MoveSM, Keep San Marcos Beautiful, + TXST Stelos Scholars present: Motherload Film Screening July 16
Updated: Jun 11
SEARCHING FOR FREEDOM AND CONNECTION IN A GAS-POWERED, DIGITAL, AND DIVIDED WORLD:
MOTHERLOAD: a movie, a meeting place, a cargo bike movement!
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. Now you can join MoveSM (the transportation action committee of Sustainable San Marcos), Keep San Marcos Beautiful, and the TXST Stelos Scholars in a FREE outdoor screening of the documentary, MOTHERLOAD, in San Marcos at Plaza Park on Friday, July 16, 2021. Come watch with us as we dive into the world of cargo bikes and much more!
Starting at 7 pm, there will be free pedicab rides of downtown and some local bike infrastructure from Movemint Bikes, as well as food available for purchase from Soulful Creations. TXST Stelos Scholars will also be hosting student design sprint solutions to local transportation issues, so plan to arrive early to move, eat, and learn!
We are also RAFFLE-ing off some AWESOME prizes! Including a $200 Xtracycle gift certificate and other goodies!
Thanks to our generous sponsor and partners, including Xtracycle, Galaxy Bikes, Movemint Bike Cab, San Marcos Cinema Club, SimpleCity Design, and Colorspace, this event is free! Please RSVP at the Facebook Event here today for reminders and updates on the event.
We can't wait to watch this with you!
View the Trailer here:
Documentary film description:
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.