Cycling

Bicycle Film Festival

Bicycle Film Festival - Sydney

8 - 16 October, 2011

In 2001 Brendt Barbur, Founding Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He was inspired to turn this negative experience into a positive one, and created a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and of course, film. From its roots in New York City, the BFF has grown into a multi-faceted, global event that will travel to over 25 cities this year, from Milan to Tokyo, Minneapolis to Sydney. BFF 2011 showcases a stellar collection of short films, including LAST MINUTES WITH ODEN (winner of Vimeo’s Best Video Award), dramatic documentary about Oden’s struggle with cancer, BIKELORDZ: STUNTS AND STYLES FROM ACCRA, GHANA, showcasing a new interesting bike culture, and BIKE RACE, a bike animation that puts some of cycling’s greats head to head.

Where: Across Sydney, NSW.
When: 8 - 16 October, 2011.
Cost: Adult $18; Concession $14.
Click here for more information.

Tweed Ride

Sydney Tweed Ride

31 July

Around 400 dapper gents and fancy ladies dressed in Tweed riding vintage cycles will partake in an ambling and elegant ride around Sydney. The ride finishes in Alexandria with a picnic lunch and 'Tweed Games' - tea cup and saucer races. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed, best culinary delights and best couples' promenade.

Where: Meet at Town Hall 8am registration for 9am start.
When: 8am, Sunday 31 July, 2011
Dress code: Tweed.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

Riding to work

Eco-chic cycle fashion

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A bicycle is the most stylish accessory; cooler than clutching a Gucci handbag, bikes are more practical than stilettos and they never go out of season. Best of all, riding a bike doesn’t cause any greenhouse emissions and it sends a strong statement about your love of the planet, without the need to grow dreadlocks.

bike to work

Riding to work with confidence

Friday, 8 October 2010

Rather than starting the day packed like sardines on the bus to work, G writer Caitlin has dusted off her bike in an effort to participate in Ride to Work Day on October 13.

Girl wearing sunhat and sunglasses

Stay sun-smart when you ride or travel by public transport

Monday, 14 December 2009

If you've been keeping up the effort on the ditch the car challenge we did earlier this year, I bet you've noticed the weather heating up for summer, and I hope you've been staying sun-smart.

Cyclist in Santa Barbara

I'm going to start riding a bike

Friday, 16 October 2009

I have a little confession to make: I'm a little bit scared to ride a bike. I know it's good for the environment, and for my health. It looks like fun. Heaps of people I know are doing it already. But... I'm nervous about doing it myself.

Solar-powered bus

New public transport trials

Saturday, 15 August 2009

It's been a little while since we did the car-free once-a-week challenge, and the good news is that there's some new options if you're living in Melbourne or Adelaide.

Traffic jam

Challenge review: leave the car at home

Friday, 26 June 2009

Spending on public transport doesn't just help us tackle climate change, it also helps people in outer suburbs have better access to essential services, and is good for the economy too.

Kyle and his single-speed

Car-free families

Monday, 13 April 2009

Some families are completely car-free, relying instead on buses, trains, biking and walking. Could you do it?

Eastern Distribution Tunnel in Sydney

What are the benefits of reducing car travel?

Monday, 6 April 2009

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a great reason to ditch your car for a day. But what other benefits are there for us?

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