Breaking Away will be shown (for real this time!) at Backstage Bistro, Monday, June 11th

The movie broke for the first meeting, so join us for our second attempt at the inaugural Yay Bikes! membership meeting. We’re celebrating the 200Columbus Bikecentennial by setting a goal to get 200 members by June 11th. Come mix and mingle with your fellow riders. We will be discussing our Year of Yay 2012 rides, Bike the C-Bus and other great rides!

5:30PM - Mix and Mingle Happy Hour – Cash bar & food available for purchase from Backstage Bistro Menu

6:30PM - YEAR OF YAY! – Speakers Jim Coleman & Meredith Joy - more speakers to be announced as we get closer.

7:00PM Screening of the film “BREAKING AWAY”

Admission is FREE to all Yay Bikes! members, $5 for non-members. Not a member yet? Join at

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Breaking Away is a 1979 American film. A coming of age film, it follows a teenager in Bloomington, Indiana who has recently graduated from high school and is unsure what to do with his life. It stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern (in his first film role), Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie and Paul Dooley. The film was written by Steve Tesich (an alumnus of Indiana University) and directed by Peter Yates. Tesich would go on to script another bicycle film, American Flyers, starring Kevin Costner.

It won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Tesich, and also received nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Barbara Barrie), Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Picture. The film also won the 1979 Golden Globe Award for Best Film (Comedy or Musical).

The film is ranked eighth on the List of America's 100 Most Inspiring Movies compiled by the American Film Institute (AFI) in 2006. In June 2008, AFI announced its "Ten top Ten"—the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Breaking Away was acknowledged as the eighth best film in the sports genre.

A short-lived television series based on the film, also titled Breaking Away, aired in 1980.