Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 12th, 2008 at 10:59 am
When respected bike information guru and global Internet ambassador Sheldon Brown passed away back on February 3rd, the cycling world lost one of its most cherished assets.
In addition to the invaluable resource his website was for thousands (if not millions) of people, many also remembered him as a brilliant humorist who had a tradition of publishing hilarious April Fools Day spoofs.
For example, last year he introduced us to "The ShelBroCo Bicycle Chain Cleaning System".
In honor of his death and his Aprils Fools hijinx, Portlander Hollie Teal has organized an April Fools Day ride, "in the spirit of Sheldon Brown."
In an email announcing the ride, she explains the details:
"In the goofy, wonderful spirit of Sheldon Brown, we ask that you bring your craziest bike and a helmet. The first 30 people will get an Igor the Eagle to tape to their helmet! This is a family friendly ride, and kids are welcome."
- April Fools Day Ride for Sheldon Brown
Tuesday, April 1st @ 6pm
Meet at Col. Summers Park (SE 20th and Belmont)
Ride Distance: 12 miles through inner southeast on low-traffic streets, the Springwater on Willamette, and the Eastbank Esplanade. Ride map here