Zoobomb is a weekly bicycling activity in Portland, Oregon during which participants ride bicycles rapidly downhill. Zoobomb began in Fall of 2002. Participants carry their bikes on MAX Light Rail to the Washington Park station next to the Oregon Zoo. From there, participants ride their bikes down the hills in the vicinity. This process is often repeated several times throughout the night.
There is an emphasis on unusual bicycles, first and foremost the children's bicycles or "minibikes," but extending to tall bikes, swing bikes, choppers, non-functional bicycles, etc. Though many riders bring their own bicycles, the participants maintain a "Zoobomb pile". This is a sculptural tower of minibikes anchored to a bicycle rack at the Zoobomb meeting point. These are spare bikes that are used as loaners for would-be Zoobombers who don't have their own bike. The pile has become a local landmark.
TALL BIKES; They have tall tales to tell; Minneapolis is considered by some to be the "motherland" of tall bicycling, with people from various backgrounds coming together to simply ride around, a little higher off the ground.(SPORTS)
May 20, 2007; Byline: Sheila Mulrooney Eldred Special to the Star Tribune Chances are, if you live in Minneapolis, you have seen someone riding...