Archives of Sprockettes Coverage

Springwater bash celebrates bounty of the Three Bridges

Posted on May 21st, 2007 at 2:13 pm.

The Three Bridges Project might have had its official opening back in October, but that event was marked by wind, rain, and speeches by planning wonks and political bigwigs.

It was great (if you’re into that sort of thing), but on Saturday it was the public’s turn to celebrate and instead of wind, rain and speeches there was sun, smiles, and free cookies.
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Comic artist casts eye on the Sprockettes

Posted on May 14th, 2007 at 9:37 am.

Detail of Mike Russell’s CulturePulp comic featuring the Sprockettes.
View more on his blog.

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Despite rain, bikes and Sprockettes shine at Earth Day

Posted on April 23rd, 2007 at 9:51 am.

The Sprockettes performed at a wet Earth Day in front of a hardy crowd.
File photo: 4/21/07

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Sprockettes inspiration powers B:C:Clettes

Posted on December 18th, 2006 at 8:23 am.

[B:C:Clettes on Momentum
Magazine cover]

By now, you’ve surely heard of the Sprockettes — Portland’s very own mini-bike dance troupe who have won many fans for their energetic, sexy, and synchronized street routines.

But what you may not know, is that the same infectious charm that has made them a must-see in Portland, has also inspired other ladies to grab their bikes and dance.

One such group is the Vancouver BC-based B:C:Clettes.

I saw them for the first time at the recent Sprockettes Invitational and came away a believer. Now Momentum Magazine (highly recommended), has given them their due and put them on the cover of their current issue.
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Sprockettes’ pink weekend starts tonight

Posted on November 17th, 2006 at 11:32 am.

Sprockettes at the Swap Meet

[You’ve got to see
it to believe it!]

Tonight at Disjecta (SE 3rd and Ankeny), Portland begins a three-day celebration of pink mini-bikes and Sprockettes-style fun.

Yes, our beloved Sprockettes are pulling out all the stops and the whole thing kicks off tonight at 7PM. Check out the line-up:

  • B:C:Clettes and The Brakes bikedance teams from Vancouver, BC will be imported for your enjoyment.
  • K.A.Z.U.M will defy gravity while astounding and amazing you with their acrobalance exquisiteness.
  • On The Double (Seattle) are going to hype the hot rope, doubledoutchtastic.

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Details set for Sprockettes Benefit Party

Posted on November 2nd, 2006 at 9:08 am.

[The Sprockettes do their thing.]

The Sprockettes—those sexy, synchronized, mini-bike-dancing superstars—have released the official invitation to their big event, The International Bike Dance Off and Benefit Party.
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Sprockettes update and a sneak peek at ’07 calendar

Posted on October 17th, 2006 at 10:33 am.

[Cover of Sprockettes 2007
calendar]

The Sprockettes—Portland’s very own synchronized, mini-bike dance troupe—have been very busy lately. In addition to adding a new member (congrats Reena!), they’ve just released a few images from their 2007 calendar and announced plans for a big benefit party coming up in November.

Last year’s calendar sold so well, they’re doing it again this year. The calendar is a fund-raiser and features all the ladies doing their thing in creatively pink-ified photographs. The calendar isn’t printed yet, but stay tuned for details on where you can get one.
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It’s official, Sprockettes make it to NPR!

Posted on August 3rd, 2006 at 11:57 am.

Mult. County Bike Fair!

[You’d be happy too if you
were interviewed on NPR!]

A while back I reported that the Sprockettes were due to make an appearance on the nationally broadcast National Public Radio show Day-to-Day.

Even though I knew the reporter had been in Portland to get the story, I have worked in PR and I realize you never know if a story will actually run until it does.

So I’ve been checking the web daily and lo and behold The Sprockettes made it on the show today! And they even link to one of my Sprockette photos on Flickr (which I have now modified for the occassion;-)).

The audio from the show has just been published too, so go on over and check it out:

Congrats to the Sprockettes on your burgeoning fame!

Sprockettes launch new website, coming to NPR show

Posted on July 17th, 2006 at 12:33 pm.

[At Saturday’s GeekFair.]
Photo: Josh Knisely

The Sprockettes, Portland’s very own mini-bike dance troupe, have finally hit the big time. They will be the subject of an upcoming segment on the national NPR show Day to Day.

The producer was down from Seattle over the weekend to get audio for the story at a Sprockette’s performance.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Sprockettes fan so this is great news.

Also, in anticipation of the show, the girl’s have just unveiled their new website at Sprockettes.org. Go check out their website and stay tuned for an update with the link to the show.

Congrats ladies!

[For more on the Sprockettes, browse my posts and photo archives.]

Swap Meet, Sprockettes sizzle in Southeast

Posted on May 16th, 2006 at 7:24 am.

Bike Swap Meet

Last Sunday was Dumpster Dave’s Bike Swap Meet at Free Geek in Southeast Portland. The sun was hot and the so were the deals. There were all sorts of crazy bikes and interesting people on display.

I set up a table and joined the fray alongside Joe Biel of Microcosm Publishing. I saw lots of old friends including Sacha and Ben from Vanilla Bicycles. Sacha has an amazing limited edition poster that I hope to share with you soon.
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