Memphis, Tennessee

Bikesploitation 4

May 17th 2014 at the beautiful Metal Museum!
Free admission to the festival and Museum


BS4 Memphis Schedule

Below is the schedule for BS4 Memphis. Check back regularly as we add artists and activities! BS4 Memphis will be held at the National Ornamental Metal Museum unless otherwise noted. 

Saturday May 17th

Starting at 11:50AM

Bike Parade and Slow Ride Jam
Bikesploitation is pleased to announce that we have 6 different start points all around the city for rides to the Metal Museum!!  Please see below for the locations and leave times.  We encourage riders to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to ride leave time.  All rides will meet up at various points on the route and will enter the museum grounds en masse!

Group Ride Info Here

2pm - Event gets started

Bicycle Sculpture of Sound
An interactive sound sculpture made from bicycle parts 

Bicycle Painting Garden
Show your artistic prowess in the bicycle painting Garden

The Bicycle Wall of Love
Tell the world why you love your bicycle. 

The Art of Spin
An interactive bicycle station of fun.

Live Bicycle Sculpture
Watch and be amazed as bicycle works of art are created right before your eyes.
Featuring: Eli Gold and Metal Museum Staff

Ink Off
Thats right, Ink Off is back! Bicycle themed mural competition in action!

Bicycle Photo Booth by Boyz II Lens
Bring your bike and get your picture made!

The Mobile Music Machine - A 15 foot bicycle carrying live musicians
2:15pm - Artistik Approach 
3:15pm - Small Fires
4:15pm - Interrobang (Paul Taylor)
5:15pm - Le’Unariate
6:15pm - Caleb Sweazy
7:15pm - Greedy Kidney

3pm - Cargo Bike Time Trial
We've mapped out a 10 mile course starting and ending at the Metal Museum!
Entrants are responsible for their own hauling device (basket, rack, trailer, etc.) There will be a few baskets and racks available to mount on a first-come/first-serve basis. Trail-a-bikes as well as children riding them will be counted as weight. Total weight of the bike and all cargo (minus the rider) will count as final weight. Scrap metal will be on hand to add weight. Participants will be weighed at start and again at finish.  You will receive a 1 minute time deduction for every 5 lbs of cargo.
Winner will receive a prize package. 

4pm - Mini-Bike Races
Grown folks on tiny bikes - not to be missed!
Winner will receive a prize package. 

5pm - BMX Demo
Watch as some of the best BMXers in Memphis display their skills for ya! Long jump and bunny hop competitions.
Winner will receive a prize package.

5pm - Bicycle Art Gallery Reception

The Bicycle Art Gallery
Bicycle inspired works of art exhibition.
Featuring screen printed posters, drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures, bikes and more by artists both local and from around the world! Gallery will open at 2pm, reception at 5pm.
Archer Malmo will present a prize for "Best in Show"

6pm - Museum Alley Cat Race
Route is still TBD, but race will begin and end at the Metal Museum.
Winner will receive a prize package.

8pm - Award Ceremony
There will be 10 Awards handed out for Bikesploitation this year. They will be given for the following:
Film Awards - "Best Memphis Film" and "Best Bike Film"
Art Award - "Best use of a Bicycle" and "Best in Show"
Race Awards - "Alley Cat Winner," "Cargo Bike Winner," and "Mini-Bike Winner"
Other Awards - "Ink Off Winner," "BMX Demo, Best Overall," and "Coolest Bike at the Fest"
"Best of the Fest" - Wild Card Award given to the overall coolest thing of the festival.

8:30pm - Film Screenings Begin

Film Screenings - Curated by Edward Valibus
This year's film screening features both locally made films, and films from all over the world. Films range from using bicycles for social good to showing off amazing tricks. There's something for every type of bike-lover at the screening. Bring a Blanket! Seating will be limited.
Various awards will be given out to local filmmakers.

10:30pm - Group Ride

Group ride out of from the Metal Museum and into Downtown Memphis. 

After Party TBA

This year's event will also feature:

Awesome bike route signage courtesy of Bluff City Sports, so you don't get lost!
Scrumptious Food by the Fuel Food Truck
Beer, ahhh beeeer by New Belgium Brewing
Bike Valet by the Bikesmith and Start2Finish, park it!  hang out!
Free water, pop-cycles, and smoothies while supplies last :)
Both the Bikesploitation festival and the Metal Museum will be free on the day of the event!

Major support for this event provided by Shelby County Health Services, the Downtown Memphis Commission, and Cat and Fish.

Location: The Metal Museum

Bikesploitation Film Screenings