- - "Breaking Away" Star Dennis Christopher to Ride Eroica California

“Breaking Away” Star Dennis Christopher to Ride Eroica California


Organizers for the vintage cycling event, Eroica California, announced this week, that Breaking Away star, Dennis Christopher, will be attending their April event.

According to Eroica California, Christopher will attend a VIP reception preceding the showing of the film, followed by a Q&A period, which is being sponsored by Masi Bicycles. 

The next day, Christopher will ride a section of the event on a vintage Masi bike similar to the one his character Dave Stoller rode in the movie.


from Eroica…


We are excited to announce that Eroica California will partner with Masi Bicycles to bring the iconic cycling movie, Breaking Away, to our festival. In addition, Masi will bring Dennis Christopher as special guest to participate in our weekend events.

Eroica California, the City of San Luis Obispo and Masi Bicycles will be hosting a special event VIP reception, movie viewing and Q&A with special event guest; Dennis Christopher on Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Fremont Theater in downtown San Luis Obispo. 

Attendees of Eroica California are invited to a special VIP reception preceding the showing of the movie, Breaking Away. Following the movie viewing, Dennis Christopher will be on hand to answer questions submitted by VIP reception attendees. VIP Tickets are available to participants of Eroica California, their friends and family, and include entry into the movie.

Of equally exciting note, Dennis will be attending the bike festival on Saturday April 9th as a guest of Masi Bicycles, signing autographs and helping Masi to select and present a special Concours d’Elegance Award for the “Best Vintage Masi of Show”. On Sunday, Dennis will join the ranks of the ‘heroic’ and ride a section of Eroica California on a vintage Masi bike.

More exciting information will follow, so please check back in with our website News and Eroica California Facebook.

To attend the VIP Reception, tickets can be purchased on the Hospice SLO County Eventbrite page. Tickets will be $75 for Eroica participants, $100 for their friends and family or others not riding. The VIP Reception is hosted by Masi Bicycles and the City of San Luis Obispo and will include drinks, appetizers and movie admission.

  • General Movie Admission tickets will be open to the public. Tickets for the movie only will be $10 and also available on the Eroica California Eventbrite page.
  • Discounted VIP Reception Tickets will be available to anyone staying in the City of San Luis Obispo. Proof of stay will be required at time of ticket purchase. Tickets for SLO lodgers is $70.
  • Ticket proceeds from the event will be donated to our event beneficiary, Hospice SLO County.Tickets will go on sale in the coming week and will be announced via our website and social media.

We look forward to sharing this exciting event, and piece of cycling history, with you!

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