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Return of the Scorcher
Return of the Scorcher
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Running Time: 28 minutes
G 8-Adult
Ted White

 

"*** Four Stars. Highly recommended. An amusing, informative, and unconventional look at bicycling."
- Video Rating Guide for Libraries

"Expertly filmed....This lyrical, inventive video captures the spirit of bicyclists around the world."
- Charles Komanoff, Past President, Transportation Alternatives, NYC

"Ted White's passionate Return of the Scorcher is a tribute to the spirit of bicycle-riding...explores the virtues of humankind's most perfect technology."
- Marina McDougall, Exploratorium Film Program

 

 

 

Return of the Scorcher is a spirited celebration of the bicycle that asks why this cheap, clean, quiet, and healthy method of transportation isn't more widely used in America. In the 1890's, when the speed of a bike was considered amazing, "scorcher" was a euphemism for bicyclist.

Today, most of the world relies on the bicycle for basic transportation. Filmed in Europe, China and the US, this film portrays the bicycle as a pollution-free - and fun - way to solve some of our transportation problems.