“North American Cycle Courier Championship”
Full Title and Description:
“North American Cycle
Courier Championships & Future Fair 2001”
Feat: Rob Taylor & Friend
In July 2001, the Associated Cycle
Messengers of Edmonton (ACME) hosted the North American Cycle Courier
Championships on the beautiful, car-free University of Alberta grounds.
Biker Bill of ACME invited the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society to
participate. He also invited Barb Allard of RBCC to create an
environmental presence at the championships. Barb was becoming very
concerned about climate change and energy issues, given the recent
publication of the IPCC’s Third Assessment Report on the world’s
climate. She invited the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Northern
Alberta Chapter (SolarAlberta) and some other local environmental groups
– and the Sustainable Future Fair was born.
This event was the precursor to the
first ever Bikeology Festival in June 2002, and the expansion to the
month-long celebration we know today as Edmonton’s Bike Month in June.
For more information about the history of bicycle festivals in Edmonton,
“NACCC & Future Fair” features the
music of Rob Taylor and friends, who performed for two days under the
blazing July sun. Rob has performed at every Bikeology Festival since.
Location: University of Alberta,
Produced in partnership with:
Screened Bike Movie Mondays
at Metro Cinema, June 2005
Screened Bike Movie Mondays at Metro Cinema, June 2006
Uploaded to YouTube, June 2008
Available on DVD?
Executive Producer for RBCC:
Written & Directed: Barb Allard
Cinematography & DOP: Ken Kirk, Barb Allard
Editor: Barb Allard
Additional editing: Kyle Schneider
Music: Rob Taylor and Friends
Thanks to all Bikeology Festival
Presenters and Entertainers.
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