Dear Bicycle Community Enthusiasts,
Right when you feel like the world can’t keep up with itself in consumption, BAMMM! – the Umpteenth Quasi-Annual Yuba River Bicycle Festival happened up in the Sierra Foothills of Nevada City. The movement is inspired by community power, where the pedalers not only get from point A to point B, but they also power the speaker systems. This year was special because we welcomed back the Pleasant revolution crew “Bicicletas Por La Paz, Heather Normandale & Aisha, back from biking 1500 miles from the Canada border down to the Bay Area, California over the summer months. It was the Ginger Ninjas reunion, where Kipchoge and crew came back together after years break to rock the streets of Nevada City and the Barn two nights in a row. And, we had one of our most famous performers ‘Live-On-Bike”, the Polish Ambassador graced the stage with Ayla Nereo. To all the performers of the 2016 Yuba BMF, we solute you. And to all the bicycle and music enthusiasts that came out and helped pedal the revolution, Thank you from the bottom of our burrito bellies.
There aren’t too many days where you can see that many moving parts coming together to create just the right balance of chaos and connection to inspire what we call the Bicycle Music Festival that we love so much. If you want to get involved, please comment, email us directly, and start your own BMF in your city/town. We look forward to seeing the world we want to live in and it takes all of us doing the best we can to make it happen. Thanks for believing y’all.
The Polish Ambassador Live On Bike 2016 BMF.
• Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
The Umpteenth Quasi-Annual Yuba River Bicycle Festival Returns to Nevada County to Celebrate Human Power and Champion Bike Culture
The Yuba River Bicycle Music Festival is a good for the heart, good for the Earth, great for the community festival that inspires, empowers, and ROCKS. Featuring live musical performances amplified with power generated by the audience as they pedal special generator bikes — using no petroleum or grid power the whole day– and showcasing the contagious fun of a group bike ride from Grass Valley to Nevada City as the riders groove together to live musical performances happening on specially outfitted bikes. A must-see!
Date: October 1st
Music and festivities begin 11:00 at Condon Park. Group bike ride with live musical accompaniment from there to Nevada City at 3pm. More pedal-powered music on Commercial Street from 5pm to 9pm. Bring your bike! This is a free event, however please bring some cash, as there will be a hat passed around to support the artists.
It’s an unparalleled experience to feel the power you can generate by pedaling, and how biking can galvanize a community to great things. We are honored to again present this model for inspiration, participation, empowerment, and bicycle advocacy to our beloved foothills community. Please join us for the Pleasant Revolution!
A free, family-oriented, pedal-powered music event that travels by bike between two venues, with live performances at each AND during the caravan ride between them. Bring your bike!
• Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bmf-2015-omni-commons-benefit-show-evening-celebration-tickets-18404929640-… — 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.
• Thursday, September 17th, 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:
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