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Steamboat Bike Town USA Initiative introduces newly released 4K mountain bike film

Mountain bikers are a common sight in Steamboat Springs
Joel Reichenberger

If You Go...

What: “unReal” A 4K Mountain Bike Film

Where: 8 p.m. Friday, June 26

When: Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road.

— Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films take mountain biking to a whole new level.

Exploring unknown territory and exceeding limits, the film “unReal” is a reminder to those stuck in the real world, there is a place beyond the everyday confines. A world where animals are their riding partners and the outdoors, their playground.

If You Go…

What: “unReal” A 4K Mountain Bike Film



Where: 8 p.m. Friday, June 26

When: Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road.

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“I think that this film will show us the importance of having an escape from the day-to-day life and expose the possibilities found in our own backyard,” said Liana Gregory, local bike enthusiast who grew up in Steamboat Springs. “That is especially true here in Steamboat with the hundreds of miles of trails to explore. This will help remind us to get out there and appreciate what’s out there and to go explore this beautiful place we live.”

Starting at 8 p.m. Friday at the Strings Music Pavilion, Steamboat Bike Town USA Initiative and Strings Music Festival will present a showing of “unReal” that was just released to the public June 18 for the film’s world tour.

Not only is this TGR’s first bike film but the first time the company has worked with the British Columbia-based Anthill Films. Riders featured in the film include Cam McCaul, Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Tom van Steenbergen, Stevie Smith, Graham Aggasiz, Brook MacDonald, James Doerfling, Matt Hunter, Brandon Semenuk and Thomas Vanderham.

“I think the premise of this film speaks to the people of Steamboat,” said Tyler Goodman, executive director of Steamboat Bike Town USA. “This is on a new level of action sports films in everything about it from the artistic side of the filmmaking and also the adrenaline, action-packed shots.”

According to a question-and-answer interview with TGR founder Steve Jones, the company — known for their ski films — decided to create a mountain biking film after seeing how progressive the sport has become in recent years.

“I love TGR, and this film offers a way to see where people are going with riding now because it’s not just the park stuff, it’s everywhere,” said Scott Tomaro, who is an avid mountain biker and works at Ski and Bike Kare. “People are taking it and making it bigger and finding stuff (trails) that is more natural. It’s films like this that show the incredible capabilities of biking that make me want to get out and push my riding even more.”

Tickets for the event are $10 in advance at Steamboatbiketown.com/events or $15 at the door. Pre-show festivities will start at 7 p.m.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1


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