Clinton River Riders Bicycle Club

Video Library of Cycling Films

assembled by Bruce Freeburger

Annotated Bibliography by Sandra Studebaker

Last updated: January 21, 2008

American Flyers

          1 VHS videocassette (113 min.)

          Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, (C)1998, Warner Bros. 1985

          Writer: Steve Tesich; Producers: Gareth Wigan, Paula Weinstein

          Director: John Badham; Bicycle Media Advisor: Rick Denman

          Cast: Kevin Costner, David Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul, Janice Rule

          Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner and David Grant star as brothers struggling to win a world-class cycling competition - and regain the respect and affection they once shared. Painful events surrounding their father's death have caused a rift between the brothers. To bridge the gap both enter the Hell of the West, a grueling race through the Rocky Mountains.

American Flyers Companion

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 10 min.)

          ESPN Television Reel Classics, 2003

          Hosts: Norman Chad, Jeff Cesario

          Chad and Cesario share selected film clips, interviews and bicycling trivia about the popular 1985 road race film American Flyers and its cast. Focuses on actor Kevin Costner.

Beijing Bicycle / Shi qi sui de dan che (Mandarin Chinese, English subtitles)

          2 copies - 1 VHS videocassette (113 min.)

          [Taipai, Taiwan] : ARC Light Films Production, 2000

          Director: Wang Xiaoshuai; Starring: Cui Lin, Li Bin, Zhou Xun, Gao Yuanuan

          Heart-wrenching story in a city where much of the populace depends on the bicycle. A teenager from the countryside comes to the city for a job as a messenger for an express bicycle courier service, only to have his bicycle stolen. In an unusual alliance, he eventually shares his bicycle with the thief. Seen as a social commentary on class difference and economic change in contemporary China. Film reviews cite similarity to earlier Italian film The Bicycle Thief.

The Bicycle: A Celebration of the Invention

          1 VHS videocassette (115 min.)

          Minneapolis, MN : Famous Cycling Videos; British Broadcasting Corp., 1992, 1991.

          Written and produced by David Taylor

          Produced for BBC Television.

          Celebrates the evolution of the modern bicycle from Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century drawings of the first safety bike, to the German running machines of 1817, to the achievements of Eddy Merckx and Greg Lemond in the Tour de France. Touches on the history, sport, technology, design, business, lifestyle, and "green-ness" of the bicycle. Filmed in the Far East, Europe, and North America.

The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels

          1 VHS videocassette (60 min.)

          Missoula, MT : University of Montana; Montana PBS, 2000

          Writer & Producer: Gus Chambers; Narrator: James Woodill

          Voices: Rev. Phillip Cadwell, Weldon White, Russ Banham

          On June 14, 1897 twenty black soldiers from the 25th Infantry left Fort Missoula, Montana on new Spalding "safety" bikes to test the feasibility of troop movement by bicycle. Led by Lt. James A. Moss, their ranks included a bicycle mechanic, a physician, a journalist and a great deal of determination. Forty-one days later, after almost 2000 miles of muddy and rugged terrain, they successfully reached their destination of St. Louis, Missouri. A detailed documentary based on copious photographs and contemporary accounts of a little-known historical event during the hey-day of bicycles.

Bicycle Repair

          1 VHS videocassette (60 min.)

          Charlotte, NC : Do It Yourself Video Corp. Hands-On Series. 1985

          Director, Tim Counihan; Producers, Robert Rosking and Julia Holiman-Roskind

          Host: Tom Cuthbertson

          Tom Cuthbertson, author of Anybody's Bike Book and Bicycle Tripping, explores the anatomy of a bike and gives step-by-step instructions for common on-the-road repairs, money saving tips and instructions for bicycle home repair.

The Bicycle Thief / Ladri di biciclette (Italian dialog, English subtitles)

          1 VHS videocasette (90 min.) b&w

          New York : Corinth Video, 1988, 1972[?] copy 1

          [United States] : Horizon Entertainment, 1994 copy 2

          Producer/Director: Vittorio de Sica; Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini

          Music: Alessandro Cicognini; Photographer: Carlo Montuori

          Cast: Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carnel, Enzo Staiola

          Based on the novel by Luigi Bartolini. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1948. Academy Award winner in 1949 for most outstanding foreign language film. Widely held by libraries as the first of its genre of realism in motion pictures following World War II. Realistic and deeply poignant tale of a working-class man whose job depends on his bicycle, and the devastation he and his young son experience after the bicycle is stolen.

