We ride bicycles and watch films. We figured that there are many like us. So we decided to integrate this environment. To treat the two words BIKE and CULTURE as synonyms. This is how BIKE DAYS Bicycle Film Festival started, an initiative that is unique in Poland, born out of the analysis of society’s needs, our own experience, and sheer fun. We watch films in the New Horizons Cinema, wind up miles at the Wrocław’s velodrome, and animate urban spaces. Somewhere by the way we try to prove that cities could function without cars. Also, we gladly create neat phrases about bicycles, such as “Grease is not dirt” or “Wheel zeal”.
The idea of the festival is based on organization through participation. We value collaboration with local, national and European initiatives centered on bicycle topics and bike culture, as well as engaging those cycles in the event’s program. We work together because we believe that the ride in a pack is better than breakaway. We want to promote sport and culture as a means of creative expression and a method to function within the urban organism. We try to educate the society in tolerance to the other as well as in a different perspective on the city: to see it as a place in which people and bicycles have a certain value.