Loving the BIke

July 3rd 2012 - Written by: Kelsy

The Sound of Music, Made by Bikes


Thanks to Loving the Bike’s Facebook Page we came across this video, aptly named Bicycle Sounds.

The short film showcases nearly three minutes of musical entertainment made entirely by bikes. That includes chains, wheels, spokes (and their adornments), bells, wheels and the like. The result is mesmerizing, which is precisely why the film itself took first place in the Bike Shorts Film Festival held this spring in New York.

Take three minutes of your day and check out this film. The real gem is in the sounds it produces but we recommend you watch it as well. Its simple yet sleek camerawork reminds us of an updated yet undeniably old school video you might see on the likes of (and this is not meant as an insult, but rather as the utmost of compliments) retro Sesame Street. All old-school kids shows aside, it’s also very cool to see how the sounds you’re hearing were made by way of a bike and just a few props.


May 30th 2012 - Written by: Kelsy

Ditch Your Car: The Cycles of Life

We’re very fond of this entirely entertaining and in some cases sorely accurate poster, which we found via Loving the Bike‘s Facebook page. We love the idea of measuring the cycles of your life in terms of your bike fancy, so take a look at it and ask yourself: where are you in the Cycles of Life?

Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!


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