A new full-length film is in post-production right now called Awesome Land: Women of Dirt. The goal of the film is to bring to light female mountain bikers, a very overlooked group of athletes from a very overlooked sport in itself. Bonesovermetal.com are the folks behind the film, and their goal is to document the lives of the riders, both on and off the saddle. “The inspiration for Women Of Dirt starts first with the women who make up an important part of our sport and yet get overlooked. We felt that our lifestyle gets overlooked, and that the women in our sport get overlooked. By focusing on two elements that we don’t see in DVDs, we are telling a story that hasn’t been told,” says Mark Brent, producer of Women of Dirt. The film will cover both veteran riders and newcomers. “We knew we needed some of the more mature riders who have been in the sport for a while. Riders who are pillars of their community, such as Katrina Strand and Tammy Donahugh. We wanted high-profile riders like Darcy Turenne. We also wanted riders who are newcomers, like the grom Cierra Smith, who rides for Kirt Voreis’ All Ride Academy Team,” adds Brent. Dawn Cashen, Leana Gerrard, Emily Johnston, Jill Kintner, Lisa Myklak, Stephanie Nychka and Kathy Pruitt will also be included in the film. The premiere for Awesome Land: Women of Dirt is scheduled for February 5th, 2010.
Via Bike Magazine.