Last Thursday, a showing of Ride the Divide - a documentary about the Tour Divide mountain bike race - came to Grand Rapids. I was so excited to see it after following several bloggers doing the race over the past couple years. The film was fun. I'm glad I had the opportunity to see it in my city.
The cyclists of Grand Rapids packed two screens for the film at the Wealthy Theater, which produced what the Tour Divide folks claimed was their biggest crowd yet. If that's true, I'm a little proud.
After the movie, someone mentioned that Grand Rapids was designated the nation's best town for mountain biking by Outside Magazine. See the story here. I was surprised to hear that when I think about places like Crested Butte or Moab. But GR is a pretty good place to ride. We have miles and miles of trails from easy to highly technical within 30 minutes of anywhere in the city. It's inexpensive to live and ride here, and the spring/summer/fall seasons are beautiful. I'm not sure #1 is deserved, but the mountain biking here is pretty sweet. Thanks to Outside for the visibility!