chariot wars

Get working on those chariots; Mini Bike Winter is coming…

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 17th, 2010 at 10:45 am

A scene from the Ben Hurt Chariot Wars held during Mini Bike Winter 2010.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Our friends over at Zoobomb have announced the dates and events that will make up the eighth annual Mini Bike Winter. If you’ve never made it to this, you should definitely mark February 17th – 21st on your calendar.

I know it looks scary, but they actually rules and referees and stuff.

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Mini Bike Winter VII: Photos and mini-recap

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 15th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

The Ben Hurt Chariot Wars were held Saturday in North Portland.
Chariot Wars Gallery/Slideshow below –

The seventh annual Mini Bike Winter ruled the streets of Portland this past weekend. Hosted by Zoobomb, the event showcased one of Portland’s distinct brands of bike fun. [Read more…]

Weekend Guide: Chariot wars and rainy family fun

Avatar by on February 12th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Friday (2/13)

The Zoobomb Badass Challenge
A signature event of Mini Bike Winter
A weekend-long festival of mini bike fun and carnage. You zoobomb until you can’t any more.
6pm at the Zoobomb Pile, SW 10th and Oak

Free Commuting Workshop at the Bike Farm
A one hour workshop to learn the rules of the road, traffic dynamics and essential bike handling techniques. A great first step towards bike commuting, as well as a way for intermediate commuters to learn more and share what they know. Led by Evan Ross, of Portland Bicycle Tours. Hosted by the Bike Farm, a local non-profit, bicycle tool library and learning resource. Free.
6:00pm Bike Farm, 305 NE Wygant St
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House fire claims life of Zoobomber, artist Cody Reuwsaat

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 27th, 2008 at 9:30 am

Cody Reuwsaat, R.I.P.
(Photo from Zoobomb Forum)

Late Monday night, a house fire in Southwest Portland claimed the life of Cody Reuwsaat.

Cody was a professional artist, specializing in horror make-up and props (the Willamette Week wrote a story about his work last year). Cody was also a friend of many people in the community and a regular Zoobomber. [Read more…]

Naked river bombs and chariot wars; Mini Bike Winter ruled the weekend

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 18th, 2008 at 11:17 am

The Ben Hurt Chariot Wars were one of many highlights at Mini Bike Winter V.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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MBW IV: Candadians capture victory amid chariot carnage

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 18th, 2007 at 11:22 am

[Photos by Jonathan Maus, reporting by Mykle Hansen]

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Let the Mini-Bike Winter games begin…

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 17th, 2007 at 9:46 am

[Skate Bomb!]

[This coverage of Mini-Bike Winter IV comes from our special correspondent Mykle Hansen]

Let the games begin!

Mini-Bike Winter got off to an explosive start last night when a parade of nearly 150 brightly lit bikers — including several dozen visitors from Canada, Seattle and California, and quite a few first-time bombers — zigzagged on the Lit Ride from the NE Alberta arts district to the Zoobomb pile downtown.
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Mini-bike chariot building 101

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 9th, 2007 at 2:10 pm

Chariot building workshop

New to Zoobomb’s Mini-Bike Winter this year are the much-anticipated Chariot Wars (yes chariots, as in Ben Hur). To help ready the masses for this series of competitions a chariot building workshop was held over the weekend.

Attendees were given a handout that covered all the various design and welding issues one might face when constructing a chariot.

Notice the fairing enclosed frame, non-slip platform (chicken wire), and padded pulpit of Gabriel Amadeus’s chariot (it still awaits a paint job):
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Little bikes, big fun planned for Mini Bike Winter IV

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 4th, 2007 at 9:17 am

[The Chariot Wars are coming.]

Portland’s mini-bike enthusiasts (a.k.a. the Zoobombers) are busy planning their biggest and baddest ever Mini Bike Winter. The event, a “bike-centric series of events celebrating human powered culture,” will take place February 17-19th.

I attended a recent planning meeting to get the lowdown and now I understand what one Zoobomber meant when he said they are, “practically vibrating with excitement” over this event.
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