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7th Annual Bicycle Film Fest Hits Toronto


The seventh annual Bicycle Film Festival commenced yesterday with the Art Bike Show (presented by The Winking Circle) at the Gladstone, but don't worry if you missed it- there are still plenty of events happening this weekend that will allow you to show your love of the pedal pushing mode of transpo.

Tonight, you can head to the Spin Gallery for Bikes Rock, with performances by Still Life Still, Sailboats Are White, Shit Mountain and more. A late night dance party with DJ Boom Boom finishes up the evening.

This film part of this festival starts up on Friday, with all screenings at the historic Royal Cinema in Little Italy. I'm looking forward to the world premiere of Street Fighter, created by festival director Benny Zenga, along with Michael Louis Johnson. The 7-minute short is filmed on the streets of Toronto and set to The New Kings track 'Street Fighter', a "rock anthem about riding your bike in the city". Listen to what Zenga has to say about his film and the festival in our latest moviesTO podcast.

Sunday you can witness the gravity defying BMX Jam at Wallace Emerson Park, from 1-5pm. Or, for some added danger, check out the BMX Jam night session at the CORE Warehouse, from 6-12pm.

Don't forget to ride your bike to the show, too- the City of Toronto and the Community Bicycle Network, along with Kryptonite Locks, are providing valet bicycle parking at all screenings.

Bike entertainment and information aren't the only perks to this festival. All ticket holders will have the chance to win a Batavus 'Old Dutch'. The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday night during Program 6.

Tickets for the full festival are $25 each, or you can pay $8 per program (there are six programs throughout the weekend). Tickets can be purchased by following the links on the Bicycle Film Festival website.


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