KGB Productions to Release Freedom Riders at Sea Otter Classic

March 31, 2009

Freedom. We all want it. We all deserve it especially when it comes to riding our bikes. Freedom Riders, the latest high-definition mountain biking film from Jackson, WY-based KGB Productions and Gravnetic, will hold its world premiere on Saturday April 18, 2009 at the Sea Otter Classic at the Embassy Suites in Seaside, CA. from 7-9pm. The premiere will be screened at the IMBA California Benefit Party with proceeds to benefit the biking advocacy organization. Tickets cost $10 at the door and there will be a huge raffle featuring loads of killer prizes. IMBA, who mission is to create, enhance and protect great trail experiences for mountain bikers worldwide, is a partner for the Freedom Riders premiere, as well as the 50 venue nationwide tour that will commence after Sea Otter. "We're super excited to have IMBA as a partner for the Freedom Riders project and given all the hard work and advocacy they put into furthering the sport of biking it's truly a natural fit," says KGB co-founder Sam Pope. "The film shows how important trails are to the mountain biking community and how a dedicated group of riders followed their passion to create history." Freedom Riders is the Dogtown and Z Boys of mountain biking. The film artistically captures the evolution of freeriding from stealth trail building to forging a working relationship with the U.S. Forest Service to establish the first-ever downhill specific trail in Forest Service history in the Teton Pass area of Wyoming. The film showcases the freeriding subculture in North America from where it was to where it is now by highlighting how the sport has obtained its legitimacy in the public eye. Freedom Riders provides a compelling story of a group of individuals who never let their passion die while looking at the rich culture and history behind the sport. From old-school footage of Tom Richey and Gary Fisher to the time, hours and sweat it takes to build a trail to hucking and ripping down singletrack, Freedom Riders isnt your typical bike porn film, it tells a story an important one for any bike lover. The film with also feature an original soundtrack by Grammy Award nominee Luke Reynolds of Astral Kids. About KGB Production and Gravnetic Based in the outdoor mecca of Jackson Hole, WY, KGB Productions has been producing action sports films and drinking beer for more than a decade. From ski films to bike films to documentaries, KGB films aim to artistically tell a story while entertaining with top-notch, high quality footage. KGB also handles corporate contracts and has been known to film everything from trade shows to hip-hop videos. Gravnetic is a freelance cooperative of creative producing promotional, HD programming, web and motion interactive Web sites and applications. We can be found in the Idaho backcountry filming HD Fly Fishing and Biking. The narrative of Freedom Riders was a natural fit for the talents of the cooperative. About IMBA IMBA is a non-profit membership association that creates, enhances and preserves trail opportunities for mountain bikers worldwide. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, community participation, cooperation among different trail user groups and innovative, sustainable trail development programs. IMBA work has touched more than 10,000 miles of trails over 20 years. IMBA's worldwide network includes 80,000+ individuals, 750 bicycle clubs, more than 150 corporate partners and 600 retail members. IMBA's members live in all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and in 30 other countries. Principal projects include the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, the National Mountain Bike Patrol, IMBA Trailbuilding Schools, National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Epics, Trail Solutions and a variety of educational and trailbuilding efforts that comprise international, national, regional, state and local efforts. Registration with IMBA is free, or you can join IMBA as a member. More Info: Visit

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