filmed by bike

Sneak preview of Filmed by Bike movies

Avatar by on March 27th, 2009 at 10:33 am

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This year, the street
will be officially carfree
for opening night crowds
(Photos © J. Maus)

Filmed by Bike, Portland’s legendary bike film festival now in its seventh year, is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever, taking over the entire street with a beer garden and plenty of room for the expected record crowds to show off their crazy bikes and wild costumes during the huge Friday “opening night throwdown.”

To help get you in the mood, you can now watch a a handful of shorts from the upcoming lineup on the Filmed by Bike website.
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Street closure, more screenings planned for Filmed by Bike

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 3rd, 2009 at 11:39 am

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The party outside Filmed by Bike
will have much more breathing room
this year.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Ayleen Crotty, the bike culture dynamo behind Filmed by Bike, stopped by our office yesterday with an update on what’s in store for the event this year.

The big news is a free street party on opening night made possible by the complete closure of SE Clinton Street to motor vehicles from SE 25th to 26th. Much of the fun of Filmed by Bike happens outside the theater, and in years past, passing cars have dampened the size and the spirit of the party. Having a closure will not only make it safer for event-goers, it will also open up new possibilities like a beer garden and community booths and other vendors.[Read more…]

First look at the 2009 Filmed by Bike trailer

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 8th, 2008 at 9:53 am

Filmed by Bike logo and new
poster/DVD art.

Bike culture maven Ayleen Crotty is gearing up for her seventh annual Filmed by Bike festival and she just sent word that this year’s trailer is now available online (watch it below).

The homegrown bike film fest begin humbly in 2003 and since then, it has grown to a mega-event that has nurtured an international pool of bike-loving auteurs and regularly sells out multiple screenings.

For 2009, Crotty has enlisted New Hampshire-based filmmaker Lynn Robinson of BLACK CAP Studio to create a trailer for the event. The trailer debuted at a party held during the Oregon Manifest show (at Wieden + Kennedy) back in October.
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See the best of Filmed by Bike at Manifest Show party

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 9th, 2008 at 11:57 am

Tomorrow night’s “Opening Night Blowout Party” for the Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show (which opens tomorrow morning) will feature a special, six-year retrospective compilation of films from Portland’s very own Filmed by Bike film festival.

Filmed by Bike founder Ayleen Crotty put together the screening with sponsorship from River City Bicycles. Crotty says they’ve put together a free, 45 minute show of all the favorites from Filmed by Bike over the years.[Read more…]

Filmed by Bike raises $2,500 for bike fair

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 16th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

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Ayleen Crotty at the opening
night of Filmed by Bike.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Filmed by Bike — the bike film festival that took over Clinton Street Theater this past weekend — raised $2,500 for the Multnomah County Bike Fair.

MCBF is the annual celebration of Portland’s bike culture and community that draws hundreds to Colonel Summers Park for a mad-cap mix of unicycle-jousting, pedal-powered smoothies, bike crafts, Sprockettes, and more.

Filmed by Bike organizer Ayleen Crotty says MCBF “is looking pretty good this year,” thanks to the 1,600 people that showed up for the eight screenings. Ayleen reports that on opening night she sold out both shows and turned away 300 others for lack of space.[Read more…]

Updated: Filmed by Bike opening night photos, wrap-up

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 11th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

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Both shows sold out tonight and
many were turned away.
Slideshow below
(Photos © J. Maus)

Like Portland’s version of the Oscar Awards (we need a red carpet next year), all the cycling stars came out tonight for the sixth annual Filmed by Bike.

Team Beer kept the crowd in order, Thomas from Rose Pedals Pedicabs gave free rides, Dingo Dizmal strummed his new electric guitar, LED master Mark Allyn and hula-hoopers lit up the street in front of the theater, and swanky, stylish volunteers kept things interesting.[Read more…]

Sun, smiles, and big crowds at Filmed by Bike

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 11th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

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Melissa Anders dressed up
for the occassion.
Photo Gallery (20 images)

(Photos © J. Maus)

There couldn’t be a more perfect night for Filmed by Bike.

The folks in the front of the line got here at 4:30, and now, just a few minutes before showtime, there’s still a line wrapping around the block. Adding to the buzz are warm, sunny skies.

This little corner of SE Portland (Clinton and 26th) is absolutely overrun with bikes. They’re locked to every pole and tree in sight.

Lots of folks are working the line — selling raffle tickets, passing out campaign literature and event fliers, and one guy (Daniel Johnson) is walking around with a big card for Jessica Osborne that everyone is signing (she was the victim of a hit-and-run last week).[Read more…]

Filmed by Bike opens Friday; record crowds expected

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 10th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

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Bob New (L) and Timo Forsberg
at the 2006 Filmed by Bike.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Filmed by Bike is gearing up for its biggest year ever. A truly homegrown success story, the event (April 11-13) has flowered from humble beginnings in 2003 into the West Coast’s premiere bike-themed film festival.

This year, organizers expect over 2,000 attendees to join in, “a celebration of the artistic side of cycling,” at one of eight screenings of 37 films from around the world.

For the past few years, opening night has been a mob scene where bike and film lovers from far and wide descend on the smallish Clinton Street Theater in southeast Portland for what organizer Ayleen Crotty calls the, “opening night throwdown.”[Read more…]

Filmed By Bike

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 9th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Event Website

5:00 (all ages*), 7:00 (21+), 9:00 (21+) $6
Tickets are sold 20 minutes before the show.

Filmed By Bike

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 9th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Event Website

5:00 (all ages*), 7:00 (21+), 9:00 (21+) $6
Tickets are sold 20 minutes before the show.