BIKES vs CARS Paints the Town Red

Yesterday, we hit the streets of Malmö armed with spray paint and BIKES vs CARS stencils. We'll soon post a video showing the team leaving their traces around town. For now though, here's a few photos of the BIKES vs CARS graffiti art. 



We think it would be really amazing to see BIKES vs CARS graffiti showing up not just around Malmö, but all over the world. Many of you have received our Propaganda Kit through Kickstarter. We encourage you to print out your stencils, hop on your bikes and spread BIKES vs CARS around your city too! Send us pictures and videos to [email protected] or post them on Twitter and Instagram with the #bikesvscars. You can also leave them on our Facebook page.

VLOG #2: Hello from São Paulo

For the past few weeks, Fredrik has been on the road, filming for BIKES vs CARS in Paris and São Paulo. Check out the latest video blog to hear about what he's been up to.

Stay tuned in the coming months for more VLOGS from Fredrik, where he'll keep you updated on the progress of BIKES vs CARS.

BIKES vs CARS Thank You Wall



You can now check out our website's Thank You Wall, where the names of all 2000+ BIKES vs CARS contributors are proudly displayed. We've sorted the page by country, but you can click on each one to see what cities are represented as well. Maybe you'll find that some of your neighbors are BIKES vs CARS supporters too! 




You may have seen this Christmas-inspired photo floating around the internet this past weekend. We'd love to see more bikes spruced up for the holidays. Send us photos by posting them on our Facebook page, or by using the hashtag #bikesvscars on Twitter and Instagram! If social media isn't your thing, just send us an email with the picture to [email protected]








Reward delivery and BIKES vs CARS filming: Full-speed ahead!


Kickstarter backers: look out for mail! We've been doing our best to get all your rewards sent out as quickly as possible so that you can start enjoying your WG Film docs and Propaganda Kits. If you haven't yet, make sure to fill out your Kickstarter survey so that we can go ahead and send you your rewards.


While we've been getting emails and packages sent out here at the office, Fredrik has been filming on the streets of Paris. He'll wrap up the year with a trip back to Sao Paulo, where the shooting will continue.



What's next for BIKES vs CARS? Keep checking up on the blog, where we'll make sure to keep you updated on any news!




What an exciting day for us at WG Film! At 3:28pm Swedish time, our Kickstarter ended with a final count of 82,124 USD and 2020 backers from 50 countries and 300 cities (that we know of)! We are overwhelmed by all of the support we've received by friends from around the world. Thank you so much for joining our BIKES vs CARS community! 

If you or your friends are interested in contributing, but didn't get a chance to through Kickstarter, you can still make donations here. You also have the option to make a tax-deductible donation (US). Contact [email protected] for more info.

Bike Friend Matches All Kickstarter Contributions in the Final Days

As we write this, there are just 66 hours remaining of the BIKES vs CARS Kickstarter campaign. On Friday, November 1st at 3:28pm Swedish time, 10:28am New York time and 7:28am LA time, it will officially end! Already, 1683 backers from almost 50 countries have given their support to help us reach our original goal of 50,000 USD. Now, we have one last initiative to bring in last minute backers.

From this point on, a very generous supporter, Todd D., has offered to match all new pledges AND all raised donations up to 10,000 USD. Give $5, it becomes $10. Already gave $10? Give $10 more and your total contribution becomes $30! Imagine what an extra $20,000 could do for all of us. That's a lot of international outreach and community building!

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The Yes Men say....yes, to the bike!

The Yes Men, alias Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, are mostly famous for impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them and raise awareness about what they consider problematic social issues. Now, we also know them as supporters of BIKES vs CARS! They sent us this greeting from a local New York bike shop to tell us just how important they think the bike is. 

I don't know about you, but we think they might be missing something....?

BIKES vs CARS Spreading Around the Globe

One of our main goals with the BIKES vs CARS film is that it reaches as wide of an audience as possible. The need for a less car-centric attitude towards city planning isn't limited to any city, country or continent. Changes need to be made around the globe. 


That's why we're especially happy to see how far word has spread about our project and the Kickstarter. So far, we've gotten over 1000 Kickstarter backers from at least 40 countries and 190 cities. We've seen numerous articles and blog posts from both local Swedish bloggers, like our friend Christer Ljungberg, as well as internationally known publications, like The Atlantic Cities and Streetsblog

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Kickstarter Updates

Have you seen the newest rewards on the BIKES vs CARS Kickstarter?

If not, you better go take a look before they're gone! We've added 7 high quality, Swedish-made bikes as reward options. One model is a sturdy, beautiful blue bike built to handle any climate. As of this posting, there are just four left. And for those of you who like Malmö FF as much as director Fredrik Gertten does, you'll love the customized MFF bikes - just two available! These bikes can be shipped anywhere in the world, at no extra cost.

Learn more about them on our Kickstarter page.                       



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Spread the word (in many languages)

Busy days here at the WG Film office! Fredrik Gertten (director of BIKES vs CARS), who can often be seen biking around in his hometown Malmö, has spent most of his days indoors with the editor Morten Giese, planning the upcoming editing of the documentary. 


And of course, we're all working hard to keep the Kickstarter moving, which seems to be paying off! So far this week, we've passed 700 backers and reached 45% of our goal, two exciting and important milestones. There are now 16 days left of the BIKES vs CARS Kickstarter campaign to reach our final goal of 50,000USD and to get as many backers as possible. Whether it's a 50 dollar, 25 dollar or 1 dollar donation, it helps us prove that there are a lot of people out there that truly care about this issue.

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