Bicycle Film Festival rolls into Nanaimo


On October 1, 2022 Bicycle Film Festival lands in Nanaimo for the first time and will kick-off Fall Go By Bike October 3-16, 2022.

Playing at the Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University, the seires of short films will appeal to a wide audience from film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everyone in between. Film highlights include "Two gravel cyclists exploring the east Kootenay region of British Columbia" and “All Bodies on Bikes”.

The community is invited to attend the free pre-event, sponsored by Modo Carshare, starting at 4:30 pm in the Parking lot in front of the Vancouver Island University Welcome Centre. Malaspina Theatre doors open at 6:30 pm with general seating. Tickets to view the short films are $15.00 per person and can be purchased online now. Parking will be available but arriving by bike is recommended. The Bike Valet will be on site safe guarding your ride until the film ends at 9:00 pm.

Visit eventbrite for tickets

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Key Points

  • Tickets are now on sale for the October 1 Bicycle Film Festival Nanaimo that will be playing at the Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University 6:30 - 9:00 pm.
  • Modo Carshare is sponsoring a free, pre-event. It will start at 4:30 pm in the VIU parking outside the Welcome Centre. There will be information about electric vehicles and sustainable initiatives, E-bike trials and food trucks on site.
  • Fall GoByBike Weeks are October 3-16, 2022. More events and activities will be announced shortly, be sure to register and clock your km's for a chance to win prizes.


"We are excited to welcome the 22nd annual Bicycle Film Festival to Nanaimo for the first time! What a wonderful way to celebrate and inspire all types of cyclists and kick-off what is gearing up to be another successful GoByBike event."

City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • Bicycle Film Festival was founded in New York and has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music for the last 22 years. It has spanned the world in up to 100 cities, to an audience of over one million people.
  • GoByBike BC Society (formerly Bike to Work BC Society) was initially formed as the provincial body to secure and share resources to help communities through BC delivery successful events.




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