Award-winning bicycling movie coming to Cedar Lee Jan. 23

The film poster features a member of the Rwandan National Cycling Team riding in hilly Rwanda.

"Rising From Ashes," a joyous and uplifting independent film about the development of a Rwandan National Cycling Team, will be shown on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Lee Theater, 2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. The screening will benefit Heights Bicycle Coalition and Bike Cleveland.

Members of the Rwandan bike team were children during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Their pasts are painful.

Jacques ("Jock") Boyer, the first American to ride in the Tour de France in 1981, moved to Rwanda in 2006 to coach the Rwandan team's bicyclists. Both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their pasts through remarkable achievements, both big and small.

To view a trailer for this award-winning, visually stunning movie, go to

Tickets can be purchased in advance, at a discounted price of $10, at Tickets will cost $15 at the door. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event.

Brandon Henneman

Brandon Henneman is the membership and fundraising officer for the Heights Bicycle Coalition.

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