Pedal-Driven: A bike-umentary- (screening)

  • Directed by: Jamie Howell
  • Produced by: Jeff Ostenson

Released: 2011
Running Time: 58 min
"THIS LAND IS...WHOSE LAND?"PEDAL-DRIVEN delves into the escalating conflict between mountain bikers hungry to ride and the federal land managers charged with protecting the public lands that belong to us all. The skate punks of the forest, illegal trailbuilders fed up with federal regulations, have begun carving into the hillsides, claiming their right to play in the woods like everybody else. But is there room for the massive growth of their sport in the American landscape? And, if so, is there a sustainable way to make it happen? This beautifully shot documentary takes you on a thrilling and often contentious ride behind both sides of this confrontation—riding with the “freeriders”, and chasing them down with the rangers. PEDAL-DRIVEN looks at issues of sustainability, public recreation and land stewardship from both sides of the divide, uncovering a new path toward the future along the way.