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

Filmed by Bike Lounge at BikeCraft

December 1-2
Sandbox Studio
420 NE 9th Ave, Portland
[ more info ]

Hang out with us in the Filmed by Bike Lounge at BikeCraft. We’ve created an oasis of relaxation with comfy couches and bike movies playing on the screen. Grab a beer, lunch and fresh popcorn from Pedal Kettle while you take a break from all the handmade magic of BikeCraft.


Are you a filmmaker working on a movie? Our staff will be in the lounge to answer your questions and help you finalize your movie.


We’ll be unveiling our brand new poster, designed by Matt Cardinal and printed by the luscious printing experts at Stumptown Printers. We will have copies of our brand new accompanying sticker. You can get a free poster when you purchase any of our DVDs.


Stop by the PDX by Bike Concierge Desk to ask questions about commuting, shopping and generally exploring the city by bike. The PDX by Bike Ambassadors will be on hand to meet one-on-one with you.


Watch bike movies all year long with all your friends! We’re selling our DVDs at special gift pack prices for BikeCraft. Pick up a tall stack and give gifts to all your friends this holiday season.

Filmed by Bike Lounge


BikeCraft: all the holiday shopping without any of the suck. Plan to stay at BikeCraft all day. Hang out with your friends, grab a beer, relax, meet new people, kick back and watch movies in the Filmed by Bike Lounge.

In celebration of our upcoming 10th Anniversary, Filmed by Bike is hosting a bike movie lounge at BikeCraft. A rotating selection of not-much-attention-required movies will play throughout the day, and of course there will be popcorn from Pedal Kettle.

Filmed by Bike DVD sets will be on sale at special deeply discounted prices to get you inspired to, perhaps, make your own bike movie. Spread the bike movie love and buy DVDs for all your friends this holiday season.

Chat with your friends, map your plan for bikes to take over the world, talk winter biking and plot your next adventure. When questions arise, stop by the Bike Concierge hosted by PDX by BIKE. These experts will be on hand to answer all your questions about navigating this fine city by bike, what to buy for the bike lovers in your life and copies of their handy pocket guide will be on sale.


RSVP to the event on Facebook and you could win a free DVD. More info >>


BikeCraft is December 3-4 from 11am-6pm at Sandbox Studio, 420 NE 9th Ave. in Portland. It’s free to get in, but bring cash to enjoy beers, buy gifts and for snacks.

Watch Bike Movies All Weekend

Filmed by Bike is this weekend and there are over
40 bike movies
showing at the Clinton Street Theater. Each day there are three showings of different movies and Friday features its own special program of movies most suitable for the raucous Friday crowd.

Buy an unlimited entry festival pass and see them all!

No shows will sell out before doors open.

We have a limited number of ADVANCE tickets available for sale online and more tickets are for sale at the door. We recommend you come at least a half hour prior to showtime to ensure you get a ticket. If you are trying to get tickets for the 7:00 or 9:00 shows on Friday night, we recommend you come at 5:30 when the box office opens and tickets go on sale. Those popular shows will sell out quickly.

See the full program here >>

Filmmaker Mini-Talks at Best of the Worst (What not to do)

How do you make a great movie? Find out by coming to the Best of the Worst (What not to do) this Saturday at Art Department (1315 SE 9th) from 8-10:30 p.m. Some of our favorite Filmed by Bike filmmakers are cramming their wisdom into rapid fire five-minute mini-talks that pack a punch.

8:50 – Lars C. Larsen of Nano Films will present “Editing a Super Short Movie”.
9:40 – Mike Vogel from Front Ave films presents on “How to Make a Zero Budget Movie”.
10:20 – Dan Kaufman of Crank my Chain will present on “The Worst Movie I Ever Made”.

Times may vary slightly, so come early

Volunteer for the Best of the Worst (What not to do)

What makes a great Filmed by Bike movie? Find out by watching our collection of ‘B’ movies from the festival archives at The Best of the Worst (what not to do) on November 6th at The Art Department (1315 SE 9th, at Madison). The event features a bar and food, filmmaker talks, the unveiling of our new trailer, jury nominations and much more.


Volunteering is a fun way to be involved with this event – to see the behind the scenes action and help make it happen.  We need volunteers for the following roles:
Continue reading


Filmed by Bike is big and there is a lot going on, so we’ve put together this planner to help you decide what to do:

FRIDAY: Come to the New Belgium Opening Night Street Party and head inside for the movies if you’re so inclined. Bring your friends and great ready for an incredible FREE party in the street with DJ Anjali + Incredible Kid plus other outstanding entertainment.

SATURDAY: Relax and recover or head to one of the screenings. We suggest you make it to the 7pm for the Golden Helmet Award Presentation with Nutcase Helmets.

SUNDAY: Catch some early evening movies with filmmaker Q+As at the 5pm screenings, or catch the later night screenings to round out your weekend.

Discounted DVDs at BikeCraft Sat.

We’ll be at BikeCraft (bike craft fair) this Saturday, December 5th, selling our DVDs at a discount for the holidays. This is a rare opportunity to get DVDs and t-shirts somewhere other than through our online store. Come hang out with us Sandbox Studio warehouse located at 420 NE 9th Ave, from 10am-5pm.

And because hazelnuts are great at this time of year, we’ve roasted up a big batch and we’ll include a pouch of roasted hazelnuts when you purchase a DVD 3-pack at BikeCraft.

Damn! Did Anyone Get a Photo?

We had a great time hanging out this past week with with Brendt and Zoe from the Bicycle Film Festival! It was good to have them in town. I watched the shorts program last night. The highlight for me was Balorda, a piece about this amazing fun ride that happens every year in Italy. “We don’t have energy bar, only pork! We don’t drink Gatorade, only wine!” I’m heading to Italy to ride Balorda! I mean, I’ve been on a fun ride or two in my day, but all through this movie I kept thinking, “DAMN they’re having fun!”. So we’re working to bring Balorda to FBB2009.

We wish we had a photo of the BFF and FBB hanging out togther. They’re doing amazing work to bring their festival around the worl. Brendt just finished six months of travel. I asked him how it went. He said he’s tired.

BikeCraft – A Packed House!

Hey thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi and buy t-shirts and DVDs at our booth at BikeCraft. We had a great time, even if we had trouble breathing because there were so many people there. We estimate about 1,500 people attended and the hall was packed at 5:00, a half hour before the event was scheduled to open. And it stayed packed until 8pm, and full until 9:30.

We had a great time sharing our booth with our neighbor-friend Nikki who lives down the street from the Filmed by Bike headquarters. I was so distracted by all the people stopping by to say hi that I forgot to many pictures. Here are a few on our slideshow. You can find more from BikePortland on their slideshow.