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Let’s talk bikes: Social Hour is tomorrow

Posted by on March 13th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

[Note: Be forewarned, bike parking is very scarce at Roots Brewing (hopefully that will change soon).]


Last time I was at Roots was
for Sam Adams’ mayoral
announcement event.
(Photo © J. Maus)

I hope some of you will join us for drinks and conversation at the BikePortland Social Hour coming to Roots Brewing (SE 7th and Hawthorne) tomorrow (Friday) from 6-7:00ish.

Roots co-owner Craig Nichols has kindly reserved some tables for us (and space for our bags, rain gear, helmets, etc..) and City Council candidate Jim Middaugh is all set to be there.

By the way, Jim has racked up some major endorsements recently. Some say there’s a good chance he’ll be one of our future commissioners and this will be a great opportunity to meet him in a relaxed setting. Then, once you’ve met him, you can call yourself an official member of the all-powerful “bike lobby”.

But politics aside, feel free to come and chat about whatever’s on your mind — whether that’s helmet laws, bike boulevards, the role of Jesus in bike advocacy, etc…

Everyone is welcome to stop by and I look forward to meeting you. Remember, if you want to remain anonymous, feel free to write your screen name on your name tag!

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Thank you — Jonathan

  • KTesh March 13, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Cya There!

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  • yum, bikes... March 13, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I hope Jim will have lawn signs there because I want to try to carry one home on my bike (after I talk with all the bikeportland crowd)!

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  • Carl March 13, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Sounds great, Jonathan. Also sounds like the perfect prelude to a Midnight Mystery Ride…

    A Roadside Attraction
    1000 SE 12th Avenue
    (cash only, be quiet outside, bring friends, ride at midnight)

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  • Jerrod Potter March 13, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    That\’s gonna be a tight fit!

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  • […] I got the down low on the BikePortland Happy Hour tomorrow at the Hawthorne Lucky Lab (hey, I just realized I can take the dogs to that … hmmm) […]

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  • Metal Cowboy March 13, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Woohoo! I don\’t have to go up to Seattle until Saturday ( I\’m doing the entertaining and mcing at BikeWorks auction this year) Thought I was headed up Friday but now I can stay for social hour!

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  • Opus the Poet March 13, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Well, I wanted to be there, but Google Maps says I should have left about 21 hours ago if I was driving, Bike Route Toaster says I should have left 5 weeks ago on my bike…

    I really need to move out there, but I don\’t have fundage to do so at the moment.

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  • Dr. Benjamin March 13, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    An hour just isn\’t enough time for me to get my social on. Let\’s make it… 9ish hours:

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  • […] Bike Portland Social Hour – Friday, March 14! Roots Brewing, 6:00pm. Be there. […]

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  • […] I got the down low on the BikePortland Happy Hour tomorrow at the Hawthorne Lucky Lab (hey, I just realized I can take the dogs to that … hmmm) […]

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  • a.O March 13, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I\’m stoked, but my doggie will be disappointed.

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  • peejay March 14, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Count me in. But how do I spend my time between 7 and 11:30? Hmm…

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  • joeb March 14, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Roots is good. Bike parking will be an issue. You\’ll have to tie up to the first thing you see within 5 blocks. I expect Lucky Lab will be picking up some of the parking overflow.

    Mr. Castro?

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  • Carl March 14, 2008 at 11:11 am

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  • fix-it March 14, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    looking forward to meeting y\’all. I\’m in the hat that says \”abrasive wheels\”

    doug jr

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  • Austin Ramsland March 14, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Not going to be able to make it tonight, but I have to say – it has been a really, really fun week on BikePortland.org.

    Thank you Jonathan.

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  • tonyt March 15, 2008 at 9:52 am

    If anyone left a sweater at Roots last night, please respond here with a description of it.

    I have it and will keep it safe until I get it to its proper owner.

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