Thursday, August 30, 2007

Bicycle Film Fest -- Sept. 8

Lake Tahoe Bicycle Film Festival to Help Build Bike Community

Lake Tahoe Bicycle Film Festival builds community bike culture and helps raise funds for the regional bicycle advocacy organization, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition. The film festival features the pioneers of mountain biking and raises awareness about the important role bicycling can play for public health, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and transform communities to be more people centric. The bicycle coalition's vision is to transform the region into a healthy and sustainable bioregion. The film festival is a communications platform to increase public awareness and support for such a vision.

South Lake Tahoe, CA/NV (PRWEB) August 30, 2007 -- The first Lake Tahoe Bicycle Film Festival will debut here in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, September 8, 2007 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Horizon's Hotel Casino Sequoia Room. The purpose of the event is help build a regional bicycle culture and raise funds for the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition.

The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition (LTBC) is a nonprofit organization founded in late 2005 for the purpose of building a bicycle friendly Lake Tahoe. In September 2005, the city of South Lake Tahoe, California was awarded the national designation, Bicycle Friendly Community, by the League of American Bicyclists as a result of the leadership and commitment made by the Coalition.

Additionally, the LTBC produced the first Lake Tahoe Bicycle Trial Map in collaboration with the Tahoe Daily Tribune and other sponsors. This free user-friendly trail map is currently being distributed trhougout the Tahoe region and has become popular among both cyclists and hikers. The maps are available at Chambers of Commerce, Visitor Centers, Marriott's Timber Lodge and most bicycle shops throughout the region. The map can also be downloaded from

The film festival is produced by Entersport Marketing, a longtime sport/lifestyle marketing agency. One hundred percent of the event's proceeds go to the Coalition to help advance its mission.

The film festival will "celebrate cycling and the spirit that makes us ride", says film festival producer Ty Polastri. The festival features a wide spectrum of bicycling films, from the early development of mountain biking to behind the scenes of the Tour de France and more. Two recent film releases, "Klunkerz" and SingleTrack Minds" specifically focus on the early technological development of mountain biking and trail use issues in Marin County, California. In "Klunkerz", the festival attendees will view historical footage covering mountain biking's early pioneers, Gary Fisher (Fisher Mt. Bikes) Tom Ritchey (Ritchey Logic), Charlie Cunningham (Wilderness Trail Bikes), Joe Breeze (Breezer Bikes), Otis Guy (Otis Guy cycles) and many more as they descend Mount Tamalpais on their original fat tire clunkers.

Tickets are ten dollars ($10.00) and may be purchased at the door or at the following locations:
Tahoe Sports LTD, 4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd (Raley's Shopping Center), South Tahoe Visitors Center, 3066 Lake Tahoe Bovd (across street from Tahoe Daily Tribune), and Pearl Izumi Outlet located at the "Y", 2018 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Companies and agencies contributing to the event production include the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency,, and the Lake Tahoe Media Center.

For more information, contact Tyrone Polastri, 530-586-8566 or cell phone 415-259-8577. E-mail address is


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