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Joe Biel is a self-made publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the founder/manager of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He tours with his films on the Dinner and Bikes program and has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Utne Reader, Portland Mercury, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Readymade, Punk Planet, Profane Existence, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. He is the author of Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the SpectrumManspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Beyond the Music, Bamboozled, Bipedal, By Pedal, and more. He is the director of the documentaries Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk, Of Dice & Men, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film seriesThe Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy." His work can be found at joebiel.net

$25 Superpack: The Portland Pack

by Randy Albright, Alexander Barrett, Nate Beaty, Joe Biel and Shawn Granton

Here it is! Get yr Bicycles Allowed Full Lane patch, Zinester's Guide to Portland, This is Portland, and Aftermass with ...

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Sticker #313: Coexist

by Joe Biel

Why can't get we all just get along...on the roadway? A modern adaptation on this hippie sentiment.

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Bikenomics T-Shirt

by Joe Biel

Inspired by Elly Blue's fascinating book, this shirt gives you a chance to talk to everyone you meet about the ...

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One Fewer Truck

by Joe Biel

What's that? You have to take the kids to school, the dog to the park, and pickup the groceries on the way home? You ...

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Sticker #312: Proud, Taxpaying Bicyclist

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

Given how the money is doled out, you may not always be proud to pay taxes, but it's likely that you are paying them, ...

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Alive with Vigor: Surviving Your Adventurous Lifestyle

by Buck Angel, Joe Biel, Natalye Childress, Lauren Hage, Ayun Halliday, Anna Ricklin, Ashley Rowe and Robert Wildwood

Alive With Vigor! compiles stories of surviving—and thriving—from a wide spectrum of contributors. Deeply personal ...

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Sticker #311: Evolution Cruiser Bicycle

by Joe Biel

As we ride more modern and practical citybikes, sometimes it's important to let your hair flow, put on your skirtguard, ...

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs sweatshirt

by Joe Biel

We've been hearing about how we should make this into a sweatshirt for over a decade and so we did! There are fourteen ...

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Bamboozled: An Incarcerated Boxer Goes Undercover for John McCain's Boxing Bill

by Joe Biel

In this introspective exploration of former boxer Joey Torrey's life, his past, his murder conviction, and his more ...

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Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth

by Joe Biel, Matt Hern and Cristy Road

It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first time in generations, today's teens have worse prospects ahead of ...

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Patch #235: Disability Rights: Power to the People

by Joe Biel

It was requested by you, our fans, and we listen. Just like those who take pride on their bike wheels or ped feet, ...

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Patch #234: Health and Money

by Joe Biel

You know, we all keep looking for more ways to improve our health and save money. But the most basic and obvious steps ...

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$20 Superpack: Occupy History

by Joe Biel, justseeds.org, Mia Partlow & Michael Hoerger, Shaun Slifer, Abner Smith and Bec Young

A fabulous set about various heroic and duplicitous deeds! From Firebrands to all six in print volumes of the CIA Makes ...

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CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting: Dark Deeds & Derring-Do from 1950 to Today

by Joe Biel, Gena Mason, Scotty Mylxine and Keith Rosson

These five case studies offer a chilling glimpse into the negligence, greed, murder, and at times comical ...

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Sticker #149: Put The Fun Between Your Legs (square)

by Joe Biel

Get your mind out of the gutter! Or don't. That's cool too.

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Patch #055: One Less Car

by Joe Biel and Matte Resist

Celebrate bicycles! You're one less car on the road, doing your small part for planet Earth. So here's a patch for your ...

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Patch #078: Put the Fun Between Your Legs (shirt style)

by Joe Biel

It's true! The bicycle—it's so much fun! And if you take it sexually, well...you can work that out with your ...

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Patch #002: Evolution

by Joe Biel

By now, other than than Ann Coulter, we've mostly agreed that humans evolved from apes. But the science is still out. ...

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Patch #058: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

A canvas patch bearing the ever-popular Microcosm logo! Our bicycle chainring heart speaks the truth. Originally ...

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big patch #078: Put the Fun Between Your Legs

by Joe Biel

What's more fun than riding a bike? Perhaps riding two bikes on a date? Let us know!

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Sticker #087: Evolution

by Joe Biel

Of course evolution went this way; exactly.

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$20 Superpack: Early Life Crisis Survival Pack

by Joe Biel, John Gerken, Ben Holtzman, Shaun Slifer, Super Pack!, Robert Wildwood and Bec Young

We know that times can be tough. Crises don't always wait til you're 40. Graduating from high school or college, trying ...

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Patch #231: One Less/Fewer Truck

by Joe Biel

Gotta get the kids to school, groceries back from the store, and lumber to the job site? Look no more! Get your cycle ...

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Patch #230: Live Free or Drive

by Joe Biel

New Hampshire, the "Live Free or Die" state sits in a nice complement to Oregon, the unofficial "Live Free or ...

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Patch #092: Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel

Okay. We know it is fun and a little addictive. But it also hurts feelings, people's confidence, and reputations. It's ...

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Patch #236: Library Gearz

by Joe Biel

Ever notice how social change happens?  1) People get educated... say, at the library 2) A person gets thinking ...

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Beyond The Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values

by Joe Biel

Punk is notorious for its loud music, aggressive attitude, and safety-pinned style. Less well known is the radical ...

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Pin #214: Live Free or Drive!

by Joe Biel

Live free or drive! Even if you drive a car, that doesn't mean you love it, or even can tolerate it very well. Show ...

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Pin #213: Evolution Gal

by Joe Biel

Don't just spin your wheels, evolve! This button is perfect if you cycle or believe in, you know, evolution. Whatever ...

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Pin #212: Put the fun Between Your Legs (shirt-style)

by Joe Biel

The shirt you know and love, now in button form. Buy a shirt. Buy a button. Pin that button to that shirt! Go wild. But ...

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