After watching Dallas cyclists fight for their city to catch up with the pack regarding bike lanes and general regard from fellow travelers, the idea of riding from coast to coast on a bicycle seems utterly insane and totally compelling. Completing the task — through the Mojave, Rockies, Appalachians and the works — in less than 10 days is the main goal of those competing in the Race Across America (RAAM). Filmmaker Stephen Auerbach and his team documented the race for 2009’s Bicycle Dreams. They road in support crew vehicles, slept as little as the racers and edited hours of footage into an incredibly inspiring film, made all the more accessible, emotional and human by an unexpected (but, sadly, not all that surprising) race-related tragedy. Clip into a special screening of Bicycle Dreams 7 p.m. Wednesday at Studio Movie Grill Royal Lane, 11170 North Central Expressway. Tickets are $11 in advance online at studiomoviegrill.com/theaters/royal.php. Visit bicycledreamsmovie.com.
Wed., Feb. 1, 7 p.m., 2012