ShAFF2018: Bike Films 1 @ The Void PG

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This film was last shown on 11 March 2018

Chocolate Spokes - 5min

Gregory Crichlow left his architecture job in 2011 to start a bicycle shop in Five Points, a African-American/Latino neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Dreaming of hand-building bike frames, he quickly realized that servicing neighborhood residents, bikes would pay the bills instead. The first custom Chocolate Spokes bike, the one he built for himself, sat in the front window of the shop until someone stole it in 2013. Since then, he's built 10-12 bikes per year for customers, but never replaced his original bike. Now, he's finally building himself one. Chocolate Spokes is the story of a craftsman, entrepreneur, and dreamer.

Chris Akrigg - As It Lies - 7min

No pre-made trails, just adapting to whatever nature puts in front of you.

Escape - 8min

Listen to the voice inside you. It;s telling you to go.

Jean, a Montreal-based DJ, buys a bike on a whim and decides to attempt to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. What's more, he'll ride a single speed, fixed-gear bicycle and finish in the winter, approaching the Arctic Ocean by way of Canada's northernmost continental hamlet, Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories.

We pick up with him as he's closing in on his endpoint along a 188km-long ice road. In his final kilometres, he falls more times than he has in the previous 17,000km combined.

Jean knows he is where he is meant to be, but the final hours will push him further than he ever imagined. The journey is bleak and beautiful at the same time, and Jean's story will make you pause, asking yourself, 'where would I go from here?'

Award-winning director, Anjali Nayar (Gun Runners, Hot Docs '16; Silas TIFF '17), Award-winning producer Yves J. Ma (Hadwin's Judgement, Best Film at 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival; and Grand Prize at the 2017 13th Mountain Film Meeting in Zakopane) and a small crew flew in to join him on this windy and brutally cold last day of riding.

Tall Bikes Will Save The World - 4min

Riding any bicycle is a positive step toward a healthy lifestyle and personal enjoyment, but it's the tall bike that has the power to change the world. The tall bike remains on the fringes, only embraced by the daring, the creative and the foolish.

Tim Stevens - The Racer - 17min

The film is a short documentary filmed over a few weeks in the spring of 2016, and follows Tim as he prepares to return to the sport he loves after a year off.

A popular and charismatic figure in the domestic road and time trial scene in the south east, Tim has raced at the highest level as an amateur on the road and the track.

Riding The Tatshenshini

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