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: firstname.lastname@example.org with letters of interest and/or questions.
The BMF Team
• Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival #4 is coming:
June 19, 2010.
All day, all night.
• Monday, March 08th, 2010
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
Here is the link to their website – http://www.avenuecyclery.com/
Contact: Andrew – Sales Consultant
756 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, Ca 94117
If you are a roadie needing a cargo bike:
Thanks to Rock The Bike
, 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.
• Saturday, June 13th, 2009
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
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.
• Saturday, June 13th, 2009
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.
• Thursday, May 29th, 2008
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!