Help Treehugger identify “non-lame” media cyclist portrayals


by Frank Steele on Aug 15, 2006 at 6:57 PM

Treehugger | Hollywood Bike Patrol Wants YOU

Treehugger is on a noble quest. Depressed by Steve Carrell’s loser cyclist in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and a similar sad sack in Talladega Nights, Treehugger is looking for positive media potrayals of cyclists.

Problem is, well, I’m not sure there are any.

Pacific Blue castUnless we go back to the ’80s movies Breaking Away and (the largely laughable) American Flyers, the best I can come up with is the hot bike cops who starred in five seasons of USA Network’s Pacific Blue, a cop drama about the squad of bike cops who patrol Venice Beach.

It’s so hard to find Hollywood cycling portrayals that aren’t dorky that Treehugger fell back on pictures of Brad Pitt riding with two of the Jolie-Pitt children from Us Magazine.


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I think cyclists came out ahead in “My Cousin Dupree.” Just barely, though.

Better Off Dead

“I want my 2 dollars!!”

Those kids rocked!!

Those michelob commercials are a montage of cycling coolness.

And in the movie the goonies that kicked had a cool bike.

You’re forgetting the ultimate bike quest movie, about the ultimate bike god: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.
“You’re the best bike in the whole world!”


Absolutely! I also just saw a commercial for an investment firm with a women on a utility bike riding through a peaceful neighborhood.

What bike did Andy ride in the 40 year old virgin. I’m serious, I want one. If anyone knows please email me.