Tuesday May 29, 2012 | 09:44 AM

It isn't that often you get a chance to watch a film starring bikes and the people who love them. One of those rare opportunities is heading your way May 30 and 31, so be sure to take advantage.


"Pedal-Driven: a bike-umentary" is premiering at Frontier Cinema & Cafe in Brunswick Wednesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Frontier has committed to bringing cycling films to the area and the latest examines the confrontations between mountain bikers and federal land management agencies.

"Our primary theme here revolves around sustainability," says writer/director Jamie Howell of Howell at the Moon Productions. "Mountain biking is exploding around the world. We will have to find new cooperative approaches that both allow it as a legitimate use and manage it in a way that prevents the destruction of our precious and limited natural spaces."

A team from Howell at the Moon traveled the western U.S. for two years to tell the story of clandestine groups of rogue mountain bikers who build illegal trails on public lands. During the filming of "Pedal-Driven," some illegal trails were ripped out and other existing trails were shut down. But, eventually, both sides showed a willingness to compromise, partnerships were forged and agreements were signed.

For their $10 tickets ($12 at the door), viewers can expect breathtaking footage of extraordinary riders. And they can know that all net profits from the documentary will be earmarked for future sustainable trail-building projects.

Also showing will be the short "Bring The Riding to The People," a film about mountain bike trail development produced by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Click here for tickets.

 

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Karen Beaudoin lives in Portland and is the web editor for PressHerald.com.

Her Pedal On blog offers info, events and advice for people who love their bikes more than, well ... almost anything.

Get in touch at kbeaudoin@mainetoday.com

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