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USA 2019, 87 min, Dir: Liz Caning


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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.



June is Bike Month, and this year Councillor Michael Janz is kicking off the celebration with a special community film, conversation, and fundraiser to support local non-profit, Bike Edmonton!


2PM – There will be a “Cargo Bike Show and Tell” where you can try out different cargo bikes and ask questions of the owners.

3PM – Guest speakers and updates on Active Transportation in Edmonton and screening of the film MOTHERLOAD.


Admission by donation (suggested donation – $20 grown, $7 trikes) All proceeds to Bike Edmonton to support community programming.


Space is limited, please RSVP.



June 3, 2023
2:00 pm
Cargo Bike Show & Tell at 2PM. Film at 3PM.