Awesome Land - Santa Cruz Premiere

Jan 28, 2010
by Tyler Maine  
Source: Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz and Bones Over Metal Team up to hold Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival featuring the groundbreaking film Awesome Land: Women of Dirt.

Two-Day Mountain Bike Festival in Santa Cruz Brings Professional Female Mountain Bike Riders including Lisa Myklak, Emily Johnston, and Tammy Donahugh. Details inside,
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Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) has teamed up with Bones Over Metal to host the California Premier of Awesome Land: Women of Dirt. The event is scheduled to take place on Feb 28, 2010, at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz. This unique film spotlights some of the most talented women mountain bikers and the lifestyles that allow them to ride.

The film Awesome Land: Women Of Dirt looks through the eyes of the wondrous women that have helped grow the sports of gravity mountain biking, downhill racing, dirt jumping, and free riding. Featured riders Lisa Myklak, Emily Johnston, and Tammy Donahugh will present at the premier, along with the filmmaker Mark Brent. There will be a Q&A session with these guests moderated by local cycling journalist Karen Kefauver.

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“Our goal is to support local riding groups like MBOSC and cycling non-profits to host regional shows and share the 'awesomeness' the mountain bike has to offer. We want to give back to the community, and we want to do this in a way that the local organizations and promoters get to keep all the funds raised,” said film producer Mark Brent.

The film premier is just one event tied to a greater two-day Mountain Bike Festival, sponsored by MBOSC and several other cycling industry and non-cycling oriented companies. Events held in conjunction with the premier include an open group ride through the Soquel Demonstration Forest on Feb. 27 and a Jump Jam/pump track session hosted by Epicenter Cycling in Aptos on Feb. 28. For additional information on the group ride and Jump Jam, please check out the MBOSC website.

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Proceeds from the festivities will go toward efforts to reopen the Soquel Demonstration Forest parking lot, which has been closed due to environmental issues; in addition, benefiting two female riders to help them go even bigger in 2010.

For additional information about MBOSC, the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, and the California premier of Awesome Land: Women of Dirt please email Courtney Dimpel at

About Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) is an IRC 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to the promotion of mountain biking in a healthy and environmentally sound manner. MBOSC is an affiliate club of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). MBOSC was founded in 1997 to raise money towards the purchase of the Gray Whale Ranch that was added to Wilder Ranch State Park.


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 wish my girlfriend was that rad. shred on ladies
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 Can't wait to see it !! So I'll be able to know how the other girls ride !
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 It's going to a super sweet 2 day bike festival with the California premier of the Film.
The Raffle is going to be huge....a Intense 5.5 Frame (medium), Fox 36 talas RC2, Black Market top of the line frame, Gamut Chain Guides, Light and motions lights, and so much more... Tell you friends to come and support our event to help raise funds for Demo!!!
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 Wow looks sick
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 Totally. I really love the cause of this as we cant really bike at Demo forest anymore....
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 everyone knows the song "look at me on my bike ..."
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 ya mark sweet vid

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