“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.

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



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Why We Cycle screening in Moscow (by Vladimir Kumov | February 7th)

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

Waterford, Ireland on February 8th (info)

Antwerps, Belgium on February 22nd (info)

Why We Cycle 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)

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

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

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

Edinburgh, UK on  June 7th – 23rd (Festival of Cycling | info)