What is bicycle culture? It’s what you make of it. Anything can happen: Activists educate the policymakers. Bureaucrats create whimsical public art. Strangers help each other move house by bike. Corporations turn their drive-thrus into bike thrus. Joe Biel’s short movies explore all these phenomena and more as he follows the emergence of modern bike culture over the last ten years of riding the streets of US cities and meeting the characters who are making the magic happen. The twenty eight short documentaries include Martinis in the Bike Lane, One Less Truck, Burgerville’s Bike-Thru, Training for Carmageddon, Hunter-Gatherers Never Looked This Good, Disabled Cyclists, Sunday Parkways, Last Train Out of North America, and many more.
Providing a better understanding of bicycle culture, this collection of short films displays the wide variety of people that embrace the bike. Joe Biel's shorts follow the emergence of modern bike culture in U.S. cities over the last 10 years. They show that anything can happen, including activists educating policymakers, bureaucrats creating whimsical public art, strangers coming together to move a house by bike, and corporations turning their drive-thrus into bike-thrus. These 21 short documentaries include "Martinis in the Bike Lane," "Burgerville's Bike-Thru," "Training for Carmageddon," "Hunter-Gatherers Never Looked This Good," "Disabled Cyclists," "Sunday Parkways," "Last Train Out of North America," and more.