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New film ‘Hard Miles’ captures bicycles, rides of passage and second chances

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Matthew Modine stars in the film “Hard Miles,” which tells the story of Greg Townsend, who coached a cycling team at a medium security correctional school in Watkins, Colorado.

Bicycles are as quintessentially Colorado as 14ers and national parks, and for decades, Greg Townsend provided that very opportunity for countless young people -- leading them from the medium-security correctional school where he worked in Watkins, Colorado, on rides across the country. A new film, "Hard Miles," is based on Townsend-- starring Matthew Modine. It screens Saturday at the Denver Botanic Garden as part of the Denver Film Festival.