Revelstoke BikeFest, an annual celebration of all things bikes, is set to take over the West Kootenay mountain town September 5-10, 2023. 

Revelstoke has quickly become a cycling paradise, with cruisers rolling through the streets of town and mountain bike trails by the bazillions, from the high alpine scenery of Frisbee Ridge to the flow laps of Mount Macpherson. From September 5th to 10th the Revelstoke BikeFest celebrates all facets of the almighty bike, including a show and shine, an expo and demo day, along with two races including a Women’s Enduro and the XC Revy Fifty.

The BikeFest also includes a premiere of “The Engine Inside,” a bicycle documentary written by KMC Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Scott and produced by Vancouver-based Anthill Films. Mitchell will be on hand to introduce the film at the screening.

For more about the Revelstoke BikeFest, check out the Facebook event page here. And to get tickets for the premiere of “The Engine Inside,” at the Roxy Theatre on September 6 at 7pm, visit the EventBrite page here.

The Engine Inside documentary shines a light on people who have embraced cycling as a way to overcome daunting personal and systemic challenges, and ultimately asks viewers to reconsider their own perspective. Is there a transformative power within us all that can be unlocked through the simple act of riding a bike?

“Never before have we experienced as many converging problems: the climate crisis, social and economic inequality, cultural trauma, and transportation issues,” says Director Darcy Wittenburg. “The Engine Inside is about unlocking the bicycle as a simple solution. The timing and the message of this film have never been as poignant or urgent as now.”

The film is narrated by the voice of cycling, Phil Liggett and features Jay Bearhead, Nourah Salah, RRDBlocks, Janice Tower, Megan Hottman and Kwabena Danso, with Danny MacAskill and Robert Gesink.

Anthill Films is a collaborative team of visual storytellers who push physical and technical boundaries to create films that inspire a way of life. In the past two decades, Anthill has produced 12 feature films, three television series and hundreds of shorts, all focused on the power, beauty and athleticism of the bike.