The 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival

Good news! You won’t have to wait as long to see some amazing tales of cycling adventure and bicycle travel:

The 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival is MOVING…to the first day of spring!

Greater Boston residents, save the date for
Wednesday, March 20th, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. We’ll be showing another amazing showcase of worldwide excitement…and all the beloved extras that come along with the show, from cookies to prizes and more! Tickets for the March 20th show in Arlington are now on sale and you can purchase them here!

Additional shows:

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Academy of Music, Northampton, MA

Buy your tickets here!

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Pelham Picture House, Pelham, NY

Ticket sales coming soon!

our submission deadline is now earlier as a result of our early show. All films must be submitted by February 10, 2019. For more submission guidelines or to submit your film, please see our Film Freeway page at Women, minorities, and families are especially encouraged to submit their films.

Not in Massachusetts?
We’re looking to expand the festival beyond our home and our partners in Western Mass and the North Shore. If you’d like to bring the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival to YOUR hometown, we want to hear from you!
To host our Festival, you should be able to:

  • publicize the event to your community. We supply the press releases and information about the festival, and you would get the word out, especially to the cycling community!
  • find a theatre that will show the Festival.  It doesn’t have to be an “official” theatre – we have also seen the festival be screened in a National Park Service Visitor Center, and a hospital-network auditorium.
  • pay for any fees associated with the festival (our fee of $250/$500 – the lower fee is if there is a charity beneficiary – and whatever theatre and miscellaneous fees are needed).  With reasonable publicity, previous festivals have repaid their fees and then managed to give a few hundred dollars to their charity beneficiaries.

Interested? Please contact Festival Director Karin at to hear more!

Want to see our 2018 winners?

Audience Award: Lowest to Highest

Grand Jury Award: INARI



The Festival’s mission is to celebrate National Bike Travel Weekend 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.  We seek films that portray a broad range of experiences – destinations ranging from small African villages to a campground 30 miles from home; solo travel or a family reunion on bicycles; an organized tour from inn to inn or a shoestring jaunt with tent and sleeping bag. Ours is the ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel.

Wheelworks is pleased to support the Ciclismo Classico Bicycle Travel Film Festival. For over forty years, they’ve been part of New England cycling. They’ve seen and participated in the journey and look forward to where it is going next.


*Header photo provided by Adventure Cycling.