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Bicycle Music Festival logo updated in 2015

After 7 years of producing Bicycle Music Festivals in San Francisco, in 2015 we’re producing our first BMF in Oakland! To reflect BMF’s new ubiquity, we’re taking the “San Francisco” out of our logo design and just stating who we are, clear and simple:
BMF logo_minus "San Francisco"

No matter which city you find us in, we are Bicycle Music Festival!
Feel free to print it out and make it into a spoke card!

• Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Featured in SF Examiner!

Today the Bicycle Music Festival got a great write up in the San Francisco Examiner! Dig it:

Bicycle Music Festival 2013 SF Examiner Headline

Bicycle Music Festival 2013 SF Examiner Headline



Bicycle Music Festival 2013 SF Examiner Article

Bicycle Music Festival 2013 SF Examiner Article


• Thursday, June 20th, 2013

BMF featured on: The Bay Bridged

We got a great write up from Mike G at The Bay Bridged today! Check it out:

• Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Become a BMF Grant Writer!

The San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival is the largest 100% bicycle-powered music festival in the world!

Featuring the original fully bike-portable Pedal-Powered sound stage, mobile LiveOnBike performances, and over a dozen Bay Area musical acts, the Bicycle Music Festival is a free annual event founded in 2007. Taking place on the Saturday closest to the Summer Solstice, the Festival runs all-day (and late into the night) and has been called “the greenest music festival ever conceived.” It has showcased the music of prominent and talented local artists such as Sean Hayes, Manicato, Oona Garthwaite, Tornado Rider, Jazz Mafia, and more.

It is also the most imminently-grantable and underfunded community arts and environment program around…

In 2010, we evolved from our humble roots as a guerrilla-style operation to a fiscally-sponsored non-profit project under the auspices of the San Francisco Parks Trust’s Park Partner program. Armed with a 501(c)(3) tax ID, we successfully raised about $3,500 for permits and supplies, including a $1,500 Community Arts Grant from the Zellerbach Foundation.

For 2011, Bicycle Music Festival (the entity that produces the SF Bicycle Music Festival) is in need of a grant writer who appreciates the mission, the culture, and has the skills and passion necessary to help us fund a 2011 budget of $10,000-$15,000.

Ideally, the Grant Writer will be paid out of the grant itself, although another pay arrangement based on our collective ability to raise money may be possible. Interested persons should send a short email explaining some combination of your background as a grant-writer, your passion for bicycles/sustainability/community empowerment, and why you are interested.

Email: with letters of interest and/or questions.

The BMF Team

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• Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

BMF 2010

San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival #4 is coming:

June 19, 2010.

All day, all night.

• Monday, March 08th, 2010

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

Volunteers starting to emerge from the SF Bike Community.

I got a cool phone call from Keeeth (representing Pedal Express in Berkeley) offering to help carry gear and instruments at BMF. He has a dependable trailer that he used last year to carry most of the drum set. Big thanks Keeeth! And to  all you other potential volunteers… If you’ve got an Xtracycle or a trailer or some other cargo conveyance, please contact Gabe or I.  Gabe@ or Paul@  the address of this esteemed website. It’ll be fun, and it’s for a great cause — bringing music to the streets, parks, and people of the Mission.

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• Thursday, May 29th, 2008

SHAKE YOUR PEACE! touring Utah

SHAKE YOUR PEACE! touring Utah

Four members of SHAKE YOUR PEACE! are biking through Utah, performing with their pedal-powered P/A. Frontman Gabe Dominguez is my BMF co-organizer. SYP! sounded great at the Maker Faire last weekend. Best of luck Gabe, Sonya, Sean, and Scott!

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• Sunday, May 11th, 2008