The NAC to host an exclusive, advanced screening and Q&A with director and co-producer in Park City on Oct. 10 at 6:00 p.m. MT
PARK CITY, UTAH (Sept. 20, 2023) – Today, the National Ability Center, a leading non-profit organization that provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals, families, and groups with disabilities, announced that it will host a free, exclusive advanced screening of “Tread Setters” at The Hub Recreation Center in Park City, Utah. The documentary, made in partnership with Outride and Osseointegration, follows four paracyclists as they ride the 100-mile White Rim Trail in Moab, Utah in one day.
“Tread Setters was made to unite the mountain biking community and raise awareness for the Adaptive Nation. This screening will directly reach our intended audience of paracyclists and their supporters, and show other paracyclists that the sky’s the limit,” said Steven Wilke, one of the featured athletes in the “Tread Setters” film. “When I completed the fastest known time on the White Rim Trail for a paracyclist, I felt an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and knew that this transformative journey would have an everlasting impact on my life and the Adaptive Nation. I hope this film motivates other young and new para-athletes to continue to set and achieve new goals.”
Attendees of the community screening can begin arriving at 6:00 p.m. MT to enjoy complimentary pizza and beverages. “Tread Setters” will premiere promptly at 6:30 p.m. MT with a Q+A panel following. Hosted by Matt Didisheim, executive producer of “Tread Setters” and content producer at the National Ability Center, the Q+A panel will feature Louis Arévalo, director, and Steven Wilke, paracyclist. The night will conclude with a drawing for the rad door prizes!
“When presented with the opportunity to direct ‘Tread Setters,’ I didn’t think twice before saying yes. This film’s main mission is to expose the audience to para-athletes and the adaptive community by helping to normalize disabilities,” said Louis Arévalo, director of the “Tread Setters” film and adaptive athlete. “According to the CDC, 27% of the U.S. population has some type of disability, however, most of their stories often remain untold, and tend to be riddled with stereotypes and tropes that help check the inspirational box, but do little to encourage a supportive community. With help from the National Ability Center and Outride, this documentary unveils the athletes’ stories in a one-of-a-kind way, proving that passion knows no boundaries as this team redefines what it means to be a part of the adaptive and outdoor communities.”
To register for the free, community screening of “Tread Setters” click here. To watch the trailer, visit the NAC’s YouTube channel. “Tread Setters” will have an official public release on YouTube and Vimeo in 2024 in addition to a variety of film festivals such as the Voices Rising Film Festival. Follow @nationalabilitycenter on Instagram to stay up to date.
About the National Ability Center
The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals, families, and groups with disabilities, physical, cognitive, and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans, and more. Rooted in Park City, UT for nearly 40 years, with an additional facility in Moab, the National Ability Center empowers participants by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through inclusive programming and activities such as alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, swimming, rafting, archery, among others. With Vail’s EpicPromise as the National Ability Center’s largest annual community partner, NAC is globally recognized as a leader in adaptive sports. For more information, visit discovernac.org.