We’ve mentioned in several previous posts that biking is kind of a big deal in the Twin Cities. Many take part in it for exercise, sport, competition, a fashion statement, or for utilitarian transportation. Whatever the reason, Bicycling magazine found it fitting to name Minneapolis the top bike-friendly city in the U.S.
We just found out about this great film festival that starts today. Short notice, I know, but this celebration of film has a very particular niche–the subject matter is geared (pun intended) toward cycling.
If you hurry, you can get to Gold Medal Park by 5 for a casual bike ride to Minneapolis Institute of Arts (M.I.A.) for M.I.A. Bike night. Programming starts at 6:30pm with a free showing of BFF Classic Shorts, followed by a free screening of BFF Greatest Hits at 8. Then to Club Jager for the afterparty at 9.
Tomorrow, Friday the 16th, the festival moves to The Cedar Cultural Center. Starting at 7pm, catch The Birth of Big Air (tickets here), then at 9pm, catch Bike Shorts (tickets here). There is an afterparty at Bedlam Theater when the shows are over.
Saturday kicks off at 12:30pm with Alleycat Race, a photo scavenger hunt on bikes at Gold Medal Park, then back to The Cedar at 5 for Riding The Long White Cloud (tickets). The Cyclocross Meeting shows at 7pm at The Cedar (tickets), followed by Urban Bike Shorts at 9 (tickets), then afterparty at One on One Bicycle Studio at 10.
Tickets for each ticketed show are $8 each and can be purchased through the links following each title. Those links, besides leading you to ticket purchasing, also provide lots of information, so if you have questions, many answers may be found at those links.
For more information about the festival and schedule details, hit up bicyclefilmfestival.com.