Bikes, beer, and music come together one more time before the gloomy weather arrives, this time in Fairfax at Biketoberfest Marina 2009. Biketoberfest features live music, a vintage bike show with approximately 40 old school, American-made bikes, group rides, over 10 beers from 15 northern California brewers, and soda tasting for the kids. Beer tastings are $20 in advance, $25 at the event, and that includes a commemorative tasting glass. Brewers include Marin Brewing Company, Lagunitas, and San Francisco's own Anchor and Speakeasy.
After the success of their screening of Rad and May's bike-in Disposable Film Festival, SFBC is sponsoring another bike-in movie tomorrow night in the parking lot of the Good Hotel at 7th and Mission (8pm). This month's film is Klunkerz, which tells the story of the birth of mountain biking in Marin and how it spread around the world. Mountain bike legend Gary Fisher will be there for a quick Q&A session after the film. And what's a film screening without concessions? Some of SF's favorite street food like Gobba Gobba Hey and the Magic Curry Cart be nearby for a quick bite during the movie. SFBC will provide valet bike parking.
Brendt Barbur's Bicycle Film Festival has grown from a modest NYC film screening into a multi-city, international festival. It returns to San Francisco's Victoria Theater again this year, Tuesday, July 14 through Saturday, July 18. Check out the full schedule here. Festival passes are available for $30 and provide access to all screenings, or you can choose to buy individual programs.
With the temperature forecast to warm up this week, two great bike events are going on that combine film, entertainment and bicycles. And if you don't already know how much fun bikes can be, you will after this week.