ALL BODIES ON BIKES (FILM)
Bodies on Bikes is a moving new film from Shimano that dives headfirst into hard conversations about weight and body size, following Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky, two cyclists who self-identify as fat, on a beautiful two-day bikepacking trip along Oregon’s Corvallis to Coast Trail.
Shimano’s latest film, All Bodies on Bikes, features Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky, two cyclists on a mission to change the perception of who rides bikes and build a more welcoming and inclusive cycling community. In this delightfully shot and edited 13-minute film, the pair of riders, who self-identify as fat, take on a two-day, 65-mile bikepacking trip through the beautiful Oregon Coast Range. Equal parts hilarious and touching, Kailey and Marley celebrate their shared accomplishments and offer poignant insights about their experiences with society’s weight obsession, growing up fat, and disordered eating.
Body size is something we haven’t explicitly discussed on the site up to now, and we’re grateful to Marley and Kailey for opening up the conversation in such a thoughtful way through this film. “Nobody was talking about size inclusion or what it’s like to be a fat person who rides bikes,” said Marley. “We realized we could contribute to this and we could make a difference. We want people to feel empowered that they can ride a bike wherever they want to go.”