Welcome!

Introducing the Bikes and Film Cameras Club!

This club is open to anyone who shares a love of bicycles and film cameras. It doesn’t matter what kind of bike you ride, or what kind of film cameras you shoot with, you are welcome in the “club”. And like the other “clubs” I create, it’s an informal organization. Yes, there’s a nominal fee to join, but there’s no boring meetings and minutes and such.

When you join the Bikes and Film Cameras Club, you’ll get:

  • A membership card
  • Two stickers
  • A photo journal printed by Scout Books
  • A subscription to the electronic newsletter

As for events, I intend to have several informal Photo Challenges throughout the year. These can be done anywhere, but the intent would be to take pics on a bike ride with any type of film camera.

In the Portland area, there are several Bikes and Film Cameras rides throughout the year, usually once a season. These rides will be casual affairs of anywhere from 5 to 20 miles. Some rides will be on certain themes, like Night Photography. There will be ample stops (because: photography), breaks, and perhaps a spot with food and drink at the end.

The Bikes And Film Cameras Club is open to all types of cyclists who use all types of film cameras anywhere in the world!

Membership is just $15 USD plus shipping/handling. You can purchase a membership here.

The header photo was taken at the first Bikes and Film Cameras Ride, Portland, OR, 31 July 2022. Photo: John Bennett. Fuji 690ii; Kodak Tri-X 400; Ilford Ilfotec DD-X