Bike Scout Survey

Thanks for participating in the inaugural Bike Scout Scavenger Hunt! We’d like you to help shape this year’s ride.

For reference:
Manifest 2013 >>

Challenge Cards 2013, set one >>

Challenge Cards 2013, set two >>

Please complete this survey by June 25

Your Scout Masters
Matt Stefanik
Ayleen Crotty

p.s. please join us for Bikes+Books on June 25, a literary event with a bar. MORE INFO >>

Audience Choice Award

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.

Runners up:
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

Film Spotlight: Bread for Bike

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.


Film Spotlight: Bicycle and a Way of Life

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.


Golden Helmet Award Finalists

Golden Helmet TrophyCongratulations to the top three finalists contending for the Golden Helmet Award, presented by Travel Oregon

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.


Bike Bingo

Bingo is the new trivia

BingoSq 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.


Radio Room
1101 NE Alberta Street
Radio Room is all ages until 9:00pm.

Calling All Storytellers!

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 [email protected]

Mark Your Calendar!

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.

Limited Edition PINO x FILMED BY BIKE Bow Tie


Arrive to Filmed by Bike in style.

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, the 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 wear boring clothes. 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 in an elegant fashion.

If you’re only going to own one bow tie, this is yours.


(click photos for a dashing view)

Film Production Intern



The 12th 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 with beer garden, auxiliary events and four days at the theater. Film submissions come from around the world.

The Film Production Intern will contribute to Filmed by Bike through myriad responsibilities to ensure a successful festival. There is a lot of creative freedom and opportunity to learn and refine skills built into this position. Our ideal candidate knows that many odd details go into making an event successful and will embrace the workload to help put on a good show.

The Film Production Intern will leave this position with a solid portfolio of real-world work.

The Film Production Intern will report directly to the Festival Director.

We are a streamlined, creative event. If you enjoy working with a team of efficient people who are involved for an altruistic, true love of the event, you will fit right in.


Roughly 5-10 hours a week from mid February through April 25. Meetings every other week, on a very flexible schedule. Workload increases as the festival draws near and Media Intern must be available for work on April 19 for our Opening Night.


We are an extremely positive, supportive work team. We work very hard and are fully dedicated to the festival. We work from home and gather every two weeks for a meeting at our sponsored group office, Radio Room in NE Portland. We use Google Docs for file management and Vimeo for video display.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS – Skills, Equipment and Characteristics

* Creative
* Solid knowledge of a professional video editing program.
* Solid knowledge of video maximization, finalization and sharing.
* Excellent audio work or the desire to refine your skills through this position – a dedication to good sound.
* Your own camera and preferably mics, but at least a good camera.
* Your own editing suite.
* Cool under pressure
* Friendly, positive, personable, works well with the public.
* Communications oriented – can do a good job of representing the festival to a wide variety of people.
* Works independently with thorough initial instruction but limited oversight after that.
* Thorough with detailed projects, doesn’t mind the occasional office tasks.
* Knows how to set project priorities and ask questions to stay on track.
* Ability to balance Filmed by Bike workload with other life commitments.


* Creative, eager to brainstorm new ideas for the festival.
* An absolute love of either shooting or editing, or preferably both.
* Ability to take constructive feedback, especially when it comes to editing.
* Desire to hone your skills by contributing to our festival.
* Excellent correspondence etiquette.


* Overseeing 2-4 video shoots from start to finish.


* Creating pieces from existing footage.
* Editing shot footage.
* Working on a total of 4-8 pieces.
* Most pieces are less than 2 minutes in final duration.


* Assistance with auxiliary projects primarily in the realm of video promotion (pumping out the pieces created) or general festival promotion on specific projects.
* Work the event on Opening Night – April 19.
* Other related project as they arise.


This is an internship position with an opportunity to learn in a real-world environment from an expert team of event coordinators with many years of experience. You will work alongside three accomplished, friendly staff who are eager to share skills with you and foster you through this internship so you can get the most experience out of it possible. At the end of this position, you will be well prepared for future employment.

Staff perks include free entry to the festival, networking opportunities, learning on the job and complimentary food and drink at staff meetings at Radio Room.


Send resume and cover letter as a PDF to Festival Director Ayleen Crotty: [email protected] A .doc file is acceptable if that is your only option. Please clearly include:
* How did you hear about this position? Please be as specific as possible.
* Three samples of your video work posted online for viewing.

Watch Bike Movies Here

You can now watch some of our favorite bike movies right here on the Filmed by Bike website. We developed a movie watch page that continues to grow as we add the best bike movies from around the world that we’ve screened at Filmed by Bike.
Click the WATCH link above to start watching.

Meet the Jury

Introducing the 2014 Filmed by Bike Jury, the team of honored notables charged with wading through stacks of film submissions to choose this year’s stellar program. The submissions so far this year are good. Really good.

So who do you have to bribe to get your movie into the festival?

(and, yes, bribes are accepted)


View their profiles >>

Nominate Your Hero

Filmed by Bike features the best bike movies from around the world. Tons of movies are submitted to the festival, but only a few will make the cut. Who gets to decide? The Jury. The honored, prestigious Filmed by Bike Jury.

We are currently assembling our Jury for the 12th Annual Filmed by Bike. Nominate your bike or film hero today.


Call for Entries

The 12th Annual Filmed by Bike is now accepting submissions for the 2014 festival, which takes place April 19-22 at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon.

New this year, submissions are limited to 10 minutes. In the past, submissions were limited to eight minutes. As always, though, shorter is better and our jury favors very short, tightly edited films.