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06.27.13 Marina Galperina

“Obviously that’s not a lot of fun, getting hit by a bus, so I wanted to do something positive,” Bicycle Film Festival director Brendt Barbur tells ANIMAL. Biking in New York can be perilous, but there’s a reason why we do it and since 2001, Barbur celebrated the biking spirit in a series of screenings, […]

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06.24.13 Kyle Petreycik

On the day of May 1st, 1956, two brothers — Arturo and Gustavo Martinez — set out on an arduous journey in hopes of crossing multiple continents by bicycle. After achieving this impressive feat fifty-four years later, the two brothers have decided to document their attempt to retrace their iconic journey “in an exploration of memory, the cycle of […]

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06.20.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Lone cowboy with wanderlust embarks on soul-searching adventure, meets girl who wants to settle down, gets torn between love and the open road… It’s a story we’ve heard before, but somehow, Janapar manages to come off as fresh and original. Maybe it’s the gorgeous shots of the exotic, off-the-beaten-path landscapes that protagonist Tom Allen bikes […]

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06.19.13 Kyle Petreycik

Steher racing is a special type of bike racing event where track cyclists ride within the slipstream of specially-equipped motorcycles referred to as dernys. It’s similar to keirin 競輪 / ケイリン races, which have been wildly popular in Japan for decades, but instead of cyclists riding behind one driver on a single derny, each cyclist rides […]

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06.18.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL loves bikes. ANIMAL loves film. New York’s edition of Bicycle Film Festival 2013 kicks off June 26th, so get excited. Since 2001, BFF has grown into a huge celebration of all styles of bikes and cycling, with sold-out film screenings and events around the world. Ah, it’s going be fun: Bikes Rock, Joy Ride Art […]

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06.27.12 Allison Burtch

When Brendt Barbur was doored and subsequently hit by bus while riding his bike in 2000, urban cycling was somewhat of a subculture. Messengers and artsy urbanites riding track bikes were the bold ones––willing to eschew the subway for bike lane-less roads. But a lot has changed in the past decade or so. With nearly 300 miles of […]

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11.09.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s some cute video reportage from the Bicycle Film Festival, at the site of New York’s first ever “Tweed Run” wherein ’30s and ’40s aficionados strut their ‘staches and threads in an olde fashion-y flash mob/bike parade through the city. […]

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06.23.11 Marina Galperina

The Bicycle Film Festival screenings kick off Friday, but the Joyride Art Show opens tonight at Spencer Brownstone on Wooster. Last year, they had bike-towed pole dancers. Just sayin’. […]

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02.23.11 Marina Galperina

Submit your animated, experimental, narrative, doc flick or music video to the Bicycle Film Festival 2011 by April 1st and it might screen in 25 international cities and a nifty compilation video. […]

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06.18.10 Marina Galperina

The Bicycle Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Anthology Film Archives. If you made it out to the Joy Ride Art Show at Dash Gallery last night, you’ve seen the portable bike-towed pole dancers. Stop by this weekend to check out the group art show, curated by BFF’s founder and director Brendt Barbur. Highlights: […]

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