This year’s winter bike movie is a documentary called “Rising from Ashes” and will be shown at the Normal Theater, Tuesday, February 12th, 7pm.
Released in 2012, “Rising from Ashes” is a feature length documentary about the first Rwandan national cycling team in their bid to make history and represent their country at the 2012 Olympics. Competing in a white man’s sport, reserved for the privileged, a ragtag group of cyclists coached by the first American to ride in the Tour de France, are transformed into a powerful symbol of hope for a country recovering from one of the world’s most devastating genocides. Watch the trailer here.
Movie is free, but donations encouraged. Proceeds will benefit the Bike Co-op and Bike BloNo. See you there!