Biking Boom

Cycling is becoming more and more popular in cities around the world. The trilogy “Biking Boom” takes a look at cycling subcultures, the bicycle as an artistic symbol and as a means of liberation. Discover contemporary cycling culture like cycle-cafés which also hold speed dating evenings. Learn about the bike in art and popular culture: its poetic shape, mechanics and human like gestures have inspired artists worldwide for over a century. And finally ride with critical masses from California to Iran, from London to Berlin. The bicycle is a symbol of freedom. No other mode of transport has succeeded in liberating so many people.


  • Report in three parts


  • Janin Renner
  • Frauke Schlieckau
  • Janina Rook


  • ZDF/Arte

Running Time

  • 3 x 30 minutes

Year of Production

  • 2017