The award-winning mountain bike documentary Ride The Divide will make its Maine premiere at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 19 at the Frontier Cafe & Cinema in Brunswick.
Maine’s only finisher of the Tour Divide Race, Stephen Gleasner of Appleton, will speak after the film.
Ride The Divide is an inspiring journey about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of three characters’ experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border. 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 5th time; and Mary, the ?rst female rider to race this route, will set out 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 over the Rocky Mountains. That’s the equivalent of ascending Mount Everest from sea level seven times. 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.
Upcoming screenings around New England:
October 18 7:30 PM | Northampton, MA Pleasant Street Theater
October 19 7:30 PM | Brunswick, ME Frontier Cafe & Cinema
October 20 7:30 PM | Waltham, MA Embassy Cinema
October 24 7:30 PM | Lake Placid, NY The Palace
October 26 7:30 PM | Burlington, VT Billings Theater University of VT
- Ride the Divide Movie website
- Ride the Divide Movie tickets from imATHLETE.com
- The Tour Divide Race website