Cycling

Beautiful Cycling Film: Havana Bikes

A message from Diego of Kauri Multimedia;

“We are a production team specialising in web documentaries and have completed a short film on Havana bicycle culture which we believe may be of interest to CyclingEurope.org.

The documentary provides an insight into Cuban bike tradition and the mechanics who help keep the hundreds of Habaneros who still rely on bicycles on the road.

A bicycle revolution took place in the country in the 1990s during the five-year ‘Special Period’ of austerity, when Cubans embraced them as an alternative mode of transport. Once cars returned to the island, the country’s bicycle culture took a hit. Now, new bikes are difficult to come by and parts are not readily available, yet many Cubans still use bicycles daily and, despite the limited resources, a handful of mechanics provide a service to those who rely on their bikes in their everyday lives.”

Havana Bikes from Kauri Multimedia on Vimeo.

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  1. What a great little film. It makes me feel very grateful that I can walk down the road and find a fully stocked bicycle repair shop…

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