A great outing with your cycling friends! Cycling Film Festival Amsterdam, 2-4 December | Fiets.nl
The Bicycle Film Festival has been celebrating “the bike” through film, music and art for 22 years. The festival has already traveled to 100 cities around the world and is happening now December 2-4 to Amsterdam. As far as we are concerned, a great outing for you and your cycling buddies; Put your feet up and enjoy beautiful movies about what we love to do.
in two locations in Amsterdam; Ride Out and Move Amsterdam, there are nearly 50 films from more than 20 countries. In addition to watching movies, you can participate in panel discussions, enjoy live music, and kick your feet during a social outing. On this site you can see the full program daily and order tickets. The films are spread over three days. If you can’t choose, you can buy a “Full Film Festival Pass” for €51 and one-day tickets are available from €16. Be quick because tickets go fast!
As expected, a wide range of cycling topics will be covered, divided across seven programmes. In the broad range, there is something for everyone, to suit our moods I highlighted some movies for you:
Kampala Bike Couriers: Cycling legend Anna van der Breggen produced this documentary about four Ugandan cyclists who created the first bike delivery service. You see how their commitment and courage is gradually being put to the test.
You can’t do it alone: Olympic mountain biker Leah Davison had no weird role model to look up to. She feared her career would be over if she walked out. Now Lea is at the start of the Unbound Gravel Race to prove to herself and other cyclists that you don’t have to choose between who you love and the sport you love.
Get on board a cross-continental race: Go on an adventure with these three cycling movies: The Transcordilleras, The East Texas Showdown, and The Transcontinental Race.
Grit and grace: First Paris-Roubaix Femmes race through the lens of SD Worx. The film shows how far women’s cycling has come and what still needs to be done to achieve equality in cycling.
side by side: L39I0N of Los Angeles is cycling’s first black professional team in the United States. This film follows six team members as they navigate the sport of cycling traditionally dominated by white men.
Mbuji Amani: In cycling there is one continent that hasn’t been in the spotlight yet: Africa. A growing group of African cyclists are ready to show their strength at the international level. The AMANI Migration Gravel Race, held in Kenya, was a game changer for some of the best cyclists in East Africa.
If you decide to go to the Cycling Film Festival Amsterdam, we wish you lots of fun and inspiration for the 2023 cycling season!
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