Huge crowds at Worst Day Ride

Worse Day of the Year Ride

With well over 1000 riders, yesterday’s Worst Day of the Year Ride kicked of the season in grand style. I’ve never seen such a diverse group of cyclists on one ride. People from all walks of bike showed up, eager to pedal around town in the company of friends and long overdue sunshine.

Eleni and I met all sorts of friendly folks, including:

Worse Day of the Year Ride
[Anita and Sigmund ready to ride]
Worse Day of the Year Ride

And I’d like to introduce you to Kate Kahl and Emily Baker. These seventh graders from Portland Waldorf School tackled the ride on unicycles. But this was just a warm-up…their goal is to unicycle across Oregon! Good luck Kate and Emily and keep me posted on your progress.

We had a great ride and I can’t think of a better way to start the ’06 bike season. Unfortunately we didn’t make it down to the Lucky Lab for the after party. I heard it was a mob scene. Anyone care to share how the party went?

[Check out my Worst Day of the Year Ride photo album]

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Adams Carroll (News Intern)
16 years ago

I just noticed there’s already a good discussion about this ride going on in the forums.

Anita
16 years ago

Thanks for including “Sigmund!”
Nice to meet you… here’s Sigmund’s blog if anyone needs their pug-fix!
puginthepearl.blogspot.com

Tiago
Tiago
16 years ago

Wow! How much I wish that was realy the worst day of the year…

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
16 years ago

Nice to meet you too Anita…and thanks for the link to Sigmund’s blog. That’s one cool little pug.

Dan
Dan
16 years ago

Ironic, in a totally pleasant way, that yesterday was the NICEST day yet this year for a bike ride. I took my son and his buddy to Laurelhurst Park on our bikes! Glad you all had fun!

Ayleen
16 years ago

Hey Jonathan,

Thanks for the great coverage of the ride. I’ll be poting photo booth photos on my blog later in the week. I agree that this ride quite possibly has the most diverse group of bikers in one place at one time… kind of like BikePortland! Here’s to more bike fun across all bike stripes!
Ayleen

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
16 years ago

Don’t miss this report of the 40 mile ride just posted to “Voices” by Aaron Tarfman.