Team Jackson Hole, a team of cyclists out of Jackson, is sponsoring the showing of ‘Rising from Ashes,’ a documentary about genocide survivors in Rwanda who pursue their dream of a national cycling team. I spoke with Producer Dan Cooper and former professional cyclist Scott Nydam, who helped train the athletes, about what cycling means to Team Rwanda.
The movie will be shown on March 9th, at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, at 6 pm. Cooper and Nydam will be there to answer questions.
Nearly 400 cyclists and volunteers will be visiting and touring northwestern Wyoming and the eastern edge of Idaho during the 16th annual Tour de Wyoming bicycle tour. The six day event, which attracts cyclists from across the nation as well as international riders this year from Australia and Canada, kicks off on July 15 in Jackson.