Bicycling Through the Past

          1 VHS videocassette (28:46)

          Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University; WBGU-TV, 1991

          Produced by Judy Paschalis. Editors: Paul Lopez & Judy Paschalis

          Videographers: Tony Howard, Mike Malone

          More than 400 enthusiasts rolled into Findlay, Ohio the last week of June, 1991 on their antique high wheel bicycles. For five days the city of Findlay hosted the largest-ever rally of the "Wheelmen," an international group that collects and celebrates the high-wheelers of the late1800s. Participants, many from as far away as Japan and Europe, demonstrated their agility on their antique machines to an amazed crowd of onlookers.

Biography: Lance Armstrong -- Racing for his Life

          2 copies - 1 VHS videocassette (approx. 55 min.)

          Arts & Entertainment Television Program of January 22, 2001

          Writers: Sally Jenkins, John Wilsoxson

          Host/Narrator: Harry Smith

          Follow film footage and detailed narration of Lance's life and athletic accomplishments from his first bike at age seven, to a brash teenage triathlon champion, to a humbled winner of the Tour de France in 1999 and 2000 after overcoming testicular cancer. Includes interviews with Lance's mother Linda Armstrong, longtime friends Chan McRae and Bart Knaggs, team coach Chris Carmichael, wife Kristin (Richard) Armstrong, and writer Sally Jenkins, co-author of Lance's book: It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life published in 2000.

Breaking Away

          1 VHS videocassette (approx.100 min.)

          Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment Selections, 1998, 1979

          Directed & produced by Peter Yates; Screenplay by Steve Tesich

          Cast: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley

          Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Screenplay in 1979, four friends come to terms with life after high school. Disillusioned following his encounter with the Italian racing team, Dave (Dennis Christopher) and his friends challenge the local college boys in the town's annual bicycle race on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington.

BMX Bandits

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 90 min.)

          N. Hollywood, CA : Imperial Entertainment Corp., 1991 copy 1

          Edison, NJ : Front Row Entertainment, Inc., 1995 copy 2

          Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith; Producers: Tom Broadbridge, Paul F. Davies.

          Cast: Nicole Kidman (featured on case in 1995 release), David Argue, John Ley, James Lugton, Brian Marshall, Angelo D'Angelo

          Videotape releases of 1983 motion picture. Set in Australia, three teenage BMX bikers and their best friend (Kidman) find a cache of two-way radios that belong to a gang of bank robbers. The kids sell the radios --tuned to the police frequency-- which causes pandemonium in the town. The gang of robbers tracks down the radios--and the kids. Full of spectacular stunt-filled chases that will appeal to all.

Crash! Road Cycling's Greatest Crashes!

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 90 min.)

          St. Paul, MN : World Cycling Productions and Cycle Sport Films, 2003

          Host: Bob Roll; Commentary by Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and Gary Imlach

          Crash scenes pulled from archival film footage of the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia, the Spring Classics, and even from the 50's and 60's. Includes crashes by super racers Abdoujaparov, Jalabert, Hincapie, Gianni Bugno, Andy Hampsten, Eddy Merckx in full speed and in slow motion.

CRR Year in Review 2002

          2 copies - 1 VHS videocassette (approx. 50 min.)

          Produced by Steve & Deb Angst

          Prepared for the club's annual Christmas banquet, creative imaging techniques and pertinent background music enhance scenes of selected events throughout the year. Begins with a New Year's Eve party of CRR celebrants, followed by an outing at Lost Lake hosted by Rick & Sue Moorman, and a bike ride from Mio to Gaylord hosted by Doug McDermaid & Laurie Brickner. Also includes CRR club member participation at the 24-hour National Challenge in Grand Rapids, the Rochester Velodrome, Shipshawana and Amish Land & Lakes bike tours. Concludes with footage of the 2002 Blue Water Ramble in October.

CRR Blue Water Ramble

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 23 min.)

          Videography by Jerry & Sue Pavlat, [1990?]

          Long-time club members will, no doubt, enjoy seeing former club members Ray Dominick, Ken Koch, Frank LoPiccolo, Andy Neumann, Joe D'Oro and others lending a hand during the annual BWR. Includes scenes at registration in St. Clair, China Township rest stop, Sombra ferry crossing, lunch stop in Canada, and interviews with riders on the road and off. See evidence of the first and, probably, only wedding ceremony of two BWR participants who then rode off on their tandem with the bride's veil wafting aft. Note the old Bell helmets and original red and gray CRR club jerseys.

