through the crowd in one
of their bike cars.
I spent a few minutes checking out the scene outside the Oregon Convention Center this afternoon in advance of the arrival of President Obama. Obama is in town to pump up Democrats in a get out the vote effort for gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber.
In a funny twist, the temporary racks provided by the event planners sat about half empty, while railings, trees, and shrubs near the Convention Center had bikes locked all over them. I think people expected to not find any official parking, so they locked to whatever they could find. It also didn’t help that the temporary racks were behind two large lines and were not in plain sight to the arriving throngs.
Check out the bike parking, a cameo by Metro Council hopeful Bob Stacey, and a few other scenes from the event in the slideshow below…
If you attended the event, we’d love to hear about your experiences. Feel free to share them below!