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Forest Service works with MTB film producer

Published December 14, 2011

WENATCHEE, WA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Forest Service—along with Specialized and Shimano and other bike industry supporters—is partnering with film producer Howell at the Moon Productions on a documentary exploring the conflict over illegal trails on public lands.

The hour-long documentary, “Pedal-Driven: a bikeumentary,” is on a 250-stop world screening tour. It has screened at several festivals, including the Banff Mountain Film Festival, where it was a finalist.

The film is centered on Leavenworth, Washington, and visits several other communities across the West.

“This production documents the great things we can accomplish when we work together to solve problems," said Forest Supervisor Becki Heath of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, whose forest is prominently featured in the documentary. "It also illustrates the challenges user-built trails can bring, including resource damage and public safety issues."

The producers are donating all net profits to sustainable trail building and land stewardship efforts.

Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits

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