Tuesday, September 29, 2009

EveryoneBikes.org To Host Fundraiser

Columbus's bike share program, EveryoneBikes.org, is hosting a fundraiser movie party with the film Road to Roubaix (a story about the classic Paris-Roubaix ride, also known as the Hell of the North).

Stop by and join the fun as yet another fantastic bicycling organization in Columbus looks to expand its offerings and make Columbus a better place to live.

Here's the text from the Facebook invitation:

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Parking Lot next to Bodega
Address:
1044 N High St
Columbus, OH

614-551-5849
Email: ryanbauer411@yahoo.com

Join Columbus Collective for an EXCLUSIVE showing of Road to Roubaix, a truly unique film about one of cycling's most historic races. We'll meet in the parking lot next to Bodega and watch the film against the brick wall of a neighboring building, an urban viewing that matches the grit of the Paris-Roubaix race. We encourage everyone to bike to the event if possible. There will be plenty of space to store the bikes towards the back of the fenced lot.

About the film, Road To Roubaix:

Celebrating one of the most historically relevant races in the world, the film highlights rare interviews with current superstars, legends of the sport, mechanics, and fans lead the audience through the brutal, unpredictable landscape that elevates Paris-Roubaix to its epic status. Director of photography Patrick Reis and his team masterfully capture the beauty of the region through stunning panoramic views and footage of the race, riders, and the infamous cobblestones which serve as the star of the film. The film deftly weaves rare behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and a collection photographs—both contemporary and archival—that make Road To Roubaix an organic visual narrative that engages audiences from beginning to end. This is a rare look at Paris-Roubaix usually reserved for the sport's insiders. The film trailer can be seen at www.masterlinkfilms.com

About the admission price:

Please bring $5 (or a little more) to the event which will help us cover the cost of pizza (one slice included with entry) and the lease of the movie. We'll also have beverages for purchase as well. Everyone is encouraged to BYOB, preferably in recyclable cans. The remaining funds raised (after costs) will be used to purchase a bike for a Short North non-profit to participate in the everyonebikes bike-share. Developed through retailer and advertiser partnerships, everyonebikes is a Central Ohio community based bike sharing organization. Retailers partners provide bicycles to riders via a simple transaction. Users can then borrow a bike, run errands, visit the various retailers throughout Central Ohio neighborhoods, stop and enjoy food/drink/shopping and then return the bike for others to enjoy.

People, not speed.

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