Join us Saturday January 26 at 7:30pm for a showing of TREK: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, at the West Windsor Arts Center. Admission is free for WWBPA or WWAC members, $5 otherwise.
The movie tells “the story of four young men and the people they meet as they attempt to hike the 2,168 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Shot and edited by the hikers themselves, this documentary is one of the most accurate portrayals of the thru-hiker lifestyle that has been produced to date. Spanning 14 states and five months, this critically-acclaimed film will inspire you to follow your own dreams, no matter what the odds.”
Please join us Saturday, February 25 at the West Windsor Arts Center to see an exciting documentary of an informal mountain-bike race from Canada to Mexico along the Continental Divide trail. The film, Ride the Divide, weaves the story of three characters’ experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border.
Tickets are free for members, $5 for nonmembers, and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Members can help with set up starting at 6:30pm, and the box office opens at 7 p.m. The film starts at 7:30 p.m. Free parking is available a short walk away at the Wallace Road lot by the station.
Please join us for discussion and light refreshments afterward. And yeah, we’d really appreciate your help cleaning up.
The West Windsor Arts Center is located in the historic Princeton Junction Fire House at 952 Alexander Road, at Scott Avenue.
The next time you visit the Arts Center, check out the colorful new bike racks on the side of the new building! A big thank you to the township, Arts Center board, and especially to BikeFest, which kindly paid for them. Nice!
In 2000, Brendt Barbur was hit by a New York City bus while riding his bicycle. Inspired to take action, he combined his passion for bikes and film and created the Bicycle Film Festival in 2001. The festival, which celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and film, has grown from its small beginnings to a worldwide event. In 2010, the festival’s ninth year, the festival was held in 39 cities around the globe and 250,000 attendees. Now in its 10th year, this international traveling celebration of bikes and the people who love them will be in New York City June 22-26.
If you have a great story to tell about a bike, you should submit a short film to the 2011 festival; the deadline for submissions is April 1. Check out the trailers here.
On Friday, September 25, Marty’s Reliable Cycle is hosting its 3rd Annual Art of the Bicycle Show at the Morristown store, 173 Speedwell. You may enter any sort of art, movie, or performance. All art needs to be bicycle related/oriented. If you have examples of your portfolio available, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday, August 13, is the last day to enter and be included in printed advertising, but entries are welcome after this deadlline. This is a really fun event and in the past years has attracted a couple hundred people in the one night. All artists keep 100% of what they sell.