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06.28.13 Andy Cush

The Road From Karakol follows one man on a two-wheeled journey across Kyryzstan, the mountainous former Soviet Republic west of China. And as if cycling all over the 77,000 square mile nation wasn’t challenge enough, Kyle Dempster also climbed as many peaks as he could while on his journey. See The Road from Karakol tonight at the 2013 […]

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06.27.13 Marina Galperina

“Obviously that’s not a lot of fun, getting hit by a bus, so I wanted to do something positive,” Bicycle Film Festival director Brendt Barbur tells ANIMAL. Biking in New York can be perilous, but there’s a reason why we do it and since 2001, Barbur celebrated the biking spirit in a series of screenings, […]

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Andy Cush

For Australian cyclist Shane Perkins, the Keirin–a Japanese cycling race in which participants sprint after a lap paced by a motorcycle–means a lot of things. It’s redemption for his spotted past as an Olympic competitor; it’s a way back into professional cycling; it’s a chance to provide for his family. Ryoku, a film documenting Perkins’s personal and […]

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06.26.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Who is Diablo? Where did he come from? Why he is running in his pink jumpsuit alongside the cyclists of the Giro D’Italia? Dieter “Didi” Senft (born February 7, 1952 in Reichenwalde, Germany) is known as the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia devil or El Diablo. Since 1993, he has been seen in the […]

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06.25.13 Julia Dawidowicz

“We look at bicycles today and think that they’re something new, oftentimes we can go back 100 years and see that they tried it back then.” Gentle, yet badass. Sincere, yet complicated. And he’s got one hell of a ‘stache. This is the story of bicycle “caretaker” Steve Carter. He seems like quite an interesting […]

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06.24.13 Kyle Petreycik

On the day of May 1st, 1956, two brothers — Arturo and Gustavo Martinez — set out on an arduous journey in hopes of crossing multiple continents by bicycle. After achieving this impressive feat fifty-four years later, the two brothers have decided to document their attempt to retrace their iconic journey “in an exploration of memory, the cycle of […]

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06.21.13 Julia Dawidowicz

BIKES. BABES. BLOOD. BEAUTIFUL CAMERA WORK. The teaser for Hopeless Romantic is a tease indeed, but we now know to expect all those wonderfully enticing things that start with the letter B. The short film from director Maya Tanaka centers on a bike-o-holic named Kidd whose solitary life is disrupted by a beautiful girl named Lisa. […]

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06.20.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Lone cowboy with wanderlust embarks on soul-searching adventure, meets girl who wants to settle down, gets torn between love and the open road… It’s a story we’ve heard before, but somehow, Janapar manages to come off as fresh and original. Maybe it’s the gorgeous shots of the exotic, off-the-beaten-path landscapes that protagonist Tom Allen bikes […]

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06.19.13 Kyle Petreycik

Steher racing is a special type of bike racing event where track cyclists ride within the slipstream of specially-equipped motorcycles referred to as dernys. It’s similar to keirin 競輪 / ケイリン races, which have been wildly popular in Japan for decades, but instead of cyclists riding behind one driver on a single derny, each cyclist rides […]

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Julia Dawidowicz

“Like a drug addict who needs his next fix, I want to come as close to dying as possible.” This is how 18-year-old Rasmus Quaade, the young champion bicyclist at the center of Moon Rider, describes his all-consuming obsession with bike racing. The beautifully shot documentary, directed by Daniel Dencik, delves into the “extreme and […]

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