The Big Bike Film Night returns for 2021

Monday 15 February 2021

The Big Bike Film Night returns for 2021, and is pedalling into Tauranga 16th March 2021. Described as ‘a feast of short films devoted to the bicycle and all who ride’, The Big Bike Film Night is an annual event that presents an array of international and New Zealand movies specifically selected by Taupō based Curator/ “Film Pedlar”, Brett Cotter.


The dynamic concept showcases the best cycling short films from around the world. From the frozen tussocks of Finland, to the urban streets of London, to four adventurers bikerafting and exploring historical trails on and around one of New Zealand’s most significant rivers. A diverse and exciting selection offering plenty of appeal and thrills is ready to uplift and entertain pedal patrons and moviegoers.

“After the incredible and humbling response from our attendees last year, I can’t wait to showcase our much awaited 2021 collection; Covid-19 sparked a bike boom and with this Kiwis are embracing all things bicycle related,” says Mr Cotter.

This year’s treasure chest of films includes an incredible story of a transformative bikepacking journey through the Canadian Rockies; an unusual Victorian pastime taking place in modern London; the humble story of a BMX Club and their dream of becoming the number one Club in the UK; a young female rider who goes back in time to carry the stories of the past into the future; and a unique bike builder who builds off-road cycles that help change people’s lives; all in the mix.


“Our seventh collection has something for everyone and I know two wheel devotees will be eager to see this; they can expect action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration in the mix including a number of international premiere and award winning films” says Mr Cotter. “Above all, this collection is a great reminder of why we love to ride with films that celebrate the fun, the adventure and inspiration that cycling enables”.

The Big Bike Film Night screens in Tauranga at the Graeme Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys College on Tuesday 16th March, 7pm. More information and Tickets at (with limited door sales on the night subject to availability).

Check out the promo trailer here