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Sun, smiles, and big crowds at Filmed by Bike

Posted by on April 11th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

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Melissa Anders dressed up
for the occassion.
Photo Gallery (20 images)

(Photos © J. Maus)

There couldn’t be a more perfect night for Filmed by Bike.

The folks in the front of the line got here at 4:30, and now, just a few minutes before showtime, there’s still a line wrapping around the block. Adding to the buzz are warm, sunny skies.

This little corner of SE Portland (Clinton and 26th) is absolutely overrun with bikes. They’re locked to every pole and tree in sight.

Lots of folks are working the line — selling raffle tickets, passing out campaign literature and event fliers, and one guy (Daniel Johnson) is walking around with a big card for Jessica Osborne that everyone is signing (she was the victim of a hit-and-run last week).

See more photos in my photo gallery. I’ll post a slideshow at the end of the night.

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  • Curt Dewees April 11, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Filmed By Bike: It jsutgets bigger every year! Thanks, Ayleen! Thanks, volunteers! (and thanks, raffle donors. I scored!)

    btw, that one guy who thought of the idea of making a giant get-well card for Jessica Osborne and who also went around tonight getting people in line to sign it, that guy was Daniel Johnston. Nicely done, Daniel.

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  • Tankagnolo Bob April 12, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    I am so glad this event was a success. Makes me wonder why the \”International Bike Film Festival\” movie series last year failed so badly.

    Folks last year said that the good weather was made for riding, not watching movies about it, but today was the same grand weather and the movie event was a success. Last years festival was on a world tour, showed at Cinima 21, flopped here in PDX, but was successfull all over the rest of the planet.

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  • Carl April 13, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Bob,
    The Bicycle Film Festival not only competed with AWESOME weather, it also had a much larger venue and multiple other beloved events scheduled at the same time. It\’s chance of filling up was clearly smaller…but, despite the organizer\’s whining, it got a pretty decent crowd.

    Plus:
    Filmed by Bike is a KNOWN, LOCAL, POWERhouse of FUN. The Bicycle Film Festival? What the hell is that? They\’ll probably have better luck next year if they want to come.

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