Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on May 29th, 2007 at 9:11 am
the way to Sauvie Island.
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There’s nothing like a three-day weekend to get the summer bike fun flowing.
On Sunday, the girls and I joined about 15 other folks for a ride out to Sauvie Island for the second annual Strawberry Ride organized by Dat Nguyen.
We rode from north Portland, along Willamette Blvd., and then took a lane on the St. Johns Bridge on our way out to the Island.
Once we got to Kruger Farms we were ready to pick. I tracked down Don Kruger (photo) to tell him how much I liked his farm and how much I appreciate him opening it up to cyclocross racing in the fall. Don is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet and he loves having cyclists out on the farm. I even noticed he has added more bike racks.
The fields weren’t quite bursting with ripe strawberries yet, but we still managed to snag a fair share.
We also took the opportunity to take turns riding the Folz Family vehicle, a shiny red bakfiets from Clever Cycles. The kids couldn’t get enough of it (and neither could the adults). I can’t wait to see more of these around town.
Later on Sunday, I took the Bike Friday Tikit out for a true test; a Zoobomb run. It was great to be back up on the hill. Check out the photo gallery for a look at some awesome minis and a glimpse of the action.
Here are some other events I heard about:
- On Saturday, Carye Bye led yet another one of her amazing Small Museums By Bike tours. This month’s theme was the art of books. Read more about it and see photos on her Flickr page.
- The REI store in downtown Portland held a Women’s CycleFest. The event brought together community resources, speakers, and more all to encourage more ladies to get out and ride.
I’m sure there were more bike adventures over the weekend. Feel free to write in and share yours!