Cycling double feature to screen March 11; one is by Asheville’s Chusy Jardine

Two cycling films — one by Asheville’s own Chusy Jardine — will screen at Asheville Pizza & Brewing, March 11. Mars Hill College Cycling, in conjunction with Citizen Pictures, will show the epic documentary Race Across the Sky as a fundraising event for the team. The film was released very briefly to theaters in large cities but never made it to Asheville.

Following RATS, Mars Hill Cycling will show A Ride with George Hincapie to round out the double feature highlighting two of the USA’s most respected cyclists. Presented in conjunction with Plan A Films and Hincapie Sports. A Ride was directed by Chusy Jardine, the award winning director, whose film “Anywhere, USA” (based on and filmed in Asheville) won a prestigious Sundance award.

The event will be hosted by Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. on Thursday, March 11.

Here’s the trailer for RATS:

For those unfamiliar with the Leadville 100, here’s what it’s all about:

At 10,000+ feet, against the misty backdrop of a former mining town, Leadville, Colorado, 1228 cyclists line the starting line. For many, it will be the most difficult race of their lives. For some, a bragging right to say they raced alongside the best in the world. Some imagine victory. Most hope only to finish. But everyone will count.

And the trailer for A Ride with George Hincapie

And here is the scoop on “A Ride With George Hincapie”:

Spanning his early years as a junior to the disappointment of 2009 Roubaix, this unadorned everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-guy portrait puts a microscope on the silent man of cycling, George Hincapie. Ride along with George as he shares his joys and inspirations, his fears and frustrations, his anger (or lack thereof), his hopes and dreams, his strengths and weaknesses, and his plans for the future as he gives us a unique peak into his private world. A Ride with George Hincapie is a feature-length film that provides an unprecedented look at the man behind the athlete.

Here the link to Mars Hill Cycling’s blog post:


About Jeff Fobes
As a long-time proponent of media for social change, my early activities included coordinating the creation of a small community FM radio station to serve a poor section of St. Louis, Mo. In the 1980s I served as the editor of the "futurist" newsletter of the U.S. Association for the Club of Rome, a professional/academic group with a global focus and a mandate to act locally. During that time, I was impressed by a journalism experiment in Mississippi, in which a newspaper reporter spent a year in a small town covering how global activities impacted local events (e.g., literacy programs in Asia drove up the price of pulpwood; soybean demand in China impacted local soybean prices). Taking a cue from the Mississippi journalism experiment, I offered to help the local Green Party in western North Carolina start its own newspaper, which published under the name Green Line. Eventually the local party turned Green Line over to me, giving Asheville-area readers an independent, locally focused news source that was driven by global concerns. Over the years the monthly grew, until it morphed into the weekly Mountain Xpress in 1994. I've been its publisher since the beginning. Mountain Xpress' mission is to promote grassroots democracy (of any political persuasion) by serving the area's most active, thoughtful readers. Consider Xpress as an experiment to see if such a media operation can promote a healthy, democratic and wise community. In addition to print, today's rapidly evolving Web technosphere offers a grand opportunity to see how an interactive global information network impacts a local community when the network includes a locally focused media outlet whose aim is promote thoughtful citizen activism. Follow me @fobes

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2 thoughts on “Cycling double feature to screen March 11; one is by Asheville’s Chusy Jardine

  1. Bugg

    You mean he isn’t asking for money from the entire community and then not letting the people who donated their time and money to his cause see the film?

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