‘Freak Bike Fall’ starts tomorrow

‘Freak Bike Fall’ starts tomorrow

See larger version of flyer here.

“Freak Bike Fall” kicks off tomorrow night with alley cat races and the monthly Dropout Bike Club ride. Then on Saturday there’s a big Freak-Cross Race which is followed by a BBQ and live music. A hearty Zoobomb or three will wrap things up on Sunday night.

For more info on the what’s in store, check out the event website.

What exactly is a freak bike? It probably depends on who you ask. To me, it’s a bike that has been hacked/welded/put together by its owner to create something out of the ordinary. They often take the form of a tall bike — but as you can see by the photos below, tall bikes are just the tip of the freak bike iceberg.

In honor of this weekend’s event, I thought I’d share a few Portland freak bike photos from through the years. I love these bikes and the people who build them! They are true expressions of playful ingenuity and they show vast amounts of creativity and skill…

Art Bike Parade at Cirque du Cycling-2

Freak Bike Alleycat-6

Freak Bike Alleycat-10

Freak Bike Alleycat-13

Bike Fashion Show_ride and afterparty-88

Bike Fashion Show_ride and afterparty-98

Robert Stapletons Tall Bike-8.jpg

Dabe Alan's custom tall bike-4-3

Art Bike Parade at Cirque du Cycling-6

Art Bike Parade at Cirque du Cycling-56

Zoobomb 8/28/05

CARCass-9.jpg

Mini Bike Winter 2010-9

Chunkathalon, Portland OR

Alberta Street clowns

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