Spring is in the air!
As the weather slowly changes and our harsh winter gives way to warmer temperatures, many of us hop onto our bikes again.
For those of us who aren’t ice riders cycling through the snow, the advent of spring is a time of great anticipation; we can hardly wait to rejoin the world of bi-pedalers.
Now, in celebration of the bike, comes a terrific video created by Trevor Gill and Christopher Paetkau. The two filmmakers produced it for the Green Action Center, a non-profit, non-governmental hub for greener living based in Winnipeg and serving Manitoba.
“They are the best client to work for because they like to think big,” says Christopher Paetkau, when describing what it’s like to work for Green Action Centre.
“We were all aiming to make a piece that helped normalize cycling,” says Paetkau. “The idea was that almost everybody has, at one time or another, been on a bicycle and that we’ve always been cyclists. It’s not about who rides what bike, how fast they ride it, or what they wear while riding. It’s about human powered transportation and the freedom and fun that comes from that.”
“We’re all part of the club,” writes Trevor Gill. “Whether you see life in pedals and spokes, or you’re just out for a Sunday ride, it’s about freedom. It’s not revolutionary. It’s human powered. You’ve always been a cyclist. Keep moving.”
Their video is beautifully shot and not only celebrates the act (and art) of cycling, but also features many different parts of Winnipeg and Manitoba. It’s a treat to watch and you can view it by clicking here: