Nurturing Cycling in an Unlikely Place

Rising From Ashes

Jonathan “Jock” Boyer was the first American to ride in the Tour de France and later left the the U.S. to create a cycling program in war-torn Rwanda. What he found there was a group of young men with incredible pasts and immense talent. Rising From Ashes follows the formation and growth of Team Rwanda all the way from an idea to a continental powerhouse. Narrated by Forest Whitaker, the pairing of the beautiful landscape of central Africa and an emotional story of impressive cyclists makes for one hell of a trailer. Keep an eye out for the full film when it shows up in select theaters across the country, beginning this month.