You Never Bike Alone

You Never Bike Alone Available Online

It’s almost 10 years to the day that cycle movie You Never Bike Alone premiered at the Rio Theatre during a Vancouver snow storm.

The 82-minute documentary has held up well over time, in large part because of the way it captures the emergence of cycling as a form of mass transportation in the west coast Canadian city and a source of just plain fun.

YNBA now on Cinema Politica Network

You Never Bike Alone is now on the Cinema Politica network.

Cinema Politica describes itself as "a Montreal-based media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad."

You Never Bike Alone featured in Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibition til May 2011

You Never Bike Alone features in new Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition til 1st May 2011.

You Never Bike Alone joins Brave New Theaters network

You Never Bike Alone is now part of the Brave New Theaters network.

The user-driven network was started by activist director Robert Greenwald, who has made a name for himself for his pioneering distribution strategies as much as his politically charged documentaries like Outfoxed and WalMart: The High Cost of Low Price.

He and his company Brave New Films have been at the forefront of self-distribution techniques, using the web and a huge activist network to launch new releases on thousands of community screens across North America.

Vancouver Mayoral Candidate Rides with the Masses

On Friday the sun was out, Spring was in the air, and it was a great day for a bike ride.

You Never Bike Alone - a documentary

You Never Bike Alone is an 80 minute documentary looking at how cyclists are building critical mass in Vancouver, Canada, and changing the face of the city. It is the story of how a social movement grows and the people behind it. It is available to rent or buy online at Vimeo and Reelhouse. You can also buy the DVD at our store on Reelhouse.


Read reviews online of You Never Bike Alone.

Moscow Critical Mass

A cyclist from Moscow emailed today. I don't speak Russian so had to use an online translation facility. It sounds a bit like a comedy sketch, but you can get the gist of the message...

The Filmmakers

You Never Bike Alone is produced, written, directed and edited by journalist Robert Alstead for productions Ltd.

A long-time cyclist, he has worked on numerous short films and documentary projects. In You Never Bike Alone he weaves together footage shot by himself and by bicycle activists over the course of around a decade.


The eclectic soundtrack on You Never Bike Alone brings together rhythmic, ambient electronica from Hungary, surf music out of the Netherlands, deep dub from Poland and Denmark, and reggae beats and ska by Vancouver's own Roots Roundup and Dubfreque.

Dubfreque & Roots Round-up

Nice It Up (Dubfreque)
Bouncing Souls (Dubfreque)
Hip Polyester (Dubfreque)
On My Bike (Roots Roundup)


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