Archives of Zoobomb Coverage

A monumental day for Zoobomb, and for Portland

Posted on June 1st, 2009 at 9:56 am.

Portlanders point with pride at the new Zoobomb Pyle, the City’s latest public art monument.
(Photo: Brian Borrello)


First look at the new Zoobomb ‘Pyle’

Posted on May 28th, 2009 at 4:09 pm.

The official unveiling happens tomorrow, but I just came across the first photo of the new Zoobomb Pyle as it stands right now, fully installed, at the corner of 13th and W. Burnside.


Artists Brian Borrello (L) and Vanessa Renwick (R) stand beside their work — Portland’s latest public art monument.
(Photo: Kristin Calhoun/Regional Arts and Culture Council)


Slideshows: Mini Bike Winter and the Bicycle Belles

Posted on February 24th, 2009 at 10:13 am.

“Bump” showing his skills.
(Photos by Elly Blue)
-Slideshows below-

Mini Bike Winter is Zoobomb’s answer to all of Portland’s summer bicycle fun — but less of it, and on small bikes.

The festivities go on for several days, and after missing the glorious Hamster Ball on Saturday night I determined to head out on Sunday to catch some of the action. I arrived at the Esplanade just in time to catch the Bicycle Belles, Seattle’s answer to our own Sprockettes. I took some photos:


Two medals for Team Zoobomb at gravity championships

Posted on September 2nd, 2008 at 3:40 pm.

Aaron Truman of Team Zoobomb shows fine form during a semifinal heat at the Gravity Sports World Championships held in Maryhill, Washington over the weekend.
(Photo Gallery — Slideshow below – Photos © J. Maus)


With community’s support, Team Zoobomb focuses on Maryhill

Posted on August 27th, 2008 at 10:51 am.

Team Zoobomb’s Gabe Tiller after a
training run in the West Hills
last Sunday night.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland’s Team Zoobomb will vie for the crown of fastest gravity bikers in the world at this weekend’s Maryhill Festival of Speed. The event takes place on legendary Maryhill Loops Road in Goldendale, Washington and it’s the official International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) World Championships.

After spending the last few days applying layers of duct tape to their racing leathers and ordering parts for their bikes, Team Zoobomb members Chuck Bridge, Aaron Truman, and Gabriel Tiller are already taking practice runs on the course. And, because of an outpouring of community support, they can focus solely on the task at hand.


First the West Hills, now the World; Zoobombers will vie for gravity crown

Posted on July 31st, 2008 at 11:55 am.

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Chuck Bridge and his gravity
bike at the top of “Dragontail”
back in April.
More images
(Photos © J. Maus)

Three Portland men who honed their downhill biking skills while “Zoobombing” down the West Hills are taking their sport to the next level.

Team Zoobomb — which consists of Chuck Bridge, Aaron Truman, and Gabriel Tiller — are set to go up against the world’s best “gravity-bikers” at the 2008 Maryhill Festival of Speed held in Goldendale Washington at the end of August. The event will be the World Championships of gravity sports (earning it a live broadcast on ABC Sports).

The members of Team Zoobomb were inspired by what they saw at the event last year, and since then, they’ve been training at Maryhill and other downhill courses in the region.


Zoobombers, freak bikes try their hand at off-road racing

Posted on July 15th, 2008 at 12:16 pm.

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And they’re off!
(Photos/video © J. Maus)

Last night, the Zoobombers were invited out to PIR to test their mettle on the course used by the Mountain Bike Short Track Race Series.

Race Organizer Kris Schamp said he wanted them to come out because he’s always envisioned the event as a “different type of race”.

“It’s not just for the full lycra and carbon racer crowd, the short track course is really a blast for anyone,” he says, “…it just seemed a natural to get the Zoobomb crowd out there to give it a shot and at the same time blend in another component of Portland’s unique bike culture.”


Slideshow: The faces of Mini Bike Winter

Posted on February 21st, 2008 at 3:44 pm.

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Slideshow below
(Photos © J. Maus)

For some reason, I just can’t get last weekend’s Mini Bike Winter event out of my mind. By all accounts, it was just a massively fun and amazing weekend.

I took somewhere in the realm of 2,000+ images in two days and I’m still having fun looking through them. I especially like looking at photos of all the interesting people that were involved with the event. On that note, I’ve put together a little slideshow with some of the portraits I snapped.


Naked river bombs and chariot wars; Mini Bike Winter ruled the weekend

Posted on February 18th, 2008 at 11:17 am.

The Ben Hurt Chariot Wars were one of many highlights at Mini Bike Winter V.
(Photos © J. Maus)


Prepare thyself for Mini Bike Winter V

Posted on February 15th, 2008 at 1:45 pm.

Ifny Lachance from Vancouver BC won the Chariot Wars event last year.
(Photo © J. Maus)