What: We’ve asked Greg Raisman to lead us on a tour of North / NE Portland’s future bike boulevards. Greg works for PBOT so he knows the what’s, the where’s and the how’s and he’s agreed to show us some of the routes that are being discussed as potential bike boulevards. Along the way Greg will share some his knowledge of how a simple street becomes a bike boulevard, some of the hurdles that must be overcome and how to get involved if you live in the neighborhood. If you don’t care about any of this stuff? Come along anyway, it’s not like there will be a test after and you’ll get to spend the afternoon cruising around on your bike.
The ride will be low traffic, mostly flat and slow paced so feel free to bring the kids along.
Meet: The Waypost – 3120 N. Williams
This map is an approximation. Greg might improvise and alter the route slightly during the ride.
Distance: 13.5 mile loop
Elevation: Pretty flat
Rain Check: It’s Spring! Aren’t we past that?
Dinner and Booze: Probably 5th quadrant, maybe Amnesia – we’ll take a vote or something.
When: Saturday, May 2, 2009. Start gathering around 10:30am, we’ll ride at 11:00am.
Return: 3:00pm – 4:00pm