Cycling: Repair, Correct Riding Position, Safety

          1 VHS videocassette (48 min.)

          Salt Lake City, UT : Bosworth/Graves Visual Communications, 1990

          Produced and directed by Bosworth/Graves Visual Communications

          Host: Ron Sutphin, owner of the United Bicycle Institute

          Ron Sutphin, recognized as a master frame-builder, bicycle technician and instructor lays the foundation for understanding bicycle repair, proper riding position and safety. He demonstrates hub and crank overhaul, derailleur adjustment, tire selection and repair, headset adjustment, spoke adjustment, wheel truing, bike fit and more.

The Hard Road

          1 VHS videocassette (110 min.)

          [n.p.] : Native Productions, 2003

          Written, directed and edited by Jamie Paolinetti; Director of photography, Greg St. Johns. Produced by Ben Mauceri; Narration by Keith David.

          A feature-length documentary that follows a first-year professional cycling team through an entire road racing season in the United States. Net Zero team members Jamie Paolinetti, Graeme Miller, Hilton Clarke, Matt Yates, Mike Tildon, Ryan Ballard, Jason Bausch and Michael Johnson pursue their dream on the U.S. National Calendar race schedule. Follow the riders into their homes and hotel rooms, in the team van, and behind the scenes of the races for an inside look at the team's camaraderie and triumphs, as well as their disappointments, hardships and sacrifices. Includes lengthy interview with hometown biker Frankie Andreu of the U.S. Postal Team.

Highlights from the League of American Wheelmen 1991 National Rally

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 50 min.)

          Produced and edited by Eric Stachon through the facilities of Multnomah Community Television (MCTV)

          Held in Olympia, Washington, July 3-7, in conjunction with the Transportation Alternatives Project, Probike NorthWest '91 was a blend of professional conference and recreational rally. Bicycling advocates presented on various topics: Dan Burden on "Visibility " and "Getting there"; Michael Replogle on "Integrating bikes to transit"; Marcia Lowe of Worldwatch Institute on "The bicycle: vehicle for a small planet"; Gihon Jordan on "The future of transportation"; Ellen Fletcher on "Palo Alto's bicycle boulevard"; Peter Lagerway on "How 26 advocates can change a city". Mornings were earmarked for bike riding on routes laid out by the local bike club. Includes brief interviews with other bicycling legends including Bob Carson, Phyllis Harman and LAW Executive Director Gil Clark.

The Lance Armstrong Interview

          2 copies - 1 VHS videocassette (120 min. including commercials )

          Outdoor Life Network Television, 2004

          Hosts: Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen

          Lengthy interview filmed at the Hotel De Crillon in Paris, France shortly after Lance Armstrong's 6th consecutive win of the Tour de France in July 2004. Lance, Phil and Paul review and discuss various stages of the 21-stage annual bike race. Includes film clips of selected race footage.

Lance on Best Damn Sports (@ 3650 on tape with Lance on Leno)

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 20 min.)

          Fox Television Sports Network, 2004

          Hosts: Chris Rose, Tom Arnold, Brian Cox and actor Michael Rapaport

          Lance Armstrong appears on Fox Network's Best Damn Sports Show Period, a fast-moving talk/variety show, following his 6th Tour de France win. Lance joins the zany foursome for some lighthearted fare that includes a bike race on tricycles. Lance is asked to comment on his Foundation's Live Strong program. Includes a film clip of Lance's cameo appearance in the movie Dodgeball: A True Story, a 20th Century Fox comedy released in June, 2004.

Lance on Leno, 2004 (@ 1935 on tape with Lance on Best Damn Sports)

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 10 min.)

          NBC Television Network, 2004

          Host: Jay Leno

          Lance Armstrong appears as a guest on The Tonight Show with host Jay Leno following his 6th win of the Tour de France. In addition to responding to Jay's questions about his professional and personal life, Lance talks briefly about his Foundation's fund raising programs for cancer research--the Live Strong wrist bands and Tour of Hope relay event.

Lance on Letterman, 2001 (on tape with The Road to Paris).

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 13 min.)

