Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mini Bike Winter

Down in Portland, this Thursday marks the start of the sixth annual Mini-Bike Winter, a five-day festival of bike games and competitions, bike crafts, dancing, drinking, and the Mini-Bike Winter Fashion Show. Bike punks and cycling enthusiasts from up and down the West Coast show up to show off in blind chariot races, illuminated naked midnight rides, tricycle/beer relay races and, as the centerpiece of the small-bike themed party, bombing downhill at 40mph in the dark on tiny kids' bikes with no brakes.

Festivities include performances by bike acrobats The Sprockettes and Seattle's Bicycle Belles, music by Full Face Riot and Riot Cop, and the "super secret warehouse party" which you can only get to by participating in the Saturday night mass bike ride. Lots and lots of bike related mayhem, free for all, from Feb. 13th-15th. For the full weekend schedule see Zoobomb.

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