Cycling in the city can be treacherous. A lower-key option? The 9th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival, happening on May 30-31 at Arlington’s Regent Theatre.
You’ll screen an array of emotional cycling-themed stories, including the premiere of “Lowest to Highest,” the story of five friends — with disabilities ranging from blindness to paraplegia — journeying 1,300 miles from Australia’s lowest point, Lake Eyre, to its highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko. New film “INARI” (pictured), the story of a father-son journey under Finland’s Northern Lights, also debuts. Or channel your hedonistic fantasies with “Escape,” the story of a Montreal-based DJ who leaves his turntables for the open road.
Then explore the festival’s Cookie Showcase, an all-cookie buffet featuring local bakeries. Event proceeds benefit the Adventure Cycling Association and the Arlington Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $20; buy them at https://ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest/. The Regent Theatre is located at 7 Medford St., Arlington.Kara Baskin can be reached at email@example.com