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The 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival

Good news! We’ve moved the festival to March 20th so you won’t have to wait until May to see our curated collection of bicycle travel films:

  • The 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival is MOVING…to the first day of spring!
  • Greater Boston residents, save the date for Wednesday, March 20th, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. We’ll be showing another amazing showcase of worldwide excitement…and all the beloved extras that come along with the show, from cookies to prizes and more!
  • Filmmakers: Our submission deadline is now earlier as a result of our early show. All films must be submitted by February 10, 2019. For more submission guidelines or to submit your film, please see our Film Freeway page.

Women, minorities, and families are especially encouraged to submit their films.

Want to host your very own Bike Travel Film Festival  (hint, hint–its a blast), read on!

Adventure Cycling kids and man

*Photo provided by Adventure Cycling

Want to host The Bike Travel Film Festival?

Do you have a bicycling cause you would like to raise money for? Are you a Bike Club program director seeking a great show for your Bike Club Audience? The Bike Travel Film Festival is an excellent, turn-key event that can easily raise money, awareness and guaranteed fun for audiences of all ages. One Longfellow Square, a small non-profit performing art and concert venue in Portland, Maine raised $3000 in one film festival showing.

We’ve already expanded our festival to Western Mass, the North Shore, NYC, Maine, and California and are seeking new hosts in communities with an active bicycling community. If you’d like to bring the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival to your hometown, we can show you how.

To host our Festival, you should be able to:

Publicize the event to your community

We supply the press releases, photos and content about the festival, and you would get the word out, especially to the cycling community!

Find a theatre that will show the festival

The venue doesn’t have to be an “official” theatre – we have also seen the festival screened in a National Park Service Visitor Center, a small auditorium, a dinner club or at

Pay for any fees associated with the festival

Our fee of $250/$500 – the lower fee is if there is a charity beneficiary – and whatever theatre and miscellaneous fees are needed. With reasonable publicity and a venue with a capacity of 100+  festivals have repaid their fees and written a very generous check to their charity beneficiaries.

Interested? Please contact Festival Director Karin at Karin@tugboat23.com to hear more!

Satellite Locations

  • Portland, ME
  • Northampton, MA
  • Salem, MA
  • Pelham, NY
  • Berkeley, CA

Satellite Events

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Academy of Music, Northampton, MA
Ticket sales coming soon!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Pelham Picture House, Pelham, NY
Ticket sales coming soon!

Stay tuned for more dates and locations!

Lauren Hefferon presenting at an event
Film Festival cookies

About the Festival

The Festival’s mission is to celebrate all kinds of bicycle travel and to inspire our audiences to hop on a bike and just go!  Whether you ride across the globe or on your local bike path,  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 personal growth that happens on two-wheeled journeys. We’ve featured films that portray a broad range of experiences and destinations ranging from small African villages to a campground 30 miles from home. We feature the solo bike traveler as well as family reunions 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.

Wheelworks is pleased to support the Ciclismo Classico Bicycle Travel Film Festival. For over forty years, they’ve been part of New England cycling. They’ve seen and participated in the journey and look forward to where it is going next.

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