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The Art of Mini Bike Winter

Posted on January 21st, 2008 at 11:09 am.

Mini Bike Winter (MBW) — the Zoobomb-created event that mixes gravity, competition, mini-bikes, and fun — is less than one month away. This will be the fifth year in a row the event has offered salvation from our winter bike-fun doldrums

Guest article: Crash knocks out teeth, community helps put them back

Posted on January 7th, 2008 at 8:52 pm.

Carl Larson This article was written by Carl Larson. A nearly ubiquitous presence on the Portland bike scene, Carl’s done everything from delivering bike maps as an employee of the City of Portland’s Transportation Options division, to working with the Regional Arts and Culture Council on the Zoobomb Pyle art rack project. Few people move Read More »

Artistic duo chosen to create Zoobomb Pyle

Posted on December 14th, 2007 at 1:43 pm.

Vanessa RenwickPhoto © Montana Maurice As part of the process to transform their iconic “Pyle” of mini-bikes into official public art, the Zoobombers have chosen two artists to help turn their visions into a reality. According to regular Zoobomber Carl Larson — who (along with a group of others) is working with the Regional Arts Read More »

Finalists chosen for Zoobomb Pyle rack project

Posted on November 29th, 2007 at 1:37 pm.

The Pyle, at its current location on SW 9th.(Photos © Jonathan Maus) Even though it’s been over a year since Zoobombers first met with PDOT about it, the process to integrate the iconic mound of mini-bikes known as the Zoobomb Pyle into a piece of official public art is now moving along quickly. After the Read More »

Builders, crowds impress at handmade bicycle show

Posted on November 12th, 2007 at 12:58 pm.

Crowds were thick all day.View slideshow below(Photos © Jonathan Maus) I still can’t decide what was more impressive at yesterday’s Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show; the crowds or the builders. One of the event organizers, Austin Ramsland, says that over 1,800 people attended the show. They were treated to an unprecedented display of building prowess from Read More »

Zoobomb “Pyle” will become official public art

Posted on October 2nd, 2007 at 12:36 pm.

[Editor's note: This is the first article by new contributor Carl Larson. I hope to bring you more of his writing in the future.] The iconic Zoobomb Pyle will get a new home.(File photo © Jonathan Maus) The “Zoobomb Pyle,” that colorful jumble of janky kids bikes chained to the bike rack across from Rocco’s Read More »

Freak bikes, minis will take part in Oregon Handmade Bike Show

Posted on September 27th, 2007 at 3:12 pm.

Tackling the hill on a freaky mini.(Photo © Jonathan Maus) Coming up in November is the first-ever Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. Among the 25 vendors are some of Oregon’s most talented bicycle craftsmen. Several well-known custom bike makers from Portland will be exhibiting. But in addition to the usual suspects, and in a nod to Read More »

Zoobombers help re-design the Willamette Week

Posted on September 27th, 2007 at 12:45 pm.

Well, not exactly. But reports are coming in that the Willamette Week (a free weekly newspaper in Portland) is running radio ads touting their new re-design and that one of them features a Zoobomber as the voiceover. I haven’t heard it myself, but here’s how one tipster remembers it: “I heard it on 95.5 (I Read More »

Cafe takes bike theme to new level: The Zoobomb Sandwich

Posted on September 17th, 2007 at 9:46 am.

What’ll you have? You might remember when I shared the news of The Little Red Bike Cafe back in July. The new eatery just opened and word has spread about their bike-centric menu. As you can see in the graphic at right, they’ve got a breakfast sandwich called the Zoobomb, named after that fun-loving group Read More »

Recap and background of Zoobomber-police summit

Posted on August 10th, 2007 at 11:08 am.

(File photo) In a meeting room nine floors above Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, bike lawyer Mark Ginsberg hosted a mini-summit Thursday between representatives of Zoobomb and the Traffic Division of the Portland Police Bureau.

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