Joseph Gordon-Levitt trained intensely on a bike to get in shape for the film -- along with meeting people in the biking community and learning as much as he could from them. "The whole movie is on the bike," says Gordon-Levitt. "I trained for six weeks or so, five days a week, leading up to shooting. I had to be in good enough shape to spend 12 hours a day doing those scenes. I knew I wouldn’t be able to say, 'Oh, I’m tired,' while a 500-person film crew was waiting for me to catch my breath."
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