Zoobomb's Mini Bike Winter
Welcome to our archived coverage of Mini Bike Winter, the epic annual event organized by our friends at Zoobomb. Browse stories below and click on a headline for the full post. Also check out the official Mini Bike Winter website.
Zoobomb's big annual event, Mini Bike Winter, starts tonight. Now in its ninth year, the four-day event promises a mix of performances, parties, and pure fun that is sure to help ease your winter doldrums.
This year, in addition to usual favorites like the "Ben Hurt Chariot Wars" (just what they sound like, only crazier and with more smoke and blood), the "Mini Bike Winter Olympics" (which includes "bike bowling" (see below) a launch into the Willamette known as the "Cupcake Challenge" and more) and the "Badass Challenge" (a race to climb up the hill to Washington Park on a 16-inch bike), the event includes a special screening of "Bike Smut," a collection of short bike movies. (more...)
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.
(Photo © J. Maus)
Our friends over at Zoobomb have announced the dates and events that will make up the eighth annual Mini Bike Winter. If you've never made it to this, you should definitely mark February 17th - 21st on your calendar.
This year's Mini Bike Winter is shaping up to be one of the best ever.
The event -- which tries to capture the fun and creative culture of Portland's beloved Zoobomb community -- features parties, competitions, and this year, even a panel discussion.
Mini Bike Winter kicks off on Thursday night (2/11) with a panel discussion titled, "Should Bikes Save the Planet?" Panelists include: Author of Efficiency Shifting, Conrad Schmidt; Bicycle Pornographer Reverend Phil Sano; President of Umbrella and Director of the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, Stephanie Routh; owner of Portland Pedicabs Ryan Hashagen; and PSU Professor of Sociology, Erin Rose Michaels.
(Photos by Elly Blue)
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: