Algoma Club to host Sonic Divide


On Nov. 11, the Algoma Club is sponsoring the free, Wisconsin premiere of  Sonic Divide, a documentary style film that follows ultra-distance mountain biker and professor of Music, Payton MacDonald.

The evening kicks off at 5pm with live music by local artist Aaron Roecker featuring cycling exhibits by Winnebago Bicycle, East Central Wisconsin Planning Commission, and others. A short presentation and performance by Payton will begin promptly at 7pm followed by the premiere of Sonic Divide.

In June of 2016 Payton rode his mountain bike 2,500 miles along the Continental Divide, from the Mexican to the Canadian border. He crossed the Divide 30 times, each time stopping in the wilderness to perform an original composition by various composers. He filmed the trip himself and is currently traveling and promoting his work at film festivals and universities throughout the country.

“I am very excited to welcome my former college professor and friend Dr. Payton MacDonald back to Oshkosh,” said Algoma Club Events Director of Events Jesse Koonce.  “His talent as a performer is world class and his passion for teaching is unmatched.”

The Algoma Club is located at 103 Algoma Blvd in downtown Oshkosh. The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Jesse at or visit



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