4th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival
The ONLY festival in the USA to focus solely on bike travel
Monday, May 20th, 2013
The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA
Social Hour 6-7 PM; films 7-10 PM
Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the door
All proceeds will benefit the
For 2013, we are honored to feature the winners of the first-ever Adventure Cycling Association Bike Travel Video Contest. Also on this year's program are bicycle explorations in Pakistan, Scotland, the Netherlands, and the USA. Because getting in the spirit of bike touring includes eating as many delicious local treats as possible, we've arranged a Cookie Showcase featuring the amazing creations of our independent Arlington-area bakeries. We'll also have a "Great Jersey Giveaway" to outfit you for your next tour, and one lucky attendee will ride away with a FREE Ciclismo Classico "More Miles for Less" Italian bike tour.
The Festival’s mission is to celebrate Bike Month 2013 and to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel. The Festival will increase awareness and appreciation for bicycle travel by showcasing independent films that depict the adventure, humor, and growth inherent in two-wheeled journeys.
New for 2013
The Festival will be featuring the winning entries from the first-ever Bicycle Travel Film Contest, which is sponsored by Adventure Cycling and World Cycle Videos. Winning entries from the Ciclismo Classico Travel Photo Contest will be on display at the Festival.
Program for the evening
6:00 PM Social Hour featuring the Cookie Showcase
7:00 PM Films begin
7:30 PM Intermission – last chance to buy raffle tickets
7:30 PM Films resume and Great Jersey Giveaway begins – jerseys and other goodies from participating sponsors will be raffled
9:00 PM grand prize drawing for Great Jersey Giveaway: a space on a Ciclismo Classico “More Miles for Less” tour
About the films
The Broken Necklace, Anthony John Bonner (Massachusetts, USA, 8 min)
In which the filmmaker totally fails to pedal his bike to an adjacent town because the bike path has been mysteriously blocked. An adventure in the spirit of that great explorer David Attenborough.
Against the Grind – Cycling Towards a New Normal: Jessica Barnthouse and Rachel Wiederhoeft (Massachusetts, USA, 3 min)
Against the Grind (ATG) began as bicycle tour across the United States from September 2011 – May 2012 and is now focusing on how to use the bicycle as a tool of change in your life. This short film introduces Rachel and Jessica and the many women they interviewed for their project.
The New Woman: Annie 'Londonderry' Kopchovsky, Gillian Klempner Willman (Washington, DC, USA, 26 min) GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER
The New York World called it “the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman” and said it marked the birth of “the new woman”—independent, dynamic, and free. But for over a century, the extraordinary story of Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky has remained practically unknown – until now.
Cycling coast to coast - a microadventure, Alastair Humphreys (UK, 4 min)
Alastair has ridden his bike 46,000 miles around the world and has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. But in 2011, Humphreys embarked on a year of microadventures—small, local (and usually quite wet and cold) trips that began and ended at his doorstep.
The Cycle Bug, Florian Schmale (Germany, 6 min)
Ten months ago Florian packed his bags and started to cycle from his home in Germany: “Now I’m in India, but once you got the cycle bug, there is only one thing you can do: Pack your bags and start to cycle.”
Jay Petervary Tour Divide Record Ride, Mark Fisher (Wyoming, USA, 3 min)
Jay Petervary, legendary self-supported long-distance endurance cyclist recently set the record for the Tour Divide. This vignette gives insight into Jay's mind and what it's like to set a record on the toughest bike race in the world.
Life is Good, Gary J. Solomon (Ohio, USA, 3 min)
Here’s video proof that one can have the complete opposite style from Jay Petervary in the previous film, yet still share an avid love for adventure. Gary Solomon gives a peek at his friends’ life on the road as they traveled in Illinois and Indiana.
Adventure Cycling winners and a grand finale
Northern Europe by Bike, Stephan Boehm (Germany, 3 min)
Stefan always dreamed to be an "old school explorer" but unfortunately born in the wrong century. Fortunately bicycles and streets were invented and so he is able to explore the world as slowly as the old adventurers but in a much more joyful way.
Use Your Weekend - Bicycle Mini-Adventure, Sam Smith (New York, USA, 3 min)
Sam was inspired after watching one of Alastair Humphreys’ brilliant Micro Adventure videos – Use Your Weekend is a short film from his first trip to the Catskills Park, NY. Just a train ride from NYC, Sam shows it’s possible to experience nature without going to the ends of the earth. .
Mama Like, Brittany App (California, USA, 3 min)
"Mama Like" is truly a one-of-a-kind comedic homage to Mother Earth through music and Charlie-Chaplin-esque cinematography. This video raised funds to support banjo player Erin Inglish’s unique tour of California last month – learn more at erininglish.com
Three-Legged Horses, Felipe Bustos Sierra (Scotland, 15 min)
Edinburgh, Scotland is one of the hardest places to drive a bicycle rickshaw, all steep hills and old cobblestones. Says the director: “Everything in the film is something I've either witnessed or experienced firsthand. The finale is one of the most uplifting moments in my life.” The Festival Jury guarantees your spirits will soar and you’ll leave the theatre delighted at the unexpected ending.
Special Thanks to:
Danish Pastry House
Jam n Java
Quebrada Baking Co
Something Sweet Without Wheat
The Energized Body
Great Jersey Giveaway
Mass BikePike Tour
Nashoba Valley Pedalers
Ride Studio Café
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Alberto Guzman, Arlington International Film Festival
Lauren Hefferon, Ciclismo Classico
Bruce Lederer, Mass BikePike Tour
Sandy Machison, What’s Next Coaching
April Ranck, Arlington International Film Festival
Ciclismo Classico staff
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