Tuesday September 11, 2012 | 03:33 PM

Ramsey Tripp knows about cancer. The owner of Trade-mark R Productions in Lewiston watched his mother battle cancer for eight years before she died in March.

Tripp decided to use that experience to help boost the hopes of others.

With help from actor and Maine native Patrick Dempsey, who has agreed to serve as executive producer, Tripp is in the midst of producing "The Peloton Project," a documentary that follows the 40 cyclists in the Cancervive Peleton Project, which rolls from Alberta, Canada to Lewiston in early October. Riders will pedal relay-team-style, 24 hours a day, for 10 days as they cover the more than 2,500 miles. The goal is to arrive in Lewiston in time to participate in the Dempsey Challenge on Oct. 14.

Tripp will focus not only on the ride, and the gorgeous scenery along the way, but also on the stories and the lives of the riders, who have been personally touched by cancer. He hopes that the film will eventually be picked up by a cable channel or be accepted by one of the many independent film festivals across the nation.

To see what the film's all about, check out this trailer from the website. To see what the riders are all about be at the Dempsey Challenge on Oct. 14.


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Karen Beaudoin lives in Portland and is the web editor for PressHerald.com.

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