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Bicycle documentary screens in Aspen

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado
Contributed photoThe documentary "Bicycle Dreams' screens Saturday at Aspen's Wheeler Opera House.

ASPEN – “Bicycle Dreams,” the award-winning feature-length documentary about the Race Across America, will premiere in Aspen at the Wheeler Opera House at 8 p.m. Saturday as one of the final stops on the film’s nationwide winter tour.

The film, which has won numerous awards at film festivals all over the world, “is an up-close look at what RAAM riders go through,” said Stephen Auerbach, the director and producer of Bicycle Dreams. “They deal with searing desert heat, agonizing mountain climbs and endless stretches of open road. And they do it all while battling extreme exhaustion and sleep deprivation. It’s a great subject for a film.”

To capture the mammoth scope of the race, Auerbach worked around the clock with a complement of 18 cameras. Embedded camera operators traveled inside the racers’ support crew vehicles, gaining unprecedented access to the cyclists and their teams.

“Bicycle Dreams” has won major awards at the Fallbrook and Breckenridge film festivals, as well as the Yosemite, Grand Rapids, Red Rock and All Sports LA film festivals, among many others.

Tickets will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase advance tickets, order online at The Wheeler Opera House is at 320 E. Hyman Ave. in Aspen.

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