Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Big Weekend: Big Film Festival and Community Ride

On October 13th, at the 2012 IEBA Bike Film Fest, the Inland Empire Biking Alliance (IEBA) will be presenting the world premier showing of a new feature documentary “Two Shining Seas”.   The film  follows the extraordinary journey of 18 wounded veterans as they ride bikes across the entire United States, a literal coming home for these men and women who have survived rocket attacks, helicopter crashes and IED explosions.
The film premier will be attended by the director, Austin Smithard, as well as by two soldiers starring in the film.  After the film there will be a question and answer period with the audience.
The 2012 IEBA Bike Film Fest runs from Friday October 12, through Sunday October 14 at the Fox Events Center in Redlands, California.  For full Film Fest info, times, trailers, non-profit youth beneficiaries, and purchasing tickets, please visit:
For more info. please contact:  Mark Friis, , 909-800-4322
Additional details not in press release:

Weekend Film Schedule
Fri. Oct. 12 6pm- Short films about MTB and BMX. Feature film “Reveal the Path

Sat. Oct. 13 6pm- Mixed short films of bicycling. Feature film “Two Shining Seas”. Meet director and producer.

Sun. Oct. 14 3pm- Mixed short films of bicycling. Feature film “Two Shining Seas”.

Sun. Oct. 14 6:30pm- Short films about road biking. Feature film “Road to Roubaix

Show format- 45 min to hr of short films. ½ hr break then feature film.

Also on Saturday October 13th, we will have a free community ride (All Redlands Ride) with food and drinks afterwards. Also director, producer and wounded soldiers from the film will join us. More special guests are in the works.

The proceeds benefit the following non-profits:
·         Yucaipa HS MTB
·         Team RICO (Redlands MTB Team)
·         Bike for Bender
·         Team PossAbilities
·         Bike BBQ
·         Exceeding Expectations
·         Strada Corsa  
·         Yucaipa BMX
·         Inland Empire Biking Allliance

Further info about films-
Reveal the Path-A visually stunning adventure by bike: "Reveal the Path" explores the world's playgrounds in Europe's snow capped mountains, Scotland's lush valleys, Alaska's rugged coastal beaches and Morocco's high desert landscapes. Ride along and get lost in the wonders of the world. Enjoy the authentic locals living modest yet seemingly fulfilling lives, leading us to question what it means to live an inspired life - however humble or extravagant. Filmed across four continents this immersive film is sure to ignite the dream in you.

Two Shining Seas- a group of disabled veterans from America’s military rode bicycles, hand cycles and recumbent cycles from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Two Shining Seas ride honored the courage of our military and the strength of the American spirit. Since the majority of the participants are disabled, the ride provided a dramatic example that disabled Americans can lead productive lives and accomplish remarkable athletic feats.

Road to Roubaix- Road To Roubaix is a documentary on the most prestigious one-day cycling race in the world, Paris-Roubaix. First held in 1896 and now in its 105th edition, the race is a grueling contest over 160 miles of narrow, cobbled farm roads in the Picardie and Norde-Pas-de-Calais regions of France with a finish in the historic Roubaix velodrome. Road to Roubaix is a visual narrative of an old-school, bare-knuckle clash of the finest athletes in the world with each other and one of the world's most unforgiving sporting environments. The filmmakers tell the story of the riders, the fans, the mechanics, and the unpredictable landscape that is the setting for the Paris-Roubaix.

Free community ride
Oct. 13th 8am at Sylvan Park
Ride lengths: 10, 17, 26, 36 and 56
Director- Austin Smithard
Veterans- Kevin Sullivan and Brian Petras
We will have tricks and treats at the end

Mark Friis- Executive Director
Inland Empire Biking Alliance
P.O. Box 1434
Banning, CA 92220


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