‘Pedal-Driven’ screening Nov. 21

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Article Published: Nov. 14, 2013 | Modified: Nov. 22, 2013
‘Pedal-Driven’ screening Nov. 21


High Country Recreation, a local nonprofit that promotes recreational activities and advocates for improved recreation infrastructure, will host a screening of the film, “Pedal Driven: A Bikeumentary,” on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.

The event will be held at the Harvest House, located at 247 Boone Heights Drive, and will focus on supporting local trail development in the High Country. In addition to showing the film, High Country Recreation hopes to connect community members with local groups (including Boone Area Cyclists, Blue Ridge Conservancy and High Country Pathways) that are already working on numerous trail projects in the High Country.

Stick Boy Kitchen will stay open to provide food and drink and a place to continue conversations around local trail initiatives. Admission is free and open to the public.

According to its official description, “Pedal Driven: A Bikeumentary” is a “nonprofit documentary made in association with International Mountain Biking Association and in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, examining the shared philosophies of stewardship and sustainability from both sides and, ultimately, offering examples of the ways in which opposing factions can find common ground in defense of the lands that belong to us all.”

The film explores how private, nonprofit and government groups can function together to help build stronger local communities.

Earlier this year, High Country Recreation organized local groups that included the medical, non-profit, private and faith communities to sign a letter to local elected officials encouraging them to work with community, state and federal partners in order to expand and improve local trail systems. Specifically, this letter emphasized that trails help build a stronger local economy by attracting and retaining small businesses, increasing tourism dollars and improving health outcomes.

For more information about the screening, visit the High Country Recreation Facebook page or email (highcountryrecreation@gmail.com)

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