Many of you may recall the amazing 2009 film documenting the 2009 Leadville 100 Mountain bike race. The Leadville Trail 100 began as a running race 27 years ago and mountain bike racing was added in 1994, becoming a competition with more than 1,000 entries. It has become increasingly popular, more than doubling its number of entries over the last six years. Lance Armstrong joined the fray that year and won a totally grueling 100 mile race amongst some very heavy local competition.
However, the real story of the film was the trials, tribulations and sacrifices of the every day weekend warriors who participated.
The 150 attendees at last years Bicycle Film Series Seattle showing were witness to some very inspirational stories indeed… So much so that we have brought in the 2010 edition of the film to enjoy!
This year, Race Across the Sky 2010 delves into the resulting race entry boom, including record numbers of regular Fred’s (amateur riders), all with their own personal reasons for challenging themselves to this epic test of will, strength and endurance. Joined by the toughest elite field this high-altitude century race has ever seen, (including US Pro rider Levi Leipheimer), these riders are tested by one of the most brutal courses known to the sport.