Let’s inspire people to ride bikes!
Filmed by Bike makes it easy to host a bike-themed film festival. We curate the world’s best bike movies into programs we’ve developed specifically for groups to host their own festival.
Whether you’re an advocacy organization, municipal department, museum, theater or individual, we have a program that your audience will love.
Let’s Ride Roast is the perfect coffee to inspire your ride.
Plot and scheme your next route. Trace your finger along maps as you dream, wonder. Rally your crew. Throw caution to the wind. Hop on your bikes. Explore. Get Lost.
Whether through the streets of Portland (or wherever you live) or the hidden rugged rural roads of far off places, the roar of adventure is calling and we must ride.
About The Coffee
Let’s Ride Roast was developed in partnership with the coffee roasting experts at Oblique Coffee in Portland, Oregon. This small batch, single origin coffee is roasted to perfection in a rare German built Probat L5 coffee roaster in SE Portland.
We worked with Oblique to create the perfect coffee for relaxing morning:
Where to Purchase
* On our ticket buying page
* At the Box Office during the festival
* At Oblique during the month of May (call ahead)
It starts in August. Filmmakers from around the world send their movies to our Jury in hopes they’ll make the cut for our festival. We watch endless hours of footage from the far reaches of this wild world.
Smiles, laughs, determination, amazing feats of adventure on the rugged road, trials, tribulations, joy and victory.
Bicycle adventure allows us to sink into the landscape and be one with the world around us in a way so visceral, so open and honest. There’s no hiding here – and we don’t want to. We want these true experiences of life that remind us what it is to truly be alive.
The films we watch remind us: it’s adventure time. We seek dusty rail lines, gravel roads, singletrack through paradise, gritty dimly lit night streets and broad, sweeping views. We want it all, and the open road is calling.
Let’s ride. But first: coffee.
The 13th Annual Filmed by Bike Trailer, Presented by Orp
To celebrate our move to the Hollywood Theatre, we embarked upon an ambitious photo shoot featuring the bikers of Portland cruising past iconic Portland locations we know and love well.
We concluded our hard work with revelry on the Skidmore Bluffs as the sun set over our fair city of Portland.
By the Numbers
4 days of shooting
45 extras ages 2-68 years old
A team of 5 assistants
3 drift bikes
2 cargo bikes
1 tall bike
1 swing grill bike
1 family of 6 children (the Nichols family)
10 quesedillas and 15 sausages grilled on the grill bike at the Skidmore Bluffs
Filmed by Bike features the world’s best bike movies. This year’s program is an excellent collection of films, featuring a wide variety of styles, from documentaries to love stories, music videos to tales of adventure on the rugged road.
Can’t decide what to see? Purchase a VIP Pass for unlimited entry and access to exclusive VIP events. Filmed by Bike only happens once a year – make the most of it!
The 13th Annual Filmed by Bike is a film festival featuring the best bicycle themed movies from around the world. We coordinate a high energy event that features a huge street party, auxiliary events and two days of movies at the theater. Film submissions come from around the world.
We are hiring for the following positions and we’re looking for some hardworking, enthusiastic rockstars to join our creative team!
Filmed by Bike is now accepting nominations for the 2015 jury.
This panel of notable film and bike enthusiasts is charged with wading through endless hours of bike movies to select our 2015 program. It’s not an easy task, but it surely is fun.
Thanks for participating in the inaugural Bike Scout Scavenger Hunt! We’d like you to help shape this year’s ride.
Please complete this survey by June 25
Your Scout Masters
p.s. please join us for Bikes+Books on June 25, a literary event with a bar. MORE INFO >>
Congratulations to Norbi Whitney for winning the Audience Choice Award, presented by Brompton, for his movie “Dust in the Chain” which won by a landslide.
The Spinster | Kristin Tieche – San Francisco
Eight Minute Deadline | Zina Papadopoulou and Petros Papadopoulos – Athens, Greece
FLOW: Elements of Freeride | Oly Mingo – Wenatchee, Washington
Heart and Soul | Chris Brunett – Vancouver, Canada
Bike for Bread | 26:08
Claude Marthaler, Raphaël Jochaud – France
Plays in the Travel Shorts program Sunday at 7pm
In the beginning of the world was the Nile, and then came bread and cycling. Over a solid half-century, Cairo has invented an unusual means of delivering bread. As if they were tightrope walkers, the city’s cyclists soar like shooting stars, zooming up one-way streets against endless lines of cars, slipping between the rows of chairs of a café, and disappearing into a bazaar. One hand serves to balance a wooden rack on their heads, bearing hundreds of rounds of bread, and the other rests on the handlebar.
