Bicycle Film Festival. July 2-4. Presented by Urban Velo.

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BradQ
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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.

http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com

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.


erok
Keymaster
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i like looking at the list of cities across the earth that it’s been to and seeing pittsburgh on that list.


BradQ
Participant
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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!


caitlin
Participant
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SEE?? THIS IS WHY THE NORTH SIDE IS COOL


BradQ
Participant
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Goldsprints Opening Party – July 2nd, Over the Bar Cafe. Vodka by 42Below. No cover.


erok
Keymaster
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polo tournament on july 4th

and independence day populaire?


brian j
Participant
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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.


BradQ
Participant
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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.


erok
Keymaster
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is tweed required in the gentleperson’s ride?


scott
Keymaster
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or a monocle?


erok
Keymaster
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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)


BradQ
Participant
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Tickets are now on sale. Get ’em while ya can, before the small 120 seat theater fills up.

http://bicyclefilmfestival.com/?p=pittsburgh


erok
Keymaster
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scott
Keymaster
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Top. Please send this around to your friends and help us spread the word!


erok
Keymaster
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i really like that trailer


BradQ
Participant
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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!


KBrooks
Participant
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This is quite awesome. Been wanting to check out the BFF for a long while, and now here it is!


scott
Keymaster
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top!

Get your tickets! This is going to be awesome.


erok
Keymaster
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there’s gonna be a bike valet at the warhol for this, still in need of a couple volunteers. if interested, please email me: erokore@bike-pgh.org


BradQ
Participant
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This starts tonight!

7am and we’re loading up the gear for this evenings events.


erok
Keymaster
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these films were really good. it was great to see this stuff on the big screen


BradQ
Participant
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I last posted 18 hours ago, and just got home after a full day of film festivaling. Let’s do it again tomorrow everyone!


erok
Keymaster
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the impossible bicyclist. holy amazing


Dave
Participant
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“Too much light would spoil this rutabaga harvest!”


erok
Keymaster
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yeah, that one was crazy. i kinda missed what happened to her. her heart failed?


mark
Participant
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i think it said she died on her bike in the middle of the afternoon due to heart failure.


mark
Participant
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oh wait… nope…. that was not that one… that was the other one about the super cyclist woman


Lyle
Participant
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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.


sarah_q
Participant
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Went to all three showings: A+

Free vodka at the after party: A++


BradQ
Participant
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Thank you for coming out everyone! Amazing. Pittsburgh did it up.


timz86
Participant
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thanks for making it happen, brad and jeff and bike-pgh!


BradQ
Participant
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Thomas Bohannon. If you are this person, or this name rings a bell, please get in touch with me privately at brad@urbanvelo.org. Nothing bad, I just have something Thomas left behind at the afterparty and would like to return it.


caitlin
Participant
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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!


erok
Keymaster
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ugh


BradQ
Participant
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I’m not too hyped on New York. To each their own.


eMcK
Participant
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Pittsburgh is a locals city.

Haters can have NYC.


erok
Keymaster
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photos from the after party photo booth: http://urbanvelo.org/bff09pittsburgh-afterparty-photos/

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