Please join us for our May documentary film offering “Bikes vs. Cars” presented by Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard.
Date: Sunday, May 29
Time: Doors open @ 5:00pm; film begins @ 5:30pm
Place: Kangaroo & Kiwi, 2026 NW Market Street
Kiva White-Espin, Rad Power Bikes
Isaac Gmazel, Ascent Cycles
Brock Howell, local bike blogger, bikehappycascadia.com
Cost: FREE, donations to offset costs gladly accepted.
The screening will be followed by guest presentations and discussion.
Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bicycle and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a growing conflict in city planning between the bicycle, which supports a diverse city with a human scale, and the car, which engenders urban sprawl and reliance on fossil fuels.
From Copenhagen to Los Angeles via Sao Paulo, director Fredrik Gertten explores the ongoing efforts of bicycle activists, who are fighting for their right to ride on city streets against the combined forces of multi-billion dollar auto, oil, and construction lobbies, who are determined to keep our cities car dependent. BIKES vs CARS is a crie de coeur that will have audiences reaching for their bikes instead of their car keys.