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twin cities motion pictures bike night 2013 Pepitos Parkway Theater Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition

I attended last night’s first annual Twin Cities Motion Picture ‘evening of bicycle films’ at the Pepitos Parkway Theater in Mpls, a benefit for the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. They showed Bikes over Baghdad and The Cyclist, but the featured film was Salsa Cycle‘s Racing the Sun, a story about one of their sponsored riders, Tim Ek, and his participation in last year’s endurance gravel road race, the Dirty Kanza 200. (Tim’s blog post about the event: Racing the Kansas Sun.) 

Mike 'Kid' Riemer, Tim Ek, Jason Boucher, Amy Ek Mike 'Kid' Riemer Mike 'Kid' Riemer, Jason Boucher and son

That’s Tim (AKA ‘Eki’) in between Salsa Cycle‘s Mike ‘Kid’ Riemer and QBP‘s Jason Boucher in the photo on the left. Tim’s wife, Amy Ek (also in the movie) is on the right in the photo.

More about Tim:

I was particularly interested in Tim’s Aug. 4 blog post, Learning to Fly, about his recent attempts to do more gravity-type riding in Duluth with his split-pivot Salsa Horsethief:

Yesterday I lubed up the chain, took the Horsey off the hook in the garage and pointed it toward my local trail system in Duluth, known as the Piedmont Trails.

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