Add your favorite bicycle movie!
Bicycle Movies (link to article)
Bicycles will overrun the Champs-Élysées this weekend in Paris as the world’s most prestigious and grueling road race concludes its three week journey across France on Sunday.
For many Americans, the Tour De France is as foreign a subject as Francois Truffaut but the two share something in common. Both bike races and bike movies are perfect to enjoy without moving a muscle.
You may notice that the majority of films on this week’s list were released in the early '80s. Thankfully, our culture’s apathy in cycling recently came to an end, simply because of a little yellow bracelet.
Lance Armstrong’s seven consecutive Tour de France titles (1999-2005) launched an American renaissance in the sport. I’d say Hollywood is due to produce a new wave of cycling films of the same caliber, if not better than the following. Whether you’re a fan of bike riding or not, tell us what you think.
My addition will be the movie 2 Seconds
The Bicycle Thief?
"You must plant your seeds in another field. Do you understand what I mean?"
I've never seen Quicksilver but it's on my list.
How about "The Flying Scotsman" about Graeme Obree and his quest for the one hour and other records?
If anyone wants to organize a grass-roots bike film night, Bike Winter has a large screen that's available and there are several projectors around the community. I'll bet Jack's Tap would offer up their party room for next to nothing.
Some good cycling documentaries are:
Blood Sweat and Gears
Sunday in Hell
Stars and Water Carriers
I own the last two and would be more than glad to provide them should a Chainlink movie night ever be hosted somewhere. Those last two follow Eddy Mercx in the Paris Roubaix (Sunday in Hell), and the Giro d' Italia. Both are fantastic looks back at those heady days of cycling in the 60s and 70s.