Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Bicycle City: 20,000 bikes help Post-War Nicaraguans

stumbled across this video trailer while perusing the reader for a movie called "the bicycle city" aka Rivas, Nicaragua.

The Bicycle City. Trailer from Greg Sucharew on Vimeo.

from the vimeo description promoting the film:
What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible.
visit the film's website to learn more about it.

in the spirit of this blog, and how we feel about how bikes are transformative and lend towards independence and a renewed sense of self, this project is right up my alley. also sounds like a movie i would love to see.


  1. What an awesome video! I had never thought of bikes helping to build an economy.

  2. Change your life. Ride a bike! Knew we got it right when we started this!

  3. we see it happening in japan, and we see it happening in places we didn't know of until others brought it to our attention. changing our lives by riding a bike y'all! i love it :)

  4. EXCELENTE muy conmovedor como la Bicycle transforma la Vida de las Personas.