2018 Show on Friday, September 7

Presented by GEAR FIX

Join us at the Tower Theatre on
Friday, September 7
For the 2018 Bend Bicycle Film Festival!

Submissions are being accepted through August 17th.

Presented by GEAR FIX

Supported by

Audience Favorite Award of $250 from

Special Silent Auction Item

Raffle: Stand Up Paddle Board from

2018 Poster




2017 Audience Favorite

We are pleased to announce that Keenan DesPlanques has won the $250 prize from Peter Werner, Attorney at Law, for his film “Finding Time.”

Keenan’s connection to the BBFF is mainly through former BEA Coach, Chad Cheeney, who is a Bend-Native and has coached Keenan through the Durango DEVO cycling program.

“While this film starts out seemingly as a simple tale of adventure, the film really pulled the audience along through every scene,” says BBFF Director Bill Warburton. “Watching it live in the theatre, seeing and hearing people’s reactions — everyone was totally captivated and engrossed in their own reflections of hardships and challenges that have provided guidance through our lives.”

Enjoy the film:


2017 Trailer 1

We’re a few weeks out from the event, posters are going up around town and everyone is out riding their bikes!

Get your camera, refine your edit and send us your short film!


2017 Show – JULY 26th

We have moved our date to July because we inadvertently chose the same date as the COTA Movie Night featuring Ride Your F#%king Bike!

Bend Bicycle Film Festival 2017

Wednesday, July 26 7PM, Tower Theatre

Submissions are open for 2017!

Submission Deadline: Saturday July 15, 2017

Check out the Submissions Guidelines and get in touch with Festival Director, Bill Warburton, to submit your work.



The Bend Bicycle Film Festival (BBFF) launched in May 2009 with two purposes in mind: to showcase local short films featuring our unique cycling culture here in Central Oregon and to create a social gathering where we can all reunite every spring to get excited about riding bikes!

Our mission is to celebrate artistic expression and stimulate excitement within and around our local cycling community.

Cycling, as represented by the films and our Festival, represents a diverse array of interests from physical health to environmental stewardship to strengthening community because so many Central Oregon residents ride bikes in their daily lives.

Proceeds from admission and raffle tickets directly support the The Bend Endurance Academy, a local non-profit offering youth, junior and masters development programs for cycling, rock climbing and Nordic skiing.

Terrible 2’s – Audience Winner 2016

$250 Audience Favorite Award from Peter Werner to Todd Looby for his film "Terrible 2's"
$250 Audience Favorite Award from Peter Werner to Todd Looby for his film “Terrible 2’s”


Congratulations to Todd Looby for winning the 2016 Audience Favorite Award of $250 from Peter Werner, Attorney at Law.

Watch the film here and get you entries to us for your chance to win in 2017!

2016 Show Recap

Thank you for coming to the show last night!

The 2016 BBFF was presented by Fulcrum Properties Group West and featured 17 Short Films at the Tower Theatre in Downtown Bend, Oregon.

We raffled a mountain bike from Crow’s Feet Commons, some carbon wheels from Knight Composites and had a great evening seeing all of our cycling community supporters at the show.

Congratulations to Todd Looby for winning the $250 Audience Favorite Award from Peter A. Werner, Attorney at Law with his film, Terrible 2’s!

Ross Winsor with “Trials Spring 2015” and Lauren Hamlin with “Billy The Bike” tied for runner ups.

Time to start filming for next year…

2016 Film Archive: Filmed by: Description:
1 Locals Caleb Ely and Asa Silver These young guys are enjoying the trails right from their back door.
2 BACE Jay Marsh Bend Area Cycling Enthusiasts showing what they do on their rides.
3 Spring Trials 2015 Ross Winsor Ross is often seen on a rock pile or concrete wall…jumping up it.
4 Gorge Roubaix Kenji Sugahara Roubaixs are road races that incorporate unimproved roads as another challenge for the riders.
5 Bend Crusade Kenji Sugahara The Bend Crusade brings nearly 1,000 racers to town for the weekend.
6 Billy the Bike Coach Lauren with art from Bayla, Clara and Ashley Artwork from athletes Clara, Ashley and Bayla, animation by Coach Lauren. These cartoons were all over the office walls last summer.
7 Get Up Max Chehab & Tighe Burke Max and Tighe seeing where their limits are on the bike.
8 Bend to Boise Ryan Choate Bend locals exploring some new trails between here and Boise on a road trip.
9 3 Bikes, 3 Minutes Harrison Mendel The perfect Bend-Bike? Yes.
10 Shreducation Bend Endurance Academy A recap of the past 12 months from the BEA cycling team.
11 What is NICA? National Interscholastic Mountain Bike Association We want to have a NICA league in Oregon someday.
12 Cross American Charles Perry Charles lives in Portland and met Tony on his ride across the USA.
13 Terrible 2’s

*** Audience Favorite ***

Todd Looby Seamus is getting some miles on the Strider bike.
14 All in a Day’s Work Sal Collura Sal visits Co-Motion cycles to see what goes into hand-building bike frames in Eugene, OR.
15 Bike Camping Bend Drew Holmes Drew and Jenelle out for a camping trip this spring.
16 The Line Casey Kohlhoff Bend locals Chris and Katy provided the axles needed for this documentary crew to take their trailers in the woods to film this entire movie by bike.
17 Endur bro Devon Lyons Devon runs the Oregon Enduro Series and we have 2 entries to give away to the races tonight!