Celebrate our 10th Anniversary with Us!

June 25th, 2014 Posted in Shows | Comments Off

Way back in the olden times of 2004, a group of young women fantasized about starting a mini-bike dance crew. They made it happen, and we've been going strong ever since. Over 40 members have donned the hot pink and black through the years, performing their wild and wiley acrobatic bike tricks in parking lots, dirt patches, city parks, and warehouses. This week has brought together past Sprockettes from all over the country to celebrate our tenth anniversary. And we want YOU to join us for two awesome events this weekend! Our tenth anniversary ride on Friday, June 27th, 7pm at Peninsula Park will lead you (quite literally) down memory lane, as we traverse the city and visit many of the Sprockettes favorite and most important local spots. Many Sprockettes, current, past, and OG will be there, and we'll all be happy to tell you our funny tour stories or about that one time we were on National Public Radio. Check out the details on the Facebook event page. The 2004 Multnomah County Bike Fair was our first performance ever, and on Saturday, June 28th at Col. Summer's Park we will return to The Bike Fair to celebrate. Past Sprockettes will be dancing some of our greatest hits, and current Sprockettes will perform new jams.  The Bike Fair is a full day of bike fun, so be sure to check out the entire schedule of events.

Girl’s Camp

May 14th, 2014 Posted in Media | Comments Off

The Sprockettes are Portland's premier all lady-identified mini-bike dance troupe. 2014 marks our 10th anniversary and this year's 4th Annual summer camp for girls! Our summer camp is a two-day celebration of bicycles during which your little ladies will explore their creativity and strength through group dancing and acrobalance, bike tricks, DIY decoration and a whole lot more! Participants will get a chance to show off their performance skills at the North Portland Sunday Parkways and all proceeds will help support the Sprockettes.

What: Two-day bike dance camp for girls ages 5-12years (though we are lenient with age restrictions!) When: Saturday, June 21st and Sunday June 22nd, 10am-4:30pm with a performance at 3:30pm on Sunday at the North Portland Sunday Parkways! Where: Saturday at Irving Park, Sunday at Peninsula Park Cost: $40-$100 (sliding scale, no one turned away) Who: Ladies age 5 to 12 For video and pics of a prior Girls' Camp, check out this post here. Please fill out the form below to sign up, and please email us at sprockettescamp@gmail.com if you have any problems or questions.

Summers Coming!

May 13th, 2014 Posted in General | Comments Off
Hi everyone!
We've been very active the past two months. We spent most of March preparing for our April performance in Vegas. That’s right – Las Vegas! We were invited to perform for the Outlaw Bicycle Club gathering, which was 3 days of rides and performances from different clubs around the US. We feel incredibly lucky to be a part of this evolving bike culture, and we’re very inspired by the feedback we received.
Since recovering from our weekend in the desert, we are focusing on our summer events. It’s the 10 Year Anniversary of The Sprockettes! And we have so many events planned for you…
First up is our annual Girls Camp, June 21-22. We’re inviting young ladies to be mini Sprockettes. They’ll learn dances, bike tricks, acrobatics, and follow it up with a special Sunday performance! If interested in signing a little lady up, please email us at sprockettescamp@gmail.com for more information. Keep an eye out for our flyer as well.
Next we have our very own monthly 4TH Friday ride on June 27th. This is a special edition Pedalpalooza ride, and the theme is ‘Sprockettes History’. We have Sprockettes old and new participating – with a slideshow, stories, and fun activities.
And the grand finale, not to be missed, is the 10 Year Anniversary Sprockettes performance at The Bike Fair on Saturday June 28th.  We’re bringing together Sprockettes from the early days (the OG’s), Sprockouts, and current Sprockettes, for our ultimate reunion performance.  Do not miss this!
For more information, feel free to email us at sprockettes@gmail.com and check out the Pedalpalooza Calendar for 2014.

It’s that time of year again…

February 14th, 2014 Posted in Shows | Comments Off

We'll be performing Saturday afternoon, just before the start of the Chariot Wars

For details on events, including start times and locations, visit Zoobomb

Thank You Portland!

January 31st, 2014 Posted in Bash | Comments Off The Sprockettes would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their contributions to our raffle:

Beaterville

Bikeasaurus

Microcosm

City Bikes

Brunch Box

Music Millennium

J-Ryde Visuals

Street Car Bistro

Mr. John Huey

Littleleaf Glass

Chef Mario (from Beaterville)

We'd like to send our love to Bike Punk for printing our amazing new stickers designed by Agent Minx and Agent Redrum. Ezra Bell, Busy Scissors, Sexbots, Tart Cabaret,  and Rummy Rose for performing. Level Mediatrix for lighting. Captured by Porches and their special Sprockettes "Mini Bike Porter"? Delicious! And lastly, thank you to everyone who donated and attended our benefit party. We hope you had a great time and we couldn’t have done it without you. Our event was a success! Tour 2014! <3 The Sprockettes

The Sprockettes Benefit and Beer Release Party!

