Globe and Mail: Pedal Power

GLOBE AND MAIL: Pedal Power (CBC documentary channel, 7 p.m.) is a repeat of an excellent, provocative doc made in 2009, about bikes and bike culture. Among the topics tackled by producer Robin Benger is the notorious Igor Kenk, who was arrested for theft a few years ago in Toronto and found to have 2,865 bikes stashed away in various places around the city. Kenk appears often here, before his arrest, during the arrest and when he was out on bail. But the doc is really about what it calls “the bike revolution” and “bike culture.” It suggests that the worldwide interest in the Kenk case “signals a tipping point in the history of urban culture.” And “bicycling, once seen as a simple pleasure from childhood, has become a political act.”
-John Doyle – Globe and Mail – Apr. 16, 2012

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