Outdoor adventure films return to La Crosse | Local

ORA Trails and La Crosse Adventure Films team up for a screening of new documentary Biketown; a story of mountain bikers, unlikely partnerships and the communities they create at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 3.

The film will screen at the Pump House, 119 King St. Free tickets are available on the ORA Trails website, as well as the ORA Trails and La Crosse Adventure Films Facebook page. The Pump House will have a cash bar, staffed by volunteers.

ORA Trails and La Crosse Adventure Films are both non-profit organizations, and donations to these organizations allow future opportunities like this to happen.

The film features four different cities that overcame challenges to provide outdoor opportunities to their communities. ORA Trails is especially excited to share this opportunity with the local community, as it highlights projects similar to recent projects ORA has done and continues to do.

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Examples include the pump track and park renovation at Lueth Park, new shared-use trails on Grandad Bluff, and accessible amenities at Chad Erickson Park. ORA is currently working on similar projects at Trempealeau and West Salem, as well as upgrades at Chad Erickson. All align with ORA’s mission to build happy, healthy and resilient communities by providing access to equitable and sustainable outdoor recreation experiences.

La Crosse Adventure Films seeks to inspire through film. We believe that communities improve when their inhabitants pursue adventure and intentionally live their own best story. Laugh, cry, clap, learn and explore the world together through cinema.

From the Freehub team: “Specialized and Soil Searching presents Biketown, a film from Freehub magazine, which will be released in the summer of 2022. It’s a story of local communities and struggles that ultimately inspired a collaboration around of shared visions and goals.Biketown immerses viewers in the arrival of mountain biking – from the adulthood era – now a thriving multi-generational sport – by examining paradigms that span local and national levels. Summer 2022 Biketown film screening events benefit various local IMBA chapters and other non-profit trail clubs across North America. The film premieres on Freehub’s YouTube Channel in August as a streaming option for a global audience.”

ORA Trails and La Crosse Adventure Films will be teaming up for another inspirational film – called “Esperanto – on September 22, and look forward to upcoming screenings and film festivals. For questions, contact [email protected]

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