The Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival


The 8th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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!


Thursday, June 15, 2017, Academy of Music, Northampton, MA

Friday, June 16, 2017, Danbury Theatre, Danbury, CT

About The Festival

The Festival’s mission is to celebrate National Bike Travel Weekend (June 2nd through 4th, 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. Ours is the ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel.

Call for Entries

The 8th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival invites professional and amateur filmmakers to submit for consideration films ranging from 3 to 60 minutes. (note: Ciclismo alumni mini-films are to be a maximum of 3 minutes)

Films should center on bicycle travel of any type, whether an organized tour or a solo exploration. The destination can be domestic or international.

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 Open – December 1, 2016

Official Entry Deadline – April 1, 2017

Filmmakers will be notified of Selection Committee’s decision by early May.

Submissions should be sent to Karin Turer, Festival Organizer:

Karin Turer
c/o Ciclismo Classico
30 Marathon Street
Arlington, MA 02474

For submission regulations and more information, please Click Here