The Peloton Project is a documentary film that follows nearly 40 cyclists as they prepare to take on the 2013 Cancervive Peloton Project and the cancer patients they are riding to raise funds to treat. It is an emotional, physically challenging journey toward understanding and healing.
On October 3rd, 2013, the Peloton cycling team embarked on a 2,500-mile journey from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Lewiston, Maine, for The Dempsey Challenge. They completed 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. The film follows their 24-hour a day trip through snow, ice, mountains, wind, rain and harrowing close calls with death.
Woven throughout the team’s journey across North America are the heartbreaking and inspirational stories of cancer survivors, caregivers, and a person who has just been diagnosed with cancer. We see their fears and goals, their will to live for themselves and the ones they love.
The film goes far beyond telling you how to think about cancer and remains with you weeks and years later. It shows fear and fearlessness, despair and hope in a grand, remarkable metaphor for living with cancer.
For more information about the film, or to arrange screenings, contact: Laura Davis - 207-240-9693
By sharing these stories, we desire to help lighten the burden and provide hope to those touched by cancer. This cause is not about raising money for a cure but about supporting the millions of people living with and surviving beyond cancer today.
Learn more about the organizations featured in the film, please visit:
- 4 Provinces, 7 States
- 3 Border Crossings
2 from Canada into U.S. and 1 from U.S. to Canada
- 40+ Riders
- 20+ Warriors
- 15 Peloton Volunteers
including RV drivers, transport drivers, & medical support
- Distance: Over 2500 miles (4023 km)
Gwen Dawes Harker