10 Best Movie Scenes Where Bikes Steal the Show

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Last night, living rooms across the country tuned into the 83rd Academy Awards, and green wasn't excluded from the red carpet, with nominees contributing to green causes and nominations for environmental documentaries "Gas Land" and "Wasteland" -- even if they were passed over for "Inside Job" in their category.

Since movies are pretty much the theme of the day, we decide to look at how the film industry has treated our beloved bikes.

From E.T. riding over the moon to Butch Cassidy biking among cows and chicks, BMX mania and 'sweet jumps' with Napoleon Dynamite, bicycles really steal the show in these 10 critically-acclaimed movies. Perhaps enough to make you want to jump off your seat and get riding?

Did we miss your favorite bike scene? Let us know in the comments.

Moon Ride Flight in "E.T." (1982)


Let's start with the obvious, shall we? Perhaps the most famous bike image in a movie is Eliot riding in the sky with an alien in his little basket -- this final scene from E.T. is loved, laughed upon and copied extensively. In fact, the image is so popular it even became the trademark of the production company that shot the film, Amblin Entertainment.

Movie Clip: Via Facebook.

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