Get to know the people who are riding hard to make good sex and transportation a quality of life issue!
Rev Phil - founder/curator
Reverend Phil has been a figurehead of the Portland bicycle community for over a decade. He has made it his mission to spread the joys of cycling to as many people as possible. Born and raised in Oregon, he championed Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride (now the world’s largest naked bike ride) as well as being one of the driving forces behind popularizing Hardcourt Bike Polo. He enjoys a variety of transport but loves touring on his Cross-Check, building/jousting/breaking tall bikes, and Free Geek, a non-profit organization that ‘helps the needy get nerdy’ by recycling e-waste and bringing technology to those left behind the digital divide.
Rev. Phil was ordained as a minister at the Universal Life Church in 1996 and is considered a Saint in the Church of Bicycle Jesus by Seattle’s Dead Baby Bike Club. He has a long list of unusual arrests involving bicycles and nudity. He was banned for life from Civic Stadium after running the bases naked between innings at a baseball game. He was arrested for stopping a car from crashing into his fellow riders at Portland’s 2006 World Naked Bike ride and electrocuted by taser for not having a bike light. In 2007 he created Bike Smut, and encouraged the Portland community of sex-positive bikers to make short films about bikes and sex to help spread a message of joy and liberation through sexuality and cycling. He has since travelled thousands of miles across North America and Europe converting people of all orientations to bike sexuality.
Poppy Cox - creative director
Poppy Cox is a performance artist and sex-positive feminist. She lived and worked in London, UK for seven years where she was an active member of the London new burlesque scene as well as front woman for the noise band/performance art troupe known as Le Couteau Jaune. She has performed all over the US, UK and Europe and was nominated for performance artist of the year at the 2006 Erotic Awards. She is also a costume and prop maker, for her own work as well as others, strongly adhering to principals of DIY and recycling, primarily using cardboard, paper mache and found materials. She has worked on anumber of productions in both San Francisco and NYC.
Miss Cox has worked as a stripper at the world’s only unionized, worker-owned cooperative peep-show, The Lusty Lady in San Francisco, C A. She recently made the move to pornography, directing and staring in her first film, ‘Pedal to Pleasure’ this year. It was screened at HUMP! and is now touring with CineKink. She has followed up with more shorts and co-directed a feature length film with Courtney Trouble which is featured in Bike Smut 6 as well as being released on Trouble Films.
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