A story of adventure and humanity in the American heartland, The Bikes of Wrath follows five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle 2,600 kilometres from Oklahoma to California in honour of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath.
Travelling through rural towns and communities of Middle America, the group seeks to understand how the country has changed since the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, exploring the wealth gap, religion, immigration and the American Dream.
Since its premiere in 2018, The Bikes of Wrath has received over a dozen awards at film festivals around the world. It most notably won the coveted People’s Choice Award at the 2018 BANFF Mountain Film and Book Festival, beating-out blockbuster films The Dawn Wall and Free Solo. It has won multiple Best Film, Best Director and Audience Choice awards in Europe, North America and Australia.
The film has since been released theatrically on 300 screens across the globe.
The Bikes of Wrath is also a 6 x 50 minute series!
Spend more time with the characters you love and get to know a whole cast of new ones in this extended version of the adventure. With more miles, more music and a lot more laughs, you’ll really feel like you’re along for the ride.
The Bikes of Wrath was produced by Doss Flamingoss – a multi-award winning production company that is committed to exploring the most important cultural, political and environmental stories through the prism of adventure.