Thursday, September 3, 2009

In the News....

Bike Happy Hour
Wednesday, Sept. 16
3 - 6 p.m.
Nickerson Street Saloon
Join us for Bike Happy Hour, an official Summer Bike League event! We'll be hanging out at the Nickerson for drinks and talk. The Nickerson Street Saloon is located at the south end of the Fremont Bridge, which happens to be the busiest bridge for cyclists in the entire state of Washington, with nearly 2,500 crossings by bike per day. Everyone is welcome!

Bicycle Film Fest
Sept. 11 - 12
Screenings at Henry Museum Auditorium - 4100 15th Ave NE
Bike parking hosted by Cascade

For the first time, Seattle welcomes the Bicycle Film Festival! The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle in all forms and styles. If you can name it - Tall Bike Jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking Recumbents - they've probably either ridden or screened it. What better way to celebrate these lifestyles than through art, film, music and performance?

In 2001, Brendt Barbur was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. Instead of being deterred by this experience, it inspired him to create a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and film. Now in its ninth year the festival is held in 39 cities worldwide. 250,000 people are expected to attend this year.

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