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Summer Sustainable Film Series - MoveSM + TXState Stelos Scholars present: Motherload! - July 16th

Updated: Jun 22




Watch and Learn! Join us at the Summer Sustainable Documentary Series by Keep San Marcos Beautiful and Sustainable San Marcos for a special event hosted by MoveSM and the TXST Stelos Scholars in a FREE outdoor screening of the award-winning documentary, MOTHERLOAD, in San Marcos at Plaza Park on Friday, July 16. Come watch with us as we dive into the world of cargo bikes and much more!


See Facebook Event Here for live updates.


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Festivities start at 7 pm, so plan to arrive early!


@ 7 pm:


- Free pedicab rides of downtown new local bike infrastructure from Movemint Bikes


- Presentations of the TXST Stelos Scholars student design sprint research and solutions for local transportation issues in San Marcos


- Food available from from Soulful Creations


@ 8:45 pm: Film screening


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MoveSM will also be raffling off some AWESOME prizes, including:


- $200 Xtracycle gift certificate

- Galaxy Bikes swag bag

- Movemint 1-Hour Pedicab Tour


Thanks to our generous sponsors and partners, including Xtracycle, Galaxy Bikes, Movemint Bike Cab, SimpleCity Design, and Colorspace, this event is free!


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More about MOTHERLOAD:


Following a raucous standing ovation for a MOTHERLOAD preview at the League of American Bicyclists’ National Summit, the film made its world debut in May 2019.


View the Trailer here:



Documentary film description:

SEARCHING FOR FREEDOM AND CONNECTION IN A GAS-POWERED, DIGITAL, AND DIVIDED WORLD:

MOTHERLOAD: a movie, a meeting place, a cargo bike movement!


MOTHERLOAD is an award-winning crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.

Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying passengers and heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born.

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