During 2016s tour some of us made some film-recordings. We collected all of the footage and I cut some short clips. We then realised, that there are quiet a lot films about the biketour online and started a Ecotopia Group on Vimeo.
In this video, the Biketour is cycling through Lithuania along the Nemunas to the sea. The roads are mostly big gravel slopes. Villages are pretty rare and really small. A hundred houses already make a city. Therefore you can find neverending meadows and forest. A puncture: The cyclists try to find the hole in the innertube, to hear, where the air is comming out. In the middle of nowhere.
In this video, the scouts mark the route, drawing arrows on the road or putting stickers on signs and the group follows. The dog in front as long as he can still run. In the end of every day, Ecotopia Biketour will arrive somewhere. If its not a project, it is plain nature.
We realised, filming wasn’t considered in our photosharing-concept so far. For some people it is a big difference whether they are filmed and then appear online or if it’s just photos of them. So we added another option about filming to the sheet, that is passed around during the tour.
In this video the participants try the freakbikes of Radi Vidi Pats in Latvia. Different varieties of tallbikes or a tandem where you cycle face to face are pretty strange cycling-expieriences. Or other balance and body control challenges such as pushing another cyclist with the fully loaded trailer up a super steep hill. Or just turnig in circles.
Music by: AWOTT(the beaty one, http://www.awott.com/ ) and Trio EMM (the traditional one, https://www.facebook.com/TrioEmm/ )