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Portland’s sultry cycling export spreads to East Coast

Posted by on March 17th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

The Pornography of the Bicycle;
now available nationwide.

You’ve probably already heard of Portland’s Naked Bike Ride — an annual tradition that has grown in recent years to become one of the largest such rides in the world. But in addition to that (and several other, smaller naked rides that have cropped up recently), there’s another part of Portland’s sans-clothing cycling culture you might not be aware of yet — bike porn.

Yes, whether you approve or not, bicycle pornography has its fans. The man on top of the genre — the charismatic and quirky Phil ‘Reverend Phil” Sano — has embarked on another tour that will expose his distinct brand of bike love to audiences up and down the East Coast and across the country’s midsection.

Chunkathalon, Portland OR

Revphil and his helmet-cam.

Sano, or “Revphil” as he’s known to most, will show his Pornography of the Bicycle: A series of short films on the theme of Bike Porn at ten locations nationwide. He’s already made stops in Chicago and has plans to share his cycling skin flicks in cities like Columbus, Pittsburgh, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and even in Salt Lake City, Utah (that should be interesting).

In addition to the film screenings, Revphil and his cohorts have ambassadorial intentions and will connect with several bike gangs on the trip. They’ve got plans to hang out with Rat Patrol in Chicago, then it’s off to Richmond, Virginia where they’ll take part in Cycle Slaughterama. That event is a bike gang reunion of sorts and a large contingent of Portlanders plan to show up and hang out with the likes of the Cutthroats, Black Label, and other infamous bike gangs.

You can check the latest updates from the road on the Bike Porn Tour blog.

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  • Moo March 18, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Bike \”gangs\” eh…hangin\’ at the drive-in with groupies and all, or just lookin\’ for trouble on a Saturday night? This is a bit much maybe.

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  • Chuck March 18, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Moo: I think you\’re putting too much negative condonation into the term \”gang\”. would it be better if they were referred to as \”teams\”?

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  • Moo March 18, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I like bike \”Pirates\”… Moving around freely, pillaging and plundering along the way.

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  • Case March 18, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Bike Pirates is pretty good, but I prefer the good old \’club\’. I belong to the Cutters Bike Club. Yeah, we pilage, plunder and generally go where and do what we please, but club makes us sound a little more likable…which we are.

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  • bahueh March 18, 2008 at 10:39 am

    anybody who truly likes this stuff…needs to get an actual human girlfriend…

    just sayin\’…

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  • april March 18, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I went to the first showing of Bike Porn here in Portland…it was hugely fun, the crowd was enthusiastic and had no problem yelling commentary on the various films.

    In general, the truly pornagraphic films were funny, some were sweet, they all were sex-positive and just plain fun. I\’m glad Rev. Phil is taking the show on the road. :^)

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  • chuck March 18, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    you know, i kinda like the sound of pirates. except there should be more eyepatches. 🙂

    bike porn rules. I got to watch it up in vancouver, bc, and it was awesome. the canadians loved it as well, and I expect that the east coast will too.


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  • shawn March 18, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    I\’m the actual human girlfriend bahueh #7 is talking about! Sweet! I\’m happy to encourage phil\’s love for bikes, sometimes in the most perverse possible way.

    Like april says, it\’s a very sex-positive and fun show, and I hope it helps viewers envision themselves in porn – according to their own rules and perversions. And maybe it\’ll even inspire them to submit their own pieces: http://tinyurl.com/2oxrk6

    Yeah! Try it out for yerselves, sexy bikers!

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  • derek March 19, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    How embarrassing for biking. Ugh

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