Bikes + Women = Film

Over the weekend, Jezebel posted about Women of Dirt, a new documentary about women who participate in the sport of Gravity Mountain Biking. In a word, it looks amazing. Though this is miles away from the type of riding we usually feature here, I think we can all agree with the statement at the end of the trailer: “Nothing will ever replace my bike.”

Seriously, watch the trailer and tell me you aren’t a little tempted to give off-road biking a try. I dare you.

According to the site, the film will be shown a few times in Seattle — it’s also available on DVD. Anyone seen it? Is there another film or documentary about cycling that you’d recommend (and yes, I’ve heard of Breaking Away)?

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11 thoughts on “Bikes + Women = Film

  1. E A says:

    Just found out about this event in Chicago:
    http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/tati – in particular the film JOUR DE FÊTE – about a postman who delivers mails by bike!.

  2. Trisha says:

    @E A – Oh! I would love to see MON ONCLE on the big screen! Thanks for the tip.

  3. Okay, okay, I am tempted. But I’d like a Rivendell Bombadil please.

  4. I DO want to try it!!! :D

  5. Ann says:

    I take my hat off to them. At my age I wouldn’t do that type of off road riding. That said, I retired to a national forest and ride unimproved forest roads and do a bit of “slow,” safe-pace off road riding. What scares me is the decent down mountains on bumpy, boulder-sized gravel-strewn forest roads. But I won’t give up exploring the forest by bike. It’s incredible.

  6. Randy says:

    Klunkerz a documentary on the history of mountain biking http://www.klunkerz.com/

    Joe Kid & A Stingray a documentary on the history of BMX http://www.joekidonastingray.com/

    I’ve purchased and enjoyed both of these.

    As for Movies I’ve only seen Quicksilver & Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

    List of bicycle related movies http://www.massbike.org/2009/10/07/bicycle-movies/

  7. James Muttera says:

    Another good bicycle short film is: “Share the road tales from a band of gypsy bikers”

    http://www.cirquevideo.com

  8. Doug says:

    Here’s a new documentary on fatbike riding in Alaska. I bought a copy.

    http://www.indieakfilms.com/fat bike trailer.html

  9. Xtra says:

    Nothing will ever replace my bike. That’s awesome.

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