Around the world, bike messengers brave traffic to deliver packages as fast as possible. Riding fixed gear bikes with no brakes (because brakes are so heavy), they whip through city streets. But which bike messenger is the best and bravest? To find out, they often organize bike messenger races, which are known as alleycats. For years, filmmaker Lucas Brunelle has been filming these alleycats with a helmet-mounted camera. Line of Sight, the trailer of which is above, is a documentary made from that footage.
Were you to encounter one of these bikers mid race, either in a car or on foot, you’d shake your fist and have some choice words for them (as many people in the periphery of these shots do). But watching on video, you can’t but shake your head in awe at these men and women taking urban biking to the edge of extreme skill.