Cycling is not just a form of locomotion–it’s a way of life and a form of protest. Bike culture is in constant interaction with fashion, music, design, politics and urban planning. Presenting inspiring stories from New York to Havana, Berlin to Mexico City The Easy Rider Road Book shows the wild, subversive side of cycling and the powerful bond it can create between people. Aiming to inspire utopian thinking, it presents the bike as a vehicle for communal action that has the potential to change life in the city and, ultimately, the city itself.

Félix Ramón Guirola Cepero in Havana, © Tod Seelie


On the occasion of the book’s release, the musuku – Museum of Subcultures celebrates the bicycle! On August 25, the Easy Rider Roadshow, an exhibition on two wheels showing the photos from the book, will start at Kreuzberg’s Mariannenplatz, then makes its way through the city on August 26, before heading to the release party in Spreepark on August 27. 

Friends and partners will present their unique, self-built bikes, and in the evening, Louise Roussel and Océane Le Pape will show their documentary Les Échappées. In 2021, the two directors set out on a 3000 km bike tour through France to meet more than 200 women, all considered “outliers” in the world of cycling.

August 27, 2023 – Mero Halle, Spreepark Berlin

from 2 p.m. Exhibition: Easy Rider Road Show & BikeArt Festival
4 p.m. Book premiere: Easy Rider Road Book

August 27, 2023 – ocelot Book Store, Brunnenstr. 181, Berlin-Mitte

The film screening was moved indoors due to an inclement weather forecast!

8 p.m. Talk (German/French) with directors Louise Roussel and Océane Le Pape, presented by Isabell Eberlein of Velokonzept
9 p.m. Screening of Les Échappées

Admission free. The routes of the Easy Rider Roadshow and bad weather information at: www.musuku.de

Easy Rider Road Book Cover

Image credits
Header: Bikestormz in London, © Adam Corbett
Félix Ramón Guirola Cepero from Havana, © Tod Seelie

Veröffentlicht am: 07.08.2023