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VIMFF: Biking Around The World

VIMFF: Biking Around The World

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2020

Biking Around The World

Two presentations and films following bike packing trips around the globe.

Wednesday, February 26
Doors 6:30pm | Show 7:30pm

Advance tickets $23 HERE | $25 at the door

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.

Speakers

Janick Lemieux & Pierre Bouchard

Together, Janick & Pierre combine more than 250,000 kilometres of cycling adventures in about 80 countries of the Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. In June, 2014 they embarked on an exploration project aiming to identify and understand the various challenges that are facing the contemporary nomadic peoples who wander and live between Europe’s northern most point in Norway and Africa’s southern end in South Africa – quite the journey!

Oliver Jorgensen, Jalen Sekhon & Kieran Evans

Oliver, Jalen & Kieran received the 2019 MEC Adventure Grant to complete a North-to-South mountain bikepacking traverse of Iceland. Their route took them through the most remote areas of the island, from thawing tundra plains to the high peaks of Iceland’s most active volcano. They set off pedalling with heavy bikes and much anticipation and discovered a winding journey on ancient goat tracks, gravel roads, mountain passes.

Films

The Legend Of Rafael

A story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling. After a devastating breakup, Rafael finds solitude and restoration on the open road, pedaling his way to emotional health from Mexico City to northern Colorado.

3 Wheels Under The Sun

WORLD PREMIERE In the summer of 2018, two Vancouver adventurers decided to participate as the only North Americans in the Suntrip solar bike race from France to China.

For detailed information about these events and other VIMFF programming, head to www.vimff.org.

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