Portland, Oregon's vibrant bike culture is
central to its unchained urban identity. This bike
savvy city, and its bike scene is the birthplace
of The Bicyclist. The Bicyclist is an ensemble comedy
initially seen through the eyes of Conrad Miller,
a transplant to Portland from Middleton, Wisconsin.
Jobless and carrying a shiny new English degree
Conrad drives into town.
Conrad lands a job as a bike mechanic at The Recyclery:
a bike shop in the heart of the bike culture. There
he meets his new friends: Steve, a female bike mechanic
and love interest, Zack, the ultimate bike mechanic
and antagonist, Lissa, a counter culture hottie
and Jose, a local filmmaker with a flair for the
There's a host of other characters inserting their
separate, but sometimes intersecting, biking stories
- The DUI Rider, The Demon SUV, The Weekend Warriors,
The Lady Dive Bombers, Dope-smoking bike thieves
to name a few.
Portland's diversity of bike activities and bike
enthusiasts lends itself to a multitude of situational
possibilities. It's a satirical urban hipster 90210
- not Beverly Hills, Portland 97210... a cycling
soap opera, a dramedy that you can't stop watching.
Audiences view the show both for the pure enjoyment
of it and a way to bring awareness of what can be
part of the solution to problems brought on by a
car-centric society. You choose. We donít care -