Newswire: Pedal Past the Lights Annual Holiday Bike Ride

Pedal Past the Lights II Annual Holiday Bike Ride in Portland

Portland, OR (11/12/09) – Pedal Bike Tours is jumping into the holiday spirit with a special tour to pedal through Portland’s most spectacular light display, the Jubitz Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway. It’s had more than 1 million visitors in its 17 years, but never by bike! This year, for the first time ever, Monday, December 7th will be BIKES ONLY!

Set on the two-mile racetrack, it features more than 250 colorful displays and 40 fully animated scenes, including the 200 foot Tunnel of Lights. This family-friendly event will start and end at the Northeast Portland bike shop shared by Pedal Bike Tours and Metropolis Cycles (2249 N Williams). We’ll create our own light show as decorated bikes ride on quiet streets through the neighborhoods of North and Northeast Portland. After riding the two-mile long light route, we’ll warm up with hot drinks and treats before rolling back to Pedal Bike Tours’ shop. We’ll also have a contest for best bike decorations with the winner taking away prizes from Metropolis Cycles.

The easy-paced ride is 11 miles long round trip (plus the 2 mile light route) and almost perfectly flat – great for families. Dress for the weather, and make sure you have lots of lights to show your holiday spirit. Bicycles are available for rent or bring your own. For more information visit or call (503) 916-9704.

    Who: Everybody!
    When: Monday, Dec. 7, 6PM-9PM
    Where: Start & end at Pedal Bike Tours (2249 N. Williams)
    Cost: $5 (Benefits the Sunshine Division- a local non-profit emergency food relief organization operating since 1922 and collected at Jubitz Winter Wonderland)
    RSVP:; 503.916.9704

Media Contact:
Todd Roll, Pedal Bike Tours
(503) 916-9704

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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