Cycling films showcased in Barcelona

Events. Rueda, the first competitive cinema festival to star all things bicycle, takes place from Thursday to Sunday.

From Thursday to Sunday this week, you can enjoy Rueda, the first competitive cinema festival to star all things bicycle. During its short life, it has already become one of southern Europe’s most popular and lively celebrations in the world of cycling.

Over the four days of the festival, you will see unreleased films from very different origins in which a passion for bicycles and the worlds they contain are the common denominator. This is Rueda’s third year and it is now firmly rooted in the cycling scene. This year there will be a competition section and numerous sample sessions, including the children’s section, Rueda Kids, a selection of short cartoons for all the family that will give youngsters their first dreams about cycling adventures. New this year is Bike Smut, a collection of cycling-inspired erotic shorts, which will be shown in our loft sessions. There will also be a whole host of activities, taking advantage of the festival’s new location at Superilla de PobleNou.

Fringe Activities

As well as films, the festival organisers have arranged lots of activities that will enable attendees to spend some joyful moments with the humble bicycle. Firstly, there will be a Bike Polo Tournament, one of the most characteristic and fun events at the festival. 14 international teams from 5 continents will compete over the entire weekend, riding their steeds of steel and armed with mallets (the traditional polo sticks). Next comes the already classic cargo bikes race, a sporting event in which spectators will be able to see and use this type of bicycle in a gymkhana that shows off its wide range of features.

The festival also hosts the Rueda Travelling Market, which will be selling books, design items, recycling and fashion, in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. At Superilla Concerts you can enjoy all sorts of music genres, and finally, attendees also have the chance to see Gema Polanco’s photography exhibition, Expo Bike Wars.

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