A Winter of Cyclists

A Winter of Cyclists captures the inaugural Icy Bike Winter Commuting Challenge. The film follows twelve cyclists as they attempt to bicycle commute during the winter months. Watch as they challenge each other during the cold, dark and snowy Colorado winter and experience the surprising comradery that forms as nearly 200 like-minded riders from across the USA, Canada, and other countries join in the Challenge.

For those who cycle in the winter now, this film is a tribute to you. And for those who are considering it, catch a memorable glimpse of what could await you.

From The Denver Post:

The forecast calls for a high of 30 degrees. Snow glazes the roads. He's due at the office in two hours. Mike Prendergast thinks it's a perfect day to ride his bike to work.Actually, Prendergast, an intrepid cyclist who lives in Erie and embraces the classic Norwegian trope "There is no bad weather, only bad clothing," probably would say that 30 degrees is on the warm side.

"Last year, my wife, Kelly, rode when it was 10 degrees out, and it stayed at 10 degrees all day," said Prendergast.

His documentary, "A Winter of Cyclists," immortalizes her feat, and that of the 11 companions who tackled the goal of riding to work at least 52 times between Oct. 1, 2012, and March 1, 2013, as part of the Icy Bike Winter Commuting Challenge. (It will air at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Sie Film Center.)

Prendergast took a leave of absence from work to film the 12 cyclists as they left their warm homes each morning, and again as they braced for the return trip after work.

Read the whole story: Warm up to winter cycling with these Colorado riders' tips.

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