Inspired to Ride: BTCEB Fundraiser @ Grand Lake Theater

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:00pm Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave. in Oakland

Come enjoy two great bike movies and support Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay! 

Trailhead: A celebratory profile of a relatively unknown urban gem, this 20-minute film features Oakland’s largest wildland trail system that connects the heart of Oakland to redwood forests and over five hundred miles of trails that span the entire East Bay. Trail users, historians, creek restoration experts, local merchants, and park volunteers are among those interviewed during a typical park day that begins pre-dawn in Oakland’s Dimond District, and concludes at sunset from a scenic, Joaquin Miller Park ridge overlooking downtown Oakland and San Francisco Bay.

“Inspired to Ride” follows closely the journey of a handful of cyclists as they prepare, compete and experience what riding 300 miles a day feels like with only a few hours of sleep each night. On June 7, 2014, forty-five cyclists from around the world set out on the inaugural TransAm Bike Race, a 4,233-mile cross-country, self-supported race from Astoria, OR, to Yorktown, VA. The route roughly follows the TransAmerica Trail as created by the Adventure Cycling Association, traversing through ten states in a transcontinental adventure of epic proportions. 

Advance tickets to the screening are $12 and are available at www.imathlete.com/events/inspiredtoride. The Grand Lake Theatre is located at 3200 Grand Ave. in Oakland. Tickets the day of the show will be $15 at the door.

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Created in 1987, the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay (BTCEB) is the second-oldest mountain bike advocacy group in the U.S. and one of the founding chapters of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Its mission is to educate cyclists in responsible mountain biking, to advocacy for appropriate access and to promote community among trail users so all may fully enjoy and preserve the natural spaces of the East Bay. Its visions for a united trails community where mountain bikers, equestrians and hikers coexist on trails in these open spaces. For more information, go to www.btceb.org.