Return of the Scorcher

This half-hour documentary looks at bike culture and bike lifestyles
around the world with beautiful and inspiring scenes of bike use
filmed in China, The Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.S.

In the 1890’s, before automobiles ruled the roads, bicyclists were
referred to as “Scorchers” because of their blazing speed. A century
later, in a world filled with car-related environmental and social
problems, Return of the Scorcher discovers an inspired and evolving
bicycling renaissance.

This documentary touches on a surprising variety of subjects including
romance, rebellion, early feminism, and spirituality – all viewed
within the context of bicycling.

Return of the Scorcher questions our obsession with “progress” and
status and presents a diverse cross-section of cycling visionaries who
see the bicycle as a life-affirming vehicle for change.

Featured interviewees include: Marcia Lowe, Michael Replogle, Iain
Boal, Ellen Fletcher, George Bliss and others.

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  1. beautiful – this articulates something about bicycle culture that i have felt deeply for a long time – wonderful to see it expressed in such a beautiful film – community, autonomy, romance, resistance & equilibrium – the bicycle is the embodiment of all of these and in my mind the pinnacle of human kinds technological advancements. thanks for posting this!