Check out ‘3 Minute Gaps’ Film on World Cup DH

"3 Minute Gaps" documents the best competitive downhill mountain bike athletes on the World Cup circuit.

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3 Minute Gaps

Northern California’s Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort and Giant Bicycles have come together with the Ride Giant/Ride Northstar mountain bike sponsorship program to host the movie premiere of 3 Minute Gaps on June 18.

The event will kick off the summer season with the opening of the Northstar Resort bike park on Lake Tahoe’s north shore. Park visitors will get free admission to the movie, a BBQ, music from local talent and great raffle prizes.

3 Minute Gaps is a documentary that follows the world’s best competitive downhill mountain bike athletes around the world as they trained, traveled, raced, celebrated and made sacrifices simply to be the fastest rider on the World Cup tour. World Cup riders featured include Gee Atherton, Sam Hill, Aaron Gwin, Sam Blenkinsop, Brendan Fairclough, Greg Minnaar, Andrew Neethling, Danny Hart, Matti Lehikoinen, Ben Reid, and Josh Bryceland.

Director Clay Porter and filmmaker John Lawson traveled around the globe to capture the athletes’ stories in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, U.S. and every round of the 2009 and 2010 World Cup series and mountain bike world championships.

Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort’s kick off to summer celebration with the 3 Minute Gaps premiere will include extending the mountain bike park hours of operation until 6 p.m. on June 18. The summer celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the deck of the Lodge at Big Springs at mid-mountain featuring a BBQ, music by local talent and an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for prizes donated by Giant Bicycles, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort, Shimano Bicycle Components, and Oakley.

The movie premiere will offer free admission and include a free gondola ride up to the mid-mountain Lodge at Big Springs for those who are not riding the park that day.  For just $10 per person, the BBQ will feature a burger with a side, and a choice of a beer or other beverage.  Proceeds from the BBQ and raffle prizes will benefit the Ride Giant/Ride Northstar mountain bike programs.

RSVP here for the Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort 3 Minute Gaps movie premiere event presented by Giant Bicycles.

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