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This year is going to be UNBELIEVABLE!

We’ve got Sean Hayes headlining, Locura,¬†Manicato, and Judgement Day supporting… Somebody pinch me!

This is going to be the best festival ever.

and the secret weapon of the fest: Tri Tip Trio coming out of nowhere to burn down the house!  I can hardly handle myself!

View the full schedule on our “BMF SF 2010” page

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• Sunday, July 25th, 2010

BMF Route & Venue Map

This is the projected route map that the Bicycle Music Festival LiveOnBike Ride will take between the two venues (Speedway Meadow in GG Park to Showplace Triangle, 16th & Wisconsin).

You can also follow BMF all day on Twitter –
We’ll be tweeting frequent location and route updates, so you can catch up en-route!

View Bicycle Music Festival SF 2010 in a larger map

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• Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Pack In – Pack Out!

Pack In – Pack Out

As always, the Bicycle Music Festival aims to achieve a “Pack-In-Pack-Out” mentality. This means that audience members, volunteers, and musicians – participants of ALL kinds – work together to generate ZERO trash in the parks and streets that BMF passes through.

Please help us by leaving no trace behind you (except for the lovely ringing strains of music!) and pitch in if you can to help clean up at this year’s BMF (July 31!)

You can also help out by Spreading the Word!


Also, this year BMF is bringing back the Bicycle-Blended Smoothies! These delicious fruity delights will cool your belly while you work up a sweat dancing to all the amazing music of the day.

Help us generate less trash and bring your own cup to fill at the smoothie station.
Questions? Contact Jeff [at] BicycleMusicFestival [dot] com.

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• Saturday, July 24th, 2010

BMF Interview – SF Events Examiner

“If you’ve ever imagined what a post peak-oil San Francisco Ecotopia sun festival might look like and feel like, the Bicycle Music Festival is pretty much that.” ~Gabe Dominguez

Here’s a great article/interview with BMF founders Gabe Dominguez and Paul Freedman about the upcoming Bicycle Music Festival SF 2010!
Thanks to Sona Avakian of SF Events Examiner!

Pedal-Powered Music Coming Your Way
July 31

By Sona Avakian, SF Events Examiner
Read full online article

If you’ve ever wanted to ride your bike through the city listening to live music (and who hasn’t?) July 31 is your next chance. This is the fourth year of the Bicycle Musical Festival, an outgrowth of Rock the Bike and it’s doubled in size each year. The festival is a roving, roaming troupe of merry musicians and all their music is powered by bicycle. Nothing is plugged in, no money goes to PG&E and no pollution is created. This year’s festival begins at noon at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park with (among others) Diana Gameros, a puppet show and Sean Hayes. Then a LiveOnBike bicycle parade across the city will bring the festivities to Showplace Triangle at Sixteenth and Wisconsin Streets where The Derailleurs, Manicato and many more bands will play. Check here for the full schedule.

I met Paul Freedman aka Fossil Fool, Rock the Bike’s founder and the Bike Festival’s co-founder/director at a mutual friend’s barbecue this past Fourth of July. I quickly hit him and co-founder/director Gabe Dominguez up for interviews.


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• Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Volunteer at BMF – Here's How!


Hello everyone!

The Bicycle Music Festival is only days away and it’s time to get you on a volunteer team! Please be sure to invite all your friends to the event, and hey! why not encourage them to be volunteers as well?!

Thanks to those of you who have already had an opportunity to step up and get BMF rolling. If you are for sure coming to BMF and you’re hoping to lend a hand, please join our BMF Volunteers Google Group to receive all further notifications.

Here’s the direct link to the BMF Volunteers Google Group:

Below, you will find a list of crews which need volunteers. Please let us know which team you are going to hop on, and we’ll make sure your team captain has your contact info.


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• Friday, July 23rd, 2010

BMF Receives Zellerbach Grant

Bicycle Music Festival has been awarded a Community Arts Grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

“The Mission of the Zellerbach Family Foundation is to be a catalyst for constructive social change by initiating and investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities.”

Many thanks to the Zellerbach Family and the Foundation for supporting bicycle music, from the community, by the community, and for the community.

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• Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Festival lineup!

This year’s festival is Permitted! We are proceeding with the blessing of the city and have even received honors from two of SF’s Supervisors, Eric Marr and Ross Mirkirimi. Many thanks to them and to you for showing up on your bike, ready to power SF’s greenest and most dynamic music festival ever!



Highlights include:

Sean Hayes — One of SF’s most beloved rockers. Sean stuck with us last year when our arrival at Dolores was delayed by two hours, even playing acoustic for the waiting crowd, then busted out with an awesome pedal powered set.¬† Be there to pedal power Sean and his band this time as he breaks it down in the hot sun at Speedway Meadows! See Sean and Ezra Lipp performing “turnaroundturnmeon” at last year’s festival.


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• Saturday, July 10th, 2010