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Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson joins community ride Sunday

Posted by on July 16th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Photo by Bike Milwaukie.

Bike Milwaukie, a community group in Portland’s inner southern suburb, has been holding 12 to 13 rides a year since it formed in 2011 and is ready for a minor milestone: Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson plans to join the ride this Sunday.

Ferguson, whose day job is supervising operations at Portland Streetcar, has served since 2009 and was reelected to a full four-year term in 2010. He’s been a successful proponent of extending TriMet’s Orange Line to central Milwaukie, which he aims to enrich with more human traffic.

Bike Milwaukie itself is the brainchild of Greg Bartz-Bowman and Matt Menely, who were inspired by Portland’s Sunday Parkways to start family-friendly social rides in their own city.

Also Sunday, participants can join a pre-ride warm up at 9 a.m. at The Warrior Room, Milwaukie’s kettlebell studio at 1928 S.E. Washington St. The ride itself starts at 9:30 at Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., and lasts two hours, finishing back downtown for Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market. All Bike Milwaukie rides are “no-drop,” so no one gets left behind. You can see the route here, sign up for Bike Milwaukie’s mailing list on their website or get updates from their Facebook page.

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  • Spiffy July 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    their rides aren’t on the Shift list… I wonder if it’s because the Shift list is Portland bike fun? these should be on there because it’s a lot easier to bike to Milwaukie than it is to Washington County and I see plenty of Shift events listed there…

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  • Spiffy July 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I met the mayor on the BTA new years ride… he was really nice…

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  • o/o July 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Can’t we do rides on Saturdays sometimes?

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  • Bike Milwaukie July 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    We’ll try and get them on the Shift list as we have time, thanks for the suggestion. We have posted a few of our rides on the Pedalpalooza calendar the last 2 years.

    We do occasionally have rides on Saturdays, infact I think our August ride may be on a Saturday. You can always sign up for our email list and we’ll send you the run down on our upcoming rides/events.

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  • Peter W July 16, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Sounds great!

    FYI – the signup link is broken (links to https://jmaus.backpackit.com/pages/2100094-story-list).

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  • Jim Labbe July 17, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Go Milwaukie! Great work Bike Milwaukie!

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