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Photos by taisau
Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to The Night Ride last night. Luckily, BikePortland.org reader John Boyd did.
Here’s his report and photos:
A full moon followed us on a blast of a Night Ride which wound 15 miles through North Portland. Everything about the ride was incredibly well organized, pocket maps, free tuneups, snacks and water, many crossing guard volunteers and signage, but the best part was the route of course itself. It covered new territory for me and included miles of off-road paved trails.
The Columbia Slough and Peninsula Crossing Trails are downright thrilling in the pitchblack night at speed, I can’t wait to get back to them in the daylight. A costume show kicked off the start at Union Station, with fire dancers at the top of the climb up Mississippi. Disco balls and party mix marked the halfway point and tables upon tables of doughnuts rewarded the finishers.
Sounds like it was a fantastic ride, which isn’t surprising because it was organized by Ayleen Crotty and Good Sport Promotion. These folks are great at what they do. But don’t take my word for it, make sure you’re signed up for their Hottest Day of the Year Ride coming up on August 6th.