Building of bicycle critical mass subject of documentary

Cyclists are building critical mass in Vancouver and changing the face of the city. A film to be screened on the UWindsor campus Thursday charts the development of the city’s critical mass rides – cyclists grouping together to claim road space.

You Never Bike Alone asks whether cycle activists are succeeding in their goals. Through interviews with motorists “stuck in traffic,” cyclists of all backgrounds, and local politicians, journalist Robert Alstead asks whether Critical Mass and similarly styled rides are winning hearts and minds.

In his first full-length film, Alstead – a long-time cyclist -- weaves together footage shot by himself and by bicycle activists over the last decade.

Cinema Politica hosts the screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 2, in room 108, Odette Building. Admission is by donation.

View the You Never Bike Alone trailer: