The Big Bike Film Night - Christchurch (SOLD OUT)
Lock this into your bike radar Christchurch! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission bringing the best cycling short films from around the world together for you.
Showcasing our 2023 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience could want- action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be unashamedly, and utterly, utterly, utterly aimed at the two-wheel devotee!
This year’s treasure chest of films includes a delightful young Australian bikepackers learnings from completing a scenic trip to Hell; a visually commanding film set in postcard Tuscany following a 74-year old bicicletta rider whose spirit personifies cycling; a team who have spent five years formulating a dream…and only one way to get it- via packraft and mountain bike, on a pursuit of a first descent on the gnarly lines of Dillon Cone in the rugged coastal Kaikoura ranges; two schools share insights into how they promote active transport within their school community; a tale of a rider with a searing thirst for adventure exploring interior Iceland; putting the ‘mountain’ into mountain biking - a Scottish highland rider's eyes are opened to the healing power of the bicycle; an uplifting film that celebrates a humble volunteer whose community spirit is inspiring and so are the majestic winter views of the trail where he lives in rural heartland Central Otago; a moving movie that follows a family that chooses to live life to the fullest in the face of adversity; and rounding out the night, find out what happens when you combine an ultra-distance 320 km gravel race and parenting together over a 24-hour period (which is tougher?); ALL in the mix!
These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bikes with films that celebrate the fun, adventure, and inspiration that cycling enables, whatever your ride is.
So...listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!!
Along with these films to make you fizz.... and many, many thanks to Presenting Partner Ngā Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand you could WIN A GREAT RIDES CYCLING HOLIDAY for you and a friend!
And also from our Supporters - Ground Effect Cycle Clothing and Shockcraft Suspension, we’re offering our lucky film attendees the chance to win some great prizes too.
Thursday 25th May, 6:00-8:35pm - Philip Carter Family Auditorium: Christchurch Art Gallery
Friday 26th May, 7:00-9:35pm - Charles Luney Auditorium: St. Margaret's College
FRIDAY-BIKING TO THE EVENT- there is a Bike park behind the swimming pool which will be available to park and lock your bike.
Feeling peckish beforehand, the good folks at Koru Care Christchurch Charitable Trust will be on hand with a select range of snacks and beverages (sorry no alcohol, & only water allowed in the Auditoriums) to keep your bike appetite in check beforehand and during the interval.
The awesome Community Travel Advisors from Christchurch City Council will be on hand with maps, cycling guides, and even a few giveaways….
TICKETS TO BOTH NIGHTS
Adults $23.50, Under 17-year-olds $17.50, under 12-year-olds $13.00 available online as well as door sales ON THE NIGHT at the venue ($25- CASH ONLY | Subject to availability). If you would prefer to do a deposit in our bank account rather than through a credit card please fill in this enquiry form HERE.
THE BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT is exempt from classification, but the films are suitable for the entire family and would obtain PG ratings. If you are a parent bringing younger bike riders along.... our last film deals with human trafficking and modern-day slavery so it could be an opportune time to bring this issue up with them, and how to respond.
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