Documentary about cross-country bike race screens in Austin Tuesday

Billy Rice, an endurance cyclist from Texas, appears in a new documentary about a cross-country bicycle race. Photo courtesy Inspired to Ride.

Billy Rice, an endurance cyclist from Texas, appears in a new documentary about a cross-country bicycle race. Photo courtesy Inspired to Ride.

No teams. No support vehicles. No special jerseys. And no prize money.

Juliana Buhring was one of a handful of cyclists who rode across the country in the Trans Am Race. Photo courtesy 'Inspired to Ride.'

Juliana Buhring was one of a handful of cyclists who rode across the country in the Trans Am Bike Race. Photo courtesy ‘Inspired to Ride.’

“Inspired to Ride,” a new film by the producers of “Ride the Divide,” follows a handful of cyclists as they race unsupported 4,233 miles across the United States.

The film will screen at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Alamo Drafthouse, 1120 South Lamar Boulevard. Tickets are $12 in advance here or at the door.

Producer and director Mike Dion will lead a Q&A session after the screening, and Texas endurance cyclist Billy Rice, who appears in the film, will attend and talk more about the Trans Am Bike Race.

The ride is unsupported and awards no cash prize. Photo courtesy 'Inspired to Ride'

The ride is unsupported and awards no cash prize. Photo courtesy ‘Inspired to Ride’

Rice and his daughter Lina recently finished the Tour Divide Race on a tandem, making 16-year-old Lina the youngest person to complete the grueling mountain bike race. (We know you’re dying to ask Billy Rice what it is was like traveling more than 2,700 miles on a tandem with a teen-ager.)

For more information go here.  Watch a trailer here.

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