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8th Annual Chico Bicycle Music Festival

Come on out to the Chico Bicycle Music Festival and enjoy a day of cycling, music and fun in the sun! 


Saturday, June 24th @ 11am starting at Saturday Farmer's Market

Riding to Manzanita Place @ 2pm

1705 Manzanita Avenue, Chico 95926

This is our 8th anniversary of Chico Bicycle Music Festival (CBMF) for our community. It is a collaborative effort of local businesses, green organizations and passionate individuals to put on this free event open to all ages. The CBMF is one of our biggest events of the year and promotes human scale transportation and talented local musicians through innovation, community, and of course bicycles. It is a pedal powered festival where bicycle-powered generators provide electricity to the performers and the sound system. We will bike-parade through Chico and create active community engagement, growing festival momentum throughout the day. The entire audience, band, and crew  pack up all their gear (stage equipment and instruments too!) onto bicycles and travel to our next venue.

Bicycle/Performance Schedule

  • 11am - Sat. Farmer's Market - Greeting us at the Saturday Farmer's Market will be WolfThump. ChiKoKo will also be available to decorate your bicycle and helmet for the bicycle parade!


  • 12pm - Mobile - The festival goes mobile with Nolan Ford as our LiveOnBike performer who will take us through Bidwell Park. Cyclists will pedal the festival through Chico, towing electrical generators along to power the line-up of musicians who will play between 12pm - 2pm. But the music doesn't stop there! At 2pm we will arrive at Manzanita Place where....


  • 2pm - Manzanita Place -  We will hear from Pat Hull, Mr. I, Broken Rodeo, Smokey the Groove and High Strangeness! Om Foods will be cooking up non-GMO organic goodies. Beer will also be available for purchase, provided by event sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Participants can also enjoy free water at the hydration station provided by sponsor Klean Kanteen, a braid bar and local vendors with handmade jewelry and clothing. There will be interactive bicycle games sponsored by GreenLine Cycles and DynaPlug, as well as a drawing where you can enter for a chance to win bicycles, bicycle gear and bicycle furniture! 


Chico Velo Bicycle Valet parking will be available for free!!!

Please visit the facebook event page to invite your friends or visit the Chico Bike Music Festival event website for further information, vendors, and itenerary for the bands. 


Contact Phone: 
(530) 891-6424
Date of Event: 
June 24, 2017:
11:00am to 8:00pm