Documentary: A Winter of Cyclists

Winter cycling. That’s something that never struck me with fear, or shivers, when I lived in Tucson, AZ. But now that I’ve moved up north to one of the USA’s cities in the top 15 for lowest average temperatures and top 5 for highest average snowfall in a year, I’m definitely a little scared. And shivering. I’m in Flagstaff, AZ, now, and while most might not think of Arizona as a state with anything but cactus and sun, we do have our fair share of high mountains, cold weather, and that white stuff. So needless to say, I’m going to have to start rethinking the possibilities of cold weather riding and certainly pushing my desert-spoiled limits. Fortunately, the documentary, A Winter of Cyclists by, which documents a group of cyclists who agree to ride through an entire Colorado winter, is sure to get me motivated. You can check out the trailer below or rent the full film on Vimeo.Trailer: A Winter of Cyclists from ChainRing Films on Vimeo.Via Bike Commuters.

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One thought on “Documentary: A Winter of Cyclists”

  1. Ted Johnson says:

    I’ll have to watch the whole film. This trailer, however, annoys me. It presents winter bike commuting as though it’s a crazy stunt that no person would do if they loved safety and personal comfort. What it is, however, is just a novel mode of transportation — novel to those who are overly habituated to automobiles.

    Imagine a film about Pacific Islanders who have never worn a coat or snow boots preparing to spend a winter in Chicago. And imagine the trailer for the film portrayed them as though they were doing no rational person would do. “I’m really hoping to do this all winter,” says one. You might ask, What the hell else are you going to do? Transport yourself around in a climate-controlled bubble? How dumb would that be? How inefficient and expensive? Oh.

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