WWBC Bike Film Series
WWBC Bike Touring Presentation
Friday, May 21 at 7:30 pm
Five years ago, Dave Marancik and Bobbie Morrison decided to leverage their backpacking experience to embark on self-contained bike touring with an emphasis on gravel touring. Since then, they have completed trips in Thailand, the Idaho Hot Springs route, the Gira de Costa in Costa Rica, the rail-trail route from Spokane to Missoula, and a self-mapped route from Missoula to Boise.
Dave and Bobbie will share what they have learned from touring--including the various ways to carry gear, find or plan a route, navigation tools, and their bikepacking method. They will also share a few photos from their trips.
Join us for this fun and informative presentation on Friday, May 21 at 7:30 pm on Zoom. The event is free to Western Wheelers and their friends, but please register here for the Zoom link.
Hope to see you there!
A Sunday in Hell was shown Friday, April 16 at 7:30 pm
In celebration of Paris-Roubaix (aka “The Hell of the North”), our next bike film will be A Sunday in Hell.
Director and poet Jørgen Leth is obsessed with bicycle racing as a ritual expression of human victory and defeat, and it was from this obsession he made this classic 1977 documentary. The Sunday in question is April 11, 1976, when the grueling annual bicycle race Paris-Roubaix was held, and hell is the cobblestone roads of Northern France where the world’s best cyclists--including Eddy Merckx, Roger De Vlaeminck, Freddy Maertens and Francesco Moser--battle for victory. Leth followed the race with an army of photographers, and the result is a mythic and spectacular documentary.
“Arguably the best film ever made about professional cycling,”--The International Film Guide.
The movie has a running time of 1 hour, 51 minutes.
The talk and screening are free to Western Wheelers and their guests.