Special Events + Interviews

“Freedom Seat” Linus Herbig Matten, Jemima Jaya, Rafeek Mohamed – Germany


Filmed by Bike features the world’s best bike movies, but also so much more!

Join us for these FREE Pre-Festival Events and hear from our filmmakers and some of the coolest people in bike culture from all over the world.

– Full Schedule Coming Soon –

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Sunday, May 16 – 6:30pm PST

BIPOC Filmmaker Grant Recipients
Kiki Ong from Santa Cruz, California, DaeQuan Collier from the Bronx, New York and Anchitta Noowong from Portland, Oregon are the first three filmmakers awarded funding through our BIPOC Filmmaker Grant fund.

These three will join us at this event, alongside our program mentor, professional filmmaker Manny Marquez, to hear how their film production is progressing.

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Monday, May 17 – 6:30pm PST

Naresh Kumar + Linus Herbig

Today over 40 million people live in modern day slavery. In his film “Freedom Seat”, Linus Herbig documents the journey of Naresh Kumar as he rides solo on a tandem bike from Chennai India to Hamburg, Germany. Along the way, Naresh invites strangers and friends to take up the rear seat and learn about modern day slavery while raising support for the cause.

We are thrilled to be interviewing both rider and filmmaker about this important project.

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Tuesday, May 18 – 6:30pm PST

Tarra Gundrum + Monica Garrison
Tarra Gundrum is an industrious and fearless “Jane of all trades” who enjoys bike exploration while maintaining an infectious positivity that is very much rooted in reality.

In the film “Finding Her Possible: Tarra Gundrum”, Filmmaker Monica Garrison interviews Tarra about bike touring, why she thinks it’s important to tell the stories of the people she meets and what it means to find your possible.

Both women are involved with the national powerhouse movement known as Black Girls Do Bike.

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Wednesday, May 19 – 6:30pm PST

Rebecca Rusch
Rebecca Rusch has spent more than 30 years conquering podiums, personal records, and championship titles as well as breaking ground with never-before-imagined adventures, destinations and projects. Now she’s giving back to the world with her Be Good Foundation, a sponsor of our BIPOC Filmmaker Grant Fund.

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