The series of films, titled Bike Shorts, were jury-selected by Filmed by Bike, of Portland, Ore. The films were shot while riding a bicycle and mostly feature the Pacific Northwest.
Executive Director of the Latah Trail Foundation, Ashley Lipscomb, says that while the event is meant to bring the community together, the foundation needs to raise money for trail improvements.
“We need to raise $37,500 by this summer to do surface improvements to Bear Creek Canyon,” Lipscomb said. “We’ve had a lot of support from various recreation shops in the area, so that’s been a huge benefit for us.”
The money raised from the event will fund the improvements made to the first mile in Bear Creek Canyon, southeast of Troy, this summer.
In addition to the films, the event will also include a silent auction, with items donated from local bike shops, and a Q&A session with the Latah Trail Foundation to field questions about the trail and Bear Creek Canyon. There will also be a cash bar featuring wine from Colter’s Creek Vineyard and Winery along with select beers from the Wine Company of Moscow.
Lipscomb said improving Bear Creek Canyon will be beneficial not only to current residents, but future residents as well.
“Trails make for a vibrant community,” Lipscomb said. “It creates a safe place for people to recreate. The local businesses and non-profit organizations support us and help make our region viable as a recreational area.”
Those interested in learning more about the Latah Trail Foundation can visit www.latahtrailfoundation.org.
If You Go
What: The Latah Trail Foundation presents Bike ‘Shorts’ film series
Where: Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow
When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film starts at 7 p.m., Monday, March 9
Cost: $6 for community members, $5 for seniors, all proceeds go to the Latah Trail Foundation