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Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/03/2011

“Bicycle Film Festival” arrives in Washington Aug. 4 - 6

Image from the short film "Trans Andes Challenge," by Brian Vernor. The film will be shown Friday night at Gala Theatre, in the series "Racing Towards Red Hook." (Courtesy of Bicycle Film Festival)
The 11th annual Bicycle Film Festival is rolling into Washington Aug. 4 – 6. With a kickoff at American Ice Co. on Aug. 4, the three days of events are comprised of six themed screening on Friday and Saturday, such as “With My Own Two Wheels” and “Sunchasers” that explore the events and lifestyle of owning a bicycle, from an opera-singing bike messenger to preparations for the 2011 Red Hook Criterium, an unsanctioned Brooklyn-based bicycle event.

Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director is very enthusiastic to bring the festival back for its third year in Washington. “I believe Washington D.C. has made a name in North America for itself as a place that is dedicated to bringing more cycling to its city,” he says.

For those who will be attending for the first time, Barbour advises attendees to check out the short programs, which he feels “...are a lot of fun.”

“You may like one, you may not like another, but there’s something for everybody.”

All screening events will take place at Gala Theater for $10 each or $30 for a festival pass. The American Ice Company is located at 917 V Street NW and Gala Theatre is located at 3333 14th Street NW. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

By Erin Williams  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/03/2011

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