High Country Recreation Will Screen Film “Pedal Driven” Nov 21, Promote Local Trail Development

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 | 0 comments

HCR trails advocacy night

High Country Recreation, a local non-profit that promotes recreational activities and advocates for improved recreation infrastructure, will host a screening of the film “Pedal Driven” on Thursday, November 21 at 7pm.  The event will be held at the Harvest House located at 247 Boone Heights Drive.  The focus of the evening will be supporting local trail development in the High Country.  In addition to showing the film, High Country Recreation hopes to connect community members with local groups (including Boone Area Cyclists, Blue Ridge Conservancy, High Country Pathways) who are already working on numerous trail projects in the High Country.  Stick Boy Kitchen will stay open to provide food and drink and a place to continue conversations around local trail initiatives.  Admission is free and open to the public.

“Pedal Driven” is a “non-profit documentary made in association with International Mountain Biking Association and in partnership with the United States Forest service that examines the shared philosophies of stewardship and sustainability from both sides and, ultimately, offers examples of the ways in which opposing factions can find common ground in defense of the lands that belong to us all.”  The film will explore how private, non-profit and government groups can function together to help build stronger local communities.

Earlier this year, High Country Recreation organized local groups that included the medical, non-profit, private and faith communities to sign a letter to local elected officials encouraging them to work with community, state and federal partners in order to expand and improve local trail systems.  Specifically, this letter emphasized that trails help build a stronger local economy by attracting and retaining small businesses, increasing tourism dollars and improving health outcomes.

For more information about this event, please visit the High Country Recreation Facebook page or email highcountryrecreation@gmail.com.

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