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"Joy Ride"
Group Show

  • Project Space 613 Allen Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Joy Ride, the BFF’s annual art show, is a visual manifestation of the urban bicycle movement. The show brings together a diverse group of internationally established and emerging artists and members of the bicycling community all who share a passion for bicycles. Artists include: Agathe Snow / Alessandro Zuek Simonetti / Andrew McClintock / Artus de Lavilleon / Austin Bike Zoo / Camilla Candida Donzella / Ed Glazar / Fast Eddie Williams / James Newman / James Jean / Jessica Douglas / Julia Chiang / Kelsey Brookes / Kenzo Minami / Marc Sich / Martha Cooper / Marco Mucig / Mike Giant / Nathaniel Freeman / Sandy Carson / Scott Campbell / Silver Warner / Steve MacDonald / Takuya Sakamoto / Tara Foley

Follow us to the afterparty at Jackelope, 404 East 6th Street, from 10pm-2am.

 * Joy Ride is a component of the Bicycle Film Festival, for more information see below or visit www.bicyclefilmfestival.com

Ninth annual Bicycle Film Festival returns to Austin: August 5th – August 9th

Austin, TX (August 2009) – This summer, The Bicycle Film Festival, presented by 42BELOW, returns to Austin for a second year to present a cultural phenomenon like no other. Originating in New York City, the festival is a voice for the most powerful and culturally relevant movement of the past decade: the urban bike movement. The BFF brings together many creative communities, including fashion, music and art as well as various bicycling communities – including fixed gear, BMX, and road cycling - over a shared passion for bike riding. 

The Austin Bicycle Film Festival kicks off August 5th at 7:30pm with Bikes Rock!, a concert at La Zona Rosa featuring performances by local Austin favorites The Black Angels. La Zona Rosa is located at 612 West 4th Street; the concert will be 21+. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on the Bicycle Film Festival website – www.bicyclefilmfestival.com.

Joy Ride, opening August 6th (6pm-10 pm), the BFF’s annual art show, is a visual manifestation of the urban bicycle movement. The show brings together a diverse group of internationally established and emerging artists and members of the bicycling community all who share a passion for bicycles. Local Austin artists showing work in Joyride include the Austin Bike Zoo (Sachi Decou and Jeremy Rosen), Sandy Carson and Jessica Douglas. Other artists in the 2009 Joyride art show include Kenny Scharf, Scott Campbell, Chiara Clemente, Steve MacDonald, Mike Giant, Benedict Radcliffe, Artus de Lavilléon, and Cheryl Dunn. The exhibition will be held at Co-Lab (613 Allen Street). Follow us to the afterparty at Jackelope, 404 East 6th Street, from 10pm-2am. 

August 7th-9th, the festival will screen various shorts and feature films – reflecting the diverse experiences of bicyclists. Highlights from this year include Where Are You Go, directed by Benny Zenga and Brian Vernor; I Love My Bicycle: The Story of FBM Bikes directed by Joe Stakun; The Third Wheel directed by Brian Schoenfelder, and Anima D’Accaio directed by Daniel Leeb of Cinecycle. All film screenings will be held at 501 Studios (501 N. IH 35, Studio 114). 

Following the films on Friday night from 9pm-2am, please join us for the after party benefitting Austin’s Yellow Bike Project with Benko, Lick Lick, Super Sonic Uke and more special guests. YBP is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing human-powered transportation for the people of Austin, running a community bike shop and educating kids and adults. The party will be at the Creekside Lounge (606 East 7th Street). To benefit YBP, there will be an $8 charge at the door, $5 with proof of a ticket purchase to a BFF screening Near the film screenings on Saturday, check out the BFF Block Party, featuring fixed gear and BMX competitions, on N. 5th and Brushy from 1pm-7pm. The party continues following the last screening with Goldsprints at the Scoot Inn at 1308 E. 4th Street. Bike Polo and additional screenings continue on Sunday. The Bike Polo tournament will take place from 12pm- 6pm at Metz Park (2407 Canterbury Street). We come back to Jackelope (404 East 6th Street) to close out the 5 days of the festival.

To purchase tickets and see a full list of events in Austin for the Bicycle Film Festival, please visit: 

www.bicyclefilmfestival.com

About the Bicycle Film Festival:

In 2001, Brendt Barbur, Founder and Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. Instead of being deterred by this experience, it inspired him to create a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and film. Now in its ninth year the festival is held in 39 cities worldwide. 250,000 people are expected to attend this year.