Motherload Movie – Cargo Bike and Trailer Test Rides

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Join Bike Winnipeg for a viewing of this award-winning documentary that uses the cargo bike as the vehicle for exploring parenthood in this digital age of climate change. We will also have cargo bike and trailer demos.

MOTHERLOAD captures a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of modern life, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.

Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Motherhood was challenging, but to Liz hauling babies via car felt stifling. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born.

Since its world premiere in May 2019, MOTHERLOAD has been on a Global Screening Tour featuring over 500 live and virtual venues.

Post Documentary, we will have a short panel Q and A to allow participants to ask Winnipeg Cargo Bike owners about their own experiences. After that we'll move outside to give participants an opportunity to try out a variety of cargo bikes.


May 13th, 2023 from  1:00 PM to  4:00 PM
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall
3rd floor Centennial Hall, The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9
Event Fee(s)
General Admission CA$15.00
Children 12 & Under CA$5.00
Children not requiring a seat CA$0.00