Your Handy Guide to the 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike

Filmed by Bike is a film festival featuring bike-themed movies from around the world. The festival happens only here in Portland every April and this year is the 10th anniversary. Because of this celebratory year, there are 75 movies over the course of six different programs that show on five days with 13 screenings total. That’s a ton of movies.

The festival happens April 13-18 at the Clinton St. Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.

The opening night on Friday features the New Belgium Street Party in the middle of Clinton St. with a beer garden and live entertainment.

Wade through all the excitement and make the most of your Filmed by Bike experience with this handy guide.


A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available. When those sell out, additional tickets are for sale at the box office while supplies last. The Friday box office opens at 5:30 and the shows will sell out. A pre-sale ticket guarantees entry.


Each program is different, and they repeat twice so hopefully one of the times will fit your schedule. Check out the program to find the shows you want to see. Tuesday features all cyclocross films and Wednesday the Best of the Best, crowd favorites from the Filmed by Bike archives.


Beyond the street party, Filmed by Bike offers more than just movies on the screen. The filmmaker Q+A sessions (Sat. at 5, Sun at 7) are powerful nights in the theater, when filmmakers talk about their work. In honor of their 10th anniversary, Filmed by Bike is bringing in filmmakers from all over the country. You also don’t want to miss the Golden Helmet Award, presented by Nutcase Helmets at the 7:00 Saturday show. The winner of this top award will receive $300 cash and the coveted Golden Helmet trophy.


If you love the idea of watching bike movies on the silver screen, a festival pass is the way to go. For only $32 you’ll get unlimited entry to the theater all festival long. It also includes a free commemorative 2012 DVD.


If you’re trying to get in to the Friday shows, even if you’ve purchased pre-sale tickets, you should arrive early. The crowd is fun and the beer will be flowing. You can pick up your tickets and come back later, or simply stay for the fun. There is no fanfare on the other days, but arriving early is still recommended.


The Audience Choice Award, presented by Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, gives fans like you a chance to vote online for your favorite movie. The willing filmmaker will be awarded $100 cash.


How are you getting to Filmed by Bike? Don’t go alone, go with Gary, mt. bike legend Gary Fisher. The Friday ride leaves from the Bike Gallery Spring Sale at 1001 SW 10th Ave at 6pm sharp. More info >>


Bring friends, take pictures and revel in the excitement of this momentous 10th anniversary celebration.

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