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WWBC Bike Film Series

Movies and presentations coming soon:


WWBC Bike Movie Night: Rising from Ashes

Friday, October 15 at 7:30 pm 

Professional cyclist Jacques “Jock” Boyer moved to Rwanda in 2006 to help form a national cycling team composed of children left orphaned and traumatized by one of the world’s worst genocides a decade earlier. Over the course of the story, both Boyer and the team "rise from the ashes" of their pasts with the help of their new achievements-- including representing their country in the 2012 Olympics.

Rising from Ashes is joyous and uplifting, full of spirit, memorable athletes and remarkable achievements, both big and small,” wrote Joe Neumaier of the New York Daily News. And Daphne Howland of The Village Voice called Rising From Ashes “a remarkable documentary. It’s not just about a cycling team; it’s a testament to what happens when human beings care for one another.”

Rising from Asheswas released in 2012. It was written by Gregg Helvey and directed by T.C. Johnstone, with narration by Forest Whitaker. It has a running time of 82 minutes and you can watch the trailer here.  

The screening is free to Western Wheelers and their guests, but please sign up for the Zoom link (households only need to register once). 

See you at the movies!


Movies previously shown in this series:


WWBC Bike Movie Night: American Flyers

Friday, August 13 at 7:30 pm

When Dr. Marcus Sommers (Kevin Costner) realizes that he and his estranged brother David (David Grant) may be prone to a fatal brain disease that runs in their family, he decides to make peace with his sibling and invites him on a trip to the Rockies. There, the brothers bond over their shared enthusiasm for cycling and decide to enter a grueling bike race through the mountains known as the Hell of the West. What happens next changes both the race and their lives.

American Flyers was released in 1985, directed by John Banham (“Saturday Night Fever”), and stars Kevin Costner in one of his first film roles. The screenplay is by Steve Tesich, who also wrote “Breaking Away.” It has a running time of 1 hour, 43 minutes and you can watch the trailer here.  

The screening is free to Western Wheelers and their guests, but please sign up for the Zoom link (households only need to register once). 

Previous Movies:

    • American Flyers: Friday, August 13, 2021
    • Chasing Legends: Friday, July 23, 2021
    • Bicycle Dreams: Friday, June 11, 2021
    • WWBC Bike Touring Presentation: Friday, May 21, 2021
    • A Sunday in Hell: Friday, April 16, 2021
    • Afghan Cycles: Friday, March 12, 2021
    • Quicksilver: Friday, February 19, 2021
    • Blood Road: Friday, January 15, 2021
    • The Bicycle Thief: Friday, November 20, 2020
    • Half the Road: Friday, October 23, 2020
    • All For One: Friday, August 14, 2020
    • The Triplets of Belleville: Friday, July 16, 2020
    • Premium Rush: Friday, June 19, 2020
    • Wadjda" Friday, May 15, 2020
    • Breaking Away: Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 
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