Watch a bike flick and help fund Eagle trails

STATESMAN STAFFAugust 15, 2013 

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ROGER PHILLIPS — rphillips@idahostatesman.com

Boise Area Mountain Bike Association is showing a recently released mountain bike movie and raising money for trail building at the Eagle Bike Park on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Northgate Reel Theatre, 6950 W. State St. in Boise.

Tickets are $10 and go on sale at 6:30 p.m. The film starts at 7 p.m.

The featured film is “Not Bad,” by Anthill Films, which showcases free-riding and other mayhem in New Zealand. You can see a preview of the film at .

The night will also include an excerpt from Red Bull’s “We” ski and snowboard movie.

There will also be a raffle of donated mountain bike gear with tickets going for $5 each.

Duke Family Foundation has pledged matching funds up to $5,000 raised at the event. Proceeds will go toward building the Treasure Valley’s first “flow” trail at the Eagle Bike Park. The trail is expected to be about a mile long and cost about $50,000, for which BAMBA says the city of Eagle has already pledged $30,000.

If funds are raised, the trail could be built in October and be ready for riders in the spring.

A flow trail is like a hybrid between a cross-country trail and the park’s specialty trails that feature hard-banked corners and jumps.

The concept of a flow trail is it’s mostly a downhill trail that’s rideable for all levels of mountain bikers and has features similar to expert trails, such as banked corners, berms and jumps.

The trail is designed so it can be taken at high speed with minimal braking.

The trail would be professionally designed and built, and it could include major structures such as bridges so that riders can cross other trails without having to worry about colliding with other riders.

People who are unable to attend the film but who would like to donate can email bamba.imba@gmail.com.

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