I watched Bicycle Dreams this last weekend. Bicycle Dreams chronicles the 2006 Race Across America.
I've never been keenly interested in RAAM. Like director and editor Stephen Auerbach when he signed on to doing this project, I didn't think a bunch of bikes crossing America at 15 mph could be too exciting, but the drama of how these people push themselves is stunning. Auerbach was inspired and moved by the achievement of these unknown endurance athletes, and the heart he puts into this project is very evident. So far, Bicycle Dreams has won six film festival awards (and counting) and for very good reason.
I'll post a fuller review later (hopefully next week), but for now I'll tell you this is a worthwhile film to see. I'm not quite inspired enough to push myself across the country in 9 days, but I did want to hop on my bike and see a little of the country side after watching Bicycle Dreams. I'll also have a copy to give away in the near future.