“I think it really does transform a society”


To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. We don’t think about it, we just do it. Perhaps the fact that we don’t think about it, is the key to the bicycle’s success in this country. But because we do not give cycling a second thought, we don’t really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are. In the documentary ‘Why we cycle’ we take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.

Why We Cycle (2017) on IMDb

Gertjan Hulster – Arne Gielen – Marco te Brömmelstroet – Jeroen Dirks



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Screening in Moscow (by Vladimir Kumov | February 7th)

Recent Screenings

Moscow, Russia on February 7th (Russian Version | info)

Waterford, Ireland on February 8th (info)

Antwerps, Belgium on February 22nd (info)

 Screening in Antwerps (February 22th)

Daytona Beach, Florida on February 24th (info)

Auckland, New Zealand on March 7th (info)

Cork, Ireland on March 14th (info)

Brisbane, Australia on March 16th (Bicycle Film Festival | info)

Rotterdam, Netherlands on March 20th (Fietsersbond Cafe | info)

Luxemburg, on March 22nd (with Dutch Embassy | info)

Nijmegen, Netherlands on March 22nd (Fietsersbond Cafe | info)

Utrecht, Netherlands on March 27th (Fietsersbond Cafe | info)

Goes, Netherlands on April 3rd (Fietsersbond Cafe | info)

Eindhoven, Netherlands on April 10th (Fietsersbond Cafe | info)

Zwolle, Netherlands on April 12th (Fietsersbond Cafe | info)

Tralee, Ireland on April 12th (Kerry County Library | info)

Hengelo, Netherlands on April 13th (Fietsersbond Cafe | info)

Leeuwarden, Netherlands on April 16th (Fietsersbond Cafe | info)

Amsterdam, Netherlands on April 20th (Fietsersbond Cafe | info)

Leiden, Netherlands on April 22nd (Cycling City Cinema | info)

Amsterdam, Netherlands on May 1st (Spui25 University of Amsterdam | info)

Trondheim, Norway on 4/5 May (Sykkel Filmfestival | info)

Vancouver, Canada on May 7th (Rio Theater | info)

Screening in Vancouver’s Rio Theatre, organised by @Modacity

Kelowna, Canada on May 9th (Rotary Art Centre | info)

Ottawa, Canada on May 10th (Happy Goat Coffee | info)

Espoo, Finland on May 10th (Kino Tapiola, ESPOO International Film Festival | info)

Victoria, Canada on May 14th (The Vic Theater| info)

Sydney, Australia on May 16th (George Street Cinema | info)

Gdynia, Poland on May 21st (Conference Center | info)

Aarhus, Denmark on May 24th (Øst for Paradis | info)

Smithers, Canada on May 25th (Old Church | info)

Nijmegen, Netherlands on May 29th (Dutch Bicycle Centre | info)

Perth, Australia on May 30st (Cinema Paradiso | info)

Screening in Perth (by Matthew Root, Flyt Pty Ltd)

Squamish, Canada on May 31st (Bike to School Week | info)

Hamilton, Canada on June 7th (H W T Centre | info)

Dublin, Ireland on June 11th (Wood Quay Venue | info)

Edinburgh, Scotland on June 12th (Festival of Cycling, Pleasance Theater | info)

Sligo, Ireland on June 14th (The Building Block | info)

Limerick, Ireland on June 14th (Fablab Rutland, info)

Dungarvan (Waterford), Ireland on June 14th (SGC Cinema | info)

Trondheim, Norway on June 18th (Sykkelfilmfestival | info)

Guelph, Canada on June 19th (Bookshelf Cinema 12:30 & 6:00 pm | info)

Dundee, Scotland on June 22nd (EdFoc on tour, Hannah Maclure Centre | info)

Paris, France on June 27nd (l’Auditorium de la Mairie de Paris with C.Najdovski | info)

Belfast, Ireland on June 29th (Cinecycle, Ormeau Baths | info)

Manchester, UK on Juli 1st (HOME Manchester | info)

Frankfurt, Germany from April 20th until October (German Architecture Museum | info)

Hobart, Australia on July 5th (Bike Futures Conference | info)

München, Germany on Juli 6th (Innovation Space (Münchner Freiheit) | 15:00)

London, UK on July 18th (Sustrans London | info)

Oklahoma City, USA on August 9th (Theatre OKC | info)

Screening in Oklahoma (by Ashley Terry)

Upcoming (confirmed)

Cambridge, UK on September 4th (Storey’s Field Centre | info)

Puebla, Mexico on September 22nd ( Zocalo de Puebla | info follows)

Copenhagen, Denmark on October 3rd (location & info will follow)