Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 2nd, 2007 at 5:02 pm
The festival starts in New York City in May and then moves onto 15 other cities including stops in Rome, Vienna, Sydney, Los Angeles and London.
The festival is in its seventh year and according to festival director Brendt Barbur, this year’s event will be seen by over 100,000 people. Barbur, who started the event after he got hit by a bus on his bicycle and wanted to, “do something positive for bike culture”, says the event has grown a lot, but remains a grassroots effort.
Last year the event received attention in over 150 media outlets including MTV and The New York Times.
Barbur says he added Portland to the schedule this year based on many emails and phone calls urging him to bring the event here. As of today, he is still looking for a suitable venue to hold the festival.
If you love bike films, don’t miss Portland’s homegrown bike film festival, Filmed By Bike, coming to the Clinton Street Theater April 13-15.
For more on Brendt Barbur and the Bicycle Film Festival, read this great interview by Ashira Siegel on CICLE.org.