An Entire Music Festival Powered Solely by Bicycles

In this, the age of oil and gas exploration, it really is nice to receive some environmental good news. Headlines are consistently frought with news of oil spills, pollution warnings and the irreversable effects of our seemingly unstoppable reliance on fossil fuels. So when I heard about the San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival taking place this weekend, I thought that it was definitely worth talking about.

This year marks the 6th annual festival, where all amplification for the music is Pedal Powered, literally. The audience generates electricity for the sound system by pedaling bicycles using Pedal Powered Stage gear provided by Rock The Bike and co-founding act SHAKE YOUR PEACE!. Every material aspect of the Festival – sound equipment, instruments, gear, personnel, musicians, and fans – is transported by bicycle.

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