HBC invites filmgoers to enjoy bicycling as spectators on Feb. 4

Riders from around the world participated in the TransAm Bike Race, the subject of a film to be screened on Feb. 4.

Heights Bicycle Coalition (HBC) is sponsoring a showing of “Inspired to Ride,” a stunning documentary about the inaugural TransAm Bike Race, held in 2014 on the TransAmerica Trail. The film will screen at Case Western Reserve University’s Strosacker Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.

The movie follows a handful of cyclists in the 2014 race, a 4,233-mile cross-country race from Astoria, Ore., to Yorktown, Va.

The riders are entirely self-supported—they have no crew, no follow vehicles and no prize money waiting at the end. They ride 300 miles a day and rely solely on their fitness, meticulously chosen gear and mental fortitude.

The athletes climb the Rockies, face winds in the Great Plains and switchbacks in the Appalachians—all for a pat on the back, potential bragging rights and a cold beer when it’s over.

Strosacker Auditorium is located at 2125 Adelbert Road (near parking garages). Purchase tickets in advance for $12 per person at www.imathlete.com/events/inspiredtoride, or pay $15 at the door. Ticket sales will benefit Heights Bicycle Coalition.

To view a trailer, or for more information about the film, visit www.inspiredtoride.it.

Heights Bicycle Coalition

Heights Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to educating and encouraging Heights community members to use bicycles as a sustainable and healthy form of transportation and recreation.

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