The Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival


The 8th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 8th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like hopping on a bicycle and going for a ride. Ours is the ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel – but you don’t have to love bicycles to enjoy these tales of adventure from places both exotic and familiar! From New Zealand to the Rocky Mountains, our films will be a treat for anyone who has a love of adventure and open roads.

At our Arlington flagship festival, come early for our social hour! We’ll have the famous Cookie Showcase featuring the delicious baked goods of all your favorite local bakeries, and a cash bar.  Each attendee gets a free ticket (additional tickets available for purchase!) for our amazing giveaway of bike jerseys and other goodies, with the Grand Prize of a Ciclismo Classico bike tour to Italy!

This beloved annual event benefits Adventure Cycling Association and Massbike.

For more information and updates on this year’s films, please check back at or follow our event page here.

To buy tickets for Arlington, please click here.


When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Where: The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA

Social Hour: 6:00 – 7:00 pm; Films 7:00 – 9:30 pm

A benefit for Adventure Cycling Association and MassBike

Win a free trip to Italy!

Featuring the famous Cookie Showcase and the Great Jersey Giveaway!

Live music from Slow Boat Home

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door


Can’t make it to Arlington? Additional showings in New England:

June 15 at Academy of Music in Northampton, MA (ticket link available soon!)

June 16 at Danbury Palace in Danbury, CT (ticket link available soon!)


About The Festival

The Festival’s mission is to celebrate National Bike Travel Weekend (June 2-4 2017) and to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel. The Festival will increase awareness and appreciation for bicycle travel by showcasing independent films that depict the adventure, humor, and growth inherent in two-wheeled journeys. We seek films that portray a broad range of experiences – destinations ranging from small African villages to a campground 30 miles from home; solo travel or a family reunion on bicycles; an organized tour from inn to inn or a shoestring jaunt with tent and sleeping bag.


Film distinctions are awarded in the following categories:

  • Grand Jury prize
  • Audience prize
  • Bay State prize, for the best film submitted by a Massachusetts resident
  • Ciclismo prize, for the best mini-film (maximum 3 minutes) submitted by a Ciclismo Classico alumni


Want to see our 2016 Film Festival winners?

Audience Prize: UNBOLIVIABLE

Grand Jury Prize: Perceived Limits

Weekender Prize: The Cyclist



Submissions have now closed.

For submission regulations and more information, please click here.