August 26, 2009

I Love Bicycles

*not as much as my 3-bicycle-owning better half, however.

And so do many others-- 250,000 people in 39 cities, in fact. This year's Bicycle Film Festival, a celebration of all things bike started in 2001, kicked off in May in Memphis and will run through December touring the globe to end in Miami.

August 26-30 is Los Angeles' turn. Here's what you can expect:


Wednesday-August 26
BIKES ROCK
Tickets
2225 Colorado Blvd.
DEERHUNTER

Thursday- August 27
JOYRIDE ART SHOW
6 - 10PM
BFF Storefront Gallery - 4316 Melrose Ave. near N. Heliotrope
PASSWORD - Joyride

Friday- August 28
DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT - 251 South Main St. near W. 3rd. St.
7:30 PM | PROGRAM 1 - Where Are You Go, Made in Queens

9:30 PM | PROGRAM 2 - Parasol, Thoughts On My Bike, Paris Vision, Red Hook Criterium, Where Do You Start Where Do You Stop, A Bicycle Trip, Friends We Love, Prego-Cycle: The Birth of Kaden Maximo Bobe, Down By The Weep Hole: the Story of the Stupor Bowl, Le Dernier Voyage of Maryse de Lucas

Saturday- August 29
DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT - 251 South Main St. near W. 3rd. St.
3:30 PM |
PROGRAM 3 - Biciclette, The Bike Church, Cooking Up Bike Co-Ops in Los Angeles, The Third Wheel

5:30 PM | PROGRAM 4 - Keirin Queen/Onna Keirin Oh

7:30 PM |
PROGRAM 5 - I'm Good On That One, Train Trip, I Love my Bicycle: The Story of FBM Bikes

9:30 PM |
PROGRAM 6 - Empire, One Less Horse, Safari London, The Messenger's Creed, Wolfpack Hustle: All City Team Race 2 ,Made in Queens, Kant, Polo Manual, Pixel GEar Bikes!!, The Scraper Bike King, Broadway Bomber/Bridge Battle, Anima D'Acciaio


Sunday- August 30
BFF ANNUAL STREET PARTY
12 - 8.00PM
N. Heliotrope Dr. at Melrose Ave. East Hollywood

Fun bike games, bunnyhop contest, track competitions, free-style competitions. Great Music too!!
JOYRIDE ART SHOW IS ACROSS THE STREET.


Friday-August 28
CRITICAL MASS
Meanwhile, appropriately falling during the film festival, is this month's Critical Mass. Started 17 years ago and carried out on the last Friday of every month in 300 global cities, this mass bike ride brings awareness to bicycling and bicyclists (in a leaderless, pointless, enigmatic sort of way). To join the mass and block city streets meet at the Wilshire and Western Metro Station at 6:30 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. bike ride. You can find more info here.

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