          CBS Television Network, 2001

          Host: David Letterman

          Shortly after his 3rd Tour de France win in 2001, Lance Armstrong is a guest of Late Show host David Letterman, who questions Lance about strategy, physiology, bicycles, sportsmanship, drug testing and prize money.

Lance on Letterman, 2003 (partial)

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 6 min.) (begins @ 3450 on tape counter)

          CBS Television Network, Mon. Oct. 13, 2003

          Host: David Letterman

          Following Lance Armstrong's 5th win of the Tour de France in July, 2003 he appears as a guest of late-night talk-show host David Letterman. Lance remains modest while Letterman grills him on his successes. Letterman also displays Armstrong's new book, Every Second Counts, co-authored with writer Sally Jenkins.

Michigan MS 150 Bike Tour, June 22 & 23, 1991

          1 VHS videocassette (20 min.)

          Bloomfield Hills, MI : Alan MacDonald, Video Specialist, 1991

          Contains footage of participants at registration, riders on the road, rest stops, and at the overnight location at Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Michigan MS 150 Bike Tour, June 27 & 28, 1992

          1 VHS videocassette (90 min.)

          Bloomfield Hills, MI : Alan MacDonald, Video Specialist, 1992

          Extensive footage of riders on the road and at rest stops. Numerous interviews of teams and individuals, including CRR members Bob & Rose Goebel (@3370 on tape counter).

Michigan MS 150 Bike Tour, 1993

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 90 min.)

          Bloomfield Hills, MI : Alan MacDonald, The Video Specialist, 1993

          Follows approximately 1,000 participants on the [10th?] annual bike tour--this year from Schoolcraft College to Eastern Michigan University and back. Extensive footage of riders in route and numerous interviews at rest stops both days. Includes group interview with CRR tour leaders at conclusion of ride (@4500 on tape counter).

NAS-Track Racing [Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, MI]

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 2:45:00)

          Producer: Todd Hastings, with support from the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, 2004.

          Editor: Donald M. Thompson

          Announcers: Christine Walden, Jamie Samuelson

          Field Hosts: Dave Koesel, Sarah Hamilton

          Shown on Detroit Public Television, the video consists of half-hour segments from six weekly NAS-Track championship races held on the velodrome at Bloomer Park. Eight 2-man teams compete each week in the 1-mile sprint, miss-N-out, 50-lap Madison and 100-lap Madison events. Includes lively narration, explanation of race rules, on-screen reports of team standings, and interviews with event winners.

OLN : Bicycle Journal : Bike the Ocean State @ 0470 on tape with Two Seconds)

          1 VHS videocassette (15 min.) Outdoor Life Network, 2001

          Produced by Above the Line Programming Group, Inc.; Pro Video Productions

          Host: Peter Young

          Join tour guide Richard Fries on a bicycle tour of Rhode Island's East Bay Bike Path and other scenic routes, one of which takes in 19th century Newport mansions. Supporters at all levels of our smallest state actively advocate connecting to the East Coast Greenway Alliance, a network of bicycle trails from southern Florida to northern Maine. Includes additional 10-minute segment of OLN "off the front" interview with 15-year mountain bike professional John Tomac at Mt. Snow, Vermont and a backside view of Mt. Snow's best kept secret, the "Naked Crit." (@1500 & @1900 on tape counter)

OLN : Bicycle Journal : Lance's Ride for the Roses (@ 3050 on tape with Tandem Bicycle Riding ; Recumbent Bikes ; Rails to Trails)

          1 VHS videocassette ( 25 min.)

          Outdoor Life Network, 2002

          Producer: Above the Line Programming Group, Inc.

          Host: Peter Young

          Scenes from Ride for the Roses weekend in Austin, Texas that attracted 7,000 supporters to the 62-mile bike ride. The ride is part of an annual 3-day weekend of fund-raising activities for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, created in 1997 to support cancer research and survivorship. Includes photos of Tour de France winner Armstrong following successful treatment for testicular cancer in 1996.

OLN : Bicycle Journal : Rails to Trails (@ 4040 on tape with Tandem Bicycle Riding ; Recumbent Bikes ; Lance's Ride for the Roses)

          1 VHS videocassette (15 min.)

          Outdoor Life Network, 2000

          Producer: Above the Line Programming Group, Inc.

