Bike Reel – The Deets

For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting news of the 2012 addition of Bike Reel, wait no longer.  We will be hosting this year’s festival at 7PM on May 9, at the Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 Street ).

This year’s event features compilation of short films from across the world that dive deep into our complex relationships with bicycles, weaving together a tapestry of beauty, laughter, sorrow, wonder, and adrenaline.  This year we are very excited to be offering a $250 “People’s Choice Award” that will be given to the film selected by the audience as the most awesome.

GoPRo CameraJust like last year, we are encouraging people to ditch their cars and ride their bicycles to the event.  As an incentive to dig your bike out of the shed and don some spandex, we will be offering a special draw prize  to those who arrive via bicycle: a GoPro Camera.  And you don’t have to fret about your bike while you are sitting in the theatre enjoying the show, because we will have volunteers on-site watching over your bicycles (but you should still bring a lock!).

If all that didn’t convince you to come to the 2012 edition of Bike Reel, instead of washing your hair, consider this: everyone who attends will be eligible to win a Gladium 2.0 carbon road frame handbuilt in Italy by Viner Bicycles.

Viner Gladium 2.0

The 2012 Viner Gladium 2.0: Picture yourself riding this baby to Bike Reel next year!

Tickets for Bike Reel can be purchased for $10 in advance at Track n’ Trail (10148-82 Ave) or you can purchase them at the door for $12.  See you there!

A very special “Thank you” to all of the event sponsors:  Viner Bicycles, Donna Clare Architects, Bikeology Festival, Fiera Biological Consulting, Plubmbheavy Design, Hardcore Bikes, Pedalhead Bicycle Works, Univeristy of Alberta Triathlon Club


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