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  • Bicycle Film Festival Shanghai


    The BFF (Bicycle Film Festival) has been running for 15 years now and traveled to over 60 cities, showing short films to over 1 million cycling enthusiats, bike folk and curious parties. This year, the 2015 Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Shanghai from November 5-8 at Anken Air (the building that Factory 5 is in), so don’t miss it if you’re in SH.

    Here’s the schedule:

    November 5
    7-11pm Photo Exhibition & Opening Reception

    November 6
    7pm “Cinematic Shorts”
    9pm “Fun Bike Shorts”

    November 7
    7pm “Urban Bike Shorts”
    9pm “Cyclique”
    After-party at Arkham

    November 8
    5pm “Cinematic Shorts” (repeat)
    7pm “Urban Bike Shorts” (repeat)

    Admission is 100 RMB per program and there are a few ways to get your tickets.

    -Pick ’em up at Factory 5 in-person at 667 Changhua Lu, Building S1, Shanghai
    -Get them online via WeChat, Taobao or the Factory 5 online shop.

    Can’t wait to check some of these films out!

  • Hunt’s 3-speed Fixed and Horror Bike

    photos: Peter Wadsworth

    Two of Hunt’s project bikes on display at the Crank show held at Select Design-September 2010. The Horror bike is a daily ripper for him, you may have noticed it this past weekend at The Great Turkey Chase.

  • The Great Turkey Chase Photos, Round 1

    Huge thanks to Liam Griffin for putting on the 3rd annual Turkey Chase and Food Drive here in Burlington, VT. The race was a blast, the weather was amazing, and the turnout was huge; oh yea, so was the pile of food everyone helped gather for donation. This year racers brought in more than 1200 pounds of canned goods and 7 full turkeys=a busy day at the Food Shelf.

    If you aren’t familiar with the previous Turkey Chases, it’s a traditional alleycat formatted race consisting of about 10 stops, each stop being a grocery store or quick-mart. Racers carry a shopping list with what to get at each location and if you’re feeling strong or generous you can pick up a full turkey for a bonus prize-this year about 7 or 8 turkeys made their way to Frannie O’s.

    We rode the race as team Culture Cycles x Old Spokes Home which consisted of Chris, Hunt, Derek, Dan and myself and while this may not have been the best (or fastest) strategy for making it through checkout lines, we definitely had an amazing time.

    Enjoy the photos courtesy of my phone, the pair from the Food Shelf were taken by Liam. The last 12 in the gallery are courtesy of Cory McDonald.

  • Events: The Great Turkey Chase

    It’s that time again, Liam’s throwing the 3rd Annual Turkey Chase Alleycat here in Burlington,VT. We’re stoked to be a part of it, so make sure to come out this Sunday to the Oakledge Park Shelter at noon!

  • Monster Mash Photos

    Christopher McCown: Monster Mash 2010
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  • Culture Cycles: Monster Mash October 30, 2010
    Great turnout despite the frigid temperatures and on and off precipitation.

    Rachel and Hank were stoked.
    Here’s Cap’n Dan Hock, about to win the race on Debbie (bike on right)
    The ET costume/setup was great.
    Crucial Couriers Zach and HR
    Kai was a tallbike for Halloween
    Grant’s second-to-last day in Burlington before moving out to Washington. Thanks for coming out man, it’s been great hanging out; goodluck out there!

    Truffle Shuffle stop at the Chubby Muffin

    Trying to figure out winners and prizes
    Winners of Freewheel and Fixed. L t R: Phil and Dan (1st overall and 1st freewheel) and Bill Lockwood (1st place fixed)
    Chris McCown came out to shoot some photos, stay tuned!

    p: Brian Kleiber, Christopher Norris, and Grant

    We had a great turnout for this race and can’t thank everyone enough for all the help and for showing up. We’ve been putting hours in for the past month or two trying to get things in order and besides the crummy weather, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. It’s great to see the local cycling support even when it’s 39 and rainy, and seeing how much fun was had was even better.

    We’d like to thank all the racers again, all the volunteers (you made it happen, especially the last minute folks from Portland), Graham and Matt at Manhattans Pizza, and all our sponsors for their amazing prizes. We can’t wait to start up a springtime alleycat, so stay tuned! In the meantime, get ready for Liam’s 3rd Annual Turkey Chase

    Brian, Hunt and Chris

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    If you’re not into racing but want to help out, we’d love any volunteers we can get to help run different stops and such. Contact us if you’d like to help out

    Culture Cycles Monster Mash Alleycat 2010

    We’re having a party-SATURDAY October 30. Its going to be rad, you should come. Lets hang out, get some swag, ride bikes and have fun, for more information on the event as well as your RSVP check out the facebook page. We’re psyched, and you should be too.

    We’ve got some great sponsors on board and all proceeds from this race will go to Local Motion,a greater Burlington non-profit promoting bicycling, walking, running, in-line skating and the facilities that make such travel safe, easy, and fun.

    The entry fee will be $13 dollars which is both lucky and a great deal. For that you’ll get a tee shirt, spoke card, an awesome race around Burlington, a beer or two, pizza, and (if you’re fast) some great prizes from these guys:
    Old Spokes Home
    Blotto Photto
    Jaqk Apparel
    Crucial Couriers
    Bailey Works
    Hold Fast
    Death Spray Custom
    Vilana Hats
    Okay!! Okay!!
    Manhattans Pizza

  • It’ll be good.

    Rough Francis