          Host: Peter Young

          David Burwell and Craig Della Penna of Rails to Trails Conservancy, based in Washington, DC, promote the 15-year-old organization's support of the grass roots movement to convert abandoned railroad beds to local bike trails. They and others envision a nationwide network of interconnecting trails such as the East Coast Greenway from Florida to Maine. Includes scenes along well-known trails such as the Minuteman Bikeway in Lexington, Massachusetts and the 180-mile C&O Canal Towpath between Washington, DC and Cumberland, MD. Brief segment near end of tape features interview with mountain bike competitor Tinker Juarez and discussion of Shimano shifters and disc brakes.

OLN : Bicycle Journal : Recumbent Bikes (@ 1800 on tape with Tandem Bicycle Riding ; Lance's Ride for the Roses ; Rails to Trails)

          1 VHS videocassette (20 min.)

          Outdoor Life Network, 2002

          Producer: Above the Line Programming Group, Inc.

          Host: Peter Young

          Around since the early 1930s, recumbent bikes evolved into "human-powered vehicles" in the 1970s. Scott Chamberlain, a 30-year veteran of racing, fixing and selling bicycles, discusses current recumbent design profiles. Host Peter Young interviews recumbent riders and Bicycle Journal correspondent Richard Fries visits, a tandem builder in North Adams, Massachusetts. Capped by a visit to American Bicycle Company's museum of antique and classic Columbia bikes in Westfield, Massachusetts.

OLN : Bicycle Journal : Ride for the Roses (@ 0120 on tape with OLN : Gear Guide)

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 20 min.).

          Outdoor Life Network, 2002

          Produced by Above the Line Programming Group, Inc.

          Host: Peter Young

          Scenes from Ride for the Roses weekend in Austin, Texas that attracted 7,000 supporters to the 62-mile bike ride. The ride is part of an annual 3-day weekend of fund-raising activities for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, created in 1997 to support cancer research and survivorship. Includes photos of Tour de France winner Armstrong following successful treatment for testicular cancer in 1996.

OLN : Bicycle Journal : Tandem Bicycle Riding (First on tape with Recumbent Bikes ; Lance's Ride for the Roses ; Rails to Trails)

          1 VHS videocassette (25 min.)

          Outdoor Life Network, 2002

          Producer: Above the Line Programming Group, Inc.

          Host: Peter Young

          Following a brief overview of antique tandem bicycles from France, host Peter Young highlights today's tandem bike clubs and tours. Includes interviews with T-Bone bike club members and participants of bicycle tour organizations like Velo Vacation, which followed the Tour de France. Mel Kornbluh, dba Tandems East for 30 years in New Jersey, explains types of tandems. Other tandem teams address on-the-road skills needed for successful tandeming.

OLN : Gear Guide (@ 1870 on tape with OLN : Bicycle Journal : Ride for the Roses)

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 25 min.)

          Outdoor Life Network, 2001

          Produced by Advanced Media, LLC

          Host: Peter Young

          Filmed in Durango, Colorado, bicycling industry stalwarts Davis Phinney, Bob Roll and Lennard Zinn test-ride and critique the same three mid-range bike frames (Fuji, Raleigh & Giant), high-end frames (LiteSpeed, Seven Cycles & Eddy Merckx), wheel sets (Mavic, Rolf & Ritchey), and cycling jackets (Sugoi, RLX Polo & Cannondale).

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

          1 VHS videocassette (92 min.)

          Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1997; Videocassette release of Warner Bros.1985 motion picture.

          Written by Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Michael Varhol;

          Directed by Tim Burton; Produced by Robert Shapiro, Richard Gilbert, Abramson;

          Cast: Pee-Wee Herman, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen

          Pee-Wee's bicycle is missing, so he hits the open road and encounters riotous adventures with bikers, bums, cowboys, cons, a phantom trucker and a waitress with wanderlust and ends up at the Warner Brothers studios. Fast moving action and zany situations.

Performance Mountain Biking: Basics and Beyond

          1 VHS videocassette (58 min.)

          Durango, CO : Performance Video and Instruction, Inc., 1996

          Authors: Ned Overend, John C. Davis, Kent Ford

          Guest appearnaces: Julie Furtado, Greg Herbold, Daryl Price, John Tomac

          Ned Overend, winner of six national mountain biking championships and countless international competitions, demonstrates and explains how to go farther and faster with improved confidence and control. Shot on location in Durango and Moab, Overend's motivational presentation is said to be geared for riders of all levels.

