neighborhoods of South Sacramento. For Mackinzie and Allie, it is a chance to break into a sport traditionally dominated by the boys. These are some of the kids of “SingleTrack High,” Through their experiences, the film explores the positive impact high school mountain biking can have on boys and girls alike, from all walks of life.
Movie Night at McMenamins usually raises funds and awareness for Central Oregon Trail Alliance. This month COTA will be donating all proceeds from the door to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.
NOTE: While NICA is doing amazing things for high school students in California their program may not be ideal for other areas. Closer to home, the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association is working hard to make bicycle racing accessible to kids age 10 and up. Here’s a link to info on their very popular Oregon Junior Cyclocross Series.
OBRA Junior Cyclocross Series
LINK TO MOVIE TRAILER
Singletrack High Teaser on Vimeo
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