Bentonville Welcomes the Ritual Mountain Bike Film Tour this Friday

Bentonville Welcomes the Ritual Mountain Bike Film Tour this Friday

The Community Bicyclist

Calling all mountain bike enthusiasts in Bentonville! Get ready for an epic celebration of your favorite sport as the Ritual Mountain Bike Film Tour rolls into town. This premiere event, part of a nationwide tour hitting 10 key cities, promises an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Mark your calendars for Friday, May 24th at 7 pm at the Meteor Guitar Gallery (128 W Central Ave, Bentonville, AR 72712). Tickets are just $20 for general admission, and they’re selling fast!

The night will be packed with shred-worthy stoke. The Ritual tour will showcase a lineup of incredible films featuring the sport’s best athletes pushing their limits on breathtaking trails. Expect heart-pounding action, inspiring stories of human grit, and stunning cinematography that will leave you itching to hit the dirt yourself.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! The event will also feature giveaways from industry heavyweights, offering a chance to score some sweet new gear. Live music will fuel the good vibes and create a night of unforgettable community engagement for all mountain bike enthusiasts.

The viewing will be held at the Meteor Guitar Museum.
The viewing will be held at the Meteor Guitar Museum.

The show boasts a diverse range of films, from 20-minute long-form stories to adrenaline-pumping 3-minute shred flicks. Expect films rooted in adventure, inspiration, and spectacular cinematography from independent filmmakers, including crowd pleasers like “Circles” featuring Commencal rider Brett Rheeder, and “Esperanto” showcasing iconic segments from both Jackson Hole and Utah, featuring legendary riders like Kyle Strait, Cam Zink, Darren Berrecloth, Brooke Anderson, and many more.

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Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate your passion for mountain biking with fellow riders in Bentonville. Grab your tickets today and get ready for a night of shred-worthy stoke with the Ritual Mountain Bike Film Tour!

“This event gives mountain biking enthusiasts from our region a chance to gather and enjoy an incredible evening of films,” said Kalene Griffith, president and CEO of Visit Bentonville. “The film series highlights the talents of top athletes and storytellers in the sport, with captivating cinematography and compelling narratives that are sure to inspire and entertain everyone who attends. Being selected as a host city for a key stop on the tour is a true honor for Bentonville and a testament to its reputation as the Mountain Biking Capital of the World.”

The Ritual Mountain Bike Film Tour, the brainchild of industry veterans Chris Keig (Warren Miller / Fly Fishing Film Tour), Geoff Shaffer (Pearl Izumi), and Chad Melis (Turn It Up Media / REEB Cycles), is back on track after a pandemic pause. Originally launched in 2020, Ritual relaunches this spring showcasing a curated selection of films by established and independent filmmakers. The tour will hit roughly 50 venues across the US in 2024, offering a mix of hosted and licensed live events, all designed to bring the mountain bike community together for a celebration of the sport on the big screen.

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