Portland bikers, consider yourselves spoiled with bike fun. Here is a round-up of rides happening on the first day of 2006 (if you know of others, feel free to add them to the comments):
For the family:
BTA New Year’s Day Ride.
With more than 50 years of history in Portland, this ride is Portland classic! The 2-3 mile ride is free, family-friendly, and culminates with warm drinks and sweet treats at the dance studio in Laurelhurst Park.
Sunday, January 1
12:00 PM ride start
Battleship Oregon Memorial, Tom McCall Park, Portland, between the Morrison and
For more information, contact BTA Board Member John Bloss at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the hardy:
PWTC New Year’s Day Ride
Sunday, January 1, 10:00 am
Laurelhurst Park, two blocks west of SE 39th on Ankeny
Ride with the PWTC on a tour around Portland to Waterfront Park. Then it’s back to Laurelhurst Park for hot cider, cookies and camaraderie. Distance 15 – 20 miles. Group ride. Level B. www.pwtc.com
For the fun of it:
Sunday, January 1, 3:00 pm
Eastside Esplanade just north of the Hawthorne Bridge
After the last poker ride went so well, GravelTech is pleased to announce the New Year’s Day Poker Ride. This is a group ride/pub crawl stopping at four bars. Riders are dealt a card at each stop along the way. We’re changing the rules a little to mix things up. The basic idea is that by the last stop you’ll have to find another rider with a hand that compliments yours, combine cards, and make the best hand possible. The pair with the best hand wins the pot. The buy-in is $3. For that you’ll receive one playing card, one can of cheap beer, and one spoke card.
Contact: Andrew Morton, email@example.com