The parting shot of this short documentary makes the surprised viewer want to go back and watch from the beginning more carefully. The appealing Georgena Terry, who fabricates bicycles scientifically designed for a woman’s shape and size, proves that bikes, at the least, are personally liberating machines.
In a year when cycling has suffered with the disgrace of Lance Armstrong, it’s a relief to see racers who recognize that it’s not all about the bike. This film relates the remarkable story of the Rwandan race team, cyclists who are pedaling away from the horror of genocide. These men are old enough to remember the family and friends they lost during the Hutu/Tutsi civil war that rocked Rwanda in the mid-1990s, yet young enough to not let it fully define them. Speed and national pride propel this reborn Team Rwanda as it is led by their brilliant and intense American coach Jock Boyer, who has a haunting past of his own.