Highgear Bike & Outdoor, the Lincoln Bicycle Company and Trek Bicycles will host a fundraiser for Nebraska's official trail advocacy group T.H.O.R. (Trails Have Our Respect). The huge shindig is being held Saturday, October 29, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. at Platte River State Park near Louisville. T.H.O.R. is dedicated to developing new mountain bike riding areas and making existing riding areas better by provide expertise, manpower, and resources to local land managers. This is the third year for of the T.H.O.R. fundraising event.
Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with an amateur freeride jump demonstration in the horse barn pasture. Other scheduled events include: BBQ courtesy of Omaha Steaks at 5:30 p.m., Psycowpath MTB Series check presentation to T.H.O.R. at 6:30 p.m., Q&A Session with pro mountain bikers Travis Brown (U.S. Olympic Mountain Bike Team Member) and Cameron Chambers (U.S. National 24 Hour Mountain Bike Champion) from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., freeride video contest at 8:00 p.m., raffle giveaway at 8:30 p.m. and 80's Dance Party from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. with music provided by DJ Reynolds.
All scheduled events except the freeride demo will be held at the Mallet Lodge in Platte River State Park. Individuals interested in entering the Freeride Video Contest should contact Event Organizer, John Lefler. Contest videos should be a maximum of 4-5 minutes in length and in VHS format. Videos will be scored by a panel of celebrity judges.
There is no cost to attend the T.H.O.R. Fundraiser. A freewill donation to T.H.O.R. is encouraged.