The future of these figures, so familiar in Cairo, remains nonetheless as precarious as that of the Sphinx. Cyclonaut, Claude Marthaler, went there in person to tell the life story of one of Cairo’s bread deliverymen.
Bicycle and a Way of Life | 14:34
Bubba McClean – Los Angeles, California
In East LA, a teenage bicycle thief straddles two worlds – that of her old fashioned Latina grandma and that of her thuggish crooked boss. When these worlds collide, she must decide which path to take.
This thrilling film features a strong female lead, an interesting cultural perspective and bike thievery. It plays in our Heavy Pedal program, April 20 at 5pm and April 22 at 8pm.
Join Bubba on stage following the Sunday 5pm show during the Filmmaker Q+A session.
Dust in the Chain | 4:37
Norbi Whitney – Quebec, Canada
Playing in the Heavy Pedal and Bike Party programs >>
The Chop | 2:30
Tim Royle – Cheshire, UK
Playing in the Heavy Pedal program >>
FLOW: Elements of Freeride | 2:58
Oly Mingo | Wenatchee, Washington
Playing in the Travel Shorts and Bike Party programs >>
Please join us for the awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 22 following the 6pm program, a chance to see who goes home with the coveted Golden Helmet trophy.
Bingo is the new trivia
Join us for night of raucous Bike Bingo that will get you all-sorts-of fired up for the 12th Annual Filmed by Bike festival.
The event is free and all ages but this isn’t your grannie’s bingo: we’re adding in challenge options, creative winning patterns and bonus point opportunities.
Prizes include tickets to the 12th Annual Filmed by Bike and other hot booty.
Watch the gigantic bingo board at Radio Room light up as you eagerly await your your numbers to be called by our star caller, Peter Koonce, a heavy-hitting traffic engineer.
Radio Room will be preparing a special Bike Bingo-inspired cocktail menu with drinks like the Side Cargo Bike and the Bingorita.
Registration is not required, but we encourage you to RSVP to the Facebook event, spread the word and bring all your friends.
1101 NE Alberta Street
Radio Room is all ages until 9:00pm.
Bikes in the Night Sky, presented by Arkel, is a night of live storytelling on stage at the Clinton St. Theater April 21 as part of the 12th Annual Filmed by Bike.
Do you have a powerful story you’d like to share?
Stories are limited to seven minutes and only six storytellers will be accepted. Tryouts are March 25 from 7-9pm in NE Portland. Once you’re signed up, we’ll tell you the location.
15 tryout slots are available. Claim yours today!
We will be in touch with details. If you have questions, please contact Ayleen@FilmedByBike.org.
The 12th Annual Filmed by Bike is April 19-22 at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon. Mark your calendar and get ready for four days of exciting events and movies at the theater. Tickets go on sale March 1.
Check out our 2014 poster, designed by Jeff Francouer with production assistance by Melissa Medeiros. Our poster was lovingly printed by the masters at Stumptown Printers.
The 12th Annual Filmed by Bike features 45 films from 14 countries. Here’s just a taste. Buy a festival pass to see them all.
This limited edition bow tie is a PINOXFILMED BY BIKE collaboration to raise support for Filmed by Bike.
Just as we carefully choose each film that plays during Filmed by Bike, we carefully chose Pino, these acclaimed designers of bow ties and dapper accessories. Pino fuses traditional craftsmanship with innovative design using the world’s best materials shaping them into beautifully constructed bow ties.
PINOXFILMED BY BIKE believes that life is too short to have a boring wardrobe.
That’s why we’ve designed a gorgeous handcrafted bow tie with a custom fabric created especially for Filmed by Bike, especially for you to wear on Opening Night. Showcase your deep love of bikes and make a bold statement.
If you’re only going to own one bow tie, this is yours.
(click photos for a dashing view)