Planning and Designing Transportation Facilities

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 20 min.)

          North Carolina Agency for Public Telecommunications, 1995

          State of North Carolina, Dept of Transportation, Office of Bicycling and Pedestrian Transportation

          Producer / Director: Kim DeCastle

          Provides guidelines for off-road, on-road and supplemental bicycling facilities. Discusses locations, pavement widths, intersections, shared lanes, bike lanes, shoulders, bicycle parking, bicycle-friendly buses and bike route maps.


          1 VHS videocassette (105 min.)

          Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 1986, 1985

          Produced by Michael Rachmil & Daniel Melnick

          Written & Directed by Tom Donnelly; Technical Advisor: Rick Denman

          Actors: Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez, Laurence Fishburne

          Young, hotshot stockbroker Jack Casey (Kevin Bacon) loses everything, including his nerve, in the stock market and finds work with a bicycle messenger service (Quicksilver Express) in San Francisco. Although overqualified for the job, he adapts to the freedom his bicycle job provides and the camaraderie of the other messengers, whom he helps on more than one occasion. Includes chase scenes and acrobatic skills on the bicycle.

The Road to Paris - USPS Team 2001 (On tape with Lance on Letterman, 2001)

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 50 min.)

          A Nike production in association with OLN Television Network, 2001

          Follow team manager Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong and the United States Postal Service team for 27 days of reconnaissance training in the French Alps as they prepare for the Tour de France. Includes segments of various bike races in Belgium, France, Spain and Holland used for team training purposes. Behind-the-scenes footage at the races, on the team bus, and in team members hotel rooms. Includes interviews with team members and well-known race commentators.

Six Day Bike Rider

          1 VHS videocassette (65 min.)

          Turner Classic Movies; Warner Brothers, 1934

          Screenplay : Earl Baldwin; Director: Lloyd Bacon

          Cast: Joe E. Brown, Maxine Doyle, Gordon Westcott, Frank McHugh

          Vaudeville comedian Joe E. Brown gives a zany performance as a bike rider in a 6-day, 24-hour bicycle marathon on an indoor, oval-shaped and banked wooden track. Loosely based on the Madison velodrome races of the roaring 1920s.

A Sunday in Hell: Paris-Roubaix 1976

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 95 min.)

          Minneapolis, MN : Famous Cycling Videos, 1986. Produced by Stern Herdel

          Directed by Jorgen Leth; Cinematography by Dan Holmberg

          Originally issued as a motion picture in 1976. Traces some of Europe's best cyclists as they participate in the 1976 Paris-Roubaix road race. See Merckx, De Vlaeminck, Martens, Moser and others clash in battle over the cobblestones in this Spring classic road race. International Film Guide claims this is "arguably the best film ever made about professional cycling."

1996 Tour de France: The End of a Dream

          1 VHS videocassette (145 min.)

          Minneapolis, MN : World Cycling Productions, 1996. In association with the Societe du Tour de France.

          Produced & Directed by Tim Grady; Written & Narrated by Phil Liggett;

          Interviews by Paul Sherwen; Music by Scott LaChapell

          Bjarne Riis, the cycling prince of Denmark, dethrones Miguel Indurain in the 83rd edition of the world's greatest bike race. Big Mig falters in his bid to win his sixth consecutive Tour de France, but is as gracious in defeat as he was in victory. Join the WCP crew in its 8th year of Tour coverage as Riis and his Telekom team "turn the screw" on the peloton.

2002 Tour de France: Stages One to Nine

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 90 min.)

          Outdoor Life Network, LLC, 2002

          Commentators: Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, Bill Patrick, Frankie Andreu

          Day ten, a rest day in the 21-day race, provides a selected review of the first nine stages that began in Luxumbourg, Belgium with the prologue, taken by Lance Armstrong, and the first-stage win by Rubens Bertogliati. From there the race moved to Sarrebruck, Germany where Oscar Freire won Stage Two. Robbie McEwen took Stage Three from Metz to Reims as the race moved into France. Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service took the Stage Four team trial. Stage Five winner was Juan Kirsipuu, Six was Erik Zabel, Seven was Bradley McGee, and Eight was Karsten Kroon. Stage Nine's individual time trial winner was Santiago Botero, while Lance came in second in his gradual build-up to a fourth consecutive Tour win.

2002 Tour de France: Final Stage

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 90 min.)

