Check out this cool radio story about Bicycle Music Festival 2011, by Ali Budner. Produced for KALW’s show: “Crosscurrents.”
Archive for the Category ◊ Press ◊
Bicycle Music Festival is supported by some really amazing sponsors. We thank these partners for contributing to their communities and helping this event be the best San Francisco BMF ever!
A group of inventors and advocates working away in a sweet little workshop in Berkeley, California, pushing the limits of bike culture. Rock The Bike designed the Pedal Powered Stage used at BMF, and also created the LiveOnBike Mobile Stage. Founder, Fossil Fool, is one of the co-directors of BMF.
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Rainbow Grocery strives to offer vegetarian food products that have minimal impact ecologically and socially, while providing their employees with livable wages.
The Bike Kitchen *
The Bike Kitchen teaches people of all ages and backgrounds how to repair bicycles. Through bike repair and bicycle related projects, the Bike Kitchen promotes personal development and provides leadership opportunities.
Trader Joe’s *
Trader Joe’s is a specialty retail grocery store that offers customers low cost groceries through direct purchasing from suppliers.
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.
Sports Basement *
Sports Basement is a sporting-goods retailer in the San Francisco Bay Area is active in the community and in sports and activities.
Straus Family Creamery *
Straus Family Creamery is a small, family-owned, organic creamery which produces organic, cream-top milk, ice cream, sour cream and European-style yogurt and butter with milk sourced from their own dairy and from three other local, family farms.
Catholic Charities CYO
A big THANK YOU to…
San Francisco Recreation and Parks!
SF’s Recreation and Parks Department administers more than 220 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, as well as two outside the city limits.
The Bicycle Music Festival is a 501(c)3 project of the San Francisco Parks Alliance www.sfparksalliance.org
San Francisco Parks Alliance is dedicated to providing leadership and support for San Francisco parks, recreation centers, and open spaces. We at BMF are so grateful to be a part of such a great project and we look forward to our future work together!
Please support the Bicycle Music Festival by making your tax-deductible donation.
Questions about becoming a Festival Sponsor? Email Jeff Blumenthal at Jeff@bicyclemusicfestival.com
The mission of the Bicycle Music Festival is to promote sustainable culture in general and bicycle culture in particular, by physically engaging and immersing our community in the magic of bike culture, and cultivating and nurturing a network of local sustainable musicians, through our staging of free, community participatory, bicycle-based music events.
The Bicycle Music Festival is the largest 100% bicycle-powered music festival in the world. The free, all-day (and late into the night) event takes place annually in San Francisco, California on the Saturday closest to the summer solstice.
The Bicycle Music Festival features: a 2000 watt pedal-powered PA system, as many as 15 bands, multiple festival stops, outrageous Critical Mass-style bicycle party caravans between festival stops, and zero use of cars or trucks.
With its completely bike-haulable stage, the event is packed up and deployed numerous times: staged sequentially at different public parks and also on a moving “Live On Bike” stage which rolls down city streets.
Credit: John Hamilton
“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
By Sona Avakian, SF Events Examiner
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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.
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.
San Francisco’s City Commissioner Ross Mirkarimi and the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco have honored the Bicycle Music Festival with the City’s highest commendation: The Certificate of Honor.
BMF thanks Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and the Board of Supervisors for this great honor!
Did you know that BMF acquired its Nonprofit Status this year?
The Bicycle Music Festival is now a 501(c)3 project of the San Francisco Parks Trust http://www.sfpt.org.
San Francisco Parks Trust is dedicated to providing leadership and support for San Francisco parks, recreation centers, and open spaces.
We at BMF are so grateful to be a part of such a great project and we look forward to our future work together!
This means that your donations are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! Yes!!
Please support the festival by making your donation Here.
Thank you to all of our current and future sponsors.
Looking for an excuse to head to San Francisco for Summer Solstice? Why not check out the 2009 Bicycle Music Festival (BMF), the largest 100 per cent bicycle-powered music festival in the world. The free, all-day – and late into the night – event rocks out in San Francisco on the Saturday closest to the longest day of the year, which this year falls on June 20. more…
“For those who love bikes and biking, the local cycle calendar is full of flavourful events. February brings Love on Wheels, the 1970s-style dating game and party hosted by the SFBC. Easter is the date set for the Bring Your Own Big Wheel Ride down Lombard, San Francisco’s “crookedest street.” In April, local cycling heroes are cheered at the SFBC’s Golden Wheel awards. May’s Bike to Work Day rewards tens of thousands of commuters with coffee, treats, and more at 25 energizer stations throughout the city. In June you can ride with the Bicycle Music Festival and help pedal their human-powered PA system. more…