The Way Bobby Sees It
Friday, July 15, 7 p.m.
REI – Seattle store
Bobby McMullen is a legally blind downhill mountain bike racer. He has a guide who rides in front of him to shout out turns and obstacles, and from what I’ve heard from people who have ridden with him he’s not only an incredibly talented rider, but more aggressive than many who have the benefit of seeing the obstacles coming up on them.
Bobby lives in California and will be in town on Friday, July 15 on his way up to Crankworx, so this is is a pretty rare opportunity to meet him in person. We’ll also be showing a film about Bobby’s preparation for and competition in the 2007 Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Race, a 17-mile course said to be the country’s most challenging downhill race.
We’re putting this on in partnership with Outdoors for All and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. Let me know if you’d like more info. What this guy does is so incredible that I can’t imagine anyone who shows up not being completely amazed by it. People can pre-purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.