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BFF NYC 2010

The BFF —Bicyle Film Festival— has officially kicked off in NYC this week and the Active team is beyond excited. We are huge fans of BFF and plan attending a few screenings and events.

The Cyclocross Meeting, The Birth of Big Air (produced by Spike Jones) featuring BMX legend Mat Hoffman and our personal favorite Riding the Long White Cloud , a flim about a bike/skate trek through New Zealand featuring a gaggle of pro skaters including Kenny Anderson and Cairo Foster, are our top priorities.

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If you aren’t familiar with BFF, here is quick recap:

“Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival when he was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one. In 2001 Barbur started the Bicycle Film Festival as a platform to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film.

The Bicycle Film Festival has been a major catalyst for the urban bike movement, one of the most powerful and culturally relevant forces of the last decade. The BFF is sure to carry this momentum into the next decade.”

Make sure to check out the BFF YouTube channel for a sneak peak at some additional international films!

In other equally thrilling bike related news, San Francisco’s Chrome messenger bags has teamed up with KROOKED Skateboards to produce a limited edition of their best-selling Citizen bag with artwork by Krooked head honcho, art director and pro, the legendary Mark Gonzales.

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The Gonz started designing his own board graphics in the late 80s, a skill he’s since parleyed into a successful international art career.

“We are truly honored to have the rare opportunity to work with such a legend and have his artwork on this line” said Matt Sharkey, Marketing Director for Chrome.

The bag features a metal seatbelt closure with one-handed adjustment and five bar seatbelt webbing with a cross-chest stabilizer, integrated reflective webbing, a 1,050 denier nylon outer shell, and an 18 oz. weatherproof truck tarp liner. The only thing missing is a skateboard strap.

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