Last Saturday, you might have seen a merry entourage of bikes towing trailers and fully loaded cargo bikes making its way around town. That was the pedal-powered Bicycle Music Festival! Upon its arrival at each of three local parks, the trailers would unfold, the bikes would attach, riders would pedal and voila… an extravaganza of pure biking fun and energy.
What do Cascade Bicycle Club and the Bike Music Festival have in common? Our mission is to create a better community through bicycling — here is how we had a bit part in this awesome event.
As part of our efforts to engage youth in bicycling we were awarded an SDOT mini-grant, to promote bike awareness and cycling among high school students. Cascade commissioned 243 Productions, a group of Ballard High School students to produce a promotional video about the event.
Louis Weissman and his partner Chloe Warner Moyer spent the day procuring release forms and shooting footage. Over the next few weeks they will be editing and working their magic. The piece will be screened at Ballard High School’s video showcase, an event called “The Showing.” It will also be used by the participating bands, the Bicycle Music Festival, SDOT and us.
The fun factor and appeal of using bikes for something more than toys should go a long way towards achieving our goal of creating a better community through bicycling. We’ll let you know when their video is ready for viewing.