"Typical cyclist… Can't stay in your lane." Ha. Blue Fox Entertainment has revealed an official trailer for a movie titled Hard Miles, based on a true story. Opening in theaters this April for everyone to watch. A strong-willed social worker at a youth prison assembles a cycling team of teenage convicts and takes them on a transformative 1000-mile ride. Inspired by the life of Greg Townsend and the Ridgeview Academy (a medium-security correctional school in Colorado) cycling team. It's the story of how these troubled young men "found another gear." Their impressive ride took them from Denver all the way to the Grand Canyon. Starring Matthew Modine as the coach, Greg, plus Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Leslie David Baker, Jahking Guillory, Jackson Kelly, Damien Diaz, Zachary T. Robbins, with Sean Astin. This played at a number of smaller regional US film festivals last year, including the Denver Film Festival in the fall. This looks like a cheesy movie about an inspirational story. I'm glad it makes riding bikes look empowering.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for R.J. Daniel Hanna's Hard Miles, direct from Blue Fox's YouTube:

A strong-willed social worker at a youth facility assembles an unlikely cycling team of juvenile convicts and takes them on a transformative 1000-mile bike ride. Hard Miles tells the uplifting true story of the bicycling team from Rite of Passage's RidgeView Academy, a medium-security correctional school for juveniles in Colorado. The film follows beleaguered coach Greg Townsend (Matthew Modine) as he rounds up an unlikely crew of incarcerated students for a seemingly impossible ride from Denver to the Grand Canyon.Hard Miles is directed by Canadian-Irish-American filmmaker R.J. Daniel Hanna, who also works as a film editor, making his second feature film after directing Miss Virginia previously, and many other short films. The screenplay is written by RJ Daniel Hanna and Christian Sander. It's also produced by Christian Sander. This initially premiered at the 2023 Bentonville Film Festival last year. Blue Fox Ent. will debut Hanna's Hard Miles in US theaters nationwide starting on April 19th, 2024 this spring. Look good?

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