The Bend Bicycle Film Festival is a showcase of local short films featuring the unique cycling culture in Central Oregon, and represents a diverse array of interests from physical health to environmental stewardship to strengthening the community. The globally awesome short bike films are created by local talent, including videographers, cyclists, and adventurers. The BBFF is a fundraiser for the Bend Endurance Academy, a local non-profit offering youth, junior and masters development programs for cycling, rock climbing and Nordic skiing. This event is guaranteed to make you laugh, get inspired and have fun, with great raffle prizes and beer. The Bend Bicycle Film Festival launched in May 2009 to create a social gathering to get excited about riding bikes! Their mission is to celebrate artistic expression and stimulate excitement within and around the local cycling community.