The 9th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival

Submissions now being accepted.




Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 – Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA

  • All-new films, including our 2018 Grand Jury Prize winner
  • A benefit for Adventure Cycling Association
  • Vote for the 2018 Audience Award
  • Featuring the famous Cookie Showcase and the Great Jersey Giveaway!
  • Win a trip to Italy!

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 – Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA

  • Ciclismo Classico 30th birthday extravaganza
  • Support the arts: proceeds go to the Arlington Center for the Arts
  • Best-of-the Fest – see the best festival films from 2010 and on, all in one unforgettable evening
  • Enjoy our giant birthday cake
  • Vote for the best-ever bicycle travel film

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 – North Shore and Pioneer Valley shows

  • North Shore showing: National Park Service Visitor Center, Salem, MA
  • Pioneer Valley showing: Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA
  • Proceeds go to Adventure Cycling Association and other local charities
  • Vote for the 2018 Audience Award
Friday, June 8th, 2018 – Danbury, CT
  • At the historic Palace Danbury 
  • Proceeds go to Adventure Cycling Association and other local charities
  • Vote for the 2018 Audience Award



The Festival’s mission is to celebrate National Bike Travel Weekend (June 1st through 3rd, 2018) 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.


Wheelworks is pleased to support 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.


Call for Entries

The 9th 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
  • Weekender prize, for the best film depicting a journey of 48 hours or less
  • Bay State prize, for the best film submitted by a Massachusetts resident (or taking place in Massachusetts)
  • Ciclismo prize, for the best mini-film (maximum 3 minutes) submitted by a Ciclismo Classico alumni


Want to see our 2017 Film Festival winners?

Audience Prize: A Way Forward

Grand Jury Prize: 48 Tornanti di Notte (48 Hairpin Bends by Night)



Submissions Open – November 1, 2017

Official Entry Deadline – April 15, 2018

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.