2015 Let’s Ride! Presented by Yakima

Saturday, May 23, 5:00pm

Hollywood Theatre

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YakimaThis exciting night of events is presented by Yakima.

Tonight is a special night in the theater: Filmed by Bike has teamed up with Let’s Race Bikes to present the powerful film “Half the Road: the Passion, Pitfalls and Power of Women in Professional Cycling. In conjunction with showing this incredible movie, we are hosting a panel discussion with everyday cyclists talking about what it’s like to be a women who rides a bike. From daily cyclists to racers, you’ll have the opportunity to meet strong women and ask them questions.

Let’s Race Bikes! When you purchase your ticket, note the opportunity to make a donation to this awesome, burgeoning organization that’s changing the lives of women across Oregon.

Bring your entire team!

Group sales discounts are available for teams/groups of 10 or more. Contact Ashley@FilmedByBike.org for more information.

Special Features

10:00am-10:00pm – Filmed by Bike Lounge at Velo Cult Bike Shop + Tavern
Featuring a selection of craft beers, pour-over coffee, conversation and snacks.
Settle in, meet other bike and film lovers, discuss the films, meet filmmakers.
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3:00pm – Group Ride from Gladys Bikes
Gladys Bikes (2905 NE Alberta) is hosting a ride to to Velo Cult for a beer social.
This ride is free and open to riders of all levels, no one will be left behind. The ride will take a relaxed three mile spin on quiet streets along the lovely Alameda Ridge. Please come dressed in your everyday clothing – performance apparel is completely unnecessary.

3:45pm – Beer Social
Meet at Velo Cult before the movie for a beer social hang out to discuss strong women in cycling.
The group will head to the theater together for the 5:00 show. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance online. The box office opes at 4pm and tickets are for sale while they last.

5:00pm – Film: Half the Road
Hollywood Theatre, see below

6:30pm – Strong Women Ride – Panel Discussion at Velo Cult Bike Shop + Tavern
Immediately following the film
Join us for a panel discussion with a variety of women who ride bikes. We’ll discuss everyday cycling and racing. You’re questions and input are welcome and encouraged.
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About the Film

Half the Road
Kathryn Bertine – Tucson, Arizona

“I began working on this documentary with the assumption it was about women’s professional cycling. A few months in, I realized the film was about equality and society, as told through the medium of cyclists. Half the Road is my hope that someday the whole world will see sports not as ‘men’s’ or ‘women’s’ but as equal athletes on equal playing fields.”

Half the Road explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female riders face in a male dominated sport. With footage from some of the world’s best UCI races to interviews with Olympians, World Champions, rookies, coaches, managers, officials, doctors and family members,

This film offers a unique insight to the drive, dedication, and passion it takes for a female cyclist to thrive. Both on and off the bike, the voices and advocates of women’s pro cycling take the audience on a journey of enlightenment, depth, strength, love, humor and best of all, change and growth.


Rapid Fire Panel Discussion

In a powerful half hour, we’re going to inspire you. To ride stronger. To ride with confidence. To encourage someone to ride with you. To race. To race yourself. To go further. To adventure.

Following the panel discussion, enjoy our casual around-the-table discussions.



Courtney is a co-founder of Let’s Race Bikes a local organization whose mission is to increase participation in women’s road racing. Let’s Race Bikes offers social events, rides, skills clinics, and free entries to races to encourage, support, and educate new and returning women to the exciting sport of road racing.

Courtney rides and races with her team, High Five Cycling where their motto is “no bad days on the bike.” Courtney has been racing bikes for 5 years and the fitness, friends, and life experiences she’s had through racing have been life changing.


Jackie is on the Board of Directors for the Community Cycling Center.

She started riding long-distances as training for her first Cycle Oregon in 2010, which she has been enthusiastically participating in ever since. She says riding her bike makes her feel like a badass, “strong, resourceful and with an iron will,” she explains. “It’s also fun and she’s met some great people along the way.”


April is the author of Women on Wheels, a handbook and how-to manual for city cyclists of all styles.

April is also a correspondent for Treehugger and the wrangler of both the Women on Wheels Portland riding group and the local CycloFemme events.