Sunday, July 15 , 2018, 4:59 pm | Fair 77º


CycleMAYnia Hosts Film Fest and Bachelors on Bikes Auction

The event, a benefit for local bicycle education, gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Thursday

The CycleMAYnia Film Fest and Bachelors on Bikes Auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Admission is $8 at the door with free Telegraph brew on tap.

The event is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, Traffic Solutions, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Telegraph Brewing Co.

The film screening and auction will be a benefit for bicycle education in Santa Barbara, and is one of the final events of the monthlong culmination of bicycling events held in May, called CycleMAYnia. 

Enjoy free Telegraph beer as you watch a compilation of nationally acclaimed short bicycle films from local and international film festivals and a retrospective film about CycleMAYnia. Films to be screened include a few of this year’s Green Shorts Film Festival submissions about bicycling, a movie about Ciclovia in Bogota, Colombia, kids on bicycles, BMX and unicycle riding, a movie featuring the local Don Riders, and a movie about the Rwanda Coffee Bike Project called “Pascal’s Bike.”

In the Bachelors on Bike Auction, people can bid on a tandem bike date with one of Santa Barbara’s most eligible biking bachelors or bachelorettes — all expenses paid.

“This will be a lot of fun,” auction coordinator Lori La Riva said. “We have 11 local bachelors and bachelorettes that come with a full date package on a tandem bicycle.”

Click here to view photos of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. If you’re not looking to catch a single cyclist, you can bid on a Pedicab Urban Wine Tasting Tour for you and your sweetheart or a Ride on the Conference Bike — big enough to seat you and five friends! Other auction items such as bike gear and swag also will be available. If you’re shy, don’t worry; all auction dates and items are silent bidding.

The event is a benefit to raise funds for bicycle education programs offered by Bici Centro and the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition. Classes offered include youth classes for children in first grade through junior high school, mountain bike camps, summer cyclers classes and street skills classes for adults. Click here for a full listing of classes.

For more information about CycleMAYnia, click here or call 805.963.SAVE.

— Kent Epperson is the director of SBCAG Traffic Solutions.


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through Stripe below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >