Weekender Ride

Cafe opening party will benefit Safe Routes to School

Posted by on September 28th, 2007 at 12:02 pm

The roof of the Little Red Bike Cafe.
(Photo: ephany on Flickr)

The just-opened Little Red Bike Cafe in North Portland is continuing their march toward the title of Most Bike Friendly Cafe in town.

Their menu features bikey selections, their roof is adorned with a bike sculpture, and this weekend they’ll throw a big grand opening party that will benefit the Safe Routes to School program at a local elementary school.

The Safe Routes benefit idea was made possible by one of the cafe’s best customers: former BTA staffer Robert Ping (he now works on Safe Routes at the national level) who lives just down the street.

Cafe owner Evan Jepson-Dohrmann says Robert will have a booth set up for free helmet fittings, and that they’ll be, “doing some crazy ‘Back to School’ inspired ice cream treats and the ladies next door at the beauty bar are doing a raffle for spa treatments whee a portion of the proceeds go to benefit Safe Routes to School.”

Sounds like a good time for a good cause.

Here are the details:

    Little Red Bike Cafe Grand Opening
    Saturday, September 29, 12-5pm
    4823 N. Lombard Street

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  • Robert Ping September 28, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for the shoutout, Jon! The proceeds will benefit the Safe Routes to School program at Clarendon/Portsmouth K-8, and most likely will go towards bikes and helmets for raffles at the school.

    Parents, I will check your kids (or your) bikes and helmets, and can give advice on family biking, commuting, etc.

    By the way, the Cafe is serving peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwiches,among other ice cream flavors!

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  • Dan October 1, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for the great food, LRB Cafe! Fun times indeed.

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