Here at On Air, we love a good movie almost as much as we love clean air and clean commuting. And we thought it was only right to follow up our last post about public transit in the movies with a list of our favorite bicycle movie scenes.
So, there are a lot of bike movies that are way before your time (before my time, even). But that doesn’t mean they’re not worth a watch. We’ve come up with a list of scenes from movies that you will actually recognize—but first, the classics:
#1: Better Off Dead (1985) – in this scene, a determined paper boy rides down John Cusack, in pursuit of his rightfully earned $2. (Hey, that was kind of a lot of money in 1985.) (Also, don’t try this stuff at home.)
#2 The Great Muppet Caper (1981) – Who doesn’t love the Muppets? We’ve got to give clean air props to Kermit and Piggy, who ride their bikes through the park in this classic scene:
#3 E. T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982) – Even if it’s over than 10 years older than you are, you have to have seen E.T. This classic film has one of the most iconic bike scenes of all time!
#4 Napoleon Dynamite (2004) – Gosh! We sure do love Napoleon, especially when he takes Pedro’s bike for a spin. Lucky!
#5 127 Hours (2010) – This movie has a killer mountain biking scene. Unfortunately, it’s not on Youtube, but we thought it deserved a mention anyway. Here’s a taste from the trailer.
#6 Premium Rush (2012) – This is an entire movie about biking! Again, YouTube hasn’t got a hold of specific scenes yet, but the trailer you will show you just how much action-cycling there really is.
#7 Transporter 3 (2008) – This is probably my favorite scene of the bunch. Action star Jason Statham chases down his stolen car from a bicycle, and puts a bike-fu hurt on the bad guy.
So there you have it, a few of our favorite biking scenes from the big screen. Who did we miss? What is your favorite bicycling scene?
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