Running Time: 28 minutes
"*** Four Stars. Highly recommended. An amusing, informative,
and unconventional look at bicycling."
- Video Rating Guide for Libraries
"Expertly filmed....This lyrical, inventive video captures the spirit of bicyclists around the world."
- Charles Komanoff, Past President, Transportation
"Ted White's passionate Return of the Scorcher is
a tribute to the spirit of bicycle-riding...explores the virtues
of humankind's most perfect technology."
- Marina McDougall, Exploratorium
Return of the Scorcher is a spirited celebration of the bicycle that asks why this cheap, clean, quiet, and healthy method of transportation isn't more widely used in America. In the 1890's,
when the speed of a bike was considered amazing, "scorcher" was a euphemism for bicyclist.
Today, most of the world relies on the bicycle
for basic transportation. Filmed in Europe, China and the US, this
film portrays the bicycle as a pollution-free - and fun - way to
solve some of our transportation problems.