Outdoor Journal

A cinematic celebration of the bicycle: As a benefit for the Mars Hill College Cycling Team, three eclectic cycling films will be screened at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. on Thursday, March 5, at 9:30 p.m.

Klunkerz chronicles the birth of mountain biking during the 1960s and ‘70s in northern California. Chris Hoy: Just a Minute follows the Olympic and world track-cycling champion in his quest to break the world kilometer record at the world’s highest velodrome (in La Paz, Bolivia, at 12,000 feet). Standing Start pairs the life and battles of Odysseus with the gladiator-like race-day preparations of Olympic cyclist Craig Maclean.

Tickets are donation-based, $5-$10. For more information, call 275-3950 or visit the Web site, marshillcycling.wordpress.com.

Get your geezer track tips: If you’ve ever been passed by some old geezers the last 100 yards of a race and thought, “How in the heck did they do that?” then you need to attend the Asheville Track Club’s March 9 meeting at LaPaz Mexican Restaurant in Biltmore Village, 7 to 8 p.m.

Get the inside scoop on how the old-masters runners keep winning age-group awards and outpacing folks decades younger. Bring questions to ask the esteemed panel of master blasters: Julie Corey, Bart Smith, Heidi Sherman, Jim Grodnik, Lynn Plemmons, Mark Ledyard and Dave Perkins. Bring a friend, and come early to enjoy dinner and banter with fellow runners.

For more information, visit the club’s Web site at www.ashevilletrackclub.org.

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About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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