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Here's another new section of the TBC website for you to peruse.  If you're interested in viewing one or more of these, chances are that one of our club members has it.  Shoot an email to the TBC webmaster and we'll hook you up.

If you have other film or video items you'd like to share, let us know that too.

And if you have comments/reviews of any of these items, we'll post.  Just shoot us a note.

Now, switch on the DVD player and take a vicarious ride or two!

Select from the following genres ...


Instructional


Enjoy The Ride

A 22 minute video, with an 8-minute video included, hosted by Selene Yeager, that teaches people how to ride confidently in traffic.

"This video is used by League of American Bicyclists certified instructors."  ... Mike Schooling





Geared Up!  The Essentials of Adult Bicycling

While it's true that you never forget how to ride a bike, the experience of riding as an adult can be dramatically different. Types of bikes available, appropriate riding gear and apparel, and where you ride your bike all have changed since you were a kid.

This in-depth, 20 minute video overview is designed to get you "geared up" for today's adult cycling experience.

Along the way, you'll learn essential cycling information, including:

  • the bicycle “fit" and what it means to you…
  • equipping the bicycle (basics plus accessories)…
  • equipping the rider ( helmet, eye protection, clothing, gloves)…
  • common cause of crashes…
  • the importance of holding bicyclists and motorists accountable…
  • traffic laws that apply to the bicyclist…
  • the rules of the road (riding to the right, signaling, turns, eye contact)…
  • the appropriate use of shared use paths…
  • locks, racks and lockers…
  • bicycles on public transportation…
  • potential hazards to watch for on the road…
and much more…
  






Documentary


The Six-Day Bicycle Race: America's Jazz Age Sport

The riders were some of the best paid and most respected athletes during the golden era of sports…the Jazz Age. It was a seen and be seen event every year in all the major metropolitan areas of the United States and Canada. Movie stars, politicians, and gangsters mixed with everyday sports fans to create an atmosphere not found in any other sport.

Jazz bands and song pluggers performed in the infield as the bookies plied their trade. The finest sports writers of the day, such as Grantland Rice and Damon Runyon, spun tales of heroes and villains. The riders raced for big money and big endorsements.

Every major city in North America had its own “Race to Nowhere” each winter, when the college football season was over (pro football was strictly small time) and the baseball season had yet to start. This film traces the history of this completely forgotten sport from its early days in the 1880’s through its sad demise in the 1950’s. Over 40 hours of interviews with riders, supporters, family members and historians bring life to the rich tapestry which was the Six-Day Bicycle Race.

Narrated by award winning author and television sports journalist Frank Deford, this film brings to life the color and excitement of an era when a bike rider could make in six days what his father might earn in six years.

More than 10 years in the making, the Six-Day Bicycle Race is a film that brings together the largest known collection of photographs, archival footage and personal recollections by and of people long since passed away.






Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels

This program tells the story of the 25th Infantry's bicycle trip from Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri in 1897. The African American infantry took the trip to test a theory that the bicycle would replace the horse in transporting men for the army. The program also examines the life of the African American soldier at the turn of the century, in particular First Sergeant Mingo Sanders.







Fictional Tales


Breaking Away

Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film that follows a group of four male teenagers in Bloomington, Indiana, who have recently graduated from high school. It stars Dennis Christopher and Dennis Quaid. The film was shot in and around Bloomington, Indiana and on the scenic campus of Indiana University.