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‘Bikes vs. Cars’ documentry showing in Minneapolis

You may be interested in an upcoming bicycle related documentary that will be showing in Minneapolis in early March.  The documentary is titled ‘Bikes vs. Cars’, and is described by the film team as ‘an award-winning film that explores issues facing bicyclists, improving urban mobility, and implications for the world if we do not work together on proactive transportation measures‘.
The film will follow the individuals around the world that are fighting to create change. We meet Aline at Sao Paulo’s Ciclofaxia, the weekly Sunday ride where one lane of Paulista Avenue is opened for bikes only. Aline is an inspirational person in the city’s bicycle movement, who tries to focus on the positive aspects of being a cyclist. But that can be difficult in a city where one bicyclist is killed every four days. And in Toronto, where mayor Rob Ford strips away the city’s bike lanes in his battle to win the “war on cars,” we watch as members of the Urban Repair Squad infiltrate the streets at night, using spray paint and stencils to replace them.
Picture promotes the screening of 'Bikes vs. Cars' March 7-8, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

Picture promotes the screening of ‘Bikes vs. Cars’ March 7-8, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

According to the promoters website – Urban automobile congestion is a global problem. This compelling documentary that takes a close look at Los Angeles and São Paulo and the cyclists who are on the front lines of change. Inspiring, timely and a perfect means of seeing how Minneapolis and other cities might become an even better bike friendly city. Promotional support is provided by the Hiawatha Bicycling Club, carsrcoffins.com and other Twin City bicycle activists.

You can see the movie trailer for ‘Bikes vs. Cars’ here at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et8iEIPhooM

Where:  Trylon Microcinema,  3258 Minnehaha Av,  Minneapolis

When:  March 7th and 8th; 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Tickets are $8.00.  According to Trylon’s website, you can purchase in advance here, or at the door
I hope you consider attending one of these screenings.  It seems pertinent to our cycling passion.  Thanks.

Bike Pic Feb. 16, happy commuting to work!

This bike rider is happy to go back to work after a long weekend pedaling around the Twin Cities Gateway Area and along the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) on his fat tired bike.

#FindYourNextAdventure

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking (HFB). 

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As we search and present more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to help you find your next adventure. Then, while out there if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute on, or at an event you plan to attend with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where our camera’s will be and what we will post next!

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As HaveFunBiking continues to encourage more people to ride, please reference our blog and the annual print and quarterly digital Bike/Hike Guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated – At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for in the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. Now, as the Bike/Hike Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of bicycle tourism information available for mobile devices where you may see some additional bike pics – maybe of yourself so.

Bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in one of the next photos we post.

Have a great day!

Best Cities for Biking to Work

In honor of National Bike Month TIME Magazine, in an article, rounded up the best nine U.S. cities for people who want to commute by bicycle. To find out which cities would make the cut for such a list, TIME asked three veteran bicycle policy advocates:  Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists; Jim Sayer, executive director of the Adventure Cycling Association; and Tim Blumenthal, president of PeopleForBikes, for their input. Many of the cycling-friendly cities selected have special bike lanes that are protected from traffic, bike-sharing systems, plenty of parking spots for bikes, and active bike lobbyist  and city officials committed to enacting policies that make bicycling safer and easier.

Cyclists riding along Lake Michigan shore with the Chicago skyline beyond, source   TIME Magazine

Cyclists riding along Lake Michigan shore with the Chicago skyline beyond, source TIME Magazine

Here is TIME’s List:

  • Portland, OR
  • Washington D.C.
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Davis, CA
  • Boulder, CO
  • Seattle, WA
  • Chicago, IL

Source: TIME magazine