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10th anniversary Filmed by Bike kicks off Friday

Avatar by on April 10th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

It’s hard to believe that Portland’s bike film festival — Filmed by Bike — is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The festival kicks of this Friday night and continues through Wednesday with nine screenings and 75 movies on the schedule.

In addition to the usual weekend slate of films, organizer Ayleen Crotty has added two additional days of screenings. Tuesday (4/17) will be a special program dedicated to the “relentless creative spirit of Cyclocross.” And on Wednesday there will be two showings of the “Best of the Best!” — a mix of favorite films of the past decade.

With more movies than ever, Crotty says she also expects an unprecedented number of filmmakers to attend the event this year. Among them are a trio of bike-loving movie makers from France who are in the middle of a three-year global bike tour. The way Crotty tells it, these guys made a movie while taking a respite in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and, upon getting it accepted to Filmed by Bike, decided to change course and ride to Portland for the event! You can meet these adventurous Frenchmen after the Sunday 7:00 pm showing. There’s also a filmmaker Q & A session following Saturday’s 5:00 pm showing. [Read more…]

Bike industry icon Gary Fisher will lead ride to Filmed by Bike

Avatar by on March 14th, 2012 at 10:26 am

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Gary Fisher in 2008.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Gary Fisher, a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame who helped usher in the off-road era, is coming to Portland next month to help kick off the 10th anniversary edition of the Filmed by Bike festival.

Here’s the verbage from “Go With Gary” event organizers:

“How are you getting to the 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike? Don’t go alone, Go With Gary, mt. bike legend Gary Fisher! Portland Bicycle Tours will lead to ride that valiantly winds through Downtown Portland and across the river on the way to the New Belgium Street Party at the Clinton Street Theater.”

Despite his off-road roots, these days Fisher is just as likely to be associated with urban bikes (his Gary Fisher Collection is made by Trek) and fashion. Fisher travels a lot and has become familiar with the great cycling cities of Europe. That experience has given him the confidence to raise his voice for bike advocacy in and around his San Francisco stomping grounds (where I met up with him back in 2008).[Read more…]

It’s Filmed by Bike’s 10th anniversary! See the trailer!

Avatar by on October 10th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Still from Filmed by Bike
10th anniversary trailer.
(Film by Burk Webb)

Our much beloved local film fest, Filmed by Bike, turns 10 this year. To celebrate, fest founder Ayleen Crotty is looking to make it the biggest and best one ever.

Last week she released a special, 10th anniversary trailer. Check it out…[Read more…]

Friday Photos: Filmed by Bike through the years

Avatar by on April 15th, 2011 at 11:59 am

With Filmed by Bike kicking off tonight, I thought it’d be fun to delve into the photo archives. The images below from years past will give you a small hint of what to expect if you’re headed to the event tonight/this weekend…

Timo Forsberg (R) and Bob New at the 2005 event.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Filmed by Bike releases list of films for 2011 festival

Avatar by on February 8th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Filmed by Bike has just released the list of 37 films that have made the cut for their 2011 festival. Event director Ayleen Crotty says that over 100 films were submitted and that the festival jury spent two days reviewing and discussing films.

You’ll see some familiar names on this list as several of the movies have been covered here in some form before.

View the list below…[Read more…]

Portland readies for two major bike film fests

Avatar by on January 6th, 2011 at 11:06 am

Stills from just some of the
many films that will
screen during the
Bicycle Film Festival.

Get ready to be inspired and entertained by a wide variety of bicycle-themed films. The Bicycle Film Festival and Filmed By Bike are both gearing up for 2011.

The Bicycle Film Festival has just announced dates and screenings for their 2011 Portland stop. This two-day festival, founded by New York City resident Brendt Barbur, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a mind-boggling lineup of the best bike films gleaned from around the globe. I’m looking forward to this documentary about Italian frame builder Giovanni Pelizzoli, also known as “Ciocc” (a legendary brand that my stepdad happens to be a huge fan of).

Watch the trailer below…[Read more…]

Filmed By Bike through the eyes of a recent transplant

Avatar by on April 17th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

The following article is by Jennifer Clunie. Formerly the executive director of the New York Bicycle Coalition, Clunie has been a Portland resident for less than two weeks. She came for no other reason than to immerse herself in a city where bicycles are part of the culture. In the article below, she shares her impressions from opening night at Filmed by Bike.

A DJ kept the crowd moving at
the Filmed by Bike street party
Friday night.
(Photo: BikeRanger/Flickr)

A recent transplant from New York State, I finally witnessed first-hand the remarkable experience of rush-hour bike traffic Friday night. Cyclists poured out of their offices, shops, restaurants, and public buildings and flooded the streets from every direction, whirling and clicking in syncopated rhythm. This phenomenon was part of no group ride, designated charity event or heavily promoted race with cash, points or pride on the line, but rather individuals choosing to transport themselves to their destinations via two wheels, rather than four.

And on this particular Friday night, all roads for cyclists seemed to lead to the Clinton Street Theater for the opening premier of the 8th Annual Filmed by Bike film festival happening this weekend (April 16th-18th). [Read more…]

Checking in on the 8th annual Filmed by Bike

Adams Carroll (News Intern) by on December 7th, 2009 at 10:32 am

This year’s event poster
is by local artist Tiago DeJerk.

Film aficionados take note: submissions for the the 2010 Filmed by Bike fest is just about two months away. Closer still is the deadline to nominate someone to the jury.

Judges attend two submissions screening sessions in February, get a sneak peek at all films submitted, and must “wear the FBB badge of honor proudly on their chest for the duration of their rank of Esteemed Jury Member” says Filmed by Bike’s founder Ayleen Crotty.

Here’s more from Crotty:

“The jury is hot stuff. They’re the people who get the first look at the submissions to Filmed by Bike. Over the course of two days, they wade through endless hours of good and, er, questionable bike movies from around the world. Competition is fierce: only 30 movies can make the final cut. The jury, the ESTEEMED JURY, gets to decree what’s gold and what’s… not.”

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Filmed by Bike rocks Clinton Street, and it’s not over yet

Avatar by on April 20th, 2009 at 11:07 am

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Big crowds inside and out at opening
night of Filmed by Bike.
Photo Gallery
(Photos © J. Maus)

Filmed by Bike‘s Opening Night Throwdown street party was the perfect way to kick of Portland’s bike season. On Friday night, nearly 1,000 people flocked to SE Clinton street to revel in the scene both inside and outside the theater.

Whether you were there as a film buff, a bike lover, as an excuse to party, or all of the above — chances are you weren’t disappointed. After six years of putting on this event (and countless others), bike event mastermind Ayleen Crotty put all the right ingredients together for another memorable opening night.[Read more…]

Starting tomorrow: Rock out and wonk out with Filmed by Bike

Avatar by on April 16th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

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Filmed by Bike…the hottest ticket in town!
(Photos © J. Maus)

Filmed by Bike starts tomorrow with Clinton Street opened up for the Opening Night Throwdown.
Local bike event organizer/promoter extraordinaire Ayleen Crotty has clearly outdone herself this year. Crotty — whose Filmed by Bike event started in 2003 as a small, grassroots film fest — has blown-up into a major happening the likes of which have never been seen in the bike film world.

This year, Crotty has added tons of new features, screenings, and events into the mix. Tomorrow’s “Opening Night Throwdown” will close SE Clinton Street to cars for a street party that Crotty says will include the “largest bike parking setup Portland has ever seen.” [Read more…]