Event Proceeds to Benefit Idaho Walk Bike Alliance, Boise GreenBike and Mines Advisory Group America
Ride with Rebecca: Friday, August 4, 2017 / 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. / Camel’s Back Park / 1200 W. Huron St. / Boise
Blood Road Screening: Saturday, August 5, 2017 / 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. / The Egyptian Theatre / 700 W. Main St. / Boise
After Party: Saturday, August 5, 2017 / 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. / The Handlebar / 1519 W. Main St. / Boise
Red Bull Media House Films, in cooperation with the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance and Boise GreenBike, are bringing the Boise premiere of “Blood Road” to The Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m.
The film’s star and Idaho legend Rebecca Rusch will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions. After the screening, get on your bike and cruise down to Boise’s hippest, newest, bike themed bar – The HandleBar – to rub elbows with Rebecca. Have a few beers, chat with Rebecca and enjoy! Bring your ticket stub and get two-for-one beers.
You can also #JoinTheRusch and ride with Rebecca and Bauerhaus Bikes on Friday, August 4th at 6:00 p.m. Meet at Camel’s Back Park for a spin on local trails to celebrate the Boise premiere of her film.
Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier. During this poignant voyage of self-discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ they’re pedaling and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.
Tickets are $14 and now available for purchase online. Proceeds from the screening will benefit the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) America, the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance and Boise GreenBike. MAG finds and destroys landmines and dangerous unexploded ordnance leftover from conflict. The Idaho Walk Bike Alliance envisions a transportation system throughout Idaho that supports and encourages walking, bicycling and active transportation. Boise GreenBike is the city’s bike share program and is developing an equity program making bike share accessible to low-income people.