some_text JUNE 8-14 HAMILTON, ON

The Steel City Bike Festival is a 6 day festival that was created to promote the joys and benefits of cycling! Besides being good for you, riding your bike helps the environment (zero emissions!), doesn't cost much (bye-bye gas!), and allows you to see things that you wouldn't normally notice when driving a vehicle. The Steel City Bike Festival will be hosting various events throughout the city.



Share your photos on Instagram #SCBF2014

STEEL CITY BIKE FEST IS ONLY A WEEK AWAY!

BIKE THEMED ART CRAWL AT BALTIMORE HOUSE

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS

We want you! And more importantly, we want to SHOWCASE YOUR WORK at the BALTIMORE HOUSE on King William Street during ARTCRAWL.

As part of this year’s STEEL CITY BIKE FEST we will be exhibiting BIKE THEMED photography and art during ARTCRAWL on June 13th

Photographs will be judged and winning submissions eligible for $150 worth of professional printing from Lookslike.ca, as well as New Hope Bike swag. The top 10-12 photo submissions will be professionally printed on canvas for the exhibit.

submit your (JPEG) photos or photos of art (along with dimensions) to newhopebike@gmail.com

please limit photo submissions to 5 per person.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JUNE 10TH

Space at the Baltimore House is limited, and as such submissions will be exhibited on a first come, first serve basis.

Email: newhopebike@gmail.com if you have questions

Bike to Work Day is this Monday in Hamilton!

Bike to Work Day is this Monday in Hamilton!

Instagram Scavenger Hunt Prizes!

This just in!

SoBi Hamilton, the bike share program that is coming to our fine city, is OFFERING 3 MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPS as prizes for Thursday’s Instagram Scavenger Hunt!

Nickel Brook Brewery has also provided some prize packs for the top placing team! 

Domestique, will be our end point for the evening, and they too will be offering prizes for Steel City Bike Festival instagrammers, scavengers and hunters!

A RIDE FOR THE MASSES!

Friday June 13 - Ride for the Masses

(MASSES= LOTS OF PEOPLE =TELL EVERYONE)

6:30 meet at Victoria Park

7:00 depart

7:30 merge point at Gage Park

8:00 Blessing of the Bikes at Gore Park

8:30 Ride Through ARTCRAWL

AFTERPARTY TO FOLLOW

This ride is meant to RAISE AWARENESS about the presence of cyclists on city streets, to FOSTER FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIPS between all road users and REMIND DRIVERS that cyclists have the same legal right to use the roads. 
The pace will allow riders of all skill levels to safely participate including families with children. Riders will arrange themselves to protect these riders. 
The ride WILL OBEY all traffic laws, including stopping at stop signs and using necessary lanes. Participants under 18 must wear helmets as required by law. 
Any rider that DOES NOT follow traffic laws or presents an antagonizing attitude towards drivers will be asked to LEAVE the group. 

WE REALLY WANT TO GET THE WORD OUT ON THIS ONE!

Every month should be bike month, but for now we specifically designate JUNE!

Every month should be bike month, but for now we specifically designate JUNE!

You're Invited!

You’re invited to any and all of the upcoming Steel City Bike Festival events! 

Click “You’re Invited” for your not-so-personalized invitation!

Steel City Bike Fest 2014 is in the works! 
(so was this newly refurbished raleigh. Doesn’t it look great??)

Steel City Bike Fest 2014 is in the works! 

(so was this newly refurbished raleigh. Doesn’t it look great??)

Top three selections for this years photo contest. 

Photo 1: Michael Hrysko - Fixed gear bike portrait in Hamilton, ON - Category: Steel City

Photo 2: Shane Wray - Factory in Birkenhead England - Category: Beyond the Hammer

Photo 3: Alicia Williams - Instagram Category 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS, ARTISTS, AND FILM MAKERS! We want you! And more importantly, we want to showcase your work!

Submissions are now being accepted for the Steel City Bike Film Festival and for the Photography/Art Exhibit. Submissions can be sent to newhopebike [at] gmail.com 

The Steel City Bike Film Festival will be happening on June 15th. Films chosen will play before our feature presentation.

The Photography/Art Exhibit will be happening throughout Bike Month, and winners will be chosen on June 15th.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

Film makers: If you would like to submit a film to be considered for screening, please email newhopebike [at] gmail.com with the subject “SCBF Film Fest”. Please limit submissions to 5 minutes in length, and please submit no more than 3 films. Please send an online link to your films (YouTube, Vimeo) or a low-quality/email friendly .mov file. There will be a prize for best film (people’s choice vote)! Deadline for submission is May 31, 2013.

Photographers/Artists: Please submit low-res jpegs of your photos (or a photo of your art piece) to newhopebike [at] gmail.com or upload via Instagram for the specific category. Pieces will be judged in three (4) categories.

1. Cycling/Bikes in Hamilton - please provide a location with the submission.

2. Beyond the city - photos from the other part of the globe

3. Mixed media - Anything cycle related that is not a photograph.

4. Instagram - That’s right instagram a bike photo with the hashtag #scbf2013 and you could be eligible to win, how easy is that!

Please limit the amount of photos you submit to 6. If one of your photos/art pieces is chosen, you will have the opportunity to display your art at one of our gallery/café locations. Please note that photographers/artists will be responsible for printing/framing their work. There will be a prize for best photo (people’s choice vote)! Last date for submissions is May 31st, 2013.