"This half-hour documentary looks at bike culture and bike lifestyles around the world with beautiful and inspiring scenes of bike use filmed in China, The Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.S.
In the 1890's, before automobiles ruled the roads, bicyclists were referred to as 'Scorchers' because of their blazing speed. A century later, in a world filled with car-related environmental and social problems, Return of the Scorcher discovers an inspired and evolving bicycling renaissance. This documentary touches on a surprising variety of subjects including romance, rebellion, early feminism, and spirituality - all viewed within the context of bicycling. Return of the Scorcher questions our obsession with "progress" and status and presents a diverse cross-section of cycling visionaries who see the bicycle as a life-affirming vehicle for change. Featured interviewees include: Marcia Lowe, Michael Replogle, Iain Boal, Ellen Fletcher, George Bliss and others.
Bonus featuers include Revisting Return Of The Scorcher, a collection of previously unreleased bike scenes from China, The Netherlands and Denmark, with Director's commentary; and Changing The Mindset:Creating More Liveable Cities, a citizen toolkit with many design ideas for making your city a better place to walk and bike."