L.L.Bean, in partnership with The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, will host a free screening of the documentary film The Peloton Project on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the L.L.Bean Casco Conference Center, 15 Casco St., Freeport, Maine.
Filmed in 2012, The Peloton Project shares an epic story of living with cancer as the film follows 39 cyclists on their 2,500 mile journey from Calgary, Alberta to Lewiston, Maine to participate in the Dempsey Challenge. In order to complete the journey in ten days, the riders cycled in teams, relay-style, for 24 hours a day, through adverse weather, injuries and unexpected obstacles. As a parallel to the riders’ epic, two-nation journey, the film tells the stories of three “warriors” dealing with a cancer diagnosis, who provide the inspiration to the riders to keep on pedaling. The Peloton Project looks closely at the people behind the cancer diagnoses to see what life is like for them before and after cancer and how they find strength to face the challenge ahead.
The screening is free and open to the public, and entrance will be provided on a first-come, first serve basis. The film’s producer, Laura Davis, and the Peloton rider from Maine, Andy Bailes, will participate in a brief Q&A session after the film.