The Missoula screening of Race Across The Sky Mountain Town Movie Tour was a huge success. Missoula has a strong cycling community that was very enthusiastic about supporting their IMBA Chapter, the Montana Mountain Bike Alliance. At least 300 people attended, and the event raised more than $4,000. Big Sky Bikes, Missoula’s Specialized dealer hosted the pre-party, packed with fans and friends.

We noticed more than 100 bikes parked outside the party! Bernice’s Bakery, La Petit Outre, Worden’s Deli, PBR, RedBull and Bitterroot Salsa donated refreshments. Amazing raffle prizes and giveaways from Specialized, PBR, Adventure Medical Kits, Suunto, Salomon, Buff, Ergon, Smartwool, Hammer Nutrition and KT Tape got people excited for the season. While ticket sales totaled 150 before the show, that number doubled at the door.

Bret George, the Missoula representative for IMBA and I spoke to the crowd before the start of the film to explain how ticket and raffle sales would benefit trails in their area. The audience seemed to love the evening, and offered laughter, cheers and emotion at different times during the show. And they loved sticking around afterward to win all the great raffle prizes and hang out with each other.

Off to Carbondale, CO and Park City, Utah next week! More dates and locations!

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