Two Wheels Good: Bike Movie Screening

Date(s) - Friday 05/08/2009 - 05/09/2009
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Two Wheels Good bike film festival posterCelebrate bike month with an evening of short bicycle-themed movies curated by the Troy Bike Rescue collective to make you laugh, cry, think, and—most importantly—get out and ride! Co-sponsored by New York Bicycling Coalition; valet bike parking available.

Our press release:

“Two Wheels Good” to Celebrate Bicycle Culture with Independent Films at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy

Troy, NY – “Two Wheels Good,” a collection of bicycle-themed films and videos celebrating all aspects of bicycle culture, is coming to The Sanctuary for Independent Media on Friday, May 8, 2009, at 7 PM (3361 6th Avenue in north Troy).  Admission to this event is by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low income). For information and directions, email [email protected]  visit or call (518) 272-2390.

From competitive mountain biking, to urban “alleycat” racing, to daily commuting, bike polo, and Critical Mass, the program includes videos from a variety of makers, and spans genres from documentary to narrative to animation to sports films to art and music videos.

Some of the featured films and videos include:

Shooting Stars by Jeff Udell
A snapshot of the high-energy lives of female downhill bike racers as they competed on the 2004 North American race circuit. The 2003 and 2004 US National Champion, Marla Streb, narrates this short film.

Ski Boys by Benny Zenga
The lost reels of the Cow Town Ski Boys, which document their inventive exploits during the early 70’s. For the first time ever, this film reveals the footage of these “folk stunt” artists to the public, despite the implications of rewriting history and blowing your mind.

DIY Emancipation 101 by Lynn Robinson
An animated short about bicycles and women’s liberation.

B.C. Clettes vs. SexyBack by B.C. Clettes
Helmets are in and the B:C:Clettes, make them sexier than ever!

Millar’s Tale by Nigel Dick
David Millar, one time prologue winner of the Tour de France, talks about his fight against doping and his future with Slipstream Sports.

The Pies of March by Pete Shapiro
The Time’s Up! Bicycle Clown Brigade went out once again to liberate the new bike lanes throughout downtown Manhattan…. this time armed with pies!

The idea for a bicycle film night was inspired by the recent success of ongoing festivals like Filmed By Bike, in Portland OR and the Bicycle Film Festival, which has grown from an annual show in NYC to a global event in over 17 cities around the world.  By showcasing art about bicycles, the organizers hope to promote bicycling as a form of environmentally friendly transportation, build the local cycling community, and simply get people excited about getting out and riding.

“Two Wheels Good” is curated by local founder of the Troy Bike Rescue, Andrew Lynn, with the help of other TBR volunteers.  This is event is being co-sponsored by the New York Bicycling Coalition, a statewide bicycle advocacy organization, and Troy Bike Rescue, a local bicycle recycling organization with workshops in both Albany and Troy. Valet bike parking will be available.

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in north Troy, NY.  The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.