The 5th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival

Iceland bike setup

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA

Social Hour 6-7 PM; films 7-10 PM

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Raffle: Win a trip to ITALY!


There’s plenty of wild adventure at the 5th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival. The Festival, a benefit for Massbike, presents 10 short films featuring two-wheeled travels around the globe – and this year’s journeys are the most exotic yet. From lava-fields in Iceland to abandoned wilderness roads in Kyrgystan, 2014’s film take viewers further than ever before.

However – for many bicycle lovers, sooner or later kids come into the picture. How do children fit in with the fancy-free life of a bicycle tourist? In two of this year’s featured films, we are introduced to the world of family bike travel.

In the first of these films, the Travelling Two duo – who at one point spent three whole years on the road – are suddenly the “Travelling Three”, and viewers will join them on their first adventure with 5-month old Luke. Cuteness ensues.

The second of these family films features Charles R. Scott (the “Family Adventure Guy”) circumnavigating Iceland with his 10 year old son and 4 year old daughter. Charles says, “We’ve discovered that cycling together as a family offers one of the greatest ways to learn about history, foreign cultures, food, and the remarkable kindness of strangers wherever you go.” Charles will be present at the event for an informal Q&A during intermission – learn about making those family adventure dreams a reality! He will also be available to sign his recent book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan.

This year’s Grand Jury Prize goes to a phenomenal film called The Road From Karakol. It’s just about the opposite to the family films in every way – here, Kyle Dempster sets out on a solo journey across Kyrgystan, heading so deep into the wilderness that the roads grind to a halt. Arlington International Film Festival organizer and jury member April Ranck commented, “the juxtaposition of humor and self-reflection is a unique and engaging mix, and the story and scenery are completely engrossing.”

Our Festival’s mission is to celebrate Bike Month 2014 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.  We showcase independent films that depict the adventure, humor, and growth inherent in two-wheeled journeys. The 5th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival is the ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel.


Enjoy the social hour before the films start – the Cookie Showcase features the best of Arlington-area bakeries!  Each attendee receives a raffle ticket – and you can buy more to increase your chances – for our Great Jersey Giveaway, featuring the best and brightest new bike jerseys and other clothing.  The Grand Prize is a spot on a Ciclismo Classico Italian bike tour – a $4,000 value!

A benefit for MASS BIKE
To purchase tickets CLICK HERE

For more information contact Karin Turer, 617-599-8509