Cyclists Help Rwanda Rise From Ashes

I totally enjoyed getting to know the odd (but incredible) Jock Boyer.  I laughed at some of the innocently brilliant remarks many of the young cyclists shared in their interviews.  My emotions were pulled in all sorts of directions.  And I left the theatre feeling uplifted, satisfied, and thinking.  The day after viewing this film I was about to take off for a ride of my own.  I felt a little run down and lacking the spark that I have on most days.  I thought for a second about what these Rwandan cyclists have gone through in their short life and how they have the will to dig deep and battle back using the bike.  My mind was full of Rafiki, Adrien, Abraham, Nathan, and the other amazing cyclists.  My legs responded and pushed me through a fantastic ride.

Watching this movie reaffirmed the pride and beliefs I have about the bicycle.  They really can save the world, and Rising From Ashes helps show exactly how this can be done.

For more on Rising From Ashes visit: www.risingfromashesthemovie.com

For more on Team Rwanda visit: www.teamrwandacycling.org

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  • Shafi A. Basit

    not really but looking forward to watch it,am really proud of Adrien and the rest of the team anyway thanks too

  • Shafi A. Basit

    This is motivation and inspiration not only to cyclist but to entire world.
    it’s feels great seeing this,reading all this comments about cycling in my home country Rwanda after all we passed through in 1994 credit is really given where it’s needed thanks to JOCK BOYER,KIM and to all who contributed on making it happen and my cousin brother ADRIEN you always been great to me and the rest of our family may God bless you more brother.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Hi Shafi, thanks so much for commenting on this post, and for including the amazing photos. You must be so proud of Adrien and the rest of the team. Have you been able to see the film? It is incredible.

  • Shafi A. Basit

    This is motivation and inspiration not only to cyclist but to entire world.
    it’s feels great seeing this,reading all this comments about cycling in my home country Rwanda after all we passed through in 1994 credit is really given where it’s needed thanks to JOCK BOYER,KIM and to all who contributed on making it happen and my cousin brother ADRIEN you always been great to me and the rest of our family may God bless you more brother.

  • http://twitter.com/tricoachgregg Gregg Seltzer

    Awesome; sport like music transends ll else to ispire us all. I look forward to seeing this movie.

  • Adam

    I was also at the Austin screening last week. I agree with what you said about the film and I have been promoting it to my friends as well. Both my cycling friends and those who aren’t cyclists. Nice job on the review.

  • Roger

    Looks great. I hope to see this one in the future myself.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Sounds good, Roger. Keep your eyes open and we’ll be sure to post information on ordering a DVD when they become available.

  • JD

    What a story. I hope this comes out on DVD soon because I really want to see it.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Yeah JD, it really is a great story and film.

  • Nancy

    I am so jealous. I’ve wanted to see this movie since hearing about it and hope I get the chance soon. Thanks for letting me know what you think about it.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks Nancy, I’m not sure when it comes out on DVD but we’ll keep you updated.

  • Mike Neifert

    This looks like a great film! I love cycling and Rwanda because of my wife’s family’s connection to the country. I will get the DVD when it comes out!

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      I know you have a Team Rwanda jersey, and you totally need to see this film when you have the opportunity.

  • Kimberly Coats

    Thank you Darryl for going to see the film. Glad you liked it and your words brought tears to my eyes. Some days are difficult here and we forget how far we’ve come.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Wow, what a beautiful comment. Thank you so much, Kimberly. I truly am very inspired by what you guys are doing over there at Team Rwanda and am proud to support and help however I can.

      Congratulations on all you guys have done, and one the release of one amazing film.