Filmmaker Spotlight: Damian Ineichen


Damian Ineichen says he loves to capture adventures with friends, and for him film is the best way to do that.
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All Aboard!

Coming to the Filmed by Bike film festival from out of town? Ride Amtrak! Amtrak, hosts of our Main Stage on opening night, has plenty of room for bikes, so hop on the train and bring your bike along for the easiest possible trip to Portland. Once you’re in Portland, it’s easy to get around by bike, explore the city and soak it all in like a local. The city has a wealth of bike friendly routes that will easily take you all over the city making it simple to navigate your way.

Stop by any local bike shop or the Portland Visitor’s Center near the train station to pick up a copy of a free map of the region that helps you find the safest and most direct routes for getting to your destination.

The Amtrak Cascades line requires an advance reservation for bikes, so book your ticket early to secure a spot for you and your bike. It’s easy to get your bike on the train and an Amtrak employee will help you load your bike. With many food and drink options and things to see and do along the route, you will have an exciting trip to a vibrant city!

You can read more about bringing your bike on Amtrak on their website.

Filmmaker Showtimes


For complete festival info, click here.


To see when your film is showing, view the list below.

142 Miles From Monday Friday, 9pm
A Few Thousand Miles To Go Saturday 8pm
A tribute to Tassie Friday, 9pm
Alaska Hunting Sunday, 5 +7:30
Arlington Passages: Edgar Saturday 6pm
Autumn In Pagoda Sunday 5 + 7:30
BAM! – A bike travel little poem Saturday 6pm
Bicycle Tut Friday, 7pm
Bikepacking the Mongolian Steppe Sunday 5 + 7:30
Borders & Boundaries Saturday 8pm
Car Bike Bus RACE Friday, 7pm
Cross American Sunday 5 + 7:30
Cross Oregon Bike Tour Sunday 5 + 7:30
Cycling and wild camping in china Saturday 6pm
Cycling Circle Saturday 6pm
Cycling Karelia Sunday 5 + 7:30
Cycling the highest road in the world Friday, 9pm
Eddie Masters Gets Fat Friday, 9pm
Evolution of the Bicycle Saturday 6pm
FAT 5 Saturday 8pm
Gibidum Saturday 8pm
Go Riding Saturday 6pm
Gotya Sunday 5 + 7:30
Indie Alaska: I Am A Winter Cyclist Friday, 7pm
Keep Going Saturday 6pm
King of the Mountain Friday, 7pm
KRAS Friday, 7pm
Motherfucking Bike Friday, 9pm
Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights Saturday 8pm
Mrs. Funfia Friday, 7pm
NYC is Handsome – On The Streets with Gabriel Frilando Saturday 6pm
Off the Beaten Path Extended Trailer Saturday 8pm
Renowned Series – Episode 7 Friday, 7pm
Ride Alive 2015 Saturday 6pm
Riding Behind the Curtain: Slovenia Friday, 7pm
Riding the John Wayne Trial Saturday 8pm
Rookie Friday, 7pm
Solidream, Aspirations Of The Pamirs Saturday 8pm
Spring In The Catskill Mountains Saturday 6pm
Team InFocus – Silence Friday, 7pm
The Gift Saturday 6pm
The Morning Ride Saturday 6pm
The Philadelphia Bike Story Saturday 6pm
The Thousand Year Journey: Oregon To Patagonia Saturday 8pm
Ti Cycles: Year 1 of Questionable Commercials Friday, 9pm
Time to get Moist Friday, 9pm
Toof Friday, 7pm
Trail to Kazbegi Saturday 8pm
Velo Visionaries – Morgan Fitzgibbons Saturday 6pm
Velosophers Sunday 5 + 7:30
Why I Love Riding Sunday 5 + 7:30

Photos of Adventure Films

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"Off the Beaten Path" by First Tracks Productions | South Lake Tahoe, California

“Off the Beaten Path” by First Tracks Productions | South Lake Tahoe, California

"Off the Beaten Path" by First Tracks Productions | South Lake Tahoe, California

“Off the Beaten Path” by First Tracks Productions | South Lake Tahoe, California

"MONTANUS - The COLD VEIN" by Giorgio Frattale + Francesco D'Alessio | L'Aquila, Italy

“MONTANUS – The COLD VEIN” by Giorgio Frattale + Francesco D’Alessio | L’Aquila, Italy

"Trail to Kazbegi" by Joey Schusler | Boulder, Colorado

“Trail to Kazbegi” by Joey Schusler | Boulder, Colorado

"Trail to Kazbegi" by Joey Schusler | Boulder, Colorado

“Trail to Kazbegi” by Joey Schusler | Boulder, Colorado

"Rookie"by  Damian Ineichen | Bonstetten, Switzerland

“Rookie”by Damian Ineichen | Bonstetten, Switzerland

Filmmaker Info 2016

Dear Filmmakers,

CONGRATULATIONS! Your film was declared one of the World’s Best Bike Movies by the 2016 Filmed by Bike jury.

Below you can download your laurels below to showcase over your film wherever it is shown.


  • Send in the final format of your film by February 20, 2016
  • Send us the highest quality version you have. See recommendations here >>
  • If your film is on Vimeo, set it to be downloadable and notify us – we’ll download it.
  • If your film is hosted on YouTube, you must send us a file. We can’t download from YouTube.
  • You may use a file transfer service like YouSendIt, HighTail or Dropbox.
  • If you need to make modifications to your film, that’s okay. However, if the resulting film is along longer, we will be unable to show your film. We are currently at maximum capacity.
  • If your film is not received by February 20, it will not be shown at the festival.
  • The email address is


Each accepted film receives one free ticket to filmed by Bike. The email address used to submit your film is your ticket code.

