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Founder Ayleen Crotty tries to keep the bicycling spirit alive by putting on the Global Bike Festival, rather than continue with Filmed by Bike planning

COURTESY PHOTO - The Filmed by Bike festival has been postponed, but organizers have stepped up with an alternative show online, April 4.Outdoor bicycling excusions will still be able to be viewed on screen, only it'll be the small screen and it's called the Global Bike Festival.

Organizers had to shelve the 18th Filmed by Bike festival and its associated events in theaters around the world, from May to September, because of the ongoing health/economic crisis, but has planned the alternative, online event April 4.

Founder Ayleen Crotty said that the global bike community is feeling isolated at a time when they would normally be riding in groups and attending events. But, she has stepped up to help the community, and for some entertainment.

The Global Bike Festival takes place online at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4. There'll be a live performance by bicycle-loving musician Ben Weaver, a bike movie lineup curated by Crotty, a "global hangout" and film chat with filmmaker Manny Marquez and an opportunity to connect with the global bike community and support working artists.

"This event is going to be a lovely, sunshiny bright spot within a dark time, a chance for people to relax and forget about COVID-19 for a minute," Crotty said in an email.

Tickets are $12. Proceeds will be split between artists and Filmed by Bike. People can also donate to artists.

For more: www.filmedbybike.org.


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