The festival is a celebration of bicycles and the culture that surrounds them. The films feature a wide spectrum of experiences, stories and images of bicycling. Some will make you laugh. Some will make you think. The common theme is that they are all for, about or inspired by bicycles.

2017 Bike Shorts

Kalamazoo Show

Tuesday May16, 2017

Bell’s Eccentric Café
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Show Times:
6:00 PM
8:15 PM


This program is a collection of short bicycle films. Each one is 12 minutes or less. The films have been chosen for quality of production and program variety.

Films accepted into the 2017 Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival program "Bike Shorts"

Wild Trails

Wild Trails
Director: EWIA
Time 2:21 / Slovakia

Is it you or your inner wild self that is pushing you forward into the unknown? It might be dark and scary, but that’s the only way to find those wild trails.

Cycle Lane

Cycle Lane
Director: Alex Gambs
Time 3:52 / United Kingdom

Running late for a job interview, the last thing Christian wants is a heated argument with a frustrated cyclist.

This is the Best County

This is the Best County
Director: Paul Dolan
Time 2:00 / Ireland

Mark Graham cycled the 2500 km of The Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. He realized that it made him proud to be Irish.

Bicycle Song

Bicycle Song
Director: Anna Malienko
Time 4:24 / Ukraine

The sounds of a bike journey connects with the sounds of the city and creates a beautiful song ... a song of joy, youth and inspiration.


Director: Edgar Hans
Time 3:20 / France

Watch as the seasons change while a mountain biker rides the Vosges Mountains in France.

Fou Du

Fou Du Vélo
Director: Maxime Baudin
Time 9:54 / France

Richard Geng challenges himself on an epic journey to conquer and climb Mont Ventoux 9 times in 24 hours on his road bike.

Gorge Roubaix

Gorge Roubaix
Director: Dronescape
Time 3:08 / USA

The 2016 running of the Gorge Roubaix Road Race from the Dalles, Oregon to Mosier, Oregon. Follow racers as they race through the Columbia River Gorge.

Bear Hug

Bear's Hug
Director: Almir Correia
Time 5:28 / Brazil

Loneliness is a bear hugging you. He or she does not want to leave you. The bear is with you 24 hours a day.

Bike Portraits

Bike Portraits
Director: Sashko Danylenko
Time 4:56 / USA

A bicycle is a good tool to explore and understand a city. The bike culture is a reflection of the local society.

Bike Town

Biketown YYJ
Director: Matt Hulse
Time 6:20 / Canada

Biketown YYJ celebrates the cycling community in Victoria, BC, Canada. This music video is a parody of Downtown, by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Georgia Simmering

Georgia Simmerling - Transcending Skis and Bikes to Make History
Director: Benjamin Johnson and Kurtis So
Time 2:08 / Canada

This two time Olympian traded her skis for a track bike and dedicated herself to competing in Track Cycling at the highest international level.

Like Riding a Bike

Like Riding a Bike
Director: Louisiana Kreutz
Time 8:44 / USA

A group of senior citizens riding tricycles in East Austin. As they ride, we hear how the world has changed since they last were on a bike.

Extreme Unicycle

Extreme Unicycling
Director: Tristan Anderson
Time 3:28 / United Kingdom

On the fringe of bike culture, these unicyclist push the boundaries of the sport.

Dame Mit

Dame Mit Hund
Director: Sonja Rohleder
Time 3:00 / Germany

A woman walks her dog in the park, where she meets a man she would have liked to avoid.

Dreaming Alps

Dreaming Alps
Director: Angel Ramos
Time 3:23 / France

This story follows a short but intense trip to the heart of the Alps to climb some of their iconic passes.


Director: Leonie van den Schoor
Time 3:03 / Netherlands

Bikey is made from spare bicycle parts in a Dutch workshop. He is discovering the world and looking for a friend.


Flashes of the Altai
Director: Joey Schusler
Time 5:00 / USA

Three childhood friends set out for the far western corner of Mongolia to combine mountain biking and packrafting in a self-supported adventure into the unknown.


Struggle, Spoke & Summits
Director: Matt Green
Time 10:10 / United Kingdom

Two novice road cyclists embark on their biggest challenge to date, as they train for the Coast to Coast in a day bike.

Last Ride

The Last Ride
Director: Ryan Van Duzer
Time 3:09 / USA

After 13 years Ryan's bike finally dies. He reminisces about traveling the world with his lost friend.

How can you ride a bike with that thing?

How can you ride a bike with that thing?
Director: Peter Carlone
Time 0:55 / Canada

Two men engage in locker room talk.

The Oldest

The Oldest Racer
Director: James Callum
Time 4:13 / United Kingdom

This documentary features 75 year old cyclist Mick Ives. He explains what cycling means to him and how great of an impact the sport has had on his life.

Un Petit

Un Petit Tour Dans Paris
Director: Peter Scholl
Time 1:31 / France/Germany

Their romance moves at its own speed as the fast paced world of Paris spins around them.


Director: Simon Perkins
Time 6:00 / USA

As a young adult, Jon lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life.

Max Your Days

Max Your Days
Directors: David Fletcher and Jason Stirling
Time 5:06 / Italy

Getting the most out of every day while exploring the coast of Italy.


Escape-Lee Craigie’s inner journey along the Caledonia Way
Director: Kirk Watson
Time 5:04 / United Kingdom

This film by Sustrans follows adventure cyclist, Lee Craigie as she journeys along NCN78, The Caledonia Way in Scotland.  More Info

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