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Zoobomb’s annual event, Mini Bike Winter, starts tonight

Posted by on February 16th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

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These guys could only be headed to
one thing… Mini Bike Winter!
(Photo © J. Maus)

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.

Before I share more about Bike Smut… Check out the video below of the Bike Bowling action up at Mt. Tabor last year (video by Paul Jeffery)..

Bike Smut is a film fest organized by Portland’s very own purveyor of pedal-powered porn, Phil Sano. Just back from a globe-trotting tour Sano mixes cycling and sexuality by showcasing short, erotic, bicycle-inspired films By his estimation, Sano and his crew have traveled over 44,000 miles in the past 12 months — shocking and awing audiences from Spain to San Francisco.

You can catch Bike Smut at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton) tomorrow (2/17) at 6:30 pm.

As always, all the Mini Bike Winter festivities are free.

Check out the full slate of Mini Bike Winter events and details at Zoobomb.net and stay tuned photos and coverage from all the fun. Browse past coverage at our Mini Bike Winter tag.

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Thank you — Jonathan

  • Captain Dan America February 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks, Jonathan!!!!

    Hope I see you at the BAC. I’m challenging YOU to a duel: race an un-modded kid 16 from the Pyle to the top of Washington Park.
    No clipless/caged pedals.
    Single-Speed only.

    At the Pyle

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  • Sysfail February 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Tall Tour is bring out our Mobile sound stage on Friday night for Dropout Ride and Saturday for Chariots.

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  • Scott February 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    ***Your comment has been deleted. Come on Scott, you know that wasn’t nice. — JM***

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    • Scott February 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Down with censorship. Show it to Phil and he will know who I am.

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  • revphil February 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm


    Scott, this weekend is a great opportunity for self expression. c u in the streets

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    • Scott February 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Hahaha! Glad your back Phil.

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  • Todd Hudson February 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Around what time of day on Saturday do the Chariot Wars happen? I’ve heard afternoon and at night.

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  • Leah February 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    please note- bike porn is not made by phil sano. it is a collection of amateur shorts by people from all around the country (and some outside of the US!). phil has done a great job as host of the movies, bringing them near and far for years. but this blurb is a bit misleading – please give credit where credit is due!

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    • Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) February 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      that’s a good point Leah. Thanks. I’ve edited the article to make that more clear.

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      • revphil February 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        Yes Leah! It is great point that can’t be overstressed. The point of the collection is to experience a variety of opinions on the theme of better sex and better transportation. Tomorrow we get to engage the marketplace of bikesexual ideas.

        Soon we will have our call for submissions for next years program, standby for stunning hand drawn art from our London branch!

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  • Captain Dan America February 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Chariot Wars location is always a well-kept secret.
    Check Zoobomb.net for more info.

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  • Captain Dan America February 16, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Daytime this year. Midafternoon.

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  • felix February 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm


    If you come to the brunch a ride will leave from it to go to Chariot Wars. Brunch is at 1:00PM. Check zoobomb.net for where.

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  • revphil February 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Here is a sample of the artists earlier work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeear/sets/72157604465816378/

    thanks again!

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