May 27 - June 30


Why We Cycle - Afternoon Screening (12:30-1:30PM)

A documentary exploring the hidden effects of bicycling on people, societies, and the organization of cities. This film screening is free, courtesy of the City of Guelph.
Event Type
Art / Film
Tuesday, June 19 at 12:30 pm - Tuesday, June 19 at 1:30 pm
[email protected] / 5198221260
RSVP Required
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This event is open to school groups who may wish to attend, especially those who have studied cycling, documentary film making or a related subject.

There are more bicycles than people in the Netherlands. More than 25% of all trips are by bike. In some cities this adds up to over 60%. But do the Dutch ever think or talk about this? Not much. This may be part of the success of Dutch cycling: it is self-evident. But what if we would talk about the self-evident?

In this movie regular cyclists and regular scientists from all walks of life paint a picture of Dutch cycling culture. We learn that cycling leads to happiness, health, keeping up cognitive functions and creativity and a state of readiness. Cycling also leads to happy children who enjoy the autonomy of independent travel. Because cyclists are open to their surroundings and each other, city life tends to be more open. Trust among people grows as they interact through cycling.

Join this free event hosted by the City of Guelph to experience the world of cycling in the Netherlands and challenge conceptions of City life, social interaction and every day travel.

This event has
Public washrooms
Bike Parking
On-site food or beverages
New this year

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