Made by Hand: The Bike Maker

The fifth Made by Hand film turns to bike maker Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles), who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. When the cancer threatens to shatter his love of bikes, Ezra survives by documenting his illness as thoroughly as his craft.

This particular edition of the series is profoundly moving. It resonated with me very much, in particular how Ezra's dislike of dance changed his life.

A project from Bureau of Common GoodsMade by Hand is a short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand— sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.

Previously on Made by Hand:
The Cigar Shop
The Beekeeper
The Knife Maker
The Distiller


Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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