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Photos (& Video) of the Day: Portland Cyclists Take ‘Star Wars vs. Star Trek’ To The Streets June 14, 2010

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Over the weekend the annual Pedalpalooza was held in Portland, Oregon. The four day festival celebrating cycling included a number of events and rides, including a "Star Trek vs Star Trek" ride on Saturday. Lots of fans of both showed up in costume and with bikes modified for space-flight. Check out photos below.


PHOTOS: Portland Pedalpalooza 2010 – Star Trek vs. Star Wars ride

Here are some photos from the event from Photographer Zander Speaks (via Flickr)

Star Trek cyclists

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Enterprise-cycle at Portland Pedalpalooza 2010

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Trekkie cyclists on their Enterprise-cycle

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More cyclists  at Portland Pedalpalooza 2010

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Tribble-adorned cyclist at Portland Pedalpalooza 2010

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Red shirt Trekkies at Portland Pedalpalooza 2010

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Blue shirt Trekkies at Portland Pedalpalooza 2010

Star Wars cyclists

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Star Wars X-Wing bike at Portland Pedalpalooza 2010

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TIE fighter bike at Portland Pedalpalooza 2010

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Darth-cyclist at Portland Pedalpalooza 2010

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Leia and Han cyclists at Portland Pedalpalooza 2010

More photos at



And here is a brief video that mostly shows the Darth Vader cyclist, but also shows the Enterprise bike and other shots from the event (via WalrusGrdn on YouTube).

Special thanks to Jonathan Maus of




1. Phil - June 14, 2010

live long, and cycle….

2. Paul Fitz - June 14, 2010

That is so cool, i’m loving the Umbrellaprise, canoe class I think?

3. TJ Trek - June 14, 2010

Being from the Portland area I can say that I am truly not surprised in the least. Portland trekkies were bound to do this sooner or later.

If only bicycles went warp speed.

4. Phil - June 14, 2010

may the bike be with you….

5. I'm Dead Jim - June 14, 2010

Seeing Darth Vader on the bike reminds of the “Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager” show on I was wondering what he’s been up to lately.

6. Kenji - June 14, 2010

The photo of the tribble riddled cyclist has made my day. Awwwdorable. Thank you!

7. Ken - June 14, 2010

pdx ftw…

keep it weird, my hometwon!

8. Majicou - June 14, 2010

I’m pretty sure that modding your bike to look like a TIE fighter makes it several hundred times more dangerous.

9. Brett Campbell - June 14, 2010

They’re all a lot better looking than the nude cyclists who went through my hometown on Saturday. I think my retinas are permanently scarred from that!

10. Captain Dunsel - June 14, 2010

“She’ll do point five past 10th gear. I made a lot of modifications myself.”

11. Sybok's Secret Brother - June 14, 2010

I love living in Portland!!

12. StevenPDX - June 14, 2010

@4, 9, 13 – I echo your sentiment…Portland is a great town. We should start a local TrekMovie Fan club and invite Anthony to come out and party with us!

13. Captain Conrad - June 15, 2010

How did some of these people maintain stabilization while riding?

14. Jim Nightshade - June 15, 2010

freddy mercury must be rolling over in his grave-remember queens song bi-cycle i wan to ride my bicycle–and i dont like star wars was one of the lines in the song hahah–f.b. girls u make the rockin world go round–i think the record sleeve had some nekkid girls bike riding too-kinda like seattle hahah–congrats to portland for the great bike a thon-from us up here in the seattle tacoma area-i luv going to lincoln city n tilamook—so anyone know the tallys-were there more trek riders or wars riders? I am guessing wars but trek costumes would be easier to make n wear n bike in–

15. Star Pig - June 15, 2010

Good idea! Maybe it will cut down on the wide girth of some of the fans! HAHAHAHAHHA!!! I think it will help reduce the Star Pig population in fandom…and that can only be a good thing! Less diabetes, less cardiovascular disease…less humongous buttcracks showing at the Trek movie screenings…

It’s good! They should have one of these races in every city!


16. Losira - June 15, 2010

Good sign Trekkies and the force cycling instead of bashing and fighting. As for weight issues, both side have a lot to lose. Sooooo! Keep trekking in the full FORCe.

17. virtual_vulcan - June 15, 2010

Is it just me, or am I the only one that noticed the typo? “Star Trek vs Star Trek” first paragraph, second sentence.

Lol, I mean, not that it really matters, because you already get the idea.

Just sayin’.

Nothing but <3

18. GarySeven - June 15, 2010


I know there’s a lot of strong opinions on this site, but can’t we at least agree on this?

19. Sybok's Secret Brother - June 15, 2010

@14 Yes we should!! We do have some of the best beer in the world!

20. NuFan - June 15, 2010

I can’t believe it’s not raining!

21. NCC-73515 - June 15, 2010

video not available in my country

22. Anthony Pascale - June 15, 2010

I deleted a couple of comments because they were not appropriate. I dont see why i have to remind people to be civil and to just be human. These are your fellow scifi fans who are having some fun. If all you can think to say is something mean and nasty, maybe go for a bike ride and get a bit of fresh air instead, it will be more satisfying I am sure.

23. WalrusGrdn - June 15, 2010

I’m WalrusGrdn – the lady who made the video (I’m in it at some point – dressed as Twi’lek). I’m hoping this ride happens again next year – my husband and I (Darth Vader) are planning on going as Star Trek characters – just to provide balance.

We both grew up watching Star Trek: TNG with our dads. :)

24. Sybok's Secret Brother - June 15, 2010

Anthony, maybe you should come up to Portland and have a beer with us – we’ll show you what nice folk we are up here – and thank you for keeping the site fun!

25. Jorg Sacul - June 15, 2010

Pfeh. I’ve been riding my Trek bike since 1995. :-)

Looks like great fun, I just wonder how Vader saw (and breathed) in that mask. Terrific job, everyone!

26. JHarris - June 17, 2010

My bike DID go into Warp speed, when I was 8.

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