10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival

[Social Hour at 6:00pm]

The ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel!

Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00pm

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We believe that adventure is for everyone: you don’t have to be a cyclist to enjoy these journeys featuring people young and old, in the USA and abroad!



The 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival is MOVING…

...to the first night of spring!

All tickets bought for this event are for GENERAL ADMISSION seating.
If you need reasonable accommodations, such as wheelchair accessible seating….
...please call our Box Office: 781.646.4849
Wheelchair Accessible seating is Available

All Festival Proceeds go to the nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association

Click on the logo below for more information…







Doors Will Open for the Social Hour 60-Minutes prior to films rolling at 7:00PM…

6:00 PM Social Hour ...featuring the cookie showcase – all the best from your favorite local bakeries
7:00 PM Films Begin

The price of admission includes a prize drawing ticket and all the cookies you can eat.

Win a Ciclismo Classico bicycle vacation to Italy or other great prizes at our amazing and memorable prize drawing!



[A surcharge is applied at all Points-of-Sale]
ALL SEATS:  $25.00 Day-of-Show & At-the-Door

...Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00pm



Bike Travel Film Festival features 6 world premiere adventure films

Do you like to be the first to see something exciting?  If so, wheel on over to the 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival this Spring: you can catch the world premiere of six different short films, and the USA premiere of two more!  The festival is a celebration of travel and human-powered adventure on wheels, and it is the only event of its type in the world.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Adventure Cycling Association and local charities.

From the frozen streams of the Himalayas to the sultry heat of Thailand, from a father and daughter sharing their first overnight outing to two Boomers finding love on an organized bike tour, there’s over a dozen films with something for everyone at this year’s festival.  You don’t need to be a cyclist to enjoy these tales of adventure! Ciclismo Classico, the longtime pioneer in creative bicycle vacations, is proud to present this one-of-a-kind event. 

The festivals start earlier in the year than usual: by starting on March 20th at the Regent in Arlington, we’ll be celebrating the first night of Spring and the unofficial beginning of the cycling season!


One highlighted World Premiere at the festival is Rocky Road Trip: A Himalayan Bike Adventure – it’s our first-ever film featuring teenage cyclists, on a monthlong family trip through some of the world’s most pristine scenery.  Viewers will enjoy the ups and downs of teens on the road without wifi!


Closer to home is the World Premiere of the film Not Quite Out of the Woods. It’s a story of a father and daughter overnight bike-packing trip in Western Massachusetts that celebrates adventure while detailing the family’s first year battling childhood leukemia. Eleanor’s smile and positive attitude proves that happiness is found in pushing limits and seeking new experiences.  As our best film submitted by a Massachusetts resident, this short film won the Bay State Prize.

One USA premiere of note is Riding Faith - The story of Roei Sadan.  American audiences may not be familiar with this extreme adventure athlete, but they will quickly get drawn into this film about his recovery from a life-threatening accident, and his return to cycling.  Despite its brevity (9 minutes) it packs an emotional punch and was chosen as the Grand Jury Prize winner for the event.


Locally notable is the quick and humorous film Making a Splash in Miami, by Greg Hum.  Local cyclists are familiar with Greg as one of the most visible members of the festive monthly Boston Bike Party events – he’s known for drumming while riding, and this film shows his drum-biking adventure in the Sunshine State!

In addition to the 16 fantastic short films on tap, Arlington’s festival features live music from Slow Boat Home, and also the famous Cookie Showcase – an all-cookie buffet featuring the best bakeries of Arlington and beyond.  Each attendee will be entered into a drawing to win a trip to Italy with Ciclismo Classico, and there will also be chances to win a beautiful bike jersey as part of our Great Jersey Giveaway. 

The Festival is a production of Ciclismo Classico, a community-minded Arlington company that has been a leader in active bicycle vacations since 1989.  Ciclismo Classico C.E.B. (Chief Executive Biker) Lauren Hefferon says, “Since our start 30 years ago, we’ve always been very involved with the local community. From our annual holiday ‘Jingle Ride’ to the Bike Travel Film Festival, we welcome the opportunity to promote active lifestyles and get people dreaming about their next adventure.”  Through the proceeds from these events, Ciclismo Classico has donated thousands of dollars to a variety of bicycle and other local charities. 



The Festival’s mission is to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel.  The Festival will increase awareness and appreciation for bicycle travel by showcasing independent films that depict the adventure, humor, and growth inherent in two-wheeled journeys.  We seek films that portray a broad range of experiences – destinations ranging from small African villages to a campground 30 miles from home; solo travel or a family reunion on bicycles; an organized tour from inn to inn or a shoestring jaunt with tent and sleeping bag. Ours is the ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel.

For more about The 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival, additional locations around New England and the USA and to view the festival’s homepage, click on the Ciclismo Classico Logo below…