Check out the bike packages in Mercury’s charity auction

The Merc’s Mirk on a bike.
(Photo: Portland Mercury)

For the second year in a row, the Portland Mercury’s annual Holiday Auction (and its saucy photo spread) entices would-be donors with several bike-filled gift packages. If you want to help a great local non-profit (Outside In) and show your true biking spirit, get over to their site and bid on one of them.

This year there are three bike-alicious packages to choose from:

  • Bike With The Mayor – Includes a ride and lunch with me and Mayor Sam Adams with a Patagonia messenger bag thrown in for good measure.
  • Mountain Bike Mania – Includes a guided trip along the epic Ape Canyon trail on Mt. St. Helens, a picnic lunch, and a bag of swag from Sellwood Cycle Repair.
  • I Like Bike! – The Merc. describes this one as “This is what a bike-nerd orgasm looks like.” Need I say more?

Bidding closes tomorrow (Friday) at 5:00pm! More info on these and lots of other cool items on

The bidding closes at 5:00 pm tomorrow!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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