Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 am
(Photos © J. Maus)
Now they’re saying that the days of bike fun are numbered.
If that’s true, Jacque Authier intends to send it out with a bang (and maybe resuscitate it in the process). She’s announced the Halloween Procession for Poor, Dead Bike Fun this Friday, October 30th meeting at 5:45pm under the west end of the Morrison Bridge.
Here’s how Authier describes the ride:
A tongue in cheek ride commemorating the recently reported death of bike fun!
- Meet under the Morrison Bridge, (west side of river).
- Wear your halloween costume, funeral attire, or your naked bum.
- We’ll place Bike Fun in the coffin bike, eulogize it, and if you’ve got something to say… come prepared.
The ride will head out east of SE 82nd in order to draw attention to the need for bike awareness and infrastructure in the eastern part of the city. The large, loosely organized ride (they used to call it Critical Mass…) on the final Friday of October has always been high spirited, well-attended, and followed by epic parties — this one should be no different.
This ride won’t be the only opportunity to rock your costume on two wheels this weekend. There’s also the (in)famous Halloween Cross Crusade races in Astoria that run all weekend, a costume party and contest at the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show, and even a Halloween day bike move.
Lots to do on a bike this weekend (stay tuned for the Weekend Guide), so get on a warm costume and and have fun!