Yay, Bike Rides!

Utopia Distribution announced recently that the company will be re-releasing the 1986 BMX cult classic Rad for the first time this summer.

Originally released in 1986 during the rise of the BMX bike craze, Rad follows Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a small-town kid determined to win an infamous BMX race set on a nearly impossible course known as Helltrack.

Random pic of my first BMX – Raleigh Burner Mk1

A sleeper hit upon its initial release, the film has become one of the iconic cult films of the 1980s and amongst BMX professionals, spawning fan clubs and repertory film screenings for decades.

Here’s the trailer –

And the brief synopsis reads –

“A bicycle-motocrosser (Allen) tries to enter a corrupt promoter’s nationally televised cash-prize race.”

Directed by Hal Needham (Smokey And The Bandit), the film stars Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, Jack Weston, and Bart Conner.

Rad is set to arrive on Digital platforms from July 24th.