You are invited to a special one night only screening of Phil Keoghan's (The Amazing Race) documentary Le Ride. Separate donations can be made raising money for Pedaling Minds www.PedalingMinds.org Pedaling Minds is nonprofit focused on moving minds and bodies through bicycle education. We are currently working on creating the most comprehensive stem curriculum surrounding the bicycle ever developed. We are working with a team of experts: Physicists, Physiologists, Mathematicians, Educators, and the University of CU Boulder creating a curriculum that will connect various educational concepts of science to the bicycle and cycling. We facilitate and run after school enrichment programs, summer camps, and events utilizing our Skills and Drills curriculum to kids, families, and people of any age helping to master control of their bicycles through comprehensive skills and drills courses and Science of The Bicycle Courses. Having good control and cognitive awareness is ultimately what keeps a rider safe. Both of these areas are very important to promote and instill the knowledge, freedom, and focus that cycling as a mode of transportation, recreation, hobby, sport, and education can provide.
LE RIDE follows Phil Keoghan and his friend Ben Cornell as they attempt to recreate the original route of the 1928 Tour de france. Averaging 240 kilometres a day for 26 days, Phil and Ben traverse both the unforgiving mountains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, on original vintage steel racing bikes with no gears and marginal brakes. The documentary takes inspiration from the remarkable true story of Australians Sir Hubert Opperman, Ernie Bainbridge and Percy Osborne, and New Zealander Harry Watson as the first English speaking team to compete in the Tour de France. They arrived after six weeks at sea, under-trained and under-resourced, untested and completely written off by the French media. The 1928 Tour was the toughest in history – a hell on wheels race of attrition. Only 41 finished out of 161 starters yet remarkably three were from the Australasian team. This extraordinary story of achievement against the odds has never been told on film – until now.