Xiomara is a mother of two boys, Kevin and Kenneth. Her husband works long hours for the family while she looks after the children.
Joaquin sold his old bicycle to start his own bike repair and accessories shop. He loves competing in cycling events.
Julia rides all over Rivas, everyday, on her tricycle selling her homemade eats and refreshments, rain or shine.
David founded Pedals for Progress in 1991, it’s first overseas bicycle distribution program being in Rivas, Nicaragua.
The Bicycle City is Greg’s directorial debut. He wrote, directed and edited the film.
The Producer of The Bicycle City, Felicia won an Emmy for her work on And They Flew.
Director of Photography for The Bicycle City. Frank is a location manager based in New York City.
A Production Coordinator and Producer, Gissel is based in the Dominican Republic.
Rivas is located in the south western part of Nicaragua, the poorest country in Central America, and second poorest in the Western Hemisphere. It is a stone’s throw from Lago Nicaragua, Central America’s largest lake. The Pan-American highway runs through Rivas, bicycle lanes attached.
The city of Rivas has a population of about 50,000 people, while the wider department of Rivas surrounding it has a population of around 170,000.
Rivas is a city that has been absolutely flooded with bicycles, and serves as an example for sustainable transportation development everywhere.
Rivas is The Bicycle City.
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