Some Performance Highlights from This Year’s Bicycle Music Festival

Justin Ancheta Performs at the 2010 Bicycle Music Festival Parade from John Hamilton on Vimeo.

Hundreds of people turned out over the weekend for the largest 100 percent bicycle-powered music festival in the world. This year’s Bicycle Music Festival began with a day venue in Golden Gate Park, and ended with an evening of performances at Pavement to Park’s Showplace Triangle. One of the big highlights was the LiveOnBike parade that wound its way through the streets of San Francisco featuring live bands. It was the first time the mobile concert ride had received an official parade permit from the city.

In the above video, Streetfilms’ John Hamilton captures a great reggae tune from Justin Ancheta, who plays guitar and sings while maintaining a careful balancing act as he’s pedaled around on a bicycle trailer/stage, with a human-powered band alongside.  Also, don’t miss the performance by the Derailleurs at Showplace (below). Congratulations to organizer Paul Freedman, aka Fossil Fool of Rock the Bike (who you see in the video on his towering creation, El Arbol), and all his crew for making it such a success!


Pedals and Rhythm at the Bicycle Music Festival Tomorrow

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EBBC: 2nd Annual PedalFest at Oakland’s Jack London Square

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This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, give your input on the planned JFK Drive bikeway, help envision a garden next to the Central Freeway, join the Bicycle Music Festival caravan, and explore the alleyways of SoMa. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday: John F. Kennedy Drive Bikeway Community Meeting. A separated bikeway is being planned on JFK […]