The Bicycle Film Festival (BFF), a celebration of bicycles through film, art, and music, returns to Sacramento for a second year in it’s 11-year history on May 12th–14th. Originating in New York City, the festival added California’s Capital City last year to its roster of 40 global cities, including Amsterdam, London, Milano, and Tokyo. For 2011, BFF Sacramento is expanded to include an additional night of films and activities.

Featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Vogue, Dazed, TIME Magazine, MTV, and every notable international and national bicycle magazine, the BFF brings together many creative communities, including fashion, music and art as well as various bicycling communities – including fixed gear, BMX, and road cycling – over a shared passion for bike riding.

“I’m stoked we’re bringing the Bicycle Film Festival back to Sac, where we had such a huge turnout last year,” stated BFF Founder and Director Brendt Barbur. “Sacramento is a perfect city for BFF due to its love of the arts and music and rich cycling heritage. The bonus of coming back to town the same time as the Tour of California makes for an awesome weekend for bike lovers.”

The expanded three-night schedule opens Thursday night, May 12, at the New Crocker Art Museum. The epicenter for BFF Sacramento will be Fremont Park at 16th and Q Streets in Midtown Friday and Saturday (see schedule below). There is no charge for admission for the BFF and free valet bike parking is provided by Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA).


Thursday, May 12 – Crocker Art Museum

Opening Party presented by Sierra Nevada 5:00 – 7:00 p 

Bike Shorts (films) 7:00 – 9:00 p


Friday, May 13 – HOT ITALIAN/Fremont Park

Savage Sprints 6:00 – 9:00 p

Feature Films 9:00 p – 10:30 p

After Party presented by Red Bull Music Academy at the Sol Collective


Saturday, May 14 – Fremont Park

Trick Competition presented by PedalHard 4:00 – 7:00 p 

Music In the Park 7:00 p – 9:00 p

Feature Films 9:00 p – 10:30 p

After Party presented by HOT ITALIAN


BFF Sacramento 2011 is presented by HOT ITALIAN, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, MetroPCS, and SMUD. For more information, log on to

About the Bicycle Film Festival: In 2001, Brendt Barbur, Founder and Director, 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. 250,000 people worldwide are expected to attend this year.

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April 13, 2011 | 7:25 AM

This was amazing last year and I can’t wait for it this year!

April 18, 2011 | 11:17 AM


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