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Wet and wild Chariot Wars light up inner eastside warehouse

Monday, February 17th, 2014
Competitors at Mini Bike Winter's Chariot Wars Saturday.
(Photos by M.Andersen/BikePortland)

The charioteers never saw the rainbow arching over their heads. They would have been crazy to let their guard down that long.

About 100 soggy competitors and spectators came together in one to three inches of standing water in a crumbling Clay Street warehouse Saturday afternoon for the seventh annual edition of a Portland institution: a Ben-Hur style gladiator battle conducted on homemade chariots drawn by minibikes.

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The faces and the glory of the Ben Hurt Chariot Wars

Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Competitors in the Chariot Wars — including the eventual champions on the left — making their way around the course.

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Panda-monium reigns at epic Chariot Wars

Saturday, February 19th, 2011
The gladiators and the crowd brought lots of intensity to Chariot Wars last night.
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(Photos © J. Maus)

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Mini Bike Winter 2011: Chariot Wars return tonight

Friday, February 18th, 2011
Chariot Wars - Mini Bike Winter-41
Chariot Wars, a proud Zoobomb tradition.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Zoobomb's annual Mini Bike Winter fest has begun! The event, which lasts through Sunday, started last night when the Irondelles (Portland's all-female tall bike gang) led a ride to spruce up area ghost bikes and do some craft-making for upcoming events.

Tonight, Zoobomb takes it to a whole other level with the much-anticipated return of the Ben Hurt Chariot Wars. (more...)

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