The BFF is the largest bicycle related event in the country. Now in it’s sixth year, the festival brings together bikers from all styles -â‚¬Å“ from the BMX trickster, to the hardcore bike messenger, to the couple taking an easy Sunday ride. The four-day festival is for anyone who can remember the first time they learned to ride a bike – whether it was when they in single digits or if it was yesterday -â‚¬Å“ or for anyone that wants to learn.
After being struck by a bus in New York City (one of the worlds richest bicycle culture zones) in 2000, Barbur was compelled to turn his negative experience into something positive. The festival consistently sells out shows since its inception in 2001 and has sparked international recognition for artists including the Neistat Brothers and Lucas Brunelle, who together with the BFF are working to show that not only does bicycle riding bring people together, but it offers an environmentally sound form of transportation -â‚¬Å“ without the high cost of gasoline. The festival calls on all fans and aspects of bicycling to advocate its ability to transport us in many ways -â‚¬Å“ ultimately, it’s all about having fun.