Spring is here, and the weather's notionally improved enough for outdoor sports. With winter receding and some fitful glimpses of the perhaps over-glorious summer to come, one film festival is giving you some excellent reasons to get active outdoors before the local climate is ready for it. This year's Sydney Bicycle Film Festival has a week of screenings, rides, markets and art, weaving in and out of a freshly minted Sydney Rides Festival that promises to take this year's cycling festivities to a truly city wide scale.
From the harbour to the beach, this year's Festival launches with a Taylor Square street fair Saturday October 8, following on with a halloween ride from Surry Hills, Bicycle art at Somedays Gallery and some sprinting at the Standard. Cinematic highlights include Richard Press' Bill Cunningham, New York on octogenarian photographer Bill Cunningham who turned early work in women's fashion to a lifetime using his camera as a notebook for the New York Times, biking shorts from Ghana and Indonesia and first all-female BMX vid Chick Flick. Most screenings are at the Opera House, but you can ride with the festival from city to surf towards the final sessions at the Bondi Pavillion.
Image by Sylvia Robles. Tickets for Bondi sessions can be found at Moshtix.