Advocacy and other happenings this week

Evan Schneider will read from
his new book tonight at Powell’s.

Below is a menu of advocacy opportunities and other events around the Portland region this week.

Tuesday, November 22

Clark County Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
6:00 to 8:00 pm, Clark County Community Health Building (1601 E. Fourth Plain Boulevard, Room 210, Vancouver WA)
This month’s agenda includes a 40 minute presentation and discussion on the Columbia River Crossing, and goal-setting for next year. Do you want to see bike and ped issues advance in Clark County and Vancouver? Consider coming to the meeting. More info.

Book Reading: A Simple Machine
7:30 – 8:30, Powell’s City of Books (Burnside at W 11th)
Local author and editor of Boneshaker: A Cycling Almanac Evan P. Schneider will read from his newest book: A Simple Machine, Like The Lever. It’s a fictional tale whose main character goes about his life through the lens of bicycling. For more info read this short mention in The Oregonian.

Thursday, November 24th

Appetite Enhancement Ride
Meet at 10:00, ride at 10:30 am from the Red and Black Cafe (SE 12th Ave and Oak)
Downtown Portland is car-free on Thanksgiving morning. It’s a great pleasure to ride up and down 4th and Broadway, summit parking garages, and chat freely with fellow riders. Come out and get a taste of the Portland that could be ours. Forecast 40 degrees with rain. Expect about 10 riders. More info.

Friday, November 25th

Green Friday
Triple-points on your “buy local” Supportland Card when you shop on Green Friday and Green Saturday. Why support megabusinesses when you can support local businesses instead? Many bike shops are part of the Supportland network, including Clever Cycles, A Better Cycle, Sugar Wheel Works, North St. Bags and Queen Bee Creations. Also consider other thrift businesses like SCRAP and The Rebuilding Center. More info.

Upcoming

Mon Nov 28
* North Williams Community Forum More info.

Tues Nov 29
* Portland Plan Public Hearing, 1900 SW 4th More info

Wed Nov 30
* Streetcar Open House More info.

Wed Dec 1
* Streetcar Open House More info.

Tuesday Dec 7
* KBOO Bike Show
* NECN Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting

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BURR
10 years ago

Black Friday Buy Nothing Day Ride

http://www.shifttobikes.org/cal/#25-2679

Eugene Bicyclist
10 years ago

For more about the Evan Schneider book, there’s a Q&A with the author here: http://www.nwbooklovers.org/2011/11/16/the-literary-protagonist-rides-a-bicycle-a-conversation-with-evan-p-schneider/

Ted Buehler
10 years ago

From Evan:

Dec 4th is the Bike Walk Vote launch party at 7pm at Crank.

Dec 7th is the CRC Legislative Oversight Committee hearing (though public testimony will probably not be allowed). Location either Metro or PSU, from 9 am to 5 pm.