This Saturday: Ninkasi Hosts Bicycle Powered Block Party

Local film maker Terry Holloway has teamed up with the UO Bike Program to host a bicycle powered block party at Ninkasi this weekend.  It will feature local bands and a screening of Holloway’s film “Pedal Power,” which documents last May’s Bicycle Music Festival. The event will also feature the UO Bike Program’s new bicycle powered LED projector, which is 40% more energy efficient than a regular projector.   Of course the sound will be bicycle powered as well.

Read the following Press Release from PedalPowerDocumentary.com for more information:

Eugene brewery hosts bicycle powered block party

Local documentary screening and free concert powered by bicycle at Ninkasi Brewery

A scene from "Pedal Power"

Eugene, OR – March 9, 2011– Local artist and filmmaker, Terry Holloway, is holding a screening of his new film titled “Pedal Power” at Ninkasi Brewery on Saturday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. The 30-minute independent documentary takes a closer look at the emerging bicycle music scene in Eugene, Oregon. The film was shot last summer at the 2010 Bike Music Fest and will be included in a future feature length documentary documenting similar events in San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.

The show is scheduled to take place Saturday night at Ninkasi Brewery on Van Buren St. from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. The Screening will include a demonstration of new breakthrough technology in bicycle power and a free concert by local Eugene band The Conjugal Visitors. Bring a bike, drink a beer, and power a party!

Films, Movies, and Moving Pictures – and The February InMotion

People e-mail me a lot about upcoming events, so for this post I’m going to pretty much just re-post their e-mails because I have too much homework to do anything more than that.  If you can’t tell by the title of this post, the two events I’m sharing today involve bike related videos.   Of course this post will also include the City of Eugene’s wonderful InMotion newsletter, a great community resource that you can scroll through in embedded form after the jump.

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Take the jump to learn about the two great events!

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Bike Music Festival and Group Rides: Post Your Pictures and Video!

Saturday's Bike Parade

On Saturday The Willamette Valley Music Festival returned to the University of Oregon Campus with the Bike Music Festival providing the main stage power and entertainment at the EMU fishbowl.  This was the debut of the UO Bike Program’s new “Biker Bar” power generator and dual Mundo bicycle generators.  The three generators, in conjunction with RockTheBike‘s vertical tandem generator, provided all the power needed to run the main stage.

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UO Bike Program recieves $10k grant for bicycle-powered stage; will debute at May 8th Bike Music Festival

A "Biker Bar" Generator from RockTheBike.com

The University of Oregon Bike Program recently received a grant and other monies to fund the purchase of a bicycle-powered stage setup and the event costs for their May 8th Bike Music Festival. The event coincides with the Willamette Valley Music Festival, which will be returning to the University of Oregon campus this year.  The Bike Music Festival will run the main stage at the EMU Amphitheater.

The UO Bike Program received a $10,000 grant from Lane Country Tourism for the purchase of a Biker Bar and one Mundo Bicycle, speaker rental, and general event costs.  EWEB contributed $5,000 towards the event, and the UO Student Sustainability Fund contributed another $2,675 towards the purchase of an additional Mundo Bicycle.

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