Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 8th, 2008 at 3:09 pm
It's no secret that Portlanders love dogs and bikes. So, it might come as no surprise that Sunday's inaugural Tour de Lab bike ride was a huge success.
Ayleen Crotty with Good Sport Promotion (the company that put on the ride) says 1,200 people came out to enjoy a day of biking around Portland and to support Dove Lewis (along with 120 volunteers). The ride was a benefit for the non-profit, 24-hour emergency animal hospital and the pet theme wasn't lost on ride organizers.
at the finish line.
Crotty said most of the riders were, "All dogged up with ears and tails as they rode through the city."
The ride took participants on a tour of three Lucky Labrador Brewpubs in Southeast, Northwest and Southwest Portland. So many people wanted to do the ride that Crotty says some were turned away.
Those who registered in time and made the tough climb up to the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village enjoyed a finish line party that included food, music, drinks, and plenty of the riders' four-legged companions.
Here are a few more fun photos (courtesy of Ayleen Crotty):