New film on single-speed trans-continental ride to be shown at the Tour of Missouri

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Adventures for the Cure: The Doc
To be Screened After Rolla’s Tour of Missouri Stage 4 Finish

Rolla’s Diabetes Education Fund announces that a screening of Adventures for the Cure: The Doc will be held in Castleman Hall after the Tour of Missouri Stage 4 award ceremony. Castleman Hall is located immediately behind the Stage 4 finish line and across the street from the Tour of Missouri Health and Wellness Expo. The documentary will be shown shortly after the Stage 4 awards ceremony, approximately 4:30. Admission is free and there will be door prizes.

The director, editor, and members of the cast will be on hand to discuss the documentary and their recent participation in the Race Across America – also accomplished on single-speed, fixed gear bicycles.

Adventures For the Cure: The Doc chronicles the incredible, 6,500 mile trek made by 3 young men across the United States on single-speed, fixed gear bicycles in order to raise money and awareness for diabetes, and to help disabled children in Kenya. In particular, it focuses on one of the riders, Adam, who as a Type-1 diabetic has to manage his illness while riding up to 150 miles a day through rugged terrain, and on the touching stories of two diabetic children the group meets along the way. The film is narrated by three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond.

Adventures For the Cure: The Doc won the People’s Choice award at the Beloit International Film Festival and has also been featured as an official selection of the international Bicycle Film Festival 2008.

Official movie website http://www.videe-os.com

This event is made possible through the generosity of : Route 66 Bicycles, St. John’s Sports Medicine, and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.