We’re approaching the third annual Bikesploitation – yes, it’s all about bikes – that will take place May 24-26.  It’s one of Memphis’ most unique events and best of all, it’s free.  This year it’s at Crosstown Arts at 422 and 430 N. Cleveland Avenue.  Add it to your calendars because you won’t want to miss it.


Bike Art, Bike Films, Bike Games, Bike Merch – The event is back and it’s bigger and better than ever!

This year Bikesploitation has partnered with many local artists and advocates to bring Memphis an awesome-packed weekend that’s all about bicycles!

In addition to past staples such as the popular bicycle-themed film screenings, the Mobile Music Machine, and live bike art, we’ve added to the entertainment roster a Bike Art Gallery, Bike Blender, Roller Races, and so much more!  Plus, the event is 3 days this year – that’s 3x the fun 🙂

Bikesploitation III Schedule

FRIDAY, May 24th 5:00p – Midnight

5:00p –

Bike Art Gallery opening – posters, photography, sculptures, and more by local artists

Live Bike Sculpture by Yvonne Bobo

Mobile Music Machine

Jamie Harmon’s “Bike” Amurica – Photo booth with a Bicycle twist

Bike Blender – pedal-powered smoothies

Paint Me! Bike Car


Film Screenings – Curated by Edward Valibus

This year’s film screening features movies not only from across the US, but all over the world!  Films range from using bicycles for social good to showing off amazing tricks.  There’s something for every type of bike-lover at the screening.


Roller Racing – hosted by Dave Thienel of Nashville’s Rush Bicycle Messengers and Music City Cycling

Mobile Music Machine

SATURDAY, May 25th 12:00 – 5:00p


Bike Art Gallery – screen printed posters, photography, and sculptures by local artists

Live Bike Sculpture by Eli Gold

Film Screenings continued

Family bike-art activities hosted by Sallie Sabbatini

Paint Me! Bike Car

SUNDAY, May 26th 12:00 – 5:00p


Bike Art Gallery – last chance to see the awesome artwork!

Vintage Bike Show – hosted by Main St. Bike Rentals


Mini-bike Races!  Presented by Revolutions Bike co-op and betterbikesandgardens.com

In addition to all the awesomeness listed above, Stickem Food truck will be on hand to provide you with much needed nourishment, we’ll have beverages for sale, and there will also be a handful of organized bike rides to and from the event – in fact, if you’d like to organize your own ride that’d be great! – Just let us know when and where and we’ll be happy to post your info to our site.

Major support for this event provided by Shelby County Health Services.




Event Contact:                                  Film Screening Contact:

Christopher Reyes                              Edward Valibus

901.523.9763                                      901.412.4928

hello@bikesploitation.com                  valibus@gmail.com