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New documentary on the Holiday Bike Drive: Watch the trailer

Posted by on October 7th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Do you remember?

Portland filmmaker Chad Berkley is making a film about the Community Cycling Center’s awesome annual event, the Holiday Bike Drive. Remember Your First Bike? is slated for completion next spring but Berkley has already put together a trailer for the film and has just launched a Kickstarter page to help raise some funds to finish it up.

In the film, Berkley takes a behind the scenes look at how the magical 500 bike giveaway happens and interviews CCC volunteers and staffers for their perspectives. Berkley also includes interviews with notable Portlanders including Mayor Sam Adams and others.

Watch the trailer below…

Remember Your First Bike? from Chad Berkley on Vimeo.

Check out the project on Kickstarter and follow along with the film’s production on Chad’s blog.

Exciting project and it already looks to be a borderline tear jerker. Very inspiring and well done. I couldn’t think of an event more worthy of a filmmaker’s attention.

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  • Jim Lee October 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Why not an interview with me?

    I too have worked on the holiday bike drive for CCC and run for mayor as well!

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  • A.K. October 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    My first bike was some sort of BMX (or knockoff), and I still remember learning on training wheels. I thought that I was the cat’s frickin’ pajamas when I asked for blue tires and got them from my grandparents for Christmas one year. Leaving blue skidmarks in the street was awesome.

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  • mh October 10, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I have no recollection of what I learned to ride on – probably something borrowed. The first one I remember, and possibly the first that was mine was an adult-sized Raleigh 3 speed women’s frame bike. Blue. It was outfitted with an add-on clamped to the seat tube that allowed the seat to go low enough for the small child I was. And yes, it was brand new. My folks were being thrifty into the future, not being cheap at the time. Might be why I’ve never been adventurous on a bike.

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