Festival Fever: Bike!Bike! Northeast, 4/24-25

Bike Bike NortheastPedal on down to the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy this weekend to participate in Bike!Bike! Northeast, the all-bicycle related fest sponsored by Troy Bike Rescue.

All sorts of workshops, discussions and skill-sharing session will be taking place at the Sanctuary and the Troy Bike Rescue workshop throughout the day beginning at 10am on Saturday. Here are just a few of the sessions on the slate during the morning hours:

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Community Bike Shop 101 (10am-12noon @ TBR workshop): Skillshare and best practices community bike shops

Welding for Dummies Like Us (10am-12noon @ TBR alley/garage): Learn the basics of arc welding steel bike parts. Build a tall bike or a custom trailer.

Advocacy for the Whole Family (10am-12noon @ Sanctuary Stage): Commuting as families and advocating for the rights of young people to use bicycles as transportation.

Urban Riding Skillshare (10am-12noon @ Sanctuary Cafe): Discussion on rules of engagement for city riding.

Workshops and discussion continue through the afternoon in addition to a bike rodeo, community lunch, obstacle course, potluck dinner and more.

Saturday’s festivities conclude with a screening of the film, “Veer,” at 7pm and a dance party featuring live music from Worcester’s Blister Pack and Nippertown faves Beware! The Other Head of Science at 9pm.

For a full schedule of events, go here.

Kicking & Screening Soccer Film Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 4/23-24
United 4 Thacher @ Proctors, Schenectady, 4/24
onedotzero adventures in motion festival @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy, 4/30-5/2
Truck America Festival @ the Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, 4/30-5/2
Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany, 5/8-9
GottaGetGon @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 5/28-30
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/4-6
Rhythm On the Ridge @ Maple Ski Ridge, Rotterdam, 6/12
Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, 6/19-20
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/25-27
Beacon Riverfest @ Riverfront Park, Beacon, 6/26
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs, 6/26-27
The WGNA Countryfest @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 7/10
The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/15-18
The Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass. 7/16-18
The Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass., 8/13-15
Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/18-19/10

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