January 13th, 2014 Posted in Bash | 1 Comment » We want to make 2014 exceptional, so we're starting it off with a bang! To help us spread the bike love this year to cities beyond Portland, we've put together a night of amazing bands and performers just for you! And we're celebrating the release of a new beer from Captured by Porches, "Mini-Bike Porter". With help from our community, we've collected some pretty sweet raffle prizes for you to win. You must be asking yourself how this night could get any better....a bike ride! Yes, the Sprockettes are hosting our monthly ride that brings the party to the party. It leaves a little earlier than usual - so mark your calendars. See you soon!

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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

December 9th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments » Whew! 2013 has been a roller coaster of ups and downs, but we’re still dancing! Through the inspiration and support of our community, we are working hard to make 2014 our most exciting and eventful year yet. We’re in the process of updating our website, coordinating new dances, introducing new agents, and what’s that? A possible 2014 Sprockettes tour?!? Oh, and did I mention our monthly Sprockettes Ride? The next one’s coming up on 12/27, so bundle up and get on your bike. We can’t wait to see your lovely faces again, so stayed tuned… In the meantime, follow us on Instagram under “thesprockettes” and on Facebook <3 Agent Scout <3 Photo credit Dabe Alan

Gettin’ in gear for the summer!

May 9th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments » Hi folks! It’s been a rough few weeks since the passing of Agent Crush (Kiki), one of our longest running members and the most badass lady around. Her spirit lives on in all of us and continues to inspire us to fulfill our wildest dreams. Remember to love yourselves, the people in your life who make it wonderful, and tell them so every day! Also, remember to love your bike. Treat it to tune-ups every now and then, take it out for a solo “date” or spread the bike love to others who don’t yet know of it’s inherent majesty. As the seasons change, so does the ebb and flow of the Sprockettes. We’re excited to be bringing in new super rad bikey ladies and adding more spark to our dynamic! We also have some new material and routines in store as well as adding our own musical stylings to the mix. We’re gearing up for the summertime and looking forward to dancing in this beautiful sunshine. And my, how beautiful it is! Join us for our next performance at Multnomah County Bike Fair on June 29 for Pedalpalooza and be sure to check out the sweet bike rides and events going on all month long. For the little Sprockettes interested in our annual two-day Girl’s Camp, we’ll be selecting the dates in the next coming weeks (stay tuned!) <3 Agent Aurora <3

The passing of Agent Crush

April 21st, 2013 Posted in Agents | 1 Comment » (Thanks go out to RevPhil.) Portland is blessed. Within the small city there is vast opportunity for self exploration and various designers, activists and otherwise well meaning humans any of which might be able to offer you a bit of time necessary to help you find your way.
But for all the heartfelt intentions tragedy still strikes in Stumptown, the same as anywhere. This week we mourn the passing of beloved Sprockette, Kiki.

Under the alias Agent Crush, Kiki spent more years popping and u-locking than just about any other bike dancer in the world. She joined the Sprockettes shortly after our founding in 2003 and continued performing with us until 2012. With glamorous red curls and a confident stance she was immediately recognizable at bike punk rallies, nonprofit fundraisers, community street fairs, Sprockettes girls' camps, and of course in the streets wherever she rode.
Famed Sprockettes journalist (and occasional bike blogger) Jonathan Maus captured her spirit in images. Nearly all the photos available here were taken by him. We are fortunate that someone with his skilled eye and trustworthy history has kept them available for us to appreciate. Kiki took care to present a very particular image and she did it extraordinarily well.
Kiki had a fun and mischievous spirit. But she was also quite caring. She was one of the organizers of the fundraisers for Hollis, a bike-dance sister who suffered significant brain trauma in a nearly fatal collision while traveling in India. Four years of treatment later Hollis is still recovering. Kiki's trauma left no such possibility. After a few days of stress her family learned she had no brain activity and so she was taken off life support earlier this week. "She had a natural talent and joyous nature that shined through her performances" said Agent Trouble at a teary-eyed memorial in Oakland this week. "Fuck, I can't believe she is gone."
A memorial is scheduled for this weekend. For those who have the means and would like to contribute to her funeral please click here.
We love you, Kiki. Thanks for all you contributed to bikedance, and to our lives. We'll miss you so, so much.

November Novembre

November 19th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments » Ahoy lovelies! Agent Vulvattack here wanting to share some fall time love. The weather is getting colder and the Sprockettes are hunkering down for a baddass winter! A little over two weeks ago, we hosted an MMR. Braving chilly weather, we rode to a nice covert location in the North. For our ride we had awesome games such as pinatas and super sized twister. Attendees also got our recently composed rad zine full of mindsnax. The zine we composed is the first in an awesome series we'll be putting out featuring awesome handy tips, crafty inspiration! If you weren't there or didn't get one, they will be available where zine's are sold soon! Also... Bike Craft is just around the corner! Come hang out with the Sprockettes at our booth Dec 1st & 2nd. (http://www.bikecraftpdx.com/--For more info) The Sprockettes will have awesome new stickers, pathches and other goodies!