BMF 2015 coming September 20 at Lake Merritt in conjunction with Love Our Lake Day.

After 7 years of Bicycle Music Festivals in San Francisco, we took 2014 as a sabbatical year, and enjoyed it mightily, while dreaming of bringing BMF to Oakland. During this time, we experimented with new ideas, and reimagined the future of Bicycle Music Festival. Our Pedal Power mad scientists had a chance to put on events before audiences three-times larger than previous records, like the Peoples’ Climate Rally, pictured below. Our musical roots ran deeper in the community.

This year’s festival is in partnership with Love Our Lake Day, an independent street closure organized by WOBO. At the 2014 Love Our Lake Day, there were two Pedal Powered Stages, one organized by Rock The Bike at Home Away From Home and the other by Justin Ancheta at the Amphitheater. So we’re both familiar and really into Lake Merritt as a venue.

The most recent events we’ve worked at Lake Merritt Amphitheater have included 2 Climate Rallies, an anti-GMO rally, and an environmental global water day. So it’s fitting that this year’s BMF is going to be a Climate Concert — a concert punctuated by intelligent and inspiring speeches. At those rallies we helped Pedal Power, there was some music, but mostly speaking. At BMF it’s going to be mostly music with some speaking. At 5PM we’ll still go on our famed LiveOnBike performance parade to our yet-to-be-announced Night Venue. Below: the Night Venue of the 2013 BMF: a street closure in the Mission.

If you would like to order a limited edition poster versio of the flyer by Hugh D’Andrade, send an email jeff@bicyclemusic
June 20, 2013

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

June 19, 2013

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

June 12, 2013

The world’s largest Human-Powered Music Festival is more ambitious this year. We need your help to cover increased permitting fees. Entering our 7th year this June 22, Bicycle Music Festival has maintained its commitment to innovation, responsible growth, and community power since our first event. This year, the permitting process was much more intense than [...]