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Report: Bike Kiss-in

Posted by on June 28th, 2005 at 6:52 am

[Reported by Elizabeth]

Last Friday’s Bike Kiss-In was without a doubt the best of it’s kind that Portland has ever seen. It inspired mini-kiss-ins afterward at various intersections, and looks to become a nation-wide phenomenon (look for an east coast Kiss-In ride report in the future).

23 couples rode from City Bikes Mothershop to the very visible 39th and Glisan traffic circle. We made Joan of Arc blush, I’m sure. Upon arrival, we dispersed ourselves among the circle, and commenced the spit-swapping in the name of bike love. Some couples held signs as
they made out, including:

  • Make love, not traffic
  • Honk if you’re jealous
  • Lip lock, not gridlock
  • Bikes have more fun
  • If you rode your bike, you’d be kissing now

The weather held out long enough for everyone to make out for a goodtwenty minutes or so. At the end, we all gathered for a group photo-op and one-minute make out intensive. Then the clouds rained their congratulations upon us and the satisfied participants scattered

Props to:

  • Alex for the idea
  • Carye, Timo and Jeff for spectacular signs and slogans
  • the many vegans on the ride (next time I promise I’ll plan better and not buy gelatin-filled Altoids from the Circle K)
  • everyone who came to demonstrate bike love to the auto-driving, Friday evening masses; you’re all hot.

I’ve got some tasteful photos that I’ll post soon. All in the name of bike love,

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