“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 РArne Gielen РMarco te Brömmelstroet РJeroen 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)

Daytona Beach, Florida on February 24th (info)

Auckland, New Zealand on March 7th (info)

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

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

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

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

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