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They have made a difference and revolutionized the world. They come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. These remarkable individuals have pioneered, developed and forever improved their industry and the world in which we live. Engaging and relevant, these individuals will change the way…
With My Own Two Wheels - How Bikes Can Change the World
Can a simple, 19th century technology change the world? For most North Americans, a bicycle ride or commute is a lifestyle choice. For countless others across the globe, each pedal stroke is progress out of poverty, toward an education, and over the mountains of social and cultural discrimination. With My…
Cycho (Mountain-Bike Technology)
Emma Guy's dream is to descend the rocky fringes of the Sierra Nevada - not on her own two feet, but on two wheels of a mountain bike. Here we see Emma's dream has become a quest to find the best, most rugged, most up-to-date mountain bike in the world.
Across The Plateau
China used to be called "The Bicycle Kingdom." This is a bicycle story from China, about a group of friends in southern China who share cycling treks of epic scale. Their adventures are an expression of their sense of personal freedom in the new China, after a lifetime of political…
Marinoni - Champion Cyclist to Master Bike Craftsman
Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top shape, and decided to attempt the world hour record for his age group, all…
Clean Spirit - Doping & Cycling with Team Argos-Shimano
The Lance Armstrong saga and countless other doping scandals may have permanently damaged the sport of Cycling. But Clean Spirit introduces us to one pro cycling team that strives to compete the "right way," placing them at a profound disadvantage. Argos-Shimano is determined to show that winning is possible without…
To the Moon - A Cross Country Bike Ride for Change
Eighteen college students bicycle from California to Massachusetts in order to spread awareness about cooperatives, a business model they believe to be a solution to the volatile global economy. They confront frustrating realities while discovering their place in the world, and the results are at once chaotic, enlightening, and unforgettable.…
Power to the Pedals - Bike Culture
This documentary portrays the transformative vision and extraordinary efforts of Wenzday Jane, a young woman whose mechanical skills and innovative actions are reshaping her community. Wenzday Jane goes to the heart of the sustainability issue by offering practical economic solutions, and suggests that things don't have to be the way…
Arnold Golay, Toy-maker
Arnold Golay, 91, a former watchmaker who once had learned to make a timepiece entirely by hand. This know-how has always stood him in good stead. Upon retirement, Golay became a full-time toy maker. Even as a watchmaker, he used to make toys for his own children. The film follows…
Klunkerz - A Film About Mountain Biking
Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Bikes documents mountain bike history during the late 1960s and 1970s in Northern California. The film examines the relationships of the San Francisco Bay Area hippies, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs who are directly responsible for the global popularization off-road cycling. Klunkerz includes interviews with those…
We Are Traffic/Return Of The Scorcher
These two classic documentaries explore bicycle use and bicycle cultures in China, Europe, and the U.S. and show how bicycling is being taken up by many as a vital and powerful response to various environmental and social problems. We Are Traffic details the start of the Critical Mass movement.
Rising From Ashes
Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jonathan "Jock" Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six year journey to compete in the Olympic Games. Against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their…