Tickets go on sale March 1.

Special congratulations to the many accepted filmmakers who are not from Portland! Please come join us for the festival in May. We would love to host you in our bike friendly city!


Your film will be shown at the 14th Annual Filmed by Bike in Portland, Oregon May 6-8.

On March 1, you will be able to see the complete programs listings with information about when your film is screening.

After that, a select few films are chosen to enter our Traveling Program that brings Filmed by Bike movie collections all over the world to inspire people to ride bikes. If you have the rights to your music, you are eligible for this program and you film may be selected to be included.


Want to see Filmed by Bike where you live and ride? Host a Filmed by Bike movie night! It’s easy, just press play. We’ll help you out with all the details.


We will be announcing award nominees later in the festival season.

We will announce the winners at the Awards Ceremony: Saturday, May 7 following the 7:00pm show at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon.


If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Guthrie Straw, Films Manager
(503) 871-3373


Download your laurels here >>

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Advocacy Shorts

10 films
45 minutes

Produced with support from Street Films.

Advocacy is so important and advocates and activists around the world are making positive change happen in our cities. But when it comes to cycling advocacy, we can so easily slip into “wonky” technical speak about buffered bike lanes and sharrows.

This collect cuts through the jargon with plain-speak films that showcase what’s happening in cities all over the world. The global perspective in this program is outstanding. There are several profiles on inspiring every day cyclists and plenty of tips and suggestions for making ones community a more bike-friendly place.

This program is intentionally programmed to be 45 minutes in length. We recommend pairing it with a brief and powerful Q+A session at the end that covers:
* How do these films relate to what’s happening in our area?
* What positive change is happening in our area?
* What did you take away from what you saw in these films?
* Let’s all go out and ride and make change happen!

CLICK HERE to purchase this program >>

Who Should Get to Award the World’s Best Bike Movies?

Filmed by Bike showcases the world’s best bike movies. Tons of movies from all over the world are submitted to the festival and our jury wades through the good, the bad and the ugly to find the amazing gems that will be award the honored distinction of being one of the World’s Best Bike Movies.

So who should get to to occupy an esteemed seat on the jury?

That’s up to you.

Nominate your hero to the Filmed by Bike jury today! Deadline is 12/1/2015. MORE INFO >>

About the Filmed by Bike Festival

We are inspiring a culture where cycling is woven seamlessly into everyday life.”

– Ayleen Crotty, Festival Director

About Filmed by Bike

Filmed by Bike is a film festival showcasing the world’s best bike movies. We collected and curate an outstanding mix of spirited movies that come from filmmakers all over the world. We host a large awards festival in Portland, Oregon USA every spring where we declare the World’s Best Bike Movies. These collections are seen in cities across the globe through our Traveling Program. Filmed by Bike’s movies spark vibrant communities and inspire people to ride their bikes more. We are inspiring a culture where cycling is woven seamlessly into everyday life.

About the Founder

ACfbbBow-whitespacerightFilmed by Bike was founded by Ayleen Crotty (the Festival Director), a bike culture expert who builds and curates creative endeavors. Ayleen has been instrumental in the growth of cycling in Portland, Oregon since the city’s formative years in the early 2000’s.

Ayleen received her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Illinois where she curated an art gallery out of her home and hosted film festivals that led to the eventual creation of Filmed by Bike. She is also the founder of the Midnight Mystery Rides, Breakfast on the Bridge and a founding member of the bike culture incubator Shift and the KBO0 Bike Show. Ayleen is the editor of and the editor of the forthcoming Best Bicycle Rides in Portland (Falcon Press, 2016).

Partnerships Worldwide

Filmed by Bike partners with organizations around the world to support their efforts in sparking community engagement and active lifestyles. We are excited to partner with the International Bicycle Film Festival in Hong Kong and look forward to sharing our movies and inspiring the growth of an active culture where cycling is woven seamlessly into everyday life.

Photo Gallery

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Bike Scout: Results

Our annual Bike Scout Scavenger Hunt challenges bikers to hit the streets in search of treasures as they conquer feats and document experiences, all on a quest for the coveted Troop Trophy.

This year’s Bike Scout was an incredible success! We were extremely impressed with the troop themes, costumes and enthusiasm. 18 troops circled the city for a challenging day – and the results are posted below. We hope to see you out there with us next summer. Join our email list to be notified of the next event.

Here’s a glimpse at the wild day.

[ View the full collection here ]


#1 – The Space Cadets – 187 points

#2 – Got My Polygamy Badge – 185

#3 – The Clinton Diverters – 178

#4 – Team Messerchmitt -171

#5 – Eagle Cubs – 153

#6 – Team Sincerity – 148

#7 – Tour De Francis – 148

#8 – The Warriors – 147

#9 – Pastel Angels – 130

#10 – Dr. 420 – 127

#11 – The Warm Partidges – 125

#12 – Cheb Horseman – 139

#13 – These Bums B Real – 123

#14 – Greetings from Space – 118

#15 – Bike Touts – 108

#16 – The Tired Teachers – 76

#17 – The Flannels – 63

#18 – (Did Not Finish)

Best Individual Costume: The Pope from Tour de Francis

Best Troop Theme: Got My Polygamy Badge

Best Item Found: Basket of Toys (with heads freakishly rearranged and parts missing) from troop Messerschmidt