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An exhibition about the bicycle as utopia

The Easy Rider Road Show as an expanded special exhibition (Volume II) at the Märkisches Museum shows the wild, subversive side of bicycling and the powerful connection that bicycles can create between people.

Easy Rider Road Show
Easy Rider Road Show © Bike Kill Foto: Tod Seelie

It is dedicated to subcultures whose hub is the pedal-powered two-wheeler. The show presents the bicycle as a vehicle of a promise of freedom, as a lucky charm and as utopia.

Photographer Tod Seelie photographed the first New York Bike Kill in 2002. There, punks present their self-built bike constructions and compete against each other in contests. The Bike Wars, the counterpart in Berlin Kreuzberg, was photographed by Christophe Gateau. At London's BikeStormz, thousands of young, mostly male riders compete, their wild style documented by Adam Corbett. At the Chilangos Low Bike Club, Mexican immigrants in the U.S. present their vehicles made of chrome-plated, lowered "lowriders," and French photographer Jeoffrey Guillemard has accompanied them.

The Easy Rider Road Show is a project of musuku - Museum der Subkulturen in cooperation with the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin.
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