Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on May 19th, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Who knew tech nerds and bike geeks had so much in common?
D.L. Byron, founder of BikeHugger, a Seattle-based bike blog, likes to combine his passion for bikes and blogs into what he calls "Mobile Socials", which unite biking, tech talk, lots of free bike schwag (including a new Breezer bike!) and of course, good beer.
So what’s a Mobile Social Event?
It’s Like a Tupperware party for bike enthusiasts, only without the beehive hairdo or weird cult-like party games.
No really, what is it?
It’s an intersection of bikes, technology, and culture — we ride, talk bikes, party, and give away product.
This week, Byron is in Portland for the WebVisions conference, and will be hosting a Mobile Social (MoSo) Portland edition tomorrow night (5/20). The plan is to meet at the Convention Center (on MLK) at 6:00 and then join Byron, our own Jonathan Maus (he'll lead the ride), and other tech-loving bike nerds for a ride to Rontoms (600 E Burnside).
At Rontoms, the big raffle will commence. The hot ticket this year will be a Breezer bike and assorted accessories.
BikeHugger Mobile Social/Portland
Wednesday May 20th
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Meet at the Oregon Convention Center main entrance for a to be determined route around Portland. The destination is the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.
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