Bicycle Film Festival. July 2-4. Presented by Urban Velo.
That’s right, the Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Pittsburgh this summer, July 2-4. Presented by Urban Velo with loads of support from Bike-Pgh.
Below is the rough schedule. More details as they are sorted out… but start marking your calendars.
July 2 – Films and kick-off Goldsprints party
July 3 – Two film showings, blow-out huge party
July 4 – Polo tournament, picnic, Populaire, group ride to fireworks.
i like looking at the list of cities across the earth that it’s been to and seeing pittsburgh on that list.
More information… Just absolutely confirmed.
Films will be shown at The Warhol Museum on July 2nd and 3rd.
Afterparty will be held at the Brewhouse on July 3rd.
Tickets will be available for presale on the Bicycle Film Festival site sometime next month.
Get your popcorn ready!
Goldsprints Opening Party – July 2nd, Over the Bar Cafe. Vodka by 42Below. No cover.
and independence day populaire?
I’m leaning towards a Gentlemen’s (person’s?) Race. I’m hoping to offer a full-blown official-like Populaire for BikeFest, plus unofficial 50 and 100k rides.
Great, that would be awesome. Looking forward to it. Just let me know once you decide and we’ll get it all sorted out calendar wise.
looks like most of the schedule is announced
39 cities for the festival this year. Truly a phenomenal achievement to bring cinema about bicycles to various cities all over the world. Now in its ninth year the Bicycle Film Festival has announced almost all of its tour dates.
Memphis MAY 29-30
New York JUNE 17-21
Bike Ride NY to Philadelphia JUNE 26
Philadelphia JUNE 26
Pittsburgh JULY 2-4
Minneapolis JULY 8-11
Richmond JULY 10-11
SF JULY 14-18
Detroit JULY 17-18
Oakland JULY 19
Portland JULY 31-AUGUST 1
Austin AUGUST 5-9
San Diego AUGUST 8
Chicago AUGUST 12-15
Toronto AUGUST 19-22
Orlando AUGUST 21-22
Seattle AUGUST 22
LA AUGUST 26-30
Milwaukee AUGUST 28-29
Washington D.C. AUGUST 29
Zurich SEMPTEMBER 2-6
Lisbon SEPTEMBER 9-13
Vienna SEMPTEMBER 17-20
London SEPTEMBER 23-27
Las Vegas SEPTEMBER 25
Copenhagen SEMPTEMBER 30
Paris OCTOBER 7-11
Milano OCTOBER 14-18
Auckland OCTOBER 22-24
Denver OCTOBER 28-31
Melbourne NOVEMBER 5-7
Sydney NOVEMBER 11-14
Tokyo NOVEMBER 19-23
Miami DECEMBER 3-6
(Dates for Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Boulder, SLC and Montreal will be up soon)
Tickets are now on sale. Get ’em while ya can, before the small 120 seat theater fills up.
check out the super cute trailer. nice job
Top. Please send this around to your friends and help us spread the word!
Things have come together nicely for this next week.
Thursday July 2nd – Bike Shorts, Best of the BFF films at the Warhol at 7pm. Free bike valet. Opening party at OTB with free Black and Goldsprints fun.
Friday July 3rd – 6pm Where Are You Go premiere, 8pm Urban Bike Shorts at the Warhol. Afterparty at the Brewhouse… Think craziness on stage, danceparty as the night goes on, refreshments sponsored by 42Below vodka and Magic Hat beer, bike themed photography and decoration and the Urban Velo #14 release all in one place. Free bike parking outside. Group ride from the Warhol to the Brewhouse led by the Major Taylor Cycling Association.
Saturday July 4th – Pickup polo tournament. Random team assignments, all day bracketed play on the usual Bloomfield court. 10am on. Loosely organized group ride to the fireworks Saturday evening. Rumored scavenger hunt, maybe even a Gentleman’s Race. Everything starts at the Bloomfield playground.
Tickets: Each showing is $8. It’s like going to the movies.
Party: Free for anyone with a ticket stub from the Film Festival and/or BikePGH members. Otherwise, $5.
Goldsprints are free! And so the polo!
This is quite awesome. Been wanting to check out the BFF for a long while, and now here it is!
there’s gonna be a bike valet at the warhol for this, still in need of a couple volunteers. if interested, please email me: email@example.com
This starts tonight!
7am and we’re loading up the gear for this evenings events.
these films were really good. it was great to see this stuff on the big screen
I last posted 18 hours ago, and just got home after a full day of film festivaling. Let’s do it again tomorrow everyone!
yeah, that one was crazy. i kinda missed what happened to her. her heart failed?
i think it said she died on her bike in the middle of the afternoon due to heart failure.
oh wait… nope…. that was not that one… that was the other one about the super cyclist woman
Okay, some of those were awesome, some inspiring, some were suicidal, and some were downright antisocial.
I used to really enjoy splitting lanes down Broadway, but I draw the line at threatening pedestrians. When some poser, inspired by those AW3SUM!!1! D00DZ!!, decides to blast thrash metal on his Ipod, run down pedestrians and blow red lights on his rad fixie, I will *not* mourn at his funeral.
Cyclists piss and moan about motorist intimidation, but that does not give them the right to take it out on pedestrians.
Oh, and the gag with the ketchup was hysterical. The newslady made it so.
Went to all three showings: A+
Free vodka at the after party: A++
Thank you for coming out everyone! Amazing. Pittsburgh did it up.
Thomas Bohannon. If you are this person, or this name rings a bell, please get in touch with me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nothing bad, I just have something Thomas left behind at the afterparty and would like to return it.
the dude, brent, who travels with the films wasnt too hyped on pittsburgh. he told me how usually the parties have more non-bikers and “more hot chicks” at them. but i think he was just sad because he was injured and couldn’t ride with anyone.
wish i had seen thursday’s films. stupid job!
photos from the after party photo booth: http://urbanvelo.org/bff09pittsburgh-afterparty-photos/
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