Tag Archive: film

Bicycle Travel Video Contest observes lure of open road

If you shoot video of your bicycle tours for family and friends, you might want to consider sharing with the bicycle touring community at large.

There might be a little something in it for you.

The Adventure Cycling Association is hosting its second annual Bicycle Travel Video Contest at Vimeo….

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Noted producer-director’s first film — “Boy and Bicycle”

While actors and actresses are the ones with box office appeal, producer-director Ridley Scott regularly draws fans to the movieplexes to see his films.

But before there was The  Duellists, Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator and many others, there was Boy and Bicycle.

The black and white film was the first for Scott, who was born …

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Lance Armstrong is back; disgraced cyclist returns in book, film

Cover of new book on Armstrong

If you were like me, you might have thought (hoped) that Lance Armstrong would disappear from the public eye after he finally admitting to doping during his pro cycling career.

It turns out that Oprah Winfrey interview wasn’t the media swan song for Armstrong. A book and documentary are both coming in the next couple …

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Cross-country bicycle tour film marks recovery from hit-and-run

“If you’re a driver, slow down, give us some room. This is our life. What’s a few more feet. Take it easy on us.”

That’s one message that Pearson and Peter Constantino want to share in a soon-to-be released video, “The Long Ride Back.”

The film chronicles Pearson’s recovery from a hit and crash with an SUV, and the challenge of making a 3,500-mile cross-country bicycle ride….

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“Bicycle Dreams” documentary tells the behind-the-scenes RAAM story

[The film "Bicycle Dreams" will be presented next Thursday (March 14, 2013) at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Exit Theater at 807 East Roy Street in Seattle. The showing is presented by the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. See details here for discount advance tickets.

If you're unfamiliar with it, here's a story I did in 2009 about the film. By the way, Dani Wyss won the race in 2009, but Jure Robic won the contest the following year. Tragically, he died in September 2010 in a collision with a car during a training ride.]

June 23, 2009 — Endurance cycling junkies no doubt are enjoying the contest between Jure Robic and Dani Wyss being played out this week as the Race Across America nears the finish line. ….

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“Rising from the Ashes” by bicycle

Bicycling is the centerpiece of the inspiring documentary “Rising from the Ashes,” a story set in Africa that’s making the rounds of the film festival circuit this fall.

It tells how genocide survivors from the Rwandan civil war are helped by an American cyclist to form the Rwanda national cycling team.

As you can imagine, the story is not all about the bike.

The cyclists were all children during the Rwandan genocide…

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Unsafe roads: Filmmakers search for answers on cross-country bicycle tour

Three bicyclists are filming interviews and collision scenes as they head down the California coast this week to begin a cross-country bicycle tour.

They hope to learn how Americans share the road and why that leads to so many deaths and injuries to people on two wheels. They plan to release a documentary film on the subject in 2014 entitled “Spoke.”

There’s a lot of interest in their work. The three — Em Baker, Nick Navarro and Lauren Gardner — recently raised more than $11,000 for the project from 125 donors at Kickstarter.com. …

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Urban bike culture on view at Bicycle Film Festival

The Bicycle Film Festival rolls out for a three-day run in New York City on Friday, reminding us that Seattle isn’t included among the 25 international locations for the 2012 edition.

Cycling fans in those festival cities will get to enjoy a slice of bicycling culture from the Pacific Northwest in a piece on Seattle Bike Polo entitled, “Hit ‘Em in the Mouth.” Described at the BFF website:

“A documentary exploring the culture of Seattle Bike Polo, the birthplace of the current polo craze. The movie centers around the dominant figures of the scene, including the father of hardcourt bike polo Matt Messenger…

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