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BMF Volunteers and Sponsors are awesome!

As you might well imagine, a event like Bicycle Music Festival takes a lot to make happen.

One of the best parts of putting on a festival like this is that we get to show off all of the amazing people, organizations, companies who have helped out along the way.

BMF Volunteers!

Check out our BMF PEOPLE page to read about all of the AMAZING volunteers who are donating their time, energy, creativity, and skills to this year’s Bicycle Music Festival. If you do  one thing this weekend, it should be to go to BMF, find these people, and give them a big hug.
Come volunteer at this weekend’s BMF! CLICK HERE (scroll down) and fill out the signup form.

BMF Sponsors!

Here are the wonderful companies who have donated money, services and equipment for this year’s BMF in San Francisco. We encourage you to check out these sweet local businesses and thank them for being such a great part of San Francisco.
Become a Sponsor!  CLICK HERE and fill out the sponsorship form.

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• Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

BMF Band Lineup!!!

Wondering who’s playing this Saturday at BMF?

Check out the BMF San Francisco page to read check them all out!

And you can listen to a sampler of music by all of the groups playing at BMF on our

Myspace PlayList

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• Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Route Map – BMF San Francisco 2009

Here’s the Route Map for BMF SF 2009.
Routes are subject to change throughout the day.

Stay updated by following BMF on Twitter!

View Bicycle Music Festival San Francisco 2009 in a larger map

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• Monday, June 15th, 2009

Have a bike? Need a bike? Start here!

To fully enjoy the Bicycle Music Festival you’ve got to try it by bike. That way you get to see the LiveOnBike performances between festival venues.

If you are a fan or musician needing a bike:

You may not have a bike in good working order. Some of you have extra bikes.You can post comments to this post if you need a bike or have a bike. Hopefully, bike connections will be made.

You can also rent a bike on the Day of BMF.

Avenue Cyclery has agreed to allow BMF fans a 24 hour rental cycle, which means you can stay late and enjoy the night ride, then return the bike the next morning, on Sunday (June 21st).

In addition to that, thanks to Andrew at Avenue Cyclery, they have offered a 15% off discount for BMF heads!

They also told me that if we wanted to we could reserve bikes, they would just need to know what size and how many.  Let me know

Contact Info
Here is the link to their website –

Contact: Andrew – Sales Consultant

Street Address:
Avenue Cyclery
756 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, Ca 94117
phone: 415-387-3155
fax: 415-387-0445

If you are a roadie needing a cargo bike:
Thanks to Rock The Bike, SFBC, Yuba, and Xtracycle, we have a dozen Sport Utility, Cargo Bikes, and cargo trailers on loan this year. If you want to use one of these to fulfill your Roadie responsibilities, leave a comment on this post.
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• Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Food and Smoothies this year, from Radio Africa and festival volunteers.

Radio Africa Kitchen

Radio Africa is this year’s BMF food vendor!
Radio Africa is one of San Francisco’s favorite nomadic chefs.

Proceeds benefit the Festival!

here is the menu:

- Edamame hummus with green olive oil
- Moroccan chicken tagine with preserved lemon and couscous
- Ethiopian vegetable wot of green beans, potatoes, carrots, swiss chard, white corn
and chermoula

donation $8 for all or $6 each

And don’t forget to bring your own cup for a Bike Blended Smoothie! We’ll have several slammin’ flavors. Everyone please send out for a hot day! Thanks to Smoothie Captain Sammey and our other smoothie crewmembers.

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• Saturday, June 13th, 2009

This year our pedal power system is built on powerful hub generators rather than tire-rubbing generators.

Two-bike pedal power system.

The two-bike pedal power system shown above was our trusty backup system at Maker Faire this past weekend. Both bikes use powerful hub generators rated at far higher wattages than a human can generate. This means that we’re using them in a range at which they run cool, calm, and collected. They feel very smooth because there’s no friction involved. Just magnets and ball bearings.

Not shown this photo is the Biker Bar, Rock The Bike’s newest pedal power system. It’s got tremendous potential, but has had mechanicals at its first two outings. The plan is to fix the mechanical issues in the next 3 days, test it out at the Youth Unity Summit this Saturday, our last outing before BMF.

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• Wednesday, June 03rd, 2009