A group of cycling enthusiasts is planning a "bike-in" movie night at Ann Arbor’s Broadway Park (https://goo.gl/maps/co1Y4) on the 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st of July at sundown.
Brandon Moeckel, Gary Mazzeo and Bryan Kelly, owners of www.bikeinmovienight.com, have launched a Kickstarter campaign (URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/874284668/bike-in-movie-night-in-ann-arbor) and are seeking $5000 for the cost of permit fees, event insurance, movie rights licensing fees, on-site facilities and other expenditures to fund the cost of four movie nights along the Huron River.
The group was inspired by a desire to cultivate an inclusive approach to sustainable transportation, and felt an event like this would resonate with the community. Mazzeo had previously staged a successful bike-in movie night at the Washtenaw Food Hub.
The event will be free and open to the public and will encourage patrons to arrive by methods of sustainable transportation: bikes, carpooling, or on foot. Space for vendors will be provided, as well as lawn games and other opportunities for attendees to interact as a community. Volunteers will be on hand to provide a bike valet service, and there will be a mobile repair stand for servicing bikes.
The three organizers have already received a quote on event insurance and approval for a park permit, and are seeking the public's help with costs, as well as deciding what films will be shown. Suggestions for a film can be directed to
. A donation of $25 comes with the chance to vote on what movies will be shown, as well as a voucher for popcorn.
In addition, a casual, community group ride prior to the event has been discussed, though no official plans have been set.