Bike limbo, flatlanders, jousting & more! A 2014 Bike Fair photo gallery

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How low could you go? The bike limbo competition was fierce at Saturday’s Bike Fair.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

While the Sprockettes deservedly got most of the spotlight at the Bike Fair on Saturday, there was a bunch of other great action.

It felt so good to finally have the fair at Colonel Summers Park again after several years at a different location. Colonel Summers is the fair’s rightful home and there have been many years of bike fun memories made on that patch of pavement near the tennis courts. Saturday’s events added to that lore by showcasing all types of hijinks. There was bike limbo, tall-bike ring toss, foot-down derby, a flatland BMX trick riding exhibition, the Sprockettes relay race (featuring yours truly!), and an epic tall-bike jousting duel.

Here are more photos of the action and some faces from the crowd….

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Our emcee was none other than Dingo the Clown, a man who has seen his share of bike fun over the years.

Bike Limbo

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The winner!

Tall Bike Ring Toss

A timed event where points are awarded for each bicycle tire you hook around a cone.

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Foot Down Derby

Riders roll near each other in an ever-narrowing circle. Last person whose foot hits the ground wins.

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BMX Flatland Trick Exhibition

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Watching old-school BMX freestyle legend Dave Nourie was a huge treat.
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Sprockettes Relay Race

In honor of their 10th anniversary, the Sprockettes hosted a relay race. I jumped at the chance to take part. We had to do several of their trademark tricks, including applying make-up. Special thanks to J-Rock for taking these next three pics…

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Kids Pie Joust

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Tall Bike Jousting Tournament

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Game faces.
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Squires help the gladiators balance prior to the start.
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Rabbit, on his way to victory.
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The Rebel Alliance Bike Club was well-represented.
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Faces in the Crowd

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Eliza Strack, “Agent Chaos”, a founding member of the Sprockettes.
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My little boy Everett (3 yrs old) surrounded by his mom and the Sprockettes crew.
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This is your brain on bike fun. Any questions?
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A sampling of the crowd.
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These guys did great for being first-time jousters.

Thank you to all the volunteers from Shift who made the Bike Fair great again. And of course a big thanks to everyone in the community that made the 2014 Pedalpalooza a huge success.

We are already looking forward to making it even bigger and better next year!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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9 years ago

The last photo in the relay race section is by far my favorite.

9 years ago

you weren’t required to wear a cowboy hat in the ring toss. . . but it helped.

9 years ago

Thanks for making us look hot after all these years, JMAUS!