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Rusch Taking Leadville 100 Film to the ‘Core’

Endurance champ Rebecca Rusch is hosting a five-stop mountain town movie tour of Race Across The Sky, the documentary of the 2009 Leadville Trail 100, which she won along with Lance Armstrong.

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By Singletrack.com

Rebecca Rusch on her way to winning the 2009 Leadville Trail 100. Photo by Kurt Hoy
Rebecca Rusch on her way to winning the women's division at the 2009 Leadville Trail 100. Photo by Kurt Hoy

Rebecca Rusch, three-time reigning 24-Hour Solo Mountain Biking World Champion, is hosting a five-stop mountain town movie tour of Race Across The Sky, the documentary of the 2009 Leadville Trail 100, which she won along with Lance Armstrong.

The film was shown in select cities last fall, but not in what Rusch calls the “core cycling communities of the Rocky Mountain West.”

Presented by Specialized, each stop of the movie tour will be a fundraiser for the International Mountain Bike Association and its local chapter clubs. Rusch, who hails from Sun Valley, Idaho, will be on hand for each screening to sign posters and host a raffle with gear from tour sponsors, including Specialized, Ergon, Buff, Red Bull, Adventure Medical Kits, and KT Tape.

The documentary about the LT100 features candid conversations with elite and amateur riders, including Rusch, as they compete in the grueling Colorado race that tops out at about 12,600 feet. Rusch was in New York City for the film’s premiere. The first screening was intended to be a “one-time-only” event, but after sold out showings and multiple requests from cyclists and friends, Rusch decided to bring the film to a select group of mountain towns.

RUSCH & ‘RACE ACROSS THE SKY’
Sun Valley, Idaho Feb. 25
Missoula, Montana March 11
Carbondale, Colorado March 16
Park City, Utah March 18
Jackson Hole, Wyoming March 25

“I’m so excited to be a part of this film tour,” Rusch said. “The race itself was amazing. But to be able to share the experience through this film and bring it to cycling communities that are close to my heart is icing on the cake.  The premiere showings were only in big cities, so I can’t wait to bring the film to these core cycling communities and also be able to support their local trail advocacy work.”

Meanwhile, if you aren’t in one of the movie tour towns, Leadville Trail 100 organizers anticipate having the “Race Across the Sky” DVD available at their online store this spring. The documentary is also set to air in select cities and towns in Canada Jan. 27 and Feb. 7.