The BMA (Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance) is hosting movie and a cruiser ride to celebrate riders of all kinds. The movie covers the topic of illegal trail construction and use of public lands.
Here is a "Go See" quest for you next time you ride up Four Mile Canyon, look for the network of "illegal" trails on both sides of the road. As long as I have been in Boulder this has been a constant struggle between mountain bikers and the open space, mountain parks or forest service. Years ago the Blue Dot off of Magnolia trails had (and maybe still does) had tons of outlawed trails and also some around Nederland Highschool Hey, Open Space officials, are you listening? There is no question that the cycling Mecca that Boulder is has extremely limited access to trails and because of it you now see outlawed trails on Four Mile Canyon. The movie appears to take a look at extreme downhill riding but even simple trail riding in the flats of Boulder County is limited... unless you know where some extra trails are that is. I look forward to watching this moive and seeing more about what is said about this hot topic.
Here are all the details the BMA has on the event and ride..
Save the date, grab the crew & ride your cruisers out the bike path to 47th & Old Pearl for the Colorado stop on the "Freedom Riders" national film tour. This beautifully produced film documents the struggles and collaboration between outlaw trail riders & the US Forest Service to create the first Freeride-specific trail system on public lands in the lower 48.
The party is a celebration for every kind of bike rider ... commuters, cruisers, roadies, MTBers. Anyone that enjoys pedaling on 2 wheels should help us howl at the moon. Live music, art, merriment & beer... party starts @ 7pm, movie shown outdoors @ 9pm. ya'll come, hear?