[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. ….
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. …
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…
Stinky Spoke is a 16-mile ride over a mountain bike course in hills east of Sammamish River Trail. New tour operators in 2019 — Rotary Club of Redmond. Check website for tour details as previous years’ host site – Redhook Brewery — has closed. Traditionally one of the wettest and coldest days of the year.