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