Spring brings a warm breath of cheer to anyone who rides a bike, especially those who have toughed out the chills and survived the sneckdowns to finally see the snow cede a bit wider margin of safety back to the two wheelers "sharing" the road.
The runner up sets an entirely different mood, celebrating the bicycle's long history in the words of a collector known at The Spokesman. Director Dean Saffron explains:
I simply had to make this video after meeting "James" a very enigmatic man who has taken it upon himself to collect one bicycle from each developmental epoch for future generations to enjoy.
Did you know your car came from bikes? If you don't believe it, hear it from The Spokesman. Although the Spokesman himself, pictured at top, passed away from cancer before the awards, his legacy will live on in both this film and the bikes he preserved.
In third place, The Fixed Chase turns a bump on a bike into a high speed pursuit. With tension building to the throbbing beat, you won't be able to stop watching until the suspense climaxes with a surprise unveiling.
See these and the rest of a great collection at VELOBerlin Film Award 2014