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Video Friday!!

Back by popular demand, it’s video Friday’s. Delightful eye catching ways to watch bikes doing amazing things on the last day of the work week!

First off we take journey back in time to last weekend, where a large piece of the desert in Nevada plays host to 50,000 people who pilgrimage for the Burning Man Festival. Here is a short clip of the Israeli electronic band Infected Mushroom spending the day on the playa. If you haven’t been to this amazing event, here is a little taste and notice the amazing bicycles and human powered vehicles, best used to navigate this moonscape terrain of dust and rock.

Last week was also the Eurobike international trade show in Germany. Here is a quick highlights reel, mostly of the dirt demo track for BMX and mountain.

The US has it’s own bicycle tradeshow in Las Vegas. Interbike. Coming up, September 14-16.

Here is the popular fixed gear crew, MASH SF, with a video from last year at the convention:

Interbike 2010 Vegas from MASH TRANSIT PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

Speaking of past events, I love this one from a recent Bike Shorts, NYC’s monthly short film fest, coming up again in October. Here is a past alleycat race, Broadway Bombing from July 4th by Boda! Boda!:

Broadway Bombing 2011 from BODABODANYC on Vimeo.

Speaking of Bicycle Film Festivals, the one and only, is continuing on with tour dates around the globe. Their website, bicyclefilmfestival.com,” is a great place to see trailers for the films they’re showcasing. Here is a trailer for, “Racing towards Redhook,” by Jessica Scott about the now annual Redhook Criterium.

expresso: racing towards red hook (trailer) from Jessica Scott on Vimeo.

Last year the race took place in Milano, Italy:

I hear it’s coming back in October.

Speaking of bike racing, big shout out to Danny Hart (UK) for becoming this years UCI mountain bike champ. Here is a video of Danny in action, seen on: Cyclingwmd.blogspot.com winning recently in Champery Switzerland.

Ok, for something completely different, Alexis Finch from Chicago has been making a pin-up girl calender for a couple of years now. Thought You Knew, 2012 is getting ready to come out and needs funding. Check out their promo video:

Here is their Kickstarter page to get the calender.

Here is one from last week’s worldwide critical mass movement. (This one you have to go to the site)

For two week’s over 1,000 people were arrested in Washington DC to draw attention to the urgent need to stop the Tar Sands Keystone XL pipeline. (more info Tarsandsaction.org.

See the video here. (Iiveleak.com) A huge critical mass in DC at the end of the Tar Sands protests.

message:
Stop America’s destructive addiction to outdated, polluting, inefficient fossil fuels.

Love this one–You Go Girl!
Bike Chase, by Breeze.

And for the fixed gear freestylers, from John Prolly. the Overgrown Compound, featuring riders: Ed Wonka, Matt Reyes and Scott Horton.

The Overgrown Compound from Mikul Eriksson on Vimeo.

And one more. Coming up in London is the return of the world’s smallest velodrome, by Redbull. Check out Redbull.co.uk, for more info.

Video from a similar event in London, January 2011.

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