Bicycle Film Festival comes to London

Festival now in 39 cities world wide

by Kevin Emery   September 14, 2009  

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The Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) enters its fifth year in London this month. The festival, which takes place at the Barbican Centre from Thursday, September 24, will screen several programmes that reflect diverse experiences involving the bicycle.

Highlights from this year include: Where Are You Go, directed by Benny Zenga and Brian Vernor, I Love My Bicycle: The Story of FBM Bikes, directed by Joe Stakun, and The Third Wheel, directed by Brian Schoenfelder.

The London BFF will also feature a variety of bike rides and events surrounding the screenings, including an opening party at the Barbican with world-class DJs and entertainment on the Thursday. Friday, September 25 sees a night of Roller Racing presented by Rollapaluza, while a hard-court Bike Polo Tournament will take place on Sunday, September 27.

Saturday, September 26 will play host to a variety of rides, including a women’s ride, an endurance road ride, and BMX street jam, with professional BMX stars from across the country participating.

Originating in New York City, The Bicycle Film Festival, which is in its ninth year worldwide, has become an important voice for the culture, history, sport and relevance of the bicycle across the globe. The BFF has played a formative role in modern bike culture, fusing fashion, music and art scenes to different areas of the bicycle community itself (track bikes, BMX, road cycling) around a shared passion for the bicycle.

Bicycle culture’s presence has grown tremendously throughout the world and shows no sign of stopping. Bicycle enthusiasts travel each year to the Festival in hope of bringing the event back to their home. In one short year, the Festival has increased the number of city locations by 22, creating 39 festivals worldwide including Sydney, Milan, New York, Paris and Tokyo.

All BFF events are open to the public and participation is widely encouraged. Tickets to the festival are available via www.barbican.org.uk/film For a complete programme, visit www.bicyclefilmfestival.com