May 27 - June 30


Why We Cycle - Evening Screening (6:30 - 7:30 PM)

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
Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm - Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 pm
[email protected] / 5198221260 ext 2357
RSVP Required
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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%. 

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, 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. There will be a post-film discussion held at the Ebar, hosted by the Guelph Coalition of Active Transportation (GCAT). 

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

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