‘Circle Century’ documents 660 lap, 100-mile ride around Ladd Circle

Still from Circle Century. Southeast Portland resident and hobbyist movie maker Merritt Raitt debuted a new film at Filmed by Bike over the weekend. Circle Century documents his attempt to ride 100 miles, non-stop around Ladd Circle. Raitt, who lives just a few houses down from the circle, accomplished his feat back in August 2011 … Read more

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Local filmmaker continues to ride “Commuter Dreams” success

Legendary voices of pro bike racing, Paul Sherwen (L) and Phil Liggett (R) with Portlander Merritt Rait at the Tour de France.(Photo: Merritt Raitt) Remember Merritt Raitt? He’s the 50-year old cardiologist and professional road racing fan whose amateur film, Commuter Dreams — which is his daily Portland commute masterfully set to the narration of … Read more