Zoobomb’s Mini Bike Winter

Welcome to our archived coverage of Mini Bike Winter, the epic annual event organized by our friends at Zoobomb. Browse stories below and click on a headline for the full post. Also check out the official Mini Bike Winter website.

Panda-monium reigns at epic Chariot Wars

Avatar by on February 19th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

The gladiators and the crowd brought lots of intensity to Chariot Wars last night.
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(Photos © J. Maus)

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Mini Bike Winter 2011: Chariot Wars return tonight

Avatar by on February 18th, 2011 at 10:10 am

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Chariot Wars, a proud Zoobomb tradition.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Zoobomb’s annual Mini Bike Winter fest has begun! The event, which lasts through Sunday, started last night when the Irondelles (Portland’s all-female tall bike gang) led a ride to spruce up area ghost bikes and do some craft-making for upcoming events.

Tonight, Zoobomb takes it to a whole other level with the much-anticipated return of the Ben Hurt Chariot Wars.[Read more…]

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

Avatar 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

Avatar by on February 15th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

The Ben Hurt Chariot Wars were held Saturday in North Portland.
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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…]

7th annual Mini Bike Winter starts Thursday

Avatar by on February 8th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

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Carnage awaits at the Chariot Wars event.
(Photo © J. Maus)

This year’s Mini Bike Winter is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

The event — which tries to capture the fun and creative culture of Portland’s beloved Zoobomb community — features parties, competitions, and this year, even a panel discussion.

Mini Bike Winter kicks off on Thursday night (2/11) with a panel discussion titled, “Should Bikes Save the Planet?” Panelists include: Author of Efficiency Shifting, Conrad Schmidt; Bicycle Pornographer Reverend Phil Sano; President of Umbrella and Director of the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, Stephanie Routh; owner of Portland Pedicabs Ryan Hashagen; and PSU Professor of Sociology, Erin Rose Michaels.
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Slideshows: Mini Bike Winter and the Bicycle Belles

Avatar by on February 24th, 2009 at 10:13 am

“Bump” showing his skills.
(Photos by Elly Blue)
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Mini Bike Winter is Zoobomb’s answer to all of Portland’s summer bicycle fun — but less of it, and on small bikes.

The festivities go on for several days, and after missing the glorious Hamster Ball on Saturday night I determined to head out on Sunday to catch some of the action. I arrived at the Esplanade just in time to catch the Bicycle Belles, Seattle’s answer to our own Sprockettes. I took some photos:
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In honor of the Hamster Ball

Avatar by on February 15th, 2009 at 11:57 am

The Ben Hurt Chariot Wars left their mark on Zoobomb’s Mini Bike Winter 2009 yesterday. I wasn’t there (I’m still in Guadalajara), but I just came across an amazing short video from my friend Felix. I knew I was missing something special by not being at MBW this year, but I did not expect this…

Behold, the Hamster Ball:
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See more photos from the chariot war action at Felix’s photoset. Learn more about Mini Bike Winter at Zoobomb.net

Slideshow: The faces of Mini Bike Winter

Avatar by on February 21st, 2008 at 3:44 pm

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Slideshow below
(Photos © J. Maus)

For some reason, I just can’t get last weekend’s Mini Bike Winter event out of my mind. By all accounts, it was just a massively fun and amazing weekend.

I took somewhere in the realm of 2,000+ images in two days and I’m still having fun looking through them. I especially like looking at photos of all the interesting people that were involved with the event. On that note, I’ve put together a little slideshow with some of the portraits I snapped. [Read more…]

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

Avatar 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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Prepare thyself for Mini Bike Winter V

Avatar by on February 15th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Ifny Lachance from Vancouver BC won the Chariot Wars event last year.
(Photo © J. Maus)

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