The Peloton Project is a documentary film that will follow the lives of nearly 40 cyclists as they prepare to take on this year's Cancervive Peloton Project. The world debut of the film will be at the 2013 Lewiston Auburn Film Festival being held April 5, 6 & 7 in downtown Lewiston-Auburn, Maine.On October 3rd, the Peloton team will embark on a 2,500-mile journey from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Lewiston, Maine, for the Dempsey Challenge. They will complete the ride in just 10 days, cycling relay-style day and night. This means that each of the six teams must complete 100 miles in their 6-hour leg of the relay in order to stay on schedule. Woven throughout the team's journey across North America will be stories of cancer survivors, caregivers, and a person who has just been diagnosed.
The Peloton Project will look closely at the people behind the cancer diagnoses to see what life is like for them before and after cancer and how they find strength to face the challenge ahead.
Local filmmaker Ramsey Tripp will be directing, supported by Executive Director Patrick Demspey and Producer Laura Rinck.
Members of the public are invited to the Peloton Finish Line Ceremony on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Veteran's Park, Lewiston, Maine (Just across the Longley Bridge). Help cheer on the riders as they cross the finish line after their incredible journey.
That same evening, join Lewiston Auburn Magazine in welcoming our riders home during the special Dempsey Challenge art walk. Visit Lewiston Auburn Magazine's office at 223 Lisbon Street in Lewiston starting at 5 pm to watch footage of the ride, learn more about the film, meet Peloton Film staff and see how you can help.