Sunday, May 7
We’d like you to meet our impressive filmmakers who hail from all over the world! And what better way than to ride bikes together?
— RAIN OR SHINE —
RIDE PREP: 11:00 am
Velo Cult Bike Shop + Tavern
Enjoy a beer and relax before the ride.
CHECK IN: 11:30 am // START: 12:00
Velo Cult Bike Shop + Tavern
Back Parking Lot
STOP #1: Brewery
Portland is home to some 80 craft breweries but today, unfortunately, we only have time for one. We’ll be stopping at a unique brewery for a pint of beer and plenty of good cheer as you get an opportunity to hang out with our visiting and local filmmakers.
STOP #2: Chris King Components Factory Tour
Made in the USA. This is truly a unique experience.
American manufacturing certainly isn’t dead. Chris King Components’ dedication to impeccable quality makes them one of the leaders in the bike industry. This beloved brand is known for their fine attention to detail and gorgeous components. They’ve offered to give our guests a tour of how they manufacture bike components in Industrial NW Portland.
Following the tour, Chris King will host complimentary appetizers and beer prepared by their in-house chef.
STOP #3: Sunday Screenings
If you’re headed to the final two programs of 15th Anniversary Filmed by Bike, join the Group Ride to the Hollywood Theatre or back to Velo Cult.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Chat with the filmmakers as you ride and sip. Ask them about biking in their home country or city. Get to know their tricks and tips for making bike-themed movies. Learn about their culture.
Leading the tour will be Guthrie Straw, Filmed by Bike Films Manager. He’ll talk about how we find the films we show and what trends he’s seeing in the world do bike movie making.
This is a slow-paced ride with leaders at the front and back.
Space is extremely limited, so reserve your spot today.
Registration is complimentary for Festival Pass holders.
This ride is FREE for Festival Pass holders.
$15 for everyone else, limited space.
Helmets are required.
This ride takes place on city streets open to vehicle traffic. While we have chosen a calm route, there will be times when we are on busier streets. You must be comfortable riding in a group with traffic passing by. Follow the rules of the road and ride respectfully – this is an opportunity for us to showcase how respectful cyclists can be. Join us as we set the tone for safer streets in Portland.
Oregon beer is strong. Please drink and bike responsibly. For the best experience, we recommend sharing a tasting (series of small pours) with a friend.
We are not responsible for lost or stolen items, or injured riders. Participate at your own risk.
WHAT TO BRING
- All of your friends! This ride is much more fun with buddies along for the afternoon.
- Your sense of adventure! Meet other riders and chat with the filmmakers.
- Appropriate clothing for the weather – RAIN OR SHINE
- A full water bottle – refill at the start of the ride inside Velo Cult
- Your helmet
- A lock
- Lights because you never know where all this fun might take you.
- A snack. We have a planned lunch stop, but it’s always a good idea to have your preferred treats along the way.