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Bicycle Film Fest this Friday at Marchesa Hall

Pam LeBlanc

Editor’s note: This article was originally published April 14, 2014

An entire film festival devoted to bicycles? Yep, and it’s coming to Austin.

Calm yourselves, cycling afficionados. The Bicycle Film Festivalis scheduled for April 18 at Marchesa Hall, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road.

Created by Brent Barber, who came up with the idea for the festival 13 years ago while recovering from being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City, the festival celebrates bicycles through film, art and music. It’s been featured in 30 cities around the world.

Besides films about cycling from all over the globe, the event will feature art, parties and community rides. For more information or tickets, go to

Tickets are $10 per session or $22 for a pass that gets you into all three. To buy tickets online go to

Here’s the schedule:

  • 6 p.m. - Cinematic Shorts
  • 8 p.m. - Urban Bike Shorts
  • 10 p.m. - BMX Film

“Between the three it will be a lot of fun,” Dickinson says.