Hurtbird’s new album features “I Like My Bike”

Portland based band, Hurtbird, has a great song on their new album titled, I Like My Bike. Nature vs. City is their third album and the band’s throwing a CD release party tomorrow.

Hurtbird is Ryan Hayes, Michael Young, Joel Holly and Brian Gumpert. Holly is on staff at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) and Hayes says everyone in the band is “bike-friendly”. “Most of us commute by bike, two of us race road and cyclocross.”


Hayes also said that you can download “I Like My Bike” for free at their website from now until their show starts tomorrow night. Tickets to tonight’s show are $7 at the door and if you roll up on your bike they’ll take a dollar off.

Their new album is titled Nature vs. City and I like what I’ve heard so far. “I Like My Bike” opens with a sample track from a funny, old bike safety PSA and the lyrics describe what it’s like riding around Portland. The band’s bio describes their music as a “weird-beard blend of astro-nautical grooves and head scratching lyrics.”

Check out Hurtbird on Facebook and listen and download their music at

    Hurtbird Album Release Show at The Woods
    6637 Milwaukie Avenue
    Friday February 19th with Pink Widower
    Doors at 8pm, Show starts at 9pm
    $7 at the door (ride your bike get $1 off)
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14 years ago

Check out Phish’s “Let Me Lie”

Gonna take my bike out, take my bike
Gonna ride itslowly
Gonna ride just how I like

14 years ago

where can you download “I Like My Bike”?

just listened- I LIKE!!!!

14 years ago

I predict this will be a trailer sound system favorite for years to come. Great job, guys. (I can’t find the download link either, btw)

14 years ago

Also see no download link.
Nice song though.

14 years ago

Where can you download it? I am not finding it.

Ron Ace
14 years ago

You can purchase the “I Like My Bike” MP3 here!
i apologize to everyone who went to to download the free MP3 before the release show, the link i had for the download was not working properly.
if you made one of the comments above email me at and i will send you the MP3 for free!