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Return to Earth


A mountain biking film premiere

Catch a powerful new mountain biking flick, support your local trail non-profits, AND get the chance to win a brand new mountain bike all in one evening? It doesn’t get much better than that!

Epicenter Cycling is proud to host the Santa Cruz premiere of the new Anthill Films mountain biking film Return to Earth at the Rio Theatre on Friday, June 21, 2019 with proceeds benefiting  Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) and Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association (MORCA).

Doors open at 6:30pm — come early for our pre-show reception; showtime is at 7:30pm with a post-show raffle taking place at 8:15. Every attendee gets a chance to win a Trek Fuel EX 8 mountain bike! One free raffle ticket is included with admission; additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the show.

About Return to Earth

Return to Earth, a cinematic journey into the bike’s power to immerse us in the present moment.

Time is either spent wisely or it is just spent. Second after second; minute after minute; moment after moment ... they’re all there for the taking. All you need is a simple machine that that defies boundaries and knows no limits.

This is Return to Earth, the ninth feature from award-winning adventure filmmakers Anthill Films. A cinematic journey that will immediately transport you into that feeling of total immersion you get on a bike ride. Fly through the lush coastal jungles of Oahu. Feel the dust from Utah’s otherworldly landscapes. Lose yourself in the untouched mountains of Patagonia.

Connected by true to life examples set by some of the sport’s biggest athletes, unsung shredders and up-and-coming youth, Return to Earth proves that when we lose track of time, we can make the most of it.

Brought to you by Shimano and Trek Bicycles featuring Brett Rheeder, Thomas Vanderham, Casey Brown, Matt Hunter, Reed Boggs, Ryan Howard, Joey Schusler, Thomas Genon, Brandon Semenuk, Carson Storch, Emil Johansson, Jackson Goldstone, Jakob Jewett and friends.

In association with Pink Bike, Trail Forks, Evoc, Clif Bar, Sony, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Pink Bike and Freehub Magazine with additional support from Bike Park Lenzerheide, Spawn Cycles, Rocky Mountain Cycles.

A new 4K film by Anthill Films with art direction and creative by Good Fortune Collective. Photography by Sterling Lorence and Margus Riga.

Show time: 7:30 PM, doors 6:30 PM
Tickets: $10
Advance tickets : and Epicenter Cycling 1730 Mission Street in Santa Cruz and 8035 Soquel Drive in Aptos
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Later Event: June 22
John Mayall