The Holstee Manifesto is a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community.
The LifeCycle Film came about as a desire to bring the energy and passion behind the Manifesto to life through something we love--biking. As we seek to live mindful lifestyles that leave a positive impact on the people and world around us, biking has become a passion that is much more than a transportation alternative. It is a way of fully experiencing the city we love and all of its details.
This Film is a celebration. It is a celebration of gatherings, of diversity, of life, and of the beauty of shared experience. We hope you enjoy.
Holstee Manifesto written by Dave, Mike and Fabian
Music "Almost Everything" by Wakey!Wakey!
Director / Producer / Editor Cooper Miller
Cinematographer Anna Farrell
Producer Juliette Richey
Production Coordinator Whitney Matthews
Production Assistants Shawn Maguire & Wendi Miller
Book Cover Design Ray Shappell
Film direction, production and editing
Among the choices of bike shops across Manhattan and Brooklyn, 718 Cyclery stands out for their unique approach to the customer and the bike they lovingly create for them. This is the Inverted Bike Shop.
We were honored to have our film selected in the official line up of the New York 2012 Bicycle Film Festival (bicyclefilmfestival.com).
In the fall of 2011 Cyclists pioneered The Virginia Mountain Bike Trail, an off-road connector route spanning the length of Virginia's Allegheny & Blue Ridge Mountain Ranges. These riders returned to the commonwealth's early american frontier, in search of recreational resources. Their purpose was to connect public lands in Virginia's mountainous border region. The group embarked on a mission with the intent to establish a permanent long distance backcountry trail that rivals the infamous Arizona or Colorado trails. What they discovered was a world class back-country expedition; as they linked 8 major trail systems in the George Washington and Thomas Jefferson National Forests. Their route, consisting of primarily single track trails, covered 480 miles and climbed 65,000 feet over the course of 12 days. Beginning just west of Strasburg, the explorers began their journey on the County Line Trail. They rolled southward along rocky ridgelines, challenging climbs and fast descents and after two full weeks, the riders finished their final descent down the Iron Mountain Trail to Damascus.
At a point of crisis, Aukje decided to change her life. She quit her office job, in search of an adventure. Together with her new partner, she cycled from Tanzania, through Africa and the Middle East, to the Netherlands, her home. The travel companions only just met, and faced heavy challenges on the road and within their relationship. They totally rely on each other, travel with minimal means, and experience the most bizarre and beautiful things.