PEDAL-DRIVEN: a bike-umentary, scheduled for release in April 2011, just released a brand-new trailer cut especially to support a one-month crowd funding campaign through Kickstarter.com
in an effort to raise funds necessary to complete the documentary.
Howell at the Moon Productions, the company behind the project, has shot across the Western United States and in B.C. for over a year now. The doc will chronicle the clash between mountain bikers and federal land managers on national forest lands as well as investigating emerging solutions to the problem. It is being created through a non-profit partnership with IMBA.
The company has set a goal of raising at least $15,000 by Nov. 5. A unique feature of fundraising through Kickstarter.com
is that, unless a project meets or exceeds its fundraising goal, no money is distributed. Donors to the campaign receive rewards ranging from pre-purchases of the DVD, official movie T-shirts all the way up to bike frames and having a trail named after them.
EVERY DOLLAR HELPS
As a NON-PROFIT project, every cent of profit ever generated by Pedal-Driven will go back into projects that support sustainable trailbuilding and land stewardship solutions. The hope is that this film turns into hundreds of thousands, if not millions, in future support for mountain bike and environmental advocacy work.
JOIN THE RIDE
We're asking you to be part of our team. Please help us in spreading the word about Pedal-Driven on the Kickstarter.com site
. The success of this campaign rests on our ability to let people know about the project and get them involved. This is an opportunity for individuals to have a real hand in mountain bike advocacy at the national level. Grassroots support can make this happen!