Bicycle Film Festival

March 11th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Friday Round-up: Taking Action for Bikes

Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. Since we just wrapped our “Instead of driving, I…” contest, we’ve decided to pay homage to human-powered transportation for all of March. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!

After a great video shoot this week [the photo above gives you a little “behind the scenes” look at what we’re up to… keep your eyes out for the video soon!] we’ve got bikes on the brain. Big time.

The National Bike Summit was hosted this week in Washington, D.C. with bike advocates and industry leaders converging upon the capital. Of course the popular quote of the week goes to Representative Earl Blumenauer, who kicked off things at the summit on Wednesday with his excellent opener:

“How many people are stuck in traffic right now on their way to ride a stationary bike at the gym?”

It’s a good question, and one that maybe elicits a little more contemplation as we look to the future of not only bike policy, but all of the issues that are tied to it, like health and environment.


March 9th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Bicycle Film Festival

Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!

Thanks to our friends at Light & Motion for drawing our attention to this great promo vide for the Bicycle Film Festival. It’s a compilation of all kinds of bike films, and watching it is sure to make you want to take your wheels out for a spin.

Have an uncanny love for bikes, so much that you feel absolutely compelled to make a film about them? Then this festival is for you. Submissions for this year are now open, so you have until April 1, 2011 to get them in.

And even if you’re not a filmmaker, you can still enjoy all that BFF has to offer by checking it out when it comes to a city near you. For a full list of places that it screens, check out the website.


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