Presentation on theme: "RyNO DownHill – November 2006 A Short History of the People’s Bike Library of Greater Portland."— Presentation transcript:
RyNO DownHill – November 2006 A Short History of the People’s Bike Library of Greater Portland
ZooBomB is Born September 2002 Out of a wormhole The confluence of mini-bike riders and urban down-hillers
The People’s Bike Library of Greater Portland Quickly the new group acquired mini-bikes They were locked to a bike rack outside Rocco’s The Program of Outreach had begun. Anyone can check out a bike on Sunday night The collection was named The People’s Bike Library of Greater Portland
Rocco’s and the Bike Library = Good relationship Never a complaint from Rocco’s
At Some Point, the Pile Moved across the street from Rocco’s Near to the parking lot of the Treasury Building In July 2003, a local weekly calls the pile a “kinetic sculpture”.
Pepper Pop Lock In September 2003, two rogue PPB members cut the lock and confiscated the People’s Bike Library. About half the bikes were later recovered.
The Holy Rack is Born Spontaneous protests erupt in downtown Portland. Pilgrims visit the Holy Rack
The People’s Bike Library matures Residents and visitors alike enjoy the Bike Library
The People’s Bike Library becomes a Portland Landmark May 2004 – I Like Bike The Pile graces the cover of Portland’s Inside Guide to Biking.
The People’s Library Is Living Art Seattle Art monthly September 2004
The Pile is mobile
Adversary of the Library Street kids still steal parts from the Bike Library Then the city tags the bikes for looking “Abandoned”
Pod-sack Island In Mid-2006, the pile moved across the street to share the traffic island with the big Pod-Sack. A local business owner complains
October 2006 The pile moves back, across from Rocco’s ZooBomBers and representatives from the City begin meetings to decide on the future of the People’s Bike Library.
2007 – the Future ?? The future of the Pile is in our hands
Happy Winter ! Local weekly devotes their 2006 yearly calendar to Team Hardcore !