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Night Venue News BMF 2015

Hey peoples of the Bay Area. The night venue for the Bicycle Music Festival holds 600 people at capacity. If you want to get a ticket ahead of time and guarantee access to the 4 awesome bands playing and this amazing collective venue, well HERE is the link:… — We will still have tickets at the door for the many in the parade, but we hope to get an RSVP line started that will expedite the entry so WATERSTRIDER has a great crowd. The are an awesome band that you should see at 6 pm this Sunday! 6-10 pm is the night venue.

BMF 2015 poster

• Thursday, September 17th, 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

BMF featured on KALW's "Crosscurrents"

Check out this cool radio story about Bicycle Music Festival 2011, by Ali Budner. Produced for KALW’s show: “Crosscurrents.”

• Friday, July 15th, 2011

BMF 2015 Sponsors

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!

rock the bike logo large

Rock The Bike designed and provides the Pedal Powered Stage we use at BMF, and also created the LiveOnBike Mobile Stage. Founder, Fossil Fool, is one of the co-directors of BMF, and many of the core BMF team work for Rock the Bike.

 Yuba logoYuba Bicycles makes the Mundo and Boda Boda cargo bikes used as haulers (and generators) by BMF’s roadies.  Yuba helps us achieve our goal of using zero fossil fuels to transport and power all-day music festival!

new belgium logoNew Belgium Brewing Co is a groovy eco-minded beer company that’s committed to hyping bike culture and supporting local bike advocacy organizations!




The Bicycle Music Festival is a 501(c)3 project of 350 Bay Area


Please support the Bicycle Music Festival by making your tax-deductible donation.

Questions about becoming a Festival Sponsor? Email Jeff Blumenthal at

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• Wednesday, May 25th, 2011


Power to the Pedal! SF Bicycle Music Festival 2010 from John Hamilton on Vimeo.

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

• Thursday, January 20th, 2011

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

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

BMF recieves Certificate of Honor from the city of SF

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!

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• Sunday, May 30th, 2010

BMF is a Nonprofit!

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

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.

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• Friday, May 21st, 2010