          Outdoor Life Network, LLC, 2002

          Commentators: Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, Bill Patrick

          Of 189 starters, 153 racers take part in the 144-kilometer-long 20th stage from Melun into Paris. Provides extensive coverage of the final stage's 10 laps on the Champs Elysees, finish-line sprint and podium presentations. Interspersed with brief segments of interviews with 4-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and notable others, e.g., Levi Lipheimer, Tyler Hamilton, Johann Bruyneel.

2003 Tour de France: Defining Moments with Lance Armstrong (begins @ 0300 on tape following initial poor image quality)

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 90 min.)

          Outdoor Life Network, LLC, 2003

          Commentators: Kirsten Gum, Bob Roll

          Hosts: Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen

          Hosts Phil and Paul interview Lance indoors in Girona, Spain following his fifth consecutive win of the Tour de France in 2003--the 100th anniversary of the prestigious 21-day bike race. Selected film segments of each day's stage are shown and discussed by Lance and the two long-time race commentators. Includes brief comments by Kirsten Gum and Bob Roll from an outdoor location.

2003 Tour de France: Rest Day Recap

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 125 min.)

          Outdoor Life Network, LLC, 2003

          Commentators: Kirsten Gum, Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, Bob Roll

          After a brief overview of stages 1-10, seasoned commentators Liggett and Sherwen recap lengthy segments of stages 11-15 of the Centennial-year Tour de France. Includes brief comments by Gum, Roll and man-in-the-street interviewer, Frankie Andreu.

The Triplets of Belleville

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 81 min.)

          [Australia] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004.

          Originally released as a motion picture film by Sylvain Chomet.

          Produced by Viviane Vanfleteren, Regis Ghezelbash, Colin Rose and others.

          Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville. His grandmother, Madam Souza, and faithful dog, Bruno, follow his trail and are taken in by a trio of eccentric jazz-era diva. The motley sleuths follow the clues to an underground betting parlor to rescue Champion. A wildly inventive and highly original animated feature crowded with colorful characters, fantastic imagery-- and pathos. Was an official selection at the Cannes, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals in 2003. Production trailers follow credits.

Two Seconds / 2 Secondes (@ 2300 on tape with OLN : Bicycle Journal : Bike the Ocean State) (In English and French with English subtitles)

          1 VHS videocassette (105 min.)

          New Almaden, CA : Wolfe Video, 1998

          Participants: Manon Briand, Charlotte Laurier, Dino Tavarone

          Laurie, a champion mountain bike racer, hesitates at the start gate and the two seconds lost cost her the race--and her place on the team. Forced into retirement, she is delighted to discover a job as a bike messenger in Montreal. She meets Lorenzo, a cantankerous Italian bike shop owner and former champion himself. The two are drawn together and face-off in a peculiar duel.

2004 Vuelta A Espania / Tour of Spain

          2 copies - 1 VHS videocassette (120 min. including commercials)

          Outdoor Life Network, LLC, 2004

          Commentators: Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen

          OLN coverage of the 59th edition of the 21-stage Tour of Spain with Roberto Heras besting 118 other riders at the finish line in Madrid, Spain.

Cross-Country Ski School

          1 VHS videocassette (approx. 70 min.) Vermont ETV, [n.d.]

          Writer & Director : Graham Watt; Co-Director: Jim Burt

          Producer: Gary Warwick; Narrator: Henry Ramer

          Filmed in Sunshine Valley, Alberta, Canada. Using actual and slow motion filming, Luise and Stephen Sanders demonstrate classic cross-country skiing in five segments, each one 5-15 minutes in length. Segment 1 covers the diagonal stride. Segment 2 (@463 on counter) demonstrates double poling. Segment 3 (@1189) exhibits climbing and downhill techniques. Segment 4 (@2348) presents turning options. Segment 5 (@2851) talks about ski waxing and trail sense. The final twelve minutes is a visual overview, without narration, of all elements.

Ready, Set, Go! : An Introduction to the Fun of Cross-Country Skiing

          1 VHS videocassette (10 min.)

          Hanover, NH : Alpina Sports Corp. [n.d.]

          Host: Bill Koch

          Olympic and World Cup medalist Bill Koch introduces first-time skiers to the basics of cross-county skiing, from how to use the equipment and proper skiing techniques of the diagonal stride, to advice for enjoying a day on the trails.

Clinton River Riders

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