Bike races and foreign flicks, oh my |

Bike races and foreign flicks, oh my

Road Trip!
Staff Report
Post Independent

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

WHERE TO: Moab, Utah (about 3 hours from Glenwood Springs)

WHEN: Saturday through Tuesday

WHAT FOR: The Skinny Tire Festival, four days of bicycle races through the scenic byways of Moab. Proceeds to go The Lance Armstrong Foundation, whose purpose is to eliminate cancer from the planet. For more information, contact (435) 259-2698 or visit

WHY? Even when you’re stuck in a car, Moab’s scenery makes your jaw drop. Just imagine it by bike.

WHERE TO: Paonia (about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Glenwood Springs)

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

WHAT FOR: “Persepolis,” an animated film nominated for an Oscar. It brings the work of best-selling graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi to the big screen. Her autobiographic tale speaks of one Iranian woman’s quest for freedom. It will be playing at the Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave. For more information, call (970) 527-6610 or visit

WHY? Because this is one important film ” and it probably won’t be coming around these parts any time soon.

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