October 4, 2012

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UTC University Center

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615 Mccallie Avenue, City of Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403

(423) 425-4455

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    Bobby McMullen is an extreme athlete from Northern California who remains competitive despite being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 12, the loss of his vision, years of dialysis, two double transplants (kidney/pancreas) and having broken more bones than he can list.  In spite of challenges that would take most people out, Bobby lives life full-on. He is a passionate extreme sport competitor – a tenacious adrenaline junkie who competes alongside fully able racers. He was recently inducted into the Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame and is a current nominee for the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

    With the help of a guide and a rigorous training schedule, Bobby is determined to race his bike down a course riddled with obstacles and flanked by steep, life-threatening cliffs. But, the racecourse isn't the only challenge in Bobby's life. Between thrills, spills and jaw dropping helmet camera footage in this film, we see how Bobby uses humor, determination, and unshakeable optimism to battle adversity - both on and off the bike.

    October 4, 2012