People ride bikes for many reasons. Often the opportunity to ride in honor or memory of someone is what spurs us to ride further on a different path. On this Worldwide Ride of Silence Day, Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas is grateful to share such a journey through the award-winning documentary, “Blood Road.”
Although she’s used to pushing her body to its limit, nothing could prepare ultra-endurance
mountain biker Rebecca Rusch for the emotional journey she took in 2015 when she pedaled 1200
miles of the Ho Chi Minh trail in search of the crash site that claimed the life of her father, a US Air
Force pilot shot down during the Vietnam War. The documentary of this journey, “Blood Road,” won the Bentonville Filmfest in 2017.
On the day Rebecca is scheduled to complete the inaugural ride of the Arkansas High Country Bike Route, BACA presents a free outdoor screening of “Blood Road” in The Root parking lot following the 2019 Worldwide Ride of Silence, https://www.facebook.com/events/2363907907173859/?ti=icl
The Root will be open and serving dinner until 9 pm and beverages until 10 pm. Bring your own chair or picnic blanket plus money for meals and/or refreshments if desired.
Screening of Blood Road will